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Won Sheffield United vs Spurs

Date
May 19, 2024
KO Time
4:00 pm
Score
3 - 0

Kulusevski (2)
Porro
Won

Match Prediction

  • Spurs Win

    Votes: 85 81.7%
  • Sheffield Win

    Votes: 6 5.8%
  • Draw

    Votes: 13 12.5%

  • Total voters
    104

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SHEFFIELD UNITED vs TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - 19th May - KO 4:00pm

Introduction

World Clock

REFEREE
Andrew Bradley

TEAM FORM
Sheffield - LLLLL --------- Spurs - LW
LLL

Requiring just a single point to ensure a fifth-placed finish, we conclude our topsy-turvy Premier League campaign away to Sheffield Untied on Sunday afternoon. Postecoglou cut a seething figure after we went down 2-0 to Man City in midweek, while the Blades most recently suffered a 1-0 loss at Everton.

All throughout the season, our boss Postecoglou has insisted that finishing in the top four is not the ultimate goal in his first season in charge, but the former Celtic treble winner let rip and then some after our hopes were officially extinguished against Man City.

The peculiar pre-match build-up was dominated by a portion of our fans wishing defeat upon their own side to guarantee that Arsenal would not be in control of their own title destiny, and those select few joined in with Citizens celebrations for both of Haaland's goals in the second half.

Of course, Postecoglou was not so sympathetic to the North London rivalry, blasting our fragile nature both on and off the field in a press conference somewhat akin to Conte's explosive Southampton rant, which marked the beginning of the end for the Italian's time in the our hotseat.

While steam may still be billowing from his ears, Postecoglou can now oversee the win or draw which will propel us into the 2024-25 Europa League, but Chelsea - who are three points behind - could relegate us to the Europa Conference League position if a Bramall Lane surprise is to be sprung.

Such a set of circumstances is not totally beyond the realm of possibility, as defeat to Man City marked a fifth loss from six matches for our indifferent team, who have also failed to win any of our last five on the road and have just two victories from our last 12 on their travels.


Furthermore, our last trip to Bramall Lane in last year's FA Cup ended in an embarrassing 1-0 loss, and while they gleaned a slice of revenge with a Premier League home win in September, we needed the memorable late Richarlison show to bail us out of trouble.

Team News

We are largely as you were from the midweek defeat to Manchester City, where eight infirm troops were absent from the ranks and will also be missing for the trip to Bramall Lane.

Richarlison (calf), Bissouma (knee), Solomon (knee), Forster (foot), Udogie (thigh),Sessegnon (hamstring), Davies (calf) and Werner (thigh) will all watch on from the sidelines, while Lo Celso is a fresh doubt owing to a blow to the knee.

Bentancour, who did his best to destroy a chair on our bench after being taken off in midweek, is a candidate to be demoted by Kulusevski, but van de Ven should continue as an emergency left-back.

Head-to-Head

We first played Sheffield United on Saturday 20th April 1901 where we drew 2-2 in the FA Cup. We have gone on to play each other 96 times where we have won 38, they have won 30 and there have been 27 draws.

League: We have won 35, they have 27 and there have been 25 draws

FA Cup: We have won 1, they have 3 and there have been 1 draw

League Cup: We have won 3, they havnt won any and there have been 1 draw

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