Sheffield United received a Premier League match for the primary time in six months as Billy Sharp’s penalty sealed a 1-Zero win over ten-man Newcastle.
It took 18 video games, the longest winless begin to a top-flight season in historical past, however the Blades lastly have a victory, their first within the league since they beat Chelsea 3-Zero at Bramall Lane final July.
VAR provided a serving to hand by recognizing a handball by Federico Fernandez within the 68th minute – and the ensuing penalty was tucked away by substitute and membership veteran Sharp.
Whereas Chris Wilder’s aspect had been good worth for the victory, bossing from begin to end, they got an enormous increase when Magpies winger Ryan Fraser collected his second yellow card moments earlier than half-time.
In some weird information, Fraser overtakes Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey because the shortest participant ever to be despatched off within the Premier League, standing at 5ft 3ins.
Newcastle followers are positive to be short-fused with each the Scotsman and their supervisor Steve Bruce amid rising complaints about the best way their crew are enjoying this season.
Sheffield United go to inside 9 factors of security – and maybe this may very well be the start of an awesome escape.
They needed to begin someplace.