Sheffield United given a suspension boost over key quartet of players ahead of Manchester City clash

Sheffield United have received a suspension boost over a key quartet of players ahead of Sunday’s Manchester City clash.

Thursday, 26th December 2019, 5:18 pm
Sheffield United's Chris Basham (left) and John Lundstram avoided bans: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.
Sheffield United's Chris Basham (left) and John Lundstram avoided bans: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

The Blades went into this afternoon’s Boxing Day clash at home to Watford with four players on four bookings, knowing that a yellow card against the Hornets would result in an automatic one-match ban.

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Ollie Norwood, Chris Basham, John Lundstram and George Baldock were all left walking the disciplinary tightrope against the Hornets, in a game that eventually finished 1-1 when skipper Norwood’s penalty cancelled out Gerard Deulofeu’s opening goal.

The four men have all been in fine form for Chris Wilder’s men this season, and should all be available for selection against Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad on Sunday – barring any injury concerns. Lundstram was twice caught late in challenges against Watford, but completed 90 minutes.