Lys Mousset is now the Sheffield United top scorer this season after scoring the winner against Arsenal.
On a famous night at Bramall Lane, the Blades beat the three-time Premier League champions 1-0 thanks to a first half strike from Mousset.
There were echoes of when they were last in the top flight in 2006/07. Back then they also won against the Gunners at home through a solitary strike from a Frenchman – Christian Nade.
Mousset now has two goals for his new club after completing the £10m (BBC) switch from Bournemouth over the summer. There were more than few eyebrows raised when United paid a then club record fee for a striker who had scored five times in 71 appearances for the Cherries.
Yet despite having no pre-season, Chris Wilder has now got Mousset up to speed. This was the 23-year-old’s first league start for the Blades, but he already has two strikes in just 171 minutes of action.
“He’s been close, he’s been ready. It’s taken a bit to get him up and running but he’s worked extremely hard,” Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield.
MORE UNITED STORIES
“He runs beyond, he can finish, he’s a strong boy. We think there’s a future for him at this football club and we’ll work with him.
“He’s a popular boy, not just in the changing room but the way he goes about things on the pitch. I’ve always said you can’t fool anybody around this part of the world in terms of your performances.”
Is Lys Mousset part of a new look Sheffield United attack?
Mousset started upfront with David McGoldrick – who was playing his first match in a month after suffering a groin injury.
It was a partnership that worked superbly, with McGoldrick “the best link-up player at the football club” and the new signing running behind the defence.
Perhaps Wilder has found his new attacking system, with United having struggled for goals this term. It’s not one many would have predicted at the beginning of the campaign. But it’s one that definitely looks like it has potential.