Burnley 1 Sheffield United 1 (5-4 pens) LIVE: Chris Wider reaction | McBurnie misses vital spot kick - Blades crash out on penalties
Sheffield United face Burnley in the Carabao Cup this evening as they seek a return to winning ways after that Premier League defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Chris Wilder is expected to make plenty of changes as the Blades seek their first victory of the season and a spot in the third round. Stay with us throughout the day for all the latest news.
Sheffield United LIVE: It’s matchday for the Blades as they seek a cup victory
Last updated: Thursday, 17 September, 2020, 20:09
- United face Burnley at 5.30pm
- The Blades are hoping to bounce back from Premier League opening day defeat
- Former United boss Neil Warnock tests positive for Covid-19
- Blades make changes for clash, with FIVE players given debuts
- Blades: Foderingham, Berge, Lowe, Burke, Jagielka, Norwood, McGoldrick, Robinson, Bogle, Ampadu, Osborn.
Subs: Ramsdale, Basham, McBurnie, Sharp, Slater, Bryan, Brunt.
- McGoldrick put the Blades ahead
- Vydra equalised for Burnley
- Blades go out of cup at first attempt after losing on penalties
Who caught the eye against Burnley?
Sheffield United crashed out of the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor.
Wilder on Rhian Brewster speculation
We've made inquiries about a few strikers, most on loan. Rhian is one we've talked about and talked to Liverpool about. We need to bring another one in. We looked at the situation with losing Lys and we need to find that quality from within, which hopefully we will, and to add would make us stronger and a more complete group as well. But it is difficult to source, and we're not in a position to do what 2/3 other clubs have done, or people might expect us to do. We'll work hard and smart and keep going to see if we can fill that gap. We want to complete the squad and want to bring another one in at the top of the pitch and that's still the case.
Wilder on McBurnie
It's the life and times of a centre-forward but he'll be disappointed to miss his penalty. There were some really good ones, it;'s a different type of pressure with no -one in the ground but we're disappointed we haven't gone through. But we're in good spirits, there's not a lot wrong with us and we're looking forward to Monday night.
Wilder on the injury to Guðmundsson
It's unfortunate, I've not seen it back. It is a competitive game and I'll always stick by that. Times have changed, possibly turning the clock back that was a stock tackle by a lot of people. the ref is right in front of it and he doesn't make a decision, and the linesman doesn't. I've been told it went a little bit near the mark, but it's about getting that balance right. I wish the boy the best of health in his recovery and hope it doesn't come out too serious, but there's no issue with Sean and there was none coming back the other way either.
Wilder on McGoldrick getting off the mark
It took him quite a long time to get off the mark last season so we're delighted for him. He's not played a lot of football but he's an important player for us and to score is good for his confidence. I thought his partnership with Oli was good, you can see why we wanted to bring him in and from the other boys on their debuts we were delighted with their contribution.
Chris Wilder’s Burnley reaction
We talked about a broken pre-season so it's not the norm in terms of bedding these players in, and I thought the outfield players picked it up pretty quickly. They looked comfortable, the two full-backs were outstanding. We took the hit of conceding and thought we had a couple of chances to nick it, which we're disappointed we didn't take. But everyone gave me the nice problems I want, I don't want it to be an easy season in terms of picking the side.
Sean Dyche on THAT tackle
It was a really poor tackle. In my day that was every week but nowadays it is unacceptable I thought it was a bizarre game from the officials tonight. That challenge was given as almost nothing. I saw it back at half time. The players thought it was a bad one, I didn't think it was too bad. It is a twist in his knee and it is unlikely that it will be a matter of days. It is another player down and we don't have many in the pipeline to my knowledge
and sends Burnley through the next round, with the Blades tumbling out of the Carabao Cup at the first attempt. They led from the fourth minute but couldn’t extend that lead, and were stung by Vydra’s equaliser before McBurnie’s shoot-out miss proved costly. Stay tuned for post-match reaction from both managers…
making it 4-4,
to make it 4-3 and the Blades must score to stay in it…