John Egan headed home Oliver Norwood’s corner following a continual duration of Blades pressure to provide Chris Wilder’s side an important triumph.
John Egan struck deep into injury time as Sheffield United beat fellow European hopefuls Wolves 1-0 at a rain-sodden Bramall Lane.
It looked like the game would finish goalless however Egan headed home Oliver Norwood‘s corner following a continual duration of Blades pressure to provide Chris Wilder‘s side an important triumph.
The win moved the hosts above Arsenal into seventh location and simply a point behind their challengers in the Premier League table, keeping their imagine Europa League football next season alive and kicking.
On the other hand, succeeding beats for Wolves have most likely ended their hopes of making the Champions League, although Nuno Espirito Santo‘s side might still qualify for the competition ought to they win the Europa League next month.
Blades boss Wilder made 2changes The fit-again Jack O’Connell changed Jack Robinson in defence while club captain Billy Sharp launched front as David McGoldrick lost out with a foot injury.
Wolves made one modification after the home defeat to Arsenal with Diogo Jota coming in for Leander Dendoncker
Both sides got their death games going early on in what was a competitive opening, however similarly the organisation of the 2 teams frequently suggested that free-flowing football did not have a cutting edge around the penalty locations.
When Wolves worked their way through the Blades defence after 14 minutes, Raul Jimenez‘s discuss his chest was heavy as he attempted to manage Adama Traore‘s cross and what would have been a clear shot on goal 8 yards out was lost.
Soon later on, Oliver McBurnie made clear the front of Conor Coady at the near post to satisfy O’Connell’s cross however his glancing header was directly at Rui Patricio.
O’Connell cynically stopped Jota’s drive towards goal after half an hour and got a yellow card for the foul. Ruben Neves fired the resulting free-kick goalwards however his effort clipped the top of the crossbar on its way over.
Wolves had a number of let-offs either side of half time when Willy Boly’s pass-back to Patricio was attacked upon by Sharp however his shot was obstructed by the goalkeeper.
Sharp was included once again early in the second half when he put the ball in the net, just to see his events reduced by an offside flag.
It was the start of a continual duration of pressure for the Blades however Wolves, marshalled at the back by Coady, mainly kept the hosts at arm’s length till Jonny turned off 12 minutes from time however, luckily for him, George Baldock‘s header went large.
Wolves withstood a late barrage of pressure as the Blades entered search of a winning goal and their endeavour was rewarded in injury time when defender Egan, who scored an exceptional goal in the draw at Burnley at the weekend, increased highest to head home Norwood’s corner, sending out Wilder jumping in pleasure down the touchline.