Everton 0 Sheffield United 1 LIVE: 17-year-old Daniel Jebbison scores on full Premier League debut
Sheffield United take on Everton this evening in the first of three remaining games in the Premier League.
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Everton v Sheffield United LIVE
Last updated: Sunday, 16 May, 2021, 22:06
From one former Blades goalkeeper to the current one
Paul Heckingbottom’s reaction
Paul Heckingbottom felt that his Sheffield United side were full value for their three points tonight as they beat Everton at Goodison Park for a rare victory in the Premier League this season.
United, who travelled to Merseyside on the back of successive defeats and 11 in their last 13 games, looked more like their old selves as they dominated the Europe-chasing hosts for large parts of the game.
Teenager Daniel Jebbison marked his full Premier League debut with the winning goal, and could have had a second but for a smart save from Jordan Pickford.
And Heckingbottom said: “I’m delighted. I thought we were good from start to finish and well worthy of the three points. We had some good chances, not a lot of chances, and defended very well.
“We’ve had other good performances this season that have been undone with quality, but today we were very good and thoroughly deserved it. It was probably our best defensive display I’ve seen in a long time.
“All season they’ve put in performances that have been worthy of points, we deserved it today and it’s a good reward because it’s tough when you play well and don’t get points.”
On Jebbison, who justified the decision to play him ahead of United’s record signing Rhian Brewster, Heckingbottom added: “That’s where he’s scored his goals, in between the posts in the six yard box, so it’s credit to him.
“He deserved it, he worked hard and did his job without the ball which was important as well. We didn’t carry anyone tonight.”
Daniel Jebbison speaks after his dream debut
Daniel Jebbison thanked Sheffield United for the “opportunity” they have given him after he marked his full Premier League debut with the winning goal against Everton at Goodison Park.“It was good to get the three points, we’ve been struggling a bit but the boys are buzzing with the win.
Still only 17 years of age, Jebbison earned a start after coming off the bench against Crystal Palace last weekend and grasped his opportunity with both hands, tapping home with a poacher’s finish after a good run and cross from defender Jack Robinson.
“I’m just thankful for the opportunity given to me by the club,” Jebbison said.
“I gave it my all and I’m thankful for the opportunity given to me.
“It’s crazy. I can’t describe the feeling but it’s amazing. I knew I was playing yesterday and I couldn’t stop smiling, I couldn’t sleep and I just tried to make the most of it.”
Player ratings from tonight
More like the Blades of old tonight...
and Dan Jebbison’s memorable goal proves to be the winner as the Blades blunt Everton’s European hopes - the 17-year-old will take the plaudits, and deservedly so, but Ramsdale and McGoldrick in particular were outstanding in a game full of very impressive performances. Stay with us for more reaction, player ratings and much more...
Into three minutes of added time
as Robinson is booked for time wasting at a throw in and Everton have a corner on their right - Sigurdsson takes it and Godfrey rises in the middle, but it goes over the bar and some more valuable seconds can now be eaten up
Baldock goes down for a bit of treatment
but he looks like he’s telling the bench he’ll be OK to continue, so Jayden Bogle puts his jacket back on and sits back down on the bench - Baldock has run his blood to water tonight for the cause but he still looks as energetic in the 88th minute as he did in the eighth
Baldock sees yellow
after going to shoulder-to-shoulder with Calvert-Lewin and somehow being penalised - not sure if the yellow is for the foul or his furious reaction towards the ref, but he had every right to feel upset at being penalised for that
What a chance for 2-0
as Stevens’ cross from the left finds McGoldrick in acres of space in the box, he takes a touch to bring the ball around and then looks to score with his left but Keane gets in the way and from the resulting corner, Egan rises unopposed and Robinson is punished as he puts Pickford under pressure as the ball almost sneaks under his crossbar - the amount of free headers United, and mostly Egan, have had this evening has been remarkable but they haven’t been able to take advantage yet
Godfrey lets fly
from miles out, he strikes it well enough but it sails well wide of Ramsdale’s goal - Carlo Ancelotti and Co. on the bench didn’t seem too impressed by that decision, either