Date: 8th February 2019 at 9:49pm
Written by:
Aston Villa
3 – 3
Sheffield United

Villa Park

Championship

8/02/2019 7:45 pm

Attendance: 34892

Referee: Harrington

Aston Villa Sheffield United
Mings (82), Abraham (86), Green (90+4) Sharp (11, 53, 62)
Kalinic Henderson
Hutton
 
Basham
 
Elphick Egan
 
Mings O'Connell
Taylor Baldock
 
Jedinak
 
66 Norwood
El Ghazi Fleck
Hourihane Stevens
McGinn Dowell 74
Kodjia 65 Sharp 86
Abraham Madine 69

Substitutes

Whelan
 
66 McGoldrick 69
Steer Stearman
Green 65 Duffy
Bjarnason Johnson
Elmohamady Moore
Hause Cranie 74
Adomah Washington 86

Game Statistics

11 Goal attempts 11
4 On Target 7
2 Corners 2
11 Fouls 17
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
55 % 45

Earlier this evening Aston Villa welcomed high flying Sheffield United to Villa Park for our latest Championship clash.

With manager Chris Wilder’s side gunning for the automatic promotion spots, head coach Dean Smith has his eyes on closing the gap that has built up to sixth place and the Play-Off positions as we looked to put a more disappointing festive and New Year period behind us and get back on track.

If I say firstly, come the hour mark, we hadn’t had a single shot on target would that explain the match?

By that point, we were of course two goals down, as Billy Sharp found the net in the eleventh and 53rd minute to set himself up for a hattrick and it was dire.

Truly dire.

Truly, truly, extremely dire.

Billy Sharp completed his hattrick in the 62nd minute and I can’t have been alone in giving up the will to live at that point.

I’m not sure what happened, but Tyrone Mings, Tammy Abraham and Andre Green then got on the scoresheet to save a point with an incredible finish to the match to tie it up at 3-3.

I’m off for a lie down and a large drink and I’m not discussing the referee and potential penalties.

 

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