Sheffield United 0-2 Southampton: Saints end winless run at Bramall Lane

Che Adams, Southampton, Sheffield United
Che Adams had not scored for Southampton since a 3-0 win over Sheffield United back in December

Southampton won for the first time in 10 Premier League matches as Che Adams’ spectacular strike helped Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side claim all three points at Sheffield United, whose slim survival hopes took another blow at Bramall Lane.

Adams rifled a half-volley into the top corner four minutes into the second half, ending a run of 16 games without a goal in all competitions.

Saints, who lost Danny Ings to an early injury, had broken the deadlock when James Ward-Prowse sent Aaron Ramsdale the wrong way from the penalty spot following Ethan Ampadu’s clumsy challenge on Nathan Tella.

Takumi Minamino should have added a third for Southampton when he fired wide from Ryan Bertrand’s low cross, while Adams, Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong all went close late on.

The Blades had chances of their own but only tested Fraser Forster twice throughout the 90 minutes.

The win lifts Saints 10 points clear of the relegation zone, while Chris Wilder’s side remain rooted to the foot of the table – 12 points from safety.

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Sheffield United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

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  2. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

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  3. Squad number22Player nameAmpadu

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  4. Squad number29Player nameBryan

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  5. Squad number20Player nameBogle

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  6. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

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  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

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  8. Squad number4Player nameFleck

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  9. Squad number3Player nameStevens

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  10. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

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  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

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  1. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

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  2. Squad number10Player nameSharp

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  3. Squad number11Player nameMousset

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Starting XI

  1. Squad number44Player nameForster
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  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker-Peters
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  3. Squad number35Player nameBednarek
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  4. Squad number4Player nameVestergaard
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  5. Squad number3Player nameBertrand
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  6. Squad number17Player nameArmstrong
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  7. Squad number27Player nameDiallo
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  8. Squad number8Player nameWard-Prowse
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  9. Squad number19Player nameMinamino
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  10. Squad number9Player nameIngs
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  11. Squad number23Player nameTella


  1. Squad number10Player nameAdams
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  2. Squad number11Player nameRedmond
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  3. Squad number12Player nameDjenepo
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Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 2Baldock
  • 22AmpaduBooked at 31mins
  • 29Bryan
  • 20BogleBooked at 36mins
  • 7Lundstram
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forMcBurnieat 45′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4FleckBooked at 90mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 24BrewsterSubstituted forSharpat 68′minutes
  • 17McGoldrickSubstituted forMoussetat 58′minutes


  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Sharp
  • 11Mousset
  • 13Lowe
  • 14Burke
  • 18Foderingham
  • 23Osborn
  • 34Ndiaye
  • 35Maguire


Formation 4-4-2

  • 44Forster
  • 2Walker-Peters
  • 35Bednarek
  • 4VestergaardBooked at 90mins
  • 3Bertrand
  • 17ArmstrongBooked at 71mins
  • 27Diallo
  • 8Ward-Prowse
  • 19MinaminoSubstituted forDjenepoat 88′minutes
  • 9IngsSubstituted forAdamsat 13′minutes
  • 23TellaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forRedmondat 77′minutes


  • 1McCarthy
  • 5Stephens
  • 10Adams
  • 11Redmond
  • 12Djenepo
  • 22Salisu
  • 40N’Lundulu
  • 64Jankewitz
  • 72Chauke

Paul Tierney

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Southampton 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Southampton 2.

  3. Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United).

  4. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Foul by Che Adams (Southampton).

  7. Jannik Vestergaard (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  9. John Fleck (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

  11. Che Adams (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

  14. Substitution, Southampton. Moussa Djenepo replaces Takumi Minamino.

  15. Foul by Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United).

  16. Ryan Bertrand (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Foul by Jan Bednarek (Southampton).

  18. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Offside, Sheffield United. Ethan Ampadu tries a through ball, but Lys Mousset is caught offside.

  20. Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck with a cross.

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