sheffield United came away from Prenton Park with a point but it could have been three to continue their brilliant start as Tranmere equalised in the 79th minute.
Danny Wilson had predicted this visit to Tranmere Rovers would be his team’s toughest test of the season so far before boarding the coach.
The former Northern Ireland international, who has gone a long way towards winning over those sceptics who doubted the wisdom of his appointment when it was announced in May, described this latest stop off point as a “graveyard” for “big clubs” who arrived taking a positive outcome for granted.
Les Parry’s charges were bristling with intent and endeavour.
But MONTGOMERY had the final word of the first half, though, when he lashed home an unstoppable shot from 30 yards out after Slew and Quinn combined.
Montgomery’s goal, his first since March 2010, -probably spared United a half-time tongue lashing from Wilson who had spent much of the first period pacing the technical area and gesticulating wildly.
He adopted a more familiar pose - arms folded and shoulders hunched - for the start of the second as the visitors set about trying to extend their advantage.
On the evidence of the opening 45 minutes, however, that would be easier said than done.
Parry prides himself on constructing inventive set-pieces and, in the 79th minute, one such move dragged Rovers level.
Buchanan took a short corner and Devaney’s cross was turned into the net by LABADIE. Wilson did not look amused.
Rovers were resurgent and were now posing United’s rearguard plenty of questions.
For a full report and match pictures see the Green’Un plus pix from United’s great midweek comeback win.