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Sheffield United