Premier League • Day 1
  • 2nd Half
  • Sheffield United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Marçal
    90'
  • MoutinhoFerreira
    86'
  • NorwoodBerge
    76'
  • PodenceNeves
    76'
  • BashamMcGoldrick
    71'
  • NetoBuur
    69'
  • 1st Half
  • Sheffield United
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • McBurnie
    39'
  • Egan
    33'
  • Saïss
    6'
  • Jiménez
    3'
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Sheffield United - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Premier League - 14 September 2020

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90+5' 

FULL TIME

Wolves kick off their campaign with a win they secured within six minutes and look solid defence and electric up top.

Sheffield United did their utmost to get back in this but just lacked that killer instinct despite a 1000 McBurnie headers.

They'll be hoping these are not early signs of second-season syndrome.

90+3' 

OFF THE LINE!

Saiss has had some game for Wolves. He heads McBurnie's header off the line!

90+2' 

Sheffield United have been the better team in this half but there's still a distinct lack of big chances.

Wolves are set up so well. Defend deep, counter quickly. It's worked a treat today and but for two sign saves from Ramsdale this could have been a bigger defeat.

89' 

The Blades are still pressing.

Egan's header off a corner is a foot wide. Any points are probably out of reach now but can they grab a consolation?

  • Vítor Ferreira
    OffJoão MoutinhoWolverhampton WanderersNew signing Vitinha comes on for Moutinho. No debut today for record-signing Silva.
    TodayFouls2Fouls against1Free Kicks3Corners3
  • Vítor Ferreira
    OnVítor FerreiraWolverhampton Wanderers
86' 

New signing Vitinha comes on for Moutinho.

No debut today for record-signing Silva.

84' 

POST!

Jimenez strikes the post with a fierce header! Wolves can't put this one to bed.

79' 

Ball after ball is being whipped into the Wolves box but nothing can get past the orange wall.

78' 

Wolves remain resolute as Sheffield United push to put the pressure on this final 15 minutes.

They just can't find a way through.

  • Sander Berge
    OffOliver NorwoodSheffield UnitedBerge is on for Norwood for the Blades.
    TodayFree Kicks4Corners5
  • Sander Berge
    OnSander BergeSheffield United
76' 

Berge is on for Norwood for the Blades.

  • Rúben Neves
    OffDaniel PodenceWolverhampton WanderersDouble sub! Podence replaces Neves for Wolves. And...
    TodayAssists1Fouls against2
  • Rúben Neves
    OnRúben NevesWolverhampton Wanderers
76' 

Double sub!

Podence replaces Neves for Wolves.

And...

  • David McGoldrick
    OffChris BashamSheffield UnitedIn among all that chaos, McGoldrick is on.
    TodayFouls2
  • David McGoldrick
    OnDavid McGoldrickSheffield United
75' 

In among all that chaos, McGoldrick is on.

74' 

Up the other end, Sharp can't quite get on the end of a McBurnie cross.

It's all kicking off!

71' 

POST!

Saiss could have a hat-trick!

Jimenez picks out Saiss on the left who forces a brilliant save from Ramsdale as the shotstopper tips the ball on to the post.

Jimenez can't convert the rebound.

  • Oskar Buur
    OffPedro NetoWolverhampton WanderersRasmussen  comes on for his fifth Wolves appearance. Neto makes way. Clear defensive move.
    TodayAssists1Fouls against1Free Kicks3Corners1
  • Oskar Buur
    OnOskar BuurWolverhampton Wanderers
69' 

Rasmussen comes on for his fifth Wolves appearance. Neto makes way.

Clear defensive move.

67' 

Coady is having a great game, doing brilliantly to read the danger as Sharp tries to pick out McBurnie inside the six-yard box.

It's still all Sheffield United.

 

Something about a fine wine I think.

64'

Saiss is down injured. He looks in some real pain too. The medics are and they're doing all sorts with his legs.

He's bootless on his right foot, so you know it's bad.

That said, he looks like he's about to come straight back on. Drama over.

60' 

42 per cent of the football is being played in Wolves third now.

Can they make it count?

59' 

Blades pushing hard to pull one back here, they look a completely different team.

