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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.

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Sunderland responded well and pulled one back through Lynden Gooch but weren’t able to take anything from the game.

Patterson save

Here’s how the game played out:

RECAP: Sheffield United 2 (Ahmedhodzic, 33) (Lowe, 47) Sunderland 1 (Gooch, 55)

Key Events

  • 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
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Sheffield United are applying the pressure now.

Egan heads wide from Norwood’s cross after a short corner.

47’ Goal Sheffield United (Lowe)

The hosts make it 2-0.

A neat move down the right sees Berge step over a pass which allowed Ahmedhodzic to run into the box and square the ball for Lowe.

The latter was able to convert from close range.

Back out for the second half

First-half thoughts from Bramall Lane

Half-Time: Sheffield United 1 Sunderland 0

45+2’ O’Nien blocks again

Another block from O’Nien to deny Brewster inside the box.

Three minutes added time

41’ No changes from Neil

Looks like Pritchard has dropped back into a deeper midfield role following the red card.

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