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08/29/2021 7:45 PM

Burnley’s Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal with teammate Ashley Barnes. Photo / Getty

Patrick Bamford’s late equalizer saved Leeds a point in a 1-1 Burnley draw so both teams could chase their first Premier League win of the season.

Chris Wood’s opener marked the 30,000th goal since the Premier League began in 1992.

Matt Lowton had time to take a low shot, and Wood got the ball in the 61st.

But a magical moment from Raphinha equalized. The Brazilian dodged two goalkeepers on the right edge of the box and when the ball went to Jamie Shackleton, Bamford’s shot was turned into the goal in the 86th minute by Bamford.

While Burnley scored a first point, Leeds are only two points from three games before the international break when Bamford could make his England debut.

In later actions, Mason Greenwood ensures that Manchester United do not neglect their scoring skills when Cristiano Ronaldo returns.

The 19-year-old striker, who is almost half the age of Ronaldo, scored in all three games for United at the start of the season.

The most recent goal made United an overwhelming performance at Wolverhampton, which nonetheless ended in a 1-0 win. It was set up by Raphaël Varane, a former Ronaldo teammate at Real Madrid, on the defender’s United debut.

But it’s the frenzy over Ronaldo’s unexpected return to Old Trafford that has lit this transfer window.

United needs more firepower up front. While Greenwood’s first goal of the campaign was in a 5-1 win over Leeds, it was necessary to save a draw in Southampton last week.

The winner at Wolves only came in the 80th minute and after United, David De Gea needed a sensational double save against Romain Saïss around 20 minutes before the end.

“I think we were below average today, we didn’t play that well,” said the goalkeeper. “But it’s a huge win for us.”

While United advanced to seven points, Tottenham are the only team with a perfect record after three games. All three wins were 1-0, most recently against Watford with a free kick by Son Heung-min – who defeated goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann – in his 200th game in the Premier League.