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Sheffield United 0-1 Norwich City

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder watched the final 25 minutes of the match from the grandstand at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was sent to the stands as the Blades' three-game winning run came to an end at home to Norwich.

Wilder was dismissed for kicking the ball at some Norwich water bottles after 65 minutes as he tried to put the ball back into play quickly.

Yanic Wildschut put the Canaries ahead midway through the first half.

David Brooks had a good chance for United while Josh Murphy went close for Norwich after the break.

The Blades could have gone top of the Championship with a win, but Norwich deserved the three points as they moved back into the top half of the table.

The hosts could have taken an early lead, but Angus Gunn saved well from Brooks before Wildschut's goal - a drive into the bottom corner after fine build-up play by Cameron Jerome and James Maddison.

Norwich looked more likely to score throughout as Marco Stiepermann skewed wide from distance and Murphy had an effort blocked after the break.

But the game's talking point was Wilder's sending off as he exchanged words with his Norwich counterpart Daniel Farke after kicking the ball at some water bottles - causing referee Scott Duncan to send him from the dug-out.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder:

"There were some time-wasting issues that are ridiculous. Referees have to do something about it. It breaks the flow of the game up when you're in the ascendancy.

"I went in their technical area, that was the problem, a bit of a frustration having five centre forwards out.

"I thought my team were outstanding for a new team in the division. I thought we deserved something from the game."

Norwich boss Daniel Farke:

"It feels like a big win, 100 per cent. Our defending attitude, our will to fight against setbacks. Our will to be in such an atmosphere, a really emotional atmosphere and to stand together.

"I felt like we were able to control the game with our defending. We had to be concentrated and focused, and to defend to the last second.

"I think we deserved this win, and it's good for our confidence and the general togetherness."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 27Blackman
  • 6Basham
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18FreemanSubstituted forBaldockat 86'minutes
  • 15CouttsBooked at 63mins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forCarruthersat 73'minutes
  • 4FleckBooked at 65mins
  • 3StevensSubstituted forThomasat 74'minutes
  • 36Brooks
  • 32Evans

Substitutes

  • 2Baldock
  • 7Lundstram
  • 8Thomas
  • 16Carter-Vickers
  • 24Lafferty
  • 31Eastwood
  • 44Carruthers

Norwich

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Gunn
  • 2Pinto
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 19TrybullBooked at 89mins
  • 27TetteyBooked at 59mins
  • 17WildschutSubstituted forWatkinsat 78'minutes
  • 23MaddisonBooked at 86minsSubstituted forHanleyat 87'minutes
  • 11MurphySubstituted forHusbandat 61'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 10JeromeBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 3Husband
  • 4Reed
  • 8Vrancic
  • 12Watkins
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 31Hanley
  • 33McGovern
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
26,218

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamNorwich
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Norwich City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Norwich City 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Brooks (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Nathan Thomas (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Norwich City).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Angus Gunn (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

  10. Booking

    Tom Trybull (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Norwich City. Grant Hanley replaces James Maddison because of an injury.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. George Baldock replaces Kieron Freeman.

  13. Booking

    James Maddison (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match James Maddison (Norwich City) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Paul Coutts with a cross following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ivo Pinto.

  18. Booking

    Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds85211431117
2Wolves8521138517
3Cardiff8521127517
4Preston843193615
5Ipswich7502128415
6Sheff Utd850386215
7Middlesbrough8422105514
8Bristol City83411510513
9Sheff Wed8341107313
10Nottm Forest84041113-212
11QPR83231212011
12Norwich8323812-411
13Aston Villa8242109110
14Fulham824287110
15Derby73131111010
16Millwall823311929
17Hull82241415-18
18Reading722367-18
19Burton8224615-98
20Barnsley7214811-37
21Sunderland8134712-56
22Brentford8044712-54
23Birmingham8116412-84
24Bolton8026416-122
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