Leicester City 2 Sheffield United 0 RECAP: 'It felt like the worst peformance of the season' - Chris Wilder reacts to defeat by Foxes

It’s matchday and it’s a huge one as Sheffield United head to Leicester City this evening in a piviotal match in the Blades incredible race to secure a European place.

By Danny Hall
Thursday, 16th July 2020, 10:05 pm
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City with Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City with Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

We’ll be building up to that all day, with the team news as we get it, live updates and reaction as well as bringing the latest transfer news and gossip.

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Leicester City v Sheffield United LIVE: Updates on a huge match at the King Power Stadium

Last updated: Thursday, 16 July, 2020, 19:51

  • The Blades take on off-form Leicester in a massive match at the King Power tonight (6pm)
  • United are two points off the top six after last night’s results
  • Blades are unchanged for visit to Leicester, but John Fleck is back on the bench
  • Ayoze Perez put Leicester ahead just before the half hour mark
  • Demarai Gray doubled the Foxes lead in the 79th minute

Rodgers on ‘outstanding’ Foxes performance

An outstanding team performance, that was us back for 90 minutes. There were questions about us tonight and we had to respond. We looked really creative and had the courage to play how we play, and then had to defend well. We created more opportunities in the second half and could have scored more than two. 

Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers ‘delighted’ with his side’s display

Sheffield United's form, on the back of a 3-0 against Chelsea and beating Spurs, they came into the game with an extra day of recovery and have been outstanding this season, so we knew we had to perform and we produced a consistent performance. We've played well in sections of games but knew we had to respond in arguably the toughest game we could have had. I'm delighted with how we responded.

Brendan Rodgers

Here’s Danny’s player ratings . . .

We’ll have the thoughts of Blades boss Chris Wilder in a few minutes time

And that’s it . . .

A strangely below par performance by United as their bid for European football suffers a setback on the road as they lose 2-0 at Leicester. Perez and Gray with the goals that down the Blades.

It looked harsh, but Fleck goes into Mr Oliver’s book for a foul on Ndidi.

Drilled crossed by McBurnie

Bennett puts the ball behind after a ball drilled into the box by McBurnie. It was good job he was there for the hosts with Mousset waiting to pounce inside the six-yard box.

The view on Twitter

Substitute Gray makes it two with a cool finish to slot the ball home past Henderson after a pinpoint cross the box from Vardy following a superb defence splitting ball out from the back by Evans. Tough ask for United to come back now with little more than 10 minutes to go here at the King Power.

Another sub for Leicester

Harvey Barnes is replaced by Demarai Gray, with just under 15 minutes to go. 

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