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Billy Sharp bags brace as Sheffield United see off Burton to reclaim top spot

Posted Friday, November 17, 2017 by PA8 hits

A first-half brace from Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke's header sent Sheffield United back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-1 win at Burton.Chris Wilder's side proved too hot to handle on a chilly night in East Staffordshire where even a stunning 25-yard effort from Matty Palmer to level things up for Albion could not prevent the Blades enhancing their promotion credentials.United s...Full Story »

Midfielder Kieran Lee expected to return for Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Saturday, November 18, 2017 by PA11 hits

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Kieran Lee is expected to return to contention for the home game against Bristol City.Lee, who missed the recent win at Aston Villa due to a recurrence of a hip problem, is available and head coach Carlos Carvalhal must decide whether to recall him or retain Jacob Butterfield in his starting line-up.Carvalhal has no new injury or suspension concerns as the Owls bi...Full Story »

Sweden boss Andersson: It's unbelievable we're talking about Ibrahimovic

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Goal.com111 hits

A baffled Janne Andersson dismissed talk of former captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming out of retirement to re-join Sweden after the country qualified for the 2018 World Cup at the expense of Italy. Sweden produced a gritty defensive effort to hold four-time world champions Italy to a goalless draw in Milan on Monday — securing a 1-0 aggregate victory. It was a win that defied the odds a...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Sweden: Swede dreams become reality - but Italy fail to qualify for World Cup

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA81 hits

Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after being shut out by Sweden at a sold-out San Siro. Trailing 1-0 on aggregate to a Jakob Johansson goal scored in Friday's first leg in Stockholm, Giampiero Ventura's Azzurri were cheered on by almost 72,000 Italian fans in Milan. But despite laying siege to the Scandinavian defence over 90 feverish minutes, Ital...Full Story »

Italy vs Sweden - Gian Piero Ventura calls on his Italy side to show heart in vital clash

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA75 hits

Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for "heart and determination" as his side prepare to host Sweden in Monday's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg. The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday. Ventura, quoted by figc.it, said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at ...Full Story »

Italy's Gian Piero Ventura faults referee after 'undeserved defeat' to Sweden

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by ESPN46 hits

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee for being too lenient. Sweden substitute Jakob Johansson scored his first international goal shortly after the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected in off Daniele De Rossi and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Italy...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 0 Italy: Italy up against it after Jakob Johansson nets winner for Sweden

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA42 hits

Italy must beat Sweden at San Siro on Monday to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia after Jakob Johansson condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Stockholm. The four-time world champions risk missing out on the summer finals for the first time since 1958 and this play-off result piles further pressure on a side who struggled throughout the qualifying campaign. ...Full Story »

Sweden vs Italy - Daniele De Rossi: Italy are determined to reach World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA41 hits

No one in the Italy squad can imagine failing to qualify for the World Cup, not least Daniele De Rossi as he targets his fourth appearance at the summer finals. The 34-year-old Roma midfielder is one of only two players in the Azzurri selection who will travel to Stockholm to face Sweden on Friday having already earned over 100 caps. De Rossi will pass the recently-retired Andrea Pirlo in the ...Full Story »

Terry limps off as woeful Villa go down to Wednesday

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA13 hits

Sheffield Wednesday tore up the form book to claim a shock 2-1 Championship win over Aston Villa and record only their second away victory of the season.Adam Reach set the visitors on their way with the opening goal after only 19 seconds and fellow former Middlesbrough man Jordan Rhodes made it two before the break.Chris Samba's last-minute reply was too little, too late for Villa, who also los...Full Story »

Leon Clarke stars for Sheffield United as they fight back to beat Hull

Posted Saturday, November 04, 2017 by PA0 hits

Leon Clarke scored four goals as high-flying Sheffield United came from behind to beat Hull 4-1 in the Sky Bet Championship at Bramall Lane.Kamil Grosicki had given the visitors the lead in the 29th minute but four second-half goals from Clarke saw the Blades to victory.Hull keeper Allan McGregor was called into action early on, making a good save to keep out Billy Sharp's close-range shot afte...Full Story »

