Dean Henderson made a series of important saves to earn Manchester United a 0-0 draw away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
The draw at Selhurst Park, which became increasingly covered with fog, means United remains second, but they slip 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City, who can just about start counting the days until they are confirmed as Champions.
Manchester United was surprisingly lackluster in their sixth 0-0 league draw of the campaign.
Third place Leicester City also dropped two points in their visit to Burnley, who will be grateful to take another point in their battle to avoid relegation.
Matej Vydra took advantage of a defensive error to put Burnley in front after just four minutes, but Kelechi Iheanacho equalized with an excellent goal to make it 1-1 and condemn Burnley to their fourth consecutive draw at Turf Moor.
Sheffield United claimed their fourth win of the season thanks to David McGoldrick’s 30th minute goal and the home side were able to hold on for the win even though Phil Jagielka was harshly sent off for a professional foul in the 57th minute.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Jesus scored two late goals as Manchester City dispatched Wolves 4-1 to chalk up their 21st consecutive win in all competitions and further increase their lead at the top.