Sheffield United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 LIVE: Chris Wilder reaction after Blades lose out to Spurs

Sheffield United face another tough test in their quest for survival this afternoon when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Bramall Lane.

Sunday, 17th January 2021, 3:53 pm

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur punches the ball clear under pressure from John Egan of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sheffield United v Spurs LIVE from the Lane

Last updated: Sunday, 17 January, 2021, 17:12

  • Blades make one change, Ben Osborn is out injured so Enda Stevens comes back in
  • George Baldock returns to the squad after injury, but there’s no place for Lys Mousset
  • Jose Mourinho makes three changes for Spurs: Rodon, Davies and Bergwijn IN, Sanchez, Sissoko and Winks OUT
  • Aurier put Spurs ahead inside the first few minutes
  • Harry Kane made it 2-0 in the first half
  • David McGoldrick got one back for the Blades
  • Ndombele made it 3-1 to Spurs soon after

Wilder: ‘We believed it’d be game on’

"We got ourselves back in the game, a great goal from our point of view, and there was belief that if we got the goal then it was game on," Wilder said.

"Then we lost the ball in the manner that we did, and it resulted in a fabulous goal.  

"We huffed and puffed after that. We didn't have the ability to freshen it up with the bodies on the bench, but the team looked pretty tired today.  

"We've squeezed everything out of these players and it was a comfortable last 10 or 15 minutes for them."

Wilder on Ben Osborn’s absence

He was injured. It wouldn't be tactical, we've only got six subs. He's got a calf injury, we'll see how he progresses this week ahead of the weekend.

Wilder: Defeat ‘self-inflicted’

The errors are self-inflicted, for me. Players have got to expect a press in the middle of the park. The first goal is just a job to do by someone who hasn't done it, and then losing the ball in the positions we lost them were basic. But there's a lot to admire about the team, how they kept going at 2-0 down. I really fancied us, we got paid a compliment in terms of how they set up and I thought the attitude of their team was that this is going to be a difficult afternoon. Apart from the last 10 minutes, it wasn't a foregone conclusion. The first thing we needed was a bright start, and we didn't get that. The goal gave them a huge boost and deflates us a bit.

 

What Chris Wilder made of today’s defeat

And that’s that... Full Time Sheffield United 1 Tottenham 3

Stand by for reaction 

And he’s now out of the match against Man United

Billy Sharp with a volley

The ball sits up nicely and the skipper hits it first time but it flies well wide of goal

United penned in at the minute. It’s going to take something very, very special

sees Brewster replace Burke, who’s been a threat with his power and pace in behind the Spurs defence - can Brewster build on his impressive cameo against Newcastle?

Norwood’s race is run

and he’s taken out of the firing line as he’s replaced by Kean Bryan, with Ampadu stepping into the base of midfield

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