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
Sheffield United are applying the pressure now.
Egan heads wide from Norwood’s cross after a short corner.
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.