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

    Average rating

    5.22

  2. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

    Average rating

    4.31

  3. Squad number22Player nameAmpadu

    Average rating

    4.51

  4. Squad number29Player nameBryan

    Average rating

    4.29

  5. Squad number20Player nameBogle

    Average rating

    4.11

  6. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

    Average rating

    3.32

  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

    Average rating

    3.89

  8. Squad number4Player nameFleck

    Average rating

    4.33

  9. Squad number3Player nameStevens

    Average rating

    3.82

  10. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

    Average rating

    4.24

  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

    Average rating

    4.33

Substitutes

  1. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

    Average rating

    3.85

  2. Squad number10Player nameSharp

    Average rating

    3.95

  3. Squad number11Player nameMousset

    Average rating

    3.31

Southampton

Starting XI

  1. Squad number44Player nameForster
    Average rating

    6.97

  2. Squad number2Player nameWalker-Peters
    Average rating

    6.87

  3. Squad number35Player nameBednarek
    Average rating

    7.02

  4. Squad number4Player nameVestergaard
    Average rating

    8.36

  5. Squad number3Player nameBertrand
    Average rating

    6.59

  6. Squad number17Player nameArmstrong
    Average rating

    7.38

  7. Squad number27Player nameDiallo
    Average rating

    6.46

  8. Squad number8Player nameWard-Prowse
    Average rating

    7.26

  9. Squad number19Player nameMinamino
    Average rating

    7.10

  10. Squad number9Player nameIngs
    Average rating

    5.50

  11. Squad number23Player nameTella

Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player nameAdams
    Average rating

    7.52

  2. Squad number11Player nameRedmond
    Average rating

    5.78

  3. Squad number12Player nameDjenepo
    Average rating

    5.95

Line-ups

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

Substitutes

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

Southampton

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

Substitutes

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

Referee:
Paul Tierney

Match Stats

Live Text

  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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