Sheffield United 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 1, as it happened: Blades cut gap on Champions League rivals Tottenham Hotspur

Sheffield United closed the gap between themselves and Champions League rivals Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon with a point against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Saturday, 22nd February 2020, 4:54 pm
Bramall Lane, Sheffield.

This is how the action unfolded at Bramall Lane.

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Last updated: Saturday, 22 February, 2020, 16:52

Blades name an unchanged side for Brighton clash

John Fleck signed a new deal on the eve of the game

Enda Stevens put Blades ahead 

Neal Maupay equalised for Brighton

and it finishes 1-1, despite a spell of late pressure from the hosts as they looked to seal a late winner for the second time in as many home games. Stay tuned to www.thestar.co.uk for player ratings and more reaction from the game

for Brighton as the goalkeeper saves from McBurnie's flicked effort and Baldock is flagged offside from the rebound

this time against Lundstram after a collision with Dunk, the United man catching the defender but the VAR decides no serious foul play

for mcBurnie as Fleck steps over Osborn's cross and the ball falls to the striker in the box, but he snatches at it on his left foot and it falls harmlessly wide

sees Lundstram come on for Sander Berge, for the final nine minutes or so of normal time

sees Sharp replaced to a standing ovation, by the returning David McGoldrick. Brighton have also made a double change, Connolly replacing Murray and Trossard coming on for Schelotto

for handball against United as Schelotto's cross hits Osborn's hand from close range, but a quick look at the replay shows it was accidental and play goes on

as Norwood's corner drops dangerously in a crowded area, but Ryan bravely drops onto the loose ball before mcBurnie can stab it home. McBurnie then does excellently to keep hold of the ball before it drops to Fleck, who smashes it on his left foot and it flies narrowly wide 

on his left foot after Norwood put the ball into his path, but he cuts across it somewhat and it rolls harmlessly behind for a goal kick

as Maupay's shot is blocked by Egan, Mooy to take it from the left and it falls to Dunk, who somehow smashes it over from not very far out at all! What a let off for the Blades 

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