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Sheffield United 1-3 Bournemouth: Marcus Tavernier brace secures win and sends Cherries flying over Blades as hosts sink to the bottom of the league despite Oliver McBurnie's late goal

It is probably a little premature to start labelling games as ‘must-win’ given that we are still over a month away from the turn of the year.

But for Sheffield United, a home game against a side only two places and four points above them at the start of the day really is as close as they will get to it.

Should they play anything like this at Bramall Lane again this season – whether it’s against a side in the top or bottom half of the table - then their stay in the Premier League will be short one.