Sheffield United 0-1 Southampton: Moussa Djenepo hits winner for Saints as Blades denied by VAR

Sheff Utd vs’ton
Premier League
3:00pm Saturday 14th September

Bramall Lane
(Att: 30985)

Southampton took home all three points with a 1-0 win against Sheffield United at a frantic match with VAR drama at Bramall Lane.
The Blades dominated an initial half since David McGoldrick forced a save from Angus Gunn, while George Baldock and John Fleck were wasteful with close-range shots littered with chances.
Oli McBurnie’s second-half strike was ruled out by VAR to an offside at the accumulation, when Moussa Djenepo weaved to score a terrific solo goal, and Sheffield United supporters were silenced moments afterwards.
Substitute Billy Sharp was subsequently sent off in the dying moments for an struggle on Stuart Armstrong since the Saints held on for the win.
When the very first real likelihood of the game fell to Che Adams, who smacked the post with a nice 34, southampton started the match brightest and so were rewarded for their early pressure.
Average of an halfan McGoldrick then found himself through on goal moments later to induce a nice save from Gunn who travelled out to close down the Blades striker.
Dean Henderson then matched his number using a diving save to deny an Adams header, before Baldock and Fleck equally struck the side netting for the Blades at a half which ended goalless.
Sheffield United striker McBurnie appeared to have made the breakthrough when he latched on to the conclusion of a fine Norwood free-kick, simply to see that his goal ruled out for a John Egan in the accumulation.
Adding insult to injury, moments afterwards Djenepo did to stay on his feet in the box, ending his run using a shot to get a good solo goal that finally broke the deadlock.
And then Sheffield United were dealt another setback before the fulltime whistle as prior Saints man Sharp was sent for a challenge on Armstrong, taking the wind out of his side as Saints.
Chris Wilder:“We should have come in at half time up in this game. We’ve had excellent chances. David McGoldrick ought to score, John Fleck should score.
„The aim, from our viewpoint, that we conceded, we would concede in League Two let alone the Premier League. We can’t afford to miss that lots of chances.
„it is a definite sending off and that I know the goal was disallowed.“
Ralph Hasenhuttl:“This is a deserved win for all of us. We were very good and had the better chances now .
„I need to thank my physios, they’ve worked extremely hard with Djenepo last week. He’s incredible one against you, movement that is incredible.
„I feel the VAR moment altered the game, it’s an excellent tool we have now that makes the game much even more fair, and in that moment today we were blessed and Sheffield United not.“
Southampton’s #15m summer signing warrants the man-of-the-match award for his excellent solo goal independently. Creating a mockery of all the ongoing pressure of Sheffield United, Djenepo did it on his own to provide all three points to Saints.
While Sheffield United travel across the peaks to face Everton at Goodison Park, neighbours are hosted by southampton Bournemouth following week.

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