Doncaster Rovers 0 Sheffield United 4: Luke Freeman adds a fourth for the Blades with Lys Mousset at the double
Sheffield United play their penultimate friendly of a truncated pre-season friendly tonight when they make the short trip to the Keepmoat Stadium to face Doncaster Rovers.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s men then face Norwich City on Saturday – or are scheduled to, anyway, after City returned a number of positive Covid-19 tests of their own this week, forcing the cancellation of their pre-season clash with Coventry City – before the season gets underway for good the weekend after, at home to Birmingham City.
United will be backed by over 3,000 fans tonight, their largest and indeed only away following since before the pandemic began.
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Doncaster Rovers v Blades LIVE
Last updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2021, 20:53
Beauty, isn’t it?
is intended for Brewster after being played in behind, but Jones is alert to smother it with the former Liverpool man sliding in behind him for a tap-in
down holding his right leg/foot area after landing awkwardly looking to ride a tackle - he’s back on his feet now so one to keep an eye on
Off the bar!
Nearly a fourth for the Blades as Robinson gets up highest to meet Norwood’s corner, but his header crashes off the bar and he looks to have hurt himself a little trying to retrieve the ball - he’s up now and looks OK to carry on
Chance for Burke
as Norwood clips one over the top of the Donny defence, the striker’s touch eludes him a little and the linesman had his flag up anyway, so it wouldn’t have counted
Blades back to a back three
in this second half, by the way - Basham, Egan and Robinson with Baldock and Osborn either side
We’re back underway
and there’s a nervy early moment for Foderingham as he goes up for a high ball and just about gets enough on it
Blades ring the changes at half-time
Basham on for Berge, Foderingham on for Ramsdale, Brewster on for Mousset
and it’s a second for Mousset as he races onto a throughball to slot the ball calmly past Jones for make it 3-0, and the ref blows for half-time with that - the Blades have been in command, as the scoreline suggests, and could possibly be further ahead. So far, so good for Slav’s Blades - let’s see what the second half brings!
FOUR minutes of added time
at the end of the first half