Matchweek 16
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Sat 9 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Att: 28,509
Ref: Stuart Attwell
45 +1
  • HT
  • 51
    90 +1
    90 +2
  • FT



    Sheffield United picked up only their second win of the season as they beat Brentford 1-0 thanks to a fantastic goal from James McAtee.

    The Manchester City loanee’s first Premier League goal was enough to secure all three points at Bramall Lane as manager Chris Wilder got his first win on his return to the club.

    How the match unfolded

    Yoane Wissa and Keane Lewis-Potter came into the Brentford side looking to step up in the absence of the injured Bryan Mbeumo, but the Bees were boosted by Christian Norgaard’s return from suspension.

    Wilder made seven changes to the team who lost to Liverpool in midweek. 

    After a quiet start, Brentford players appealed for a penalty in the 27th minute when Anel Ahmedhodzic brought down Ethan Pinnock, but referee Stuart Atwell was not interested.

    Three minutes later, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka survived a VAR check for a red card after a foul on Vinicius Souza which left the midfielder needing treatment for five minutes.

    Sheff Utd took the lead on the stroke of half-time as McAtee produced a stunning strike to beat Mark Flekken, curling the ball into the far corner from the right side of the box.

    Substitute Anis Slimane missed a huge chance in the 56th minute to double Sheff Utd’s lead as he shot straight at Flekken from point-blank range after Cameron Archer had won the ball high up the pitch and teed up his team-mate.

    Flekken was forced into another save with 10 minutes to go when Archer went through on goal. He overpowered Ben Mee to get to a loose ball but could not beat the goalkeeper with his shot.

    Slimane burst into the box just a minute later as the Blades pushed hard for a second, but the Tunisian could only find the side-netting from a very tight angle.

    The Bees threw everything at an equaliser but fell short in the end despite efforts from Wissa and Mee.

    Sheff Utd are still bottom, now with eight points. Brentford remain 11th but are level on 19 points with three other teams.

    Sheff Utd report | Brentford report
    Match officials

    Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Neil Davies, Wade Smith. Fourth official: Darren England. VAR: Rob Jones. Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin.

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    Match officials

    Referee: Stuart Attwell

    Fourth Official: Darren England

    VAR: Robert Jones

    Assistant VAR: Ian Hussin

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