SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Sheffield United beat Bournemouth 2-1 in Sunday’s only English Premier League game after Manchester City’s match with West Ham was called off due to a storm.
John Lundstram scored the winning goal as Sheffield recovered from 1-0 down to claim a win which sees it overtake Tottenham for fifth. Challenging for the Champions League spots in February is a major achievement for promoted Sheffield, which is two points off Chelsea in fourth, though Chelsea has a game in hand.
Callum Wilson gave Bournemouth the lead in the 13th minute on a wet pitch, blasting the ball into the roof of the net on a rebound from Harry Wilson’s shot.
The sun came out midway through the first half, and veteran striker Billy Sharp leveled the score in first-half stoppage time on a rebound after a corner.
Bournemouth could have had a third consecutive Premier League win if not for a fine reaction save by Sheffield goalkeeper Dean Henderson to stop the unmarked Ryan Frazer’s powerful shot in the 71st.