1/09/2018 3:00 pm
|Sheffield United||Aston Villa|
|O'Connell (6), Duffy (23), Norwood (41), Sharp (49)||El Ghazi (61)|
With the Steve Bruce debate continuing to split the fan base, the early season excitement had been tempered by our latest draws in the Championship but EFL Cup exit to Burton Albion didn’t help things. Today’s heavy defeat to Sheffield United was the last thing we needed.
Heading to Bramall Lane for the game, we were 3-0 down before the halftime whistle was even blown and after a pathetic first half performance, Bruce opted against making a statement and introducing some substitutes. That backfired as Billy Sharp added a fourth four minutes after the restart.
Having just seen the goals, meh – it was simple for them and the defending was shocking.
The only bright point was summer signing Anwar El Ghazi opening up his goalscoring account after his assist in the previous game but it was the quintessential consolation strike on the day.
With the Blades hitting the woodwork and having two goals ruled out by the offside flag, the day could’ve been a lot worse for us, and we are now without a win in five matches.
Let’s see how we panic and approach the free agent market!