Sheffield United vs Southampton, Premier League: live score and latest updates

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Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s live coverage of bottom-of-the-league Sheffield United’s match against Southampton at Bramall Lane.

These are two of the least in-form teams in the Premier League currently. Sheffield United have won just one of their last five (last time out, against Aston Villa), while Southampton are without a win in their last nine league matches. The last time Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side tasted victory was on January 4 at Anfield.

But the Austrian is certain Southampton will soon turn around their wretched run, which has left them just seven points from Fulham in the final relegation spot.

Monday’s 1-0 loss at Everton was the latest setback but Hasenhuttl is confident they will soon get back to winning ways, saying that “we know that we are not ill or something”.

Today’s trip to Bramall Lane could provide a much-needed shot in the arm but the Saints boss is expecting a tough match against a struggling side buoyed by their midweek win again Aston Villa.

Asked if he considers the south coast side to be in a relegation battle, Hasenhuttl said: “You can call it how you want. For one it’s a relegation battle, for another one it’s something else.

“I think we have done something right in this season otherwise we wouldn’t have 30 points at this stage and now it’s about, yeah, finding the first win.

“But we know how to do this. It’s not that we haven’t won a game since ever. We had won a game in the cup against Wolves and Arsenal.

“So, yes, they were cup games and not Premier League games but against Premier League sides, and I think we know what we have to do to play good football and to win games.

“But the more players we have, the more players are coming back, the more alternatives there are, the easier it is for us to find a game plan that makes us a competitive side.

“It’s important to be a competitive side against Sheffield because they will fight for everything.”

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