Billy Sharp puts a little too much on a cross to Lundstram who would have had an easy tap-in. The striker must do better with that...they should have a goal.

56' 

Quick word on new Wolves man Marcal.

Having a solid if unremarkable match at the back.

54' 

CLOSE!

Saiss almost has a second and it's a carbon copy corner, except this one he heads into the ground and it's a yard wide.

52' 

POST!

Stevens picks out Lundstram down the right who lays off Fleck on the edge of the box.

Fleck smashes it on to the post. So unlucky.

50' 

The Blades have carried on where they left off, but Wolves are playing a very defensive line relying on their rapid wingers to do the work in transition from the defence to attack.

And it's working very well.

48' 

CLOSE!

Sheffield United's first real opening of the match!

McBurnie nudges the ball forwards for Enda Stevens who smacks one over from six yards out.

Should have hit the target from there.

46' 

BACK UNDERWAY

The Blades need to start this half a little differently to the first.

 
 

HALF TIME

After ten minutes, I'd have said this was game over, but Sheffield United have worked their way back into contention and have played the better football for the past 15 minutes.

Unfortunately, they've nothing to show for it.

But 45 minutes is plenty time to grab two and they'll fancy themselves to create a few more chances. Wolves will enjoy resting their legs in the interval, because they've been running like mad.

45'

ONE ADDED MINUTE

44' 

If only the Blades had started this way they'd never have gone two behind!

Now Wolves look tired.

Traore, by the way, has had a very poor game giving the ball away at every opportunity.

42' 

McBurnie wins the free-kick this time.

They're finishing the half strongly and look desperate to make it count.

Norwood's free-kick comes off the head of Moutinho and out for a corner. Fleck swings it in andJimenez clears this time.

  • Oliver McBurnie
    Yellow cardOliver McBurnieSheffield UnitedMcBurnie is absolutely livid as he picks up a yellow for a foul on Jimenez.
    TodayOn target1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
39' 

McBurnie is absolutely livid as he picks up a yellow for a foul on Jimenez.

39' 

Wolves can barely get out of their own half now and Sheffield United are certainly winning the physical battle.

CHANCE!

Norwood steps over another corner and McBurnie's header lands into the hands of Patricio.

36' 

Basham whips in a cross and forces Patricio into a smart save because the cross is slices and it's heading in!

Blades corner. Norwood takes, Basham makes contact, but Wolves clear.

  • John Egan
    Yellow cardJohn EganSheffield UnitedEgan absolutely slams into the back of Jimenez and his screams are audible without the fake crowd noise. It's a booking for the defender.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
34' 

Egan absolutely slams into the back of Jimenez and his screams are audible without the fake crowd noise. It's a booking for the defender.

33' 

The Blades have had the better of this one in the last five minutes but no chances to show for it yet.

They attack here but Fleck is caught offside. Promising signs though.

30' 

One thing's for sure, the Blades have the advantage in the air. They're winning all the long balls and are growing into this game through a series of big hoofs

29' 

I'll write home about that one!

Stevens whips in a brilliant cross and Saiss clears it. McBurnie was lurking, offside, but lurking all the same.

Better from the Blades.

27' 

The Blades look weary. Lundstram has his hands on his haunches already and it's no surprise because they've been run ragged.

That said, they've had a few moments in the final third. Nothing to write home about a but a few moments all the same.

24' 

Traore eases past Stevens down the right and whips in another cross that O'Connell heads clear this time.

Jimenez then tries to bend one into the top corner from 25 yards but it's high and wide.

21' 

Wolves look very comfortable and have yet another free-kick. Moutinho lobs in another great ball that Egan heads clear.

It's electric stuff from the men in orange.

19' 

Traore gets a word in his ear from Nuno after some unnecessary showboating.

Bit early for all that!

 

RECORD BREAKERS

15' 

Wolves have a free-kick about 30 yards out. Neto picks out Dendoncker with a training ground routine but it doesn't quite come off.

Fleck sends in a set piece of his own up the other end but Patricio collects.

11' 

Wolves dropped just four points from winning positions last season.

