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Sheff Utd close in on top six with late Egan goal

8 Jul 2020
Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers

Blades one point behind sixth-placed Wolves after centre-back's stoppage-time header secures 1-0 win against them

John Egan's stoppage-time winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers moved Sheffield United to within a point of their sixth-placed opponents at Bramall Lane.

The best chance in the first half of this battle between two sides with European ambitions fell to Wolves' Ruben Neves, whose free-kick hit the crossbar.  

Sheff Utd's George Baldock headed Richairo Zivkovic's cross wide and Ben Osborn's effort was turned behind, and the home team's persistence paid off in the final few minutes.

Defender Egan rose highest to head in Oliver Norwood's corner and take Chris Wilder's team to 51 points in seventh position. 

Back-to-back losses for Wolves leave them three points behind Manchester United, who have a match in hand. 

See: Sheff Utd report | Wolves report

Race for Europe

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
5 LEI 38 +26 62
6 TOT 38 +14 59
7 WOL 38 +11 59
8 ARS 38 +8 56
9 SHU 38 0 54
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Next fixtures

Sheff Utd: 11 Jul v Chelsea (H)
Wolves: 12 Jul v Everton (H)

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