Sheffield United LIVE: Ex-Premier League ref on penalty controversy | Chris Wilder speaks out on Blades youngsters | Injury blow ahead of Liverpool

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Monday, 22nd February 2021, 2:43 pm

We’ll be bringing you all the news as it happens from the Lane throughout the day including reaction to yet another defeat for Chris Wilder’s men, this time against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday evening, as well as everything else coming out of the United camp.

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Sheffield United's Jayden Bogle is wiped out by Alphonse Areola of Fulham. Photo: David Klein/Sportimage

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Last updated: Monday, 22 February, 2021, 14:49

Ex-ref says VAR was CORRECT

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says VAR was correct not to award Sheffield United a penalty against Fulham

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher says VAR was correct to back Martin Atkinson’s decision not to give Sheffield United a penalty in their 1-0 defeat against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Why penalty wasn’t given

Revealed: Why Martin Atkinson failed to award Sheffield United a penalty in 1-0 defeat at Fulham

Billy Sharp, the Sheffield United captain, has revealed referee Martin Atkinson’s reasoning for not awarding the Blades what looked a certain penalty at Fulham on Saturday evening.

Wilder on giving youth a chance

What Chris Wilder said about blooding Sheffield United's young stars for rest of Premier League season

Chris Wilder is expected to resist the temptation to thrust Sheffield United's young stars into Premier League combat despite seeing his side's already-slim survival hopes take a possibly fatal blow.

Mixed weekend for the Bladesmen out on loan

Sheffield United loan watch: Returning Rhys Norrington-Davies 'didn't shy away from the challenge' in Stoke City's win over Luton Town

Sheffield United’s season of woe continued with a 1-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The pundits aren’t holding back

"He’s just booted him" - what former Arsenal man and other pundits said about Sheffield United's penalty controversy

Sheffield United were nudged closer to a return to the Championship after their 1-0 defeat to Fulham in the relegation six-pointer at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

Chris Wilder hits back at critics

Chris Wilder accuses critics of Sheffield United's performance at Fulham of rewriting history

Chris Wilder dismissed suggestions that Sheffield United were overly cautious during their defeat by Fulham, insisting the approach his team adopted mirrored the one which saw them finish ninth in the table last season.

In case you missed this . . .

Manager fumes as Sheffield United are told VAR did review the incident which saw them denied what appeared to be a clear cut penalty at Fulham

Chris Wilder was apoplectic with rage after learning VAR official Peter Bankes did review footage of the incident which saw Sheffield United denied what appeared to be a stonewall penalty during their defeat by Fulham.

Steel City stats shocker

The numbers that prove this is the worst season EVER for football in Sheffield

No matter which side of the divide you sit on, it’s been a long old slog for Steel City football supporters this season.

Deano remembers iconic Liverpool lob

Remembering Brian Deane's remarkable lob for Blades against Liverpool, almost 30 years on

His first goal was from around 45 yards, the second from 12. It's almost 30 yards since Brian Deane's memorable double against Liverpool in March 1992, but it's as fondly remembered now as it ever was at Sheffield United.

In The Star this morning . . .

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is left bemused as his team are plunged into a full blown crisis

Chris Wilder admits he is struggling to work out how Sheffield United will cope during this weekend’s game against Liverpool after an injury to Chris Basham plunged his team into a full blown defensive crisis.

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