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Sheffield United 3-0 Burnley: John Lundstram at the double as Chris Wilder's men ease past below-par visitors at Bramall Lane Sheffield United eased past Burnley after a superb three-goal first-half salvo  John Lundstram fired the home side in front on 17 minutes with a powerful drive  The 25-year-old netted his second of the clash shortly before the half-time break Chris Wilder's side moved further ahead when John Fleck fired past Nick Pope 

By Jack Gaughan for MailOnline

Published: 16:51 GMT, 2 November 2019 | Updated: 17:21 GMT, 2 November 2019

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That big night a fortnight ago, when Arsenal were pummelled into disarray, was special but its significance would certainly have waned if Sheffield United not followed it up.

These are the weeks and games so many promoted teams traditionally struggle with. One seismic result, against the odds and a giant, can sometimes only be worth a fond memory as they fall to those in direct competition with them.

Chris Wilder has built something a little different here though and four points since indicate that Arsenal was a springboard. Their style is refreshing, a verve on the break and meticulous when picking locks.

John Lundstram netted two as Sheffield United eased to victory over Burnley at Bramall Lane

John Lundstram netted two as Sheffield United eased to victory over Burnley at Bramall Lane

The Blades midfielder was neatly teed up by Lys Mousset and coolly buried beyond Nick Pope

The Blades midfielder was neatly teed up by Lys Mousset and coolly buried beyond Nick Pope

MATCH FACTS AND LEAGUE TABLE 

Sheffield United (3-5-2): Henderson 7; Basham 7.5, Egan 7 (Jagielka 79), O’Connell 7; Baldock 7.5, Lundstram 9, Norwood 7, Fleck 8, Stevens 8; McGoldrick 8 (McBurnie 74, 6), Mousset 8.5 (Sharp 64, 6)

Subs not used: Moore, Freeman, McBurnie, Robinson, Besic

Burnley (4-2-2): Pope 6; Lowton 4, Tarkowski 4.5, Mee 5, Pieters 4 (Taylor 46, 7); Hendrick 5, Westwood 5, Cork 5, McNeil 6 (Brady 59, 6); Rodriguez 5 (Vydra 78), Barnes 6

Subs not used: Hart, Gibson, Lennon, Bardsley

Referee: Simon Hooper 7

Attendance: 31,131

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Burnley were ruthlessly dismantled, making last week’s draw at West Ham look a sound point. Sheffield United are up to sixth, a win clear of , and their consistency is what offers genuine hope of survival.

John Lundstram became their first player to score a top-flight brace since Nathan Blake all the way back in 1994. They last scored three goals in a first half in 1993, John Fleck adding the third. Records are being broken and there are surely more to fall before the season’s close.

Burnley never settled, never clamped a grip on

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