Southampton 3 Sheffield United 0 LIVE: Chris Wilder reaction as rock-bottom Blades are swept aside

Sheffield United take their quest for a first win of the Premier League season to the south coast today as they take on Southampton at St Mary’s.

By Danny Hall
Sunday, 13th December 2020, 3:20 pm

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder on the touchline during the Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Southampton 3 Sheffield United 0: Full-time reaction

Last updated: Sunday, 13 December, 2020, 13:33

  • Blades looking for their first win of the season on the south coast
  • Enda Stevens and Ethan Ampadu fit to start, while Lys Mousset is on the bench
  • Phil Jagielka makes a rare start, while Billy Sharp starts up front
  • Che Adams opened the scoring against his old club
  • Stuart Armstrong’s deflected shot put the hosts 2-0 up
  • Nathan Redmond made it 3-0

We’re in injury time

The referee could have blown the final whistle quite some time ago because this match has been over for a long time 

Nathan Redmond makes it 3-0 with a great touch and a neat finish. All over here and that long trip home just got even longer 

for United to get something from this game. On the basis of the previous 80-odd minutes, it would appear highly unlikely 

Ings breaks through again

but his cross is cut out as Adams races in. You get the feeling that a sharper Ings, just returning from injury, could have had a field day today

High, wide and awful

The keeper denies Ings ho was offside anyway but in the build up to that the defence was again terrible with Egan and Jagielka getting in a right flap

Another change for Blades

Lys Mousset comes on to replace Chris Basham as Wilder tries to drag United back into thjis with 20 minutes to go

Great effort from Ward-Prowse who’s free kick just dips onto the top of the net 

and it’s fortunate from the home side’s perspective and devastating from the away side’s - Armstrong’s shot is deflected off Jagielka, completely wrongfoots Ramsdale and the ball ends up in the Blades net for 2-0

to get a tough on a cross from Walcott as Adams looked to pounce, before Danny Ings smashed his volley into the stand behind Ramsdale’s goal. Billy Sharp then makes way for Rhian Brewster and got a nice round of applause as he made his way off, which was reciprocated by the Blades skipper

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