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Sheffield United 2-0 Millwall: Blades beat Lions as Yliman Ndiaye and Sundar Berge score goals

Sander Berge doubled the Blaze’s lead with his first goal in seven games.

Sheffield United bounced back from their opening day defeat with a comfortable win over Millwall at Bramall Lane.

After struggling to create chances in a defeat at Watford, Iliman Ndiaye gave the Blades an early lead, hitting a solid right-footed shot into the corner of the net.

And halfway through the first half, it was 2-0 when John Fleck caught a bad mistake by Charlie Cresswell and rounded goalkeeper Bert Bialkowski to face Thunder Berge, who slotted in.

Bialkowski prevented further damage by saving Oliver Norwood’s first-half penalty kick after Jake Cooper beat Leanne Brewster.

I couldn’t get the target and I couldn’t create chances easily lose to Watfordthe blade had Manchester City loan player James McAtee I entered the bench and caught up with 2-0 by the middle of the first half.

Lions defender Cresswell, who arrived on loan from Leeds, was a two-goal hero. 2-0 encouraged to win on day onebut discovered how quickly fate could change with Blaze’s apparent mistake in the second goal.

The visitors’ generous defense continued when Jamie Shackleton’s careless crossfield pass allowed Brewster a goal and forced Cooper to concede a spot kick.

His blush was saved by a diving penalty from Bialkowski who successfully blocked a close-range shot from debutant defender Anel Ahmedžić.

The Lions have been longing for a return after a break after being knocked out of the EFL Cup at League One side Cambridge at midweek.

However, they failed to give homekeeper Wes Foderingham a serious try, with Ged Wallace opening up the best chance.

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield:

“We know the threat of Millwall. was prepared for it.

“We handled well in every match and actually scored a goal on the counter from one of them, which was huge.

“All that went unnoticed and unspoken, we were really strong today.

“I thought it was there to be noticed, to move the ball faster, to create chances, to play with the front foot, especially in the first half.”

Millwall manager Gary Rowett told BBC London 94.9:

“It was a disappointing performance, especially in the first half. You can’t give Sheffield United a gift at Bramall Lane.”

“I thought we started the game very well early on and we had some pretty big moments. I watched it over and over and it felt like the first goal was a big blow to Jake Cooper.

“The referee told me there was a clear instruction to allow more physical contact, and I can understand that.

“As a manager it’s fine. Maybe it’s necessary. But then what you have to do is make sure you do it right in the right area. A foul is a foul whether there’s contact or not. So To me, a foul is a foul.” It was a bad decision. “


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formation 3-4-2-1

  • 18FoderinghamBook in 90 minutes
  • 15Ahmedzik
  • 12Egan
  • 26ClerkBook in 82 minutes
  • 2Baldock
  • 16norwood
  • FourspotssubstituteOsborneand 72′minutes
  • 33Norrington DavisBook in 90 minutes
  • 8Berge
  • 29NdiaesubstituteJevisonand 67′minutes
  • 7brewstersubstitutesharpand 67′minutes


  • Tensharp
  • 11Kadra
  • 13row
  • twenty threeOsborne
  • 28Makati
  • 36Jevison
  • 37Amissa


formation 3-4-1-2

  • 33Bialkowski
  • 15cresswell
  • Fivecooper
  • 3M. Wallace
  • 2mcnamaraBook in 90 minutes
  • 8Mitchell
  • 16Shackleton
  • 11Malone
  • twenty threeSavillesubstituteBurayand 81′minutes
  • 20BennettBook in 45 minutessubstituteOrafeand 80′minutes
  • 7Afobe


  • 1long
  • FourHutchinson
  • 6Evans
  • 14Buray
  • twenty fiveOrafe
  • 35Muller
  • 40Topaloy

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