Sunday, 5 January 2014

Sheffield United 2-1 Aston Villa

The Blades went to Villa with a game plan. And exicuted it very, very well. They went into the game as underdogs and it has taken the media by storm. 

First Half:
Villa attacked and shot just wide then in the 28th minute, SUFC broke forward after some immense defending and Murphy skipped past ex-Blade Matt Lowton and drilled it home into the right hand corner. Sending 6,000 Blades fans mental. With no decesions going the Blades way Villa had numerous free kicks but the Blades defended, like a brick wall. In the last couple of minutes Villa broke, and Benteke headed Albrighton's cross wide. HT 1-0 SUFC. 

Second Half: 

In the second half the Blades started off well, with Flynn racing forward  the ball in and having a shot saved by Steer. Villa yet again won set pieces regularly but Benteke or Weimann couldn't find a way past Maguire and Collins. Baxter threaded the ball through to Porter who shot wide then Flynn had a shot and it drifted wide of the post. Then the moment of madness came, Villa had a corner Benteke was pushed down, but no penalty given, he passed it out wide to Albrighton, he crossed it in Benteke headed it to Helenius and he powered home. But with 6,000 Blades singing how could the Blades not put in a peformance and give that little bit more ounce of effort, and so they did, Doyle was fouled in the middle of the park, McMahon raced forward with the ball and Flynn drifted outside the box past the Villa defence and blastered it home. Celebrating in-front of 6,000 with Prince Abdullah and Kevin MCabe in attendence.  FT 2-1 Blades. As a chorus of Shoreham boys rang out from the Blades fans, the players came over and thanked the fans for their support.  
 My view from my seats. 

 The winning moment. 

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