Lineups

Sheffield United

( 3-5-2 )

  • 1. A. Ramsdale

  • 6. C. Basham

    51'
  • 20. J. Bogle

  • 12. J. Egan

  • 22. E. Ampadu

  • 4. J. Fleck

  • 7. J. Lundstram

  • 14. O. Burke

    59'
  • 16. O. Norwood

  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 17. D. McGoldrick Yellow Card

    90'

Substitutes

  • 18. W. Foderingham

  • 13. M. Lowe

  • 29. K. Bryan

  • 15. P. Jagielka

    90'
  • 10. B. Sharp Penalty Yellow Card

    59'
  • 11. L. Mousset

  • 24. R. Brewster

    51'

England - Premier League

42' R. Fraser 42' Yellow Card 42'  R. Fraser 45' R. Fraser 45' 2nd Yellow Card 45'  R. Fraser 69' K. Darlow 69' Yellow Card 69'  K. Darlow 80' B. Sharp 80' Yellow Card 80'  B. Sharp 86' F. Schär 86' Yellow Card 86'  F. Schär 90' D. McGoldrick 90' Yellow Card 90'  D. McGoldrick 90' I. Hayden 90' Yellow Card 90'  I. Hayden 73' B. Sharp 73' Penalty 73'   Sharp B. Sharp
Sheffield United

Sheffield United

1 - 0

Newcastle United

Newcastle United

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • 73
    1 - 0
  • Date: 12/01/2021
  • Time: 18:00
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Referee: Andy Madley
Sheffield United v Newcastle United - Preview

Date published: 1/11/2021 8:21:26 PM

Sheffield United v Newcastle United - Preview

Sheffield United have a number of selection concerns for Newcastle game

Sheffield United have a handful of concerns ahead of their return to Premier League action against Newcastle.

Positive coronavirus tests and injuries have hit the Blades hard recently as George Baldock, Enda Stevens, Billy Sharp and Phil Jagielka all missed the FA Cup win against Bristol Rovers on Saturday, while Lys Mousset went off injured at the Memorial Stadium.

Boss Chris Wilder expects all five players to be fit for the home match against Tottenham at the weekend, but he thinks the game at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night will come too soon for most of the quintet. Oli McBurnie is still out.

Newcastle rested a number of key players for their FA Cup third-round tie at Arsenal and top goalscorer Callum Wilson is expected to return against the Blades.

Defenders Fabian Schar and Federico Fernandez were also left at home and should come back into the XI while Ryan Fraser (groin) is back in full training.

Jamal Lewis (knee) will need to be assessed, but Allan Saint-Maximin is still yet to recover fully after suffering with coronavirus while Jamaal Lascelles returned from the virus to play 45 minutes on Saturday and could be on the bench.

Sheffield United provisional squad: Ramsdale, Verrips, Baldock, Stevens, Basham, Egan, Lowe, Jagielka, Robinson, Bogle, Ampadu, Fleck, Lundstram, Berge, Norwood, Osborn, Sharp, Mousset, Burke, McGoldrick, Brewster, Mousset.

Newcastle provisional squad: Dubravka, Darlow, Gillespie, Yedlin, Krafth, Manquillo, Schar, Fernandez, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett, Lewis, Shelvey, Hayden, Hendrick, M. Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Anderson, Hendrick, Fraser, Almiron, Ritchie, Wilson, Joelinton, Gayle, Carroll.

 

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Match Information

  • Premier League
  • Round 18
  • Bramall Lane
  • Andy Madley
  • 12 Jan, 18:00

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Lineups

Sheffield United
(3-5-2)
Newcastle United
(5-4-1)
  • 1. A. Ramsdale

  • 6. C. Basham

    51'
  • 20. J. Bogle

  • 12. J. Egan

  • 22. E. Ampadu

  • 4. J. Fleck

  • 7. J. Lundstram

  • 14. O. Burke

    59'
  • 16. O. Norwood

  • 23. B. Osborn

  • 17. D. McGoldrick Yellow Card

    90'

Substitutes

  • 18. W. Foderingham

  • 13. M. Lowe

  • 29. K. Bryan

  • 15. P. Jagielka

    90'
  • 10. B. Sharp Penalty Yellow Card

    59'
  • 11. L. Mousset

  • 24. R. Brewster

    51'
  • 26. K. Darlow Yellow Card

  • 3. P. Dummett

    74'
  • 2. C. Clark

  • 22. D. Yedlin

    85'
  • 18. F. Fernández

    77'
  • 5. F. Schär Yellow Card

  • 14. I. Hayden Yellow Card

  • 21. R. Fraser Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

  • 16. J. Hendrick

  • 36. S. Longstaff

  • 13. C. Wilson

Substitutes

  • 1. M. Dúbravka

  • 11. M. Ritchie

    74'
  • 57. E. Anderson

  • 24. M. Almirón

  • 4. M. Longstaff

  • 23. J. Murphy

    85'
  • 0. D. Gayle

  • 9. Joelinton

  • 7. A. Carroll

    77'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Newcastle United vs Sheffield United

This is a very close match-up.
In 10,000 simulations Newcastle United won 35.4%, Sheffield United won 31.9% and there was a 32.7% chance of a draw.
Overall, the average simulation score is Newcastle United 1.0 to Sheffield United 1.0.
In simulation wins, Newcastle United averages 6.2 shots and 2.9 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
When Sheffield United wins they average 8.9 shots and 3.7 shots on goal.
They average 1.9 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.

