Ndiaye on fire again as Sheffield United's red-hot U23s run riot again in 4-0 hammering of Sheffield Wednesday

New Sheffield United coaches Graham Coughlan and Darren Currie continued their excellent start to life at Bramall Lane as the Blades' U23s hammered their Wednesday rivals 4-0 at Middlewood Road.

By Danny Hall
Friday, 26th March 2021, 5:23 pm

Against an experienced Wednesday side that contained five members of the Owls' first-team squad, the young Blades ran riot to seal their second successive four-goal victory in less than a week since Coughlan and Currie arrived.

"We got the rewards on the ball for the effort and commitment we showed off the ball," Currie said.

"We played some great football, we out fought them and we deserved the win. The lads were great all round."

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With French striker Lys Mousset again starting up-front and Max Lowe starting at left wing-back, United went ahead when the impressive Femi Seriki opened the scoring after converting Zak Brunt's cross.

United went close to a second when Mousset's cross went across the face of Luke Jackson's goal, and it eventually arrived in the second half when Iliman Ndiaye curled home after Andre Brooks broke down the left wing.

Ndiaye scored his second after good interplay with Mousset, who backheeled the ball through for his strike partner to finish through the legs of Jackson with the outside of his foot, while Wednesday's misery was compounded late on when Izzy Brown was shown a straight red card for an off-the-ball incident.

And Lowe put the icing on the cake in the dying stages of the game when he slotted home United's fourth.

Sheffield United's Illiman Ndiaye celebrates scoring the third goal against Wednesday with Lys Mousset: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Blades: Amissah, Seriki, Lowe, Gordon, Graham, Gomis, Brooks, Neal, Mousset, Ndiaye, Brunt. Not used: Dewhurst, Ayari, Gaxha, Maguire, Grant.

Wednesday: Jackson, Brennan, Dawodu (Rice 67), Waldock, Galvin, Penney, Hunt, Brown, Green (Hagan 88), Harris, Kachunga. Not used: Render, Hughes, Huxley.