Bristol City v Sheffield United: Morgan Gibbs-White scores stunning equaliser for Blades

George Baldock of Sheffield United attempts to get past Daniel Bentley of Bristol City: Darren Staples / SportimageGeorge Baldock of Sheffield United attempts to get past Daniel Bentley of Bristol City: Darren Staples / Sportimage
George Baldock of Sheffield United attempts to get past Daniel Bentley of Bristol City: Darren Staples / Sportimage
Sheffield United will be looking to bounce back from Friday’s disappointing defeat at home to Reading this evening when they face Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

The Blades somehow clung onto their play-off place over the weekend despite losing to struggling Reading, and at this stage of the season it is just about clinging in there as they look to qualify for the end-of-season shootout and give themselves a chance of regaining their place in the Premier League.

United manager Paul Heckingbottom believes he has identified the reasons behind his team’s shock defeat by Reading, as preparations for the visit to Bristol City gathered pace.

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United and their coaching staff analysed footage of the game at Bramall Lane over the weekend.

“There are things for us to go through but, as always, the focus is on the next game,” the Blades boss said. “We are learning all the time. But one thing we do know is that we want to be getting in front and we want teams to be pushing against us, because they are behind.”

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and moments after Jack Robinson headed a cross at Bentley, City went up the other end and go ahead through Martin - Basham looked to get caught out on the right and the cross was perfect for Martin to tap home and put the hosts ahead

it’s still level but the Blades should be ahead in this one, for sure - Ndiaye blazing over a brilliant chance and Gibbs-White forcing a smart save from Bentley amongst the pick of their chances. City haven’t offered a great deal in response but it’s still goalless at the break

Chance for the Blades

as Ndiaye is played in space about six yards out, he tries to blast it and puts it over - moments earlier Berge had beaten Bentley to the ball but his cross for Norwood was headed away with the goalkeeper stranded

as he’s seconds late to the ball and Semenyo nudges it past him before going down - a fair booking and that’s 2/3rds of the Blades backline on a yellow now

Great tackle Robinson

prevents Semenyo racing away as City looked to break, Robinson had to get that right and did

Baldock in at the back post

and almost gets on the end of Gibbs-White’s cross before Dasilva clears it for a corner, then Baldock looks to hook it over Bentley after getting on the end of a good ball but it’s cleared away by a defender

as Gibbs-White is fouled as he flicks the ball on in Berge’s direction, a decent shooting position you’d have to say with Gibbs-White and Norwood looking particularly interested ... Fleck is over it too but Gibbs-White hits it into the wall, Bentley tries to keep it in and does so but only straight to Norwood but the City defence head it clear

Martin gets his head

to the inswinging corner but can’t direct it on target and it’s a Blades goal kick

for a late challenge on Massengo as he looked to race away - no complaints from the Blades man

Baldock wants a penalty

as he’s barged over in the box looking to get on the end of a cross, but ref Stroud waves away the appeals

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