Sheffield United 2 Sunderland 1: Story of the night after Lynden Gooch goal and Dan Neil red card
Sunderland suffered their first Championship defeat of the season as they were beaten 2-1 at Sheffield United.
Alex Neil’s side held their own for the opening 30 minutes before Dan Neil was shown a straight red card and defender Anel Ahmedhodzic headed the hosts ahead.
The Blades then made it 2-0 shortly after half-time after a close-range finish from Max Lowe.
Here’s how the game played out:
RECAP: Sheffield United 2 (Ahmedhodzic, 33) (Lowe, 47) Sunderland 1 (Gooch, 55)
- Sunderland XI: Patterson, O’Nien, Batth (Alese, 86), Cirkin, Gooch, Embleton (Wright, 53), Neil, Clarke (Diamond, 86), Pritchard (Hume, 53), Simms (Matete, 53) , Stewart
- Subs: Bass, Alese, Wright, Hume, Matete, Diamond, Roberts
- Sheffield United XI: Foderingham, Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Norrington-Davies, Baldock, Norwood, Berge, McAtee (Fleck, 65), Lowe, Ndiaye (McBurnie, 74), Brewster (Khadra, 65)
- Subs: Amissah, Basham, Doyle, Fleck, Khadra, McBurnie, Jebbison
75’ McBurnie shot saved
Straight into the action. McBurnie’s shot from inside the box is comfortably saved by Patterson.
74’ Another chance
Oli McBurnie is on for the hosts as Ndiaye makes way.
73’ Gooch booked
Now Gooch has been shown a yellow card after bringing down Khadra near the Sunderland box.
The free-kick didn’t come to anything.
70’ Off the post!
That was almost 3-1.
A powerful run from Berge saw the midfielder get into a shooting position on the edge of the box.
His shot deflected off Wright and onto the post.
69’ United taking control again
65’ Two changes for the hosts
Reda Khadra and John Fleck have come on for Brewster and McAtee.
64’ O’Nien booked
O’Nien is booked after a late tackle on McAtee near the halfway line.
60’ Not over yet
Sunderland now appear to be playing with a 4-4-1 system with Matete and O’Nien in midfield and Gooch and Clarke on the flanks.
55’ GOAAAALLLL!!! GOOCH!!!
Sunderland have one back.
United were comfortable in possession before Matete nicked the ball in midfield.
Stewart then released Gooch who dinked the ball past Foderingham in front of the away fans.
53’ Triple change for Sunderland
Jay Matete, Trai Hume and Bailey Wright have all come on, with Simms, Pritchard and Embleton making way.