Sheffield United – Wolverhampton Wanderers: Late Winner For Sheffield United After Stalemate (1-0)
Two teams known for their respective three-at-the-back systems played out a match which was largely a stalemate, until John Egan’s dramatic late winner secured victory for Chris Wilder’s side. Both teams had well-organized defenses and attacks relying much upon wing-play, transitions and direct passing to some extent, leading to a game which often lacked in creativity on the ball.
Tactical analysis and match report by Josh Manley.
This game saw a match-up between two teams who have been able to disrupt the ‘traditional’ top six in the Premier League pretty much immediately after being promoted to the Premier League.
Wolves’ unbeaten return to Premier League action was ended at the weekend by Arsenal, who beat Nuno Espírito Santo’s side 2-0. Prior to that, wins against West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa had put them in close proximity to Champions League qualifying places.
Sheffield United’s post-lockdown form meanwhile has been fairly worrying in comparison to their results earlier in the season. Their first three games saw them draw at Aston Villa before suffering 3-0 defeats at Newcastle United and Manchester United, as well as being knocked out . . .