Sheffield United v Newcastle United

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    Sheffield United 1 - 0 Newcastle United - Match Report

    Date published: 1/12/2021 11:11:38 PM

    Billy Sharp fires Sheffield United to long overdue first Premier League victory

    The Blades remain bottom of the table and are nine points from safety.

    Billy Sharp’s penalty secured Sheffield United a long-awaited first Premier League win of the season against 10-man Newcastle.

    The club captain, 34, came on as a second-half substitute and showed all of his experience to remain calm and score a 73rd-minute spot-kick as the Blades won 1-0 on Tuesday night.

    The goal ended a dismal run of 15 defeats in 17 Premier League matches during the 2020-21 campaign and was the least Chris Wilder’s team deserved after dominating against a negative and unimaginative Newcastle side.

    The Magpies were uninspired and mundane before Ryan Fraser’s red card just before half-time made their task even harder.

    Wilder’s men were on the front foot for the majority of the first half and certainly did not look like a team adrift at the bottom of the table and unable to win.

    The Blades cut open their opponents on several occasions with crisp passing but, as has been the case so often this season, they were not clinical in the final third.

    Reported Rangers target John Lundstram was at the heart of most things early on, threatening with a couple of long-range efforts which flew narrowly wide before sliding a pass behind the Newcastle defence for David McGoldrick, who forced Karl Darlow into a decent save down to his left.

    McGoldrick went close again when he got on the end of a Ethan Ampadu cross but he powered his header over the crossbar. It was a big miss by the former Republic of Ireland international.

    Newcastle were unable to get out of their own half, with Callum Wilson isolated, as Wilder’s side continued to apply pressure in search of a deserved goal.

    Callum Wilson
    Callum Wilson could not break through the Blades backline (Oli Scarff/PA)

    Federico Fernandez made a goal-saving challenge, sliding in to block John Fleck’s shot.

    Despite the Blades’ dominance, it was Newcastle who almost took the lead against the run of play just before the half-hour mark. Wilson, anonymous until now, found a yard of space off the shoulder of John Egan at the near post to get on the end of Fernandez’s cross but he headed the ball wide from eight yards out.

    It would have been a sickener for the hosts had they fallen behind but it served as a warning that perhaps they were being too gung-ho at times in their desperation to get that maiden win.

    Fernandez made another superb block to get back and deny Oliver Burke when he raced into the penalty area as half-time approached. If the defender had got that wrong he would likely be sent off.

    Fraser did see a red card before the break. Two tackles on John Fleck and then Lundstram in quick succession meant he would not be coming out for the second half – a half in which his team-mates now faced an uphill battle to get anything from the game.

    Newcastle had been negative all night and with 10 men they obviously offered nothing more.

    Newcastle's Ryan Fraser is shown a red card
    Newcastle’s Ryan Fraser is shown a red card (Oli Scarff/PA)

    Darlow produced a fine reaction save to thwart Jayden Bogle at the start of the second half, after DeAndre Yedlin failed to properly clear the ball.

    Wilder, sensing this was a golden opportunity to get that first Premier League victory on the board, made an attacking change after 51 minutes, taking off defender Chris Basham and bringing on Rhian Brewster. Sharp soon followed.

    And it was the club captain who secured the match-winning penalty. A long ball forward was contested between Sharp and Fernandez into the box, with the Blades striker going down under the challenge. There was also a suggestion the ball hit the arm of the Newcastle defender.

    Referee Andy Madley awarded the penalty after consulting VAR and Sharp put his team in front against the 10 men and on the brink of victory, rolling the ball into the bottom left corner as Darlow dived to his right.

    However, the closing stages would not be as comfortable as the hosts had hoped. Wilson should have done better than send a header straight into the arms of Aaron Ramsdale, while Jacob Murphy found the goalkeeper’s midriff with a free-kick from a dangerous position on the edge of the penalty area.

    Billy Sharp scores Sheffield United's winner from the penalty spot
    Sharp scored Sheffield United’s winner from the penalty spot (Oli Scarff/PA)

    In between, Brewster was unlucky to see his 20-yard effort strike the foot of a post.

    Confusion in stoppage time between Bogle and Ramsdale put Blades hearts in mouths as a chested pass back went wrong, leaving the goalkeeper scrambling towards his line to retrieve the ball – which rolled inches wide.

    Wilder’s team survived the resulting corner for a first Premier League win of the season and first in 21 games since defeating Chelsea at Bramall Lane on July 11.


       

    Lineups

    Newcastle United

    ( 5-4-1 )

    • 26. K. Darlow Yellow Card

    • 3. P. Dummett

      74'
    • 2. C. Clark

    • 22. D. Yedlin

      85'
    • 18. F. Fernández

      77'
    • 5. F. Schär Yellow Card

    • 14. I. Hayden Yellow Card

    • 21. R. Fraser Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

    • 16. J. Hendrick

    • 36. S. Longstaff

    • 13. C. Wilson

    Substitutes

    • 1. M. Dúbravka

    • 11. M. Ritchie

      74'
    • 57. E. Anderson

    • 24. M. Almirón

    • 4. M. Longstaff

    • 23. J. Murphy

      85'
    • 0. D. Gayle

    • 9. Joelinton

    • 7. A. Carroll

      77'