Sheffield United Hopeful Europa League
Sheffield United continued in their push for the European qualification as they beat Spurs 3-1 and today they humbled Chelsea in their home ground behind closed doors, they are now in the sixth place position and looks confident to maintain the position with just three games left to go. The Blades were able to thrash Chelsea at their Bramall Lane Stadium.
David McGoldrick opened the scoring netting his first Premier League goal since the resumption of the league after Kepa Arrizabalaga made a brilliant deflected save but no defender was there to take it McGoldrick scored the opener in the first 18 minutes. Chelsea’s defence was shaky throughout and they were ruthlessly punished just 15 minutes later when Enda Stevens crossed and McBurnie was left completely unmarked in the six-yard box to power home a simple header.
The damage was completed when McGoldrick capitalised on a dreadful defensive error to score his second of the day, the visitors had scored the most number of away goals in the English Premier League before this match, including three at Crystal Palace in midweek, but failed to continue their tally.
Manager Chris Wilder has drawn many plaudits this season for Sheffield United’s organisation and team ethic, their desire to keep the ball out of their net a telling contrast to the fragility of their illustrious visitors. If Leicester City and Manchester United win their games in hand against Bournemouth and Southampton respectively, Champions League-chasing Chelsea, currently third, could find themselves in fifth when next in action against Norwich on Tuesday.
McGoldrick was named Sheffield United’s player of the year in 2019, he scored 15 goals in their successful promotion campaign, but until now has had no luck in front of goal in the Premier League. His pairing with McBurnie at Sheffield United has really helped the team as a whole.