Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield United, 21 December 2019

Score1-0 to Sheffield United
RefereeRobert Jones
CompetitionPremier League
VenueAMEX Stadium
Attendance30,505
Kick-off: 3.00pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 1 Brighton and Hove Albion won: 0 Drawn: 0 Sheffield United won: 1 Brighton and Hove Albion scored: 0 Sheffield United scored: 1 This was the first-ever meeting in the top division.

0 Brighton and Hove Albion

Manager: Graham Potter

1 Sheffield United

Manager: Chris Wilder

Goals:

Goals:

Ollie McBurnie 23 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Dan Burn
Defender Martín Montoya
Defender Adam Webster
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder Leandro Trossard
Midfielder/Forward Aaron Mooy
Forward Neal Maupay

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dean Henderson
Defender John Egan
Defender Jack O'Connell
Defender Enda Stevens
Defender/Midfielder George Baldock
Defender/Midfielder Chris Basham
Midfielder John Lundstram
Midfielder Oliver Norwood
Midfielder/Forward Luke Freeman
Forward Ollie McBurnie

Substitutions:

Aaron Connolly for Leandro Trossard 46
Glenn Murray for Pascal Gross 46
Yves Bissouma for Martín Montoya 56

Substitutions:

Ben Osborn for Luke Freeman 53
Lys Mousset for Ollie McBurnie 63
Muhamed Bešić for Oliver Norwood 82

Cards:

Yves Bissouma 87 Y

Cards:

Enda Stevens 75 Y
Chris Basham 83 Y
David McGoldrick 85 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper David Button
Defender Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Steven Alzate
Defender/Midfielder Bernardo
Midfielder Yves Bissouma
Forward Aaron Connolly
Forward Glenn Murray

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michael Verrips
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Midfielder Muhamed Bešić
Midfielder/Forward Ben Osborn
Midfielder/Forward Callum Robinson
Forward Lys Mousset
Forward Billy Sharp

Comments:

League position: 13th Brighton and Hove Albion failed in their attempt to remain unbeaten in four consecutive games in the Premier League for the first time since March 2018. The Seagulls had now lost six of their eight games against the teams currently in the top eight positions in the Premier League (won one). Albion had still yet to win a home game in the Premier League when they had conceded the opening goal.

Comments:

League position: 5th Sheffield United became the second-ever newly-promoted team in the top division to remain unbeaten in their opening nine away league games of a season after Burnley in 1947-48 (ten). They had now remained unbeaten in their first nine away games of a league season for the second time in their history; also 1899-00 in League Division One. John Egan scored after eight minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to a handball decision while Jack O'Connell scored after 54 minutes but it was also disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision. The Blades had now scored four goals so far in this Premier League goals that had been ruled out by VAR; one more than any other team.