Sheffield United 2 Stoke City 1: Subs make the difference as David McGoldrick puts Blades ahead after Lys Mousset's equaliser

Sheffield United will look to recover from back-to-back defeats before the international break this afternoon when they host Stoke City at Bramall Lane.

Saturday, 16th October 2021, 4:48 pm
Nick Powell of Stoke City and John Fleck of Sheffield United battle for the ball (Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

City travel to South Yorkshire fourth in the division and full of confidence after beating West Brom last time out, while the Blades are reeling from losses to Middlesbrough and Bournemouth.

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Last updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2021, 17:53

as Mousset sees a shot/cross blocked and Davies can’t keep it in, the noise level has risen inside Bramall Lane as Egan gets his head to Hourihane’s near-post corner but heads it into the Kop

and the hosts are back on level terms through Mousset after good work by McGoldrick to play it into his path, Sharp played it into his path and the Frenchman takes the plaudits with the decisive finish in front of the Kop - 10 minutes to go

Third and final Blades sub

sees David McGoldrick come on for Ndiaye with just over 15 minutes of normal time to go

Just wide from Powell

as he lets fly from outside the box, Olsen was concerned but it went the right side of his post as far as United are concerned...

sees Norwood replaced by Hourihane

sees Mousset come on for Ben Osborn - probably means a 4-4-2 for the Blades now

and the away side go ahead through Brown, who fashions a yard of space past half-challenges from Egan and Norwood and smashes past Olsen and into the far corner to send the away fans barmy behind that goal

andalmost a gift for Bogle as Souttar looks to usher the ball out of play and slips over, the full-back’s shot is deflected goalwards and cleared off the line by Wilmot before Stevens smashed a shot just wide on the angle

onto the ball after good interplay between Ndiaye and Osborn, but the flag eventually goes up for offside - it must have been tight

We’re back underway

for the second half - no changes at the break for the Blades to report

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