Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield United, 20 December 2020

Score1-1
RefereePeter Bankes
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAMEX Stadium
Attendance2,000
Kick-off: 12.00pm Attendance limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 3 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 0 Drawn: 2 Sheffield United won: 1 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 2 Sheffield United scored: 3 Brighton and Hove Albion had now won one of the last 11 meetings in all competitions since May 1987 (lost six).

1 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Graham Potter

1 Sheffield United

Manager: Chris Wilder

Goals:

Danny Welbeck 87 G

Goals:

Jayden Bogle 63 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Robert Sánchez
Defender Joël Veltman
Defender Adam Webster
Defender Ben White
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Midfielder Leandro Trossard
Midfielder/Forward Adam Lallana
Forward Aaron Connolly
Forward Neal Maupay

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale
Defender John Egan
Defender Enda Stevens
Defender/Midfielder Ethan Ampadu
Defender/Midfielder George Baldock
Defender/Midfielder Chris Basham
Defender/Midfielder Jack Robinson
Midfielder John Fleck
Midfielder John Lundstram
Forward Rhian Brewster

Substitutions:

Alireza Jahanbakhsh for Joël Veltman 46
Danny Welbeck for Neal Maupay 66
Andi Zeqiri for Ben White 72

Substitutions:

Oliver Burke for John Fleck 33
Jayden Bogle for Rhian Brewster 54
Ben Osborn for David McGoldrick 70

Cards:

Lewis Dunk 33 Y

Cards:

John Lundstram 40 R
David McGoldrick 70 Y
Ben Osborn 86 Y
Oliver Burke 88 Y
Aaron Ramsdale 90 Y
Chris Basham 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jason Steele
Defender Dan Burn
Defender/Midfielder Steven Alzate
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Midfielder Alexis Mac Allister
Midfielder Jayson Molumby
Forward Danny Welbeck
Forward Andi Zeqiri

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michael Verrips
Defender Jayden Bogle
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Midfielder Max Lowe
Midfielder Oliver Norwood
Midfielder/Forward Oliver Burke
Midfielder/Forward Ben Osborn
Forward Lys Mousset
Forward Billy Sharp

Comments:

League position: 16th Brighton and Hove Albion remained without a win in their last 11 home games in the Premier League (lost six). Albion had now won their last league game before Christmas in two of their last 13 seasons (lost seven). The Seagulls remained unbeaten in their six games in the Premier League against a team starting the day at the bottom of the table (won two).

Comments:

League position: 20th Sheffield United became the third team that had failed to win any of their opening 14 games of a Premier League season; also Swindon Town in 1993-94 (16th game) and Queens Park Rangers in 2012-13 (17th game). The Blades avoided losing nine consecutive away league games for the first time since November 1975 in League Division One. Jayden Bogle became the fifth player to score on his Premier League debut for United; also Brian Deane versus Manchester United on 15 August 1992, Willie Falconer versus Swindon Town on 14 August 1993, Rob Hulse versus Liverpool on 19 August 2006 and Billy Sharp versus AFC Bournemouth on 10 August 2019. On his 100th appearance for the Blades, John Lundstram was initially shown a yellow card after 38 minutes but was upgraded to a red card following a VAR review for serious foul play.