Jamal Blackman's error proves costly for Sheffield United

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA15 hits

An extraordinary error by goalkeeper Jamal Blackman proved costly for Sheffield United, who lost top spot in the Sky Bet Championship after being beaten 1-0 at QPR.Idrissa Sylla's early goal clinched a second home victory in three days for Ian Holloway's side, who beat high-flying Wolves on Saturday.However, Wolves capitalised on United's slip-up at Loftus Road by winning at Norwich to move bac...Full Story »

Pudil an injury doubt for Sheffield Wednesday ahead of Millwall clash

Posted Tuesday, October 31, 2017 by PA20 hits

Sheffield Wednesday defender Daniel Pudil is an injury doubt for the home game against Millwall.Left-back Pudil sustained a hamstring injury in Saturday's home draw against Barnsley and the Owls are waiting to learn the full extent of the problem.Skipper Glenn Loovens is back in contention after serving a one-game ban, but midfielder Sam Hutchinson requires knee surgery and will be sidelined fo...Full Story »

Harvey Barnes earns Barnsley a point at Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA23 hits

Harvey Barnes scored a superb goal for Barnsley to secure a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship.Both sides had won only one of their previous five games and they could not be separated as Barnsley ended a run of three straight defeats at Hillsborough.The Owls stay in the bottom half of the table with the result heaping more p...Full Story »

David Brooks' winner at Leeds sends Sheffield United to top of Championship

Posted Friday, October 27, 2017 by PA21 hits

David Brooks' first goal for Sheffield United clinched a 2-1 win at Yorkshire rivals and sent them top of the Sky Bet Championship.Second-half substitute Brooks fired home a low angled shot late in the game after Kalvin Phillips had cancelled out Blades striker Billy Sharps' opener against his former club.Victory for Chris Wilder's side, automatically promoted from League One in May, is their e...Full Story »

Sheffield Wednesday without suspended captain Glenn Loovens for Barnsley clash

Posted Saturday, October 28, 2017 by PA24 hits

Sheffield Wednesday will be without skipper Glenn Loovens for their derby clash with Barnsley.Loovens made his first appearance in over two months after a hip injury in last week's defeat at Derby but was sent off early in the first half and is suspended.Midfielder Sam Hutchinson remains doubtful due to his on-going knee problem, so Jacob Butterfield could return to the squad.Winger George Boyd...Full Story »

Sheffield United showing no signs of slowing down after win over Reading

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA6 hits

High-flying Sheffield United made it four wins out of their last five games with a 2-1 victory over Reading.Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp put the hosts 2-0 up at the interval with Roy Beerens pulling a goal back for Reading late on.Reading's Mo Barrow had an early shot deflected wide after finding some space on the right-hand side of the area.The hosts then began to put Jaap Stam's men under pres...Full Story »

Pressure grows on Carlos Carvalhal as Sheffield Wednesday lose again

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA1 hits

The pressure increased on Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal after his team were beaten 2-0 at Derby and had skipper Glenn Loovens sent off.Wednesday have now won only one of their last six games and they were struggling from the moment Loovens brought down Matej Vydra who scored from the penalty spot in the fifth minute.At least Wednesday showed spirit and stayed in the match unti...Full Story »

Derby captain Richard Keogh doubtful for Sheffield Wednesday clash

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA17 hits

Derby captain Richard Keogh is a slight concern ahead of the visit of Sheffield Wednesday.The defender, an ever-present in the Championship this season, pulled out of training earlier this week due to a tight muscle but it is hoped he will be fit for Saturday's game.Midfielder Bradley Johnson is available again after serving a one-match ban as the Rams defeated east midlands rivals Nottingham F...Full Story »

Kieron Freeman to miss out for Sheffield United

Posted Saturday, October 21, 2017 by PA15 hits

Sheffield United will be without defender Kieron Freeman for their home game against Reading.Freeman left the field on a stretcher in last week's home win against Ipswich with a dislocated knee-cap and is expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks.George Baldock could return to contention, but remains doubtful after missing out last week with a calf strain, while fellow defender Richard Ste...Full Story »

Sheffield United continue to impress on Championship return

Posted Saturday, October 14, 2017 by PA2 hits

Sheffield United continued their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff.Chris Wilder's team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractors Boys. It was the fifth victory at Bramall Lane for United this season, whilst the Blues' early-season away woes continued, wit...Full Story »

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