Sheffield comes from behind to beat West Brom 2 – 1. With their clubs occupying the bottom two positions in the top-flight, both managers had identified the importance of this fixture to their hopes of avoiding relegation. Sheffield United fought back to claim a priceless Premier League victory over fellow strugglers West Brom.
And initially the Baggies’ more direct approach appeared to give them the upper hand at a rain-soaked Bramall Lane. Callum Robinson had already pulled a left-foot shot wide when Matt Phillips tapped in the opener after home goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale had parried efforts from Robinson and Mbaye Diagne.
However, the Blades improved after the break and levelled when Jayden Bogle lashed a left-footed effort into the bottom right corner after being teed up by Chris Basham.
Ramsdale’s superb close-range save from Robinson then provided his side with the platform to go on and win the contest.
And Billy Sharp’s prodded finish into the bottom left corner saw the Blades collect only their third win of the season. While Chris Wilder‘s side remains bottom of the table they are now just a point behind West Brom, in 19th, and are 10 points from safety.
Blades bounce back
For the first 45 minutes, it had looked like being another typical hard-luck story for Sheffield United. The Blades displayed plenty of endeavours but rarely showed enough spark to break down a stubborn West Brom defence.
However, the introduction of Oliver McBurnie at the break provided Wilder’s side with an extra body in attack and the impetus to come from behind to win a Premier League match for the first time since 9 February 2020.
A late first-half injury to George Baldock also inadvertently helped, with Bogle switching to the right and marauding forward at every opportunity. His impressive understanding with Basham offered a useful outlet and provided the hosts with the goal that started their comeback.
After having just four attempts on goal in the first period, the hosts managed 10 in the second, which was a reflection of their dominance. And with Wilder preparing to substitute Sharp, the forward atoned for a wayward first-half header with the winning contribution.
Source – BBC News