3/03/2021 6:00 pm
Referee: Robert Jones
|Sheffield United||Aston Villa|
Following on from our fantastic and professional victory over Leeds United our midweek clash with Sheffield United was set to be another decent battle.
United’s results have fallen off a cliff this season, but they still aren’t a side that rolls over for anyone and clearly head coach Dean Smith was pleased with what he saw in our last match, as he named an unchanged side.
We also looked like we’d picked up where we left off in the last game, and arguably should’ve been ahead prior to the 15 minute mark but sadly John McGinn wasn’t quite Super enough. We definitely should’ve been ahead by minute 25 as Ollie Watkins was taken out in the box, but with VAR having a night off, predictably the referee didn’t see it that way.
It was surely only a matter of time, or was it going to be one of those nights?
Some things never change, it was another one of those nights and having fallen asleep in defence, they nipped in to open the scoring even though we were largely in charge of the game. Further chances went begging and even when United were reduced to ten men just ahead of the hour mark, we just couldn’t make our control count and we didn’t test their goalkeeper anywhere near as often as we should’ve done.
Disappointing – no other way of describing it.