Sheffield United 1 Huddersfield Town 2: Colwill's injury-time winner seals it despite Billy Sharp's equaliser
Sheffield United could not bounce back from their midweek hammering at West Bromwich Albion when they lost 2-1 to Huddersfield Town at Bramall Lane this afternoon.
United thought they had sealed a point when Billy Sharp equalised in injury time, before Levi Colwill tapped home from close range shortly after to continue Slavisa Jokanovic’s wait for a league win as Blades boss.
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Last updated: Saturday, 21 August, 2021, 18:22
Slav is confident things will soon turn...
Slavisa Jokanović is confident that his Sheffield United side will be “at a different level soon” after their 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield Town this afternoon extended his wait for a first league win in charge of the Blades.
We tried to attack the area. We didn’t find it easy to create the chances and I can understand all the criticism of my players and myself, the situation is in our hands. I trust in my work and my process, and I trust we will be at a different level soon.
It was a strange game for us, I need to find some positivity for my players and I must be proud and strong and explain my position. We are not starting how we want to, the crowd expect more from us and I know they are not happy.
In general my team played a good game, we moved the ball and crossed it, we weren’t lucky or clever enough in the many moments to tap in and score the goal.
SJ on Huddersfield’s winner
There was a strange situation, some people outside of the box first of all. It can be a mistake or not from the referee’s side but it’s a hard moment for us.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s post-match reaction
It’s really hard moment for us after all the game we try to be positive. It wasn’t easy to lift ourselves mentally and I believed we could have time to win the game after scoring. Some strange situation happened in the box and they scored the goal. It’s hard moment for us.
It was a very touch game, we defended a lot of time in the game so we had to work a lot in defence. We started to think we could hurt them. Unfortunately they scored but it was great to get something positive.
They were starting to create corners and put in crosses, they have many strikers and looked dangerous. We couldn’t manage it out at 1-0.
Town boss Carlos Corberan’s reaction
It was a very tough game. They made us defend a lot of the time. We had to work a lot in our defence. But in the second half, we started to find a solution.
and where do you start with that? From the relative joy of an injury-time equaliser, to the despair of conceding poorly moments later to snatch defeat from the jaws of a draw - boos at the full-time whistle and some visible frustration in the south stand as two fans argue in their seats. We’ll have some reaction from Slavisa Jokanovic and more fall-out from the game as the evening wears on, so stay tuned - and keep the faith, Blades fans
and the visitors are back in front in injury time - what looked like a blatant foul in the build-up on a defender, maybe Basham, goes unpunished and Colwill taps home to send the fans behind that goal absolutely bonkers. You couldn’t script it