Bristol Rovers 2 Sheffield United 3 LIVE: Chris Wilder reacts to first win of the season | Watch all the goals

It’s FA Cup third round weekend and Sheffield United will be hoping to give their season a much-needed shot in the arm today when they face Bristol Rovers.

Saturday, 9th January 2021, 4:55 pm

Keep up to date with every key moment from the game, including team news build-up, live match updates and Chris Wilder’s post-match reaction, right here in our live blog.

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Sheffield United striker Oliver Burke (C) celebrates scoring their second goal during the FA Cup third round match between Bristol Rovers and Sheffield United at Memorial Stadium in Bristol (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)

Bristol Rovers 2 Sheffield United 3 LIVE

Last updated: Saturday, 09 January, 2021, 17:46

  • One change for the Blades at Bristol Rovers
  • Lundstram comes in for Stevens after serving his ban
  • Lys Mousset opened the scoring for the Blades in the sixth minute
  • Kilgour equalised for Rovers midway through the first half
  • Oli Burke then put United ahead after coming off the bench
  • Ehmer then equalised for Rovers not long after
  • But Jayden Bogle then put the Blades back in front just seconds later!

Baldock and Stevens injury update...

They’ll be assessed tomorrow when United return to training ahead of Tuesday’s game against Newcastle - “If they don’t make it, then we’ll go with the players we have,” says boss Wilder 

Wilder’s asked for a transfer update...

I've concentrated on the game so I'll revisit that over the weekend. The back end of the week has been head down to try and do my little bit to help the players to get us through a really tough tie today, because it was.

 

Wilder is asked again about speculation about his job...

There's no heat on me, I know what the game's about. Rumours and speculation no matter what, I don't deal in social media. I do my best every day and do my job. Today was about Sheffield United players putting on a performance. Nothing surprises you in football anymore, so crack on and work towards Tuesday night.

He's got himself into some good positions and he's disappointed not to have scored. We've had big moments right the way through the season, we've had chances to pick up far more points than we have. Oli had a good chance when he came on, hit the post and scored. It'll do him no harm, there's no downside to get a result today and we're delighted to get it against tough opposition.

Wilder: ‘Some people may have thought it wasn’t a shock if we’d lost’

With our form, it might not have been a shock for a lot of people if we got turned over. They're currently in decent nick and we're not. I thought we played OK to well, I'm disappointed with the timing of their two goals but then we go to the other end and score a really good goal.

Wilder: It’s never straightforward for this club!

Our history is not comfortable, it's feast or famine. And we're pretty hungry at the moment. That's our history. 

Chris Wilder’s post-match press conference...

We needed a win obviously, because of the form and the results that we've produced so far. We needed it for the players and for the football club. We went as strong as we could with the selection. It's not a huge game for a lot of people outside our club but it’s a big win for us because of the run we've been on. We had to get a result for the players and for the supporters. The players' confidence and belief has been dented and the results haven't been great for the supporters, either. We've got through a very tricky tie, a lot of people would have expected a home win.

Who was your man of the match?

Our man Danny Hall has given his ratings - would you agree or disagree?

Ton up for Wilder as Blades boss

Stand by for reaction

That was a really entertaining FA Cup tie and it’s a first win of the season for the Blades. Can that provide the springboard they need to get a win on the board in the Premier League? Fingers crossed!

We’ll be hearing from the gaffer very soon so stay with us

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