This could be a long old evening for the Blades.

That said, they're passing it around and trying to not capitulate entirely.

9' 

Where do Chris Wilder's men go from here?

Wolves are attacking with unbelievable pace and the Blades backline are nowhere to be seen.

  • Romain Saïss
    GoalRomain SaïssWolverhampton WanderersGOAL! (Saiss) Another one! Saiss meets the corner with a powerful header and Ramsdale has no chance.Shellshocked Sheffield United.
    TodayGoals1On target1
6' 

GOAL! (Saiss)

Another one!

Saiss meets the corner with a powerful header and Ramsdale has no chance.Shellshocked Sheffield United.

6' 

SAVE!

Moutinho finds Jimenez peeling off the last man with a cross and the Mexican forces a great save from Ramsdale!

5' 

The Blades looked laboured at the back as Podence exploded down the left.

Jimenez scored 27 times last season and he already has one this campaign.

  • Raúl Jiménez
    GoalRaúl JiménezWolverhampton WanderersGOAL! (Jimenez) Off the mark! Under three minutes, Podence finds Jimenez in acres of space inside the box, and the Mexican pretty much passes it into the back of the net.  No clean sheet for Ramsdale on his debut then.
    TodayGoals1On target1
3' 

GOAL! (Jimenez)

Off the mark! Under three minutes, Podence finds Jimenez in acres of space inside the box, and the Mexican pretty much passes it into the back of the net.

No clean sheet for Ramsdale on his debut then.

2' 

Traore draws a foul within 15 seconds. Expect we will see plenty more of that as he goes on his mazy runs.

Coady lumps one forward for Jiminez and Egan makes a shaky clearance. A few nerves there with the Mexican lurking.

  • 1st Half
1' 

LET'S GO

Wolves get us underway.

17:57 

THREE MINUTE WARNING

17:55 

17:54 

LINEUPS

Just a quick reminder of how they line up before we get going.

17:50 

18-year-old Fabio SIlva signed for a club-record £35m.

He starts on the bench today but fans will be absolutely desperate to take a look. A massive player for the future and now. A signing that puts Wolves among the PL powers.

17:44 

BLADES VS WOLVES

Among the best matches in England when it comes to adopted team names.

17:37 

NUNO SIGNS NEW DEAL

Among the best signings for Wolves this summer is the news the Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new deal with Wolves.

The Portuguese has completed turned their fortunes around - Wolves finished seventh in the Premier League last season and reached the Europa League quarter-finals - so news that he's to stay on is cause for celebration if you're a Wolves fan.

17:29

OMENS

17:23 

MARCAL MAKES DEBUT

As for Wolves, Marcal makes his debut while record-signing Fabio Silva starts on the bench.

Newn man Vitinha also makes the bench.

17:20 

RAMSDALE STARTS

It's a very familiar Sheff Utd side to the one we saw last season, but £18.5m signing Ramsdale starts between the sticks as Dean Henderson returns to Manchester United following his highly successful loan spell.

New signings Burker, Foderingham and Ampadu start on the bench.

17:16 

SHEFFIELD UNITED TEAM NEWS

BLADES XI: Ramsdale, Baldock, Egan, Basham, O’Connell, Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, McBurnie, Sharp.

Subs: Foderingham, Berge, Burke, Jagielka, McGoldrick, Ampadu, Osborn.

17:15 

WOLVES TEAM NEWS

WOLVES XI: Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Traore, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Marcal, Neto, Jimenez, Podence.

Subs: Ruddy, Neves, Silva, Jota, Vitinha, Vinagre, Buur

17:13

SHEFF UTD VS WOLVES

Good evening all and welcome to our live-text coverage of Sheffield United vs Wolves at Bramall Lane.

These two had to watch on this weekend before kicking off their campaign and they'll be desperate to get going because there's high hopes for both sides.

The Blades were brilliant last season and managed a top ten finish despite being one of the favourites for the drop. Their defence became famous fantasy football assets.

Wolves, meanwhile, were pushing for a spot in Europe until the very end.

Last season's surprise packages go head to head in 45 minutes so stay with us for all the build-up, hype and highlights - we kick off at 6pm.