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McBurnie salvages point for Blades against Chelsea

2024/04/07 19:49

Oli McBurnie struck in stoppage time to earn Sheffield United a point at home to Chelsea.

The Blues enjoyed a late turnaround against Manchester United midweek and started this game at Bramall Lane with an early goal.

Noni Madueke was instrumental in that turnaround and he helped this one when his driving run earned a corner for his side. 

Conor Gallagher's delivery found Thiago Silva, completely unmarked and in space near the penalty area where he was able to apply a simple finish to make it 1-0 in the 11th minute.

Although Chelsea had much of the ball Sheffield United did threaten whenever they went forward and they grabbed an equaliser in the 32nd minute when Gustavo Hamer put in a perfect pass for Jayden Bogle to finish, although goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic perhaps should have done better to stop the effort.

The Blades had responded well to going behind and it took until the second period for Chelsea to get back into the game.

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The visitors took the lead for a second time in the 66th minute and this one was all about Madueke. The forward received the ball from Cole Palmer on the right and still had plenty to do, cutting inside and then firing a rocket into the roof of the net.

Despite taking the lead again, Mauricio Pochettino's side couldn't put the game beyond bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United who eventually struck again at the death.

It came initially from a long ball that Chelsea failed to deal with. The ball eventually went back into the box where Oli McBurnie was there to apply the finishing touch from close range and earn a point for his side.

Although Chelsea would no doubt have wanted more, that point moves them up to 10th in the table, three points behind Newcastle and with a game in hand.

Chris Wilder's team meanwhile remain at the foot of the table, three points behind Burnley with a game in hand.


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2024-04-07 20h58m by jgibsonson
As a fan of Sheffield United, I'm extremely disappointed with the result. We fought hard and showed great determination, but conceding a late equalizer is gut-wrenching. We had our chances and could have easily won this game, but credit to Chelsea for a solid performance. Still, a point at home against a top team is nothing to scoff at. Let's bounce back in the next match!
2024-04-07 20h35m by ocollinsworth
As a Sheffield United fan, I am thrilled to see McBurnie's late equalizer against Chelsea. This team always fights until the final whistle and it paid off once again. Our attacking play was strong throughout the game and Bogle's finish was top class. Let's keep this momentum going!
2024-04-07 20h27m by sjacksons_9_2_1
As a Sheffield United fan, I have to say that was a rollercoaster of emotions! McBurnie's goal in stoppage time saved us a point against a strong Chelsea side. We showed great attacking threat and our equaliser was a well-worked team goal. We'll take this draw and continue to push for more positive results.
classic matches
U Sunday, 07 April 2024 - 17:30
Bramall Lane
Robert Jones
Jayden Bogle 32'
Oli McBurnie 90'
Thiago Silva 11'
Noni Madueke 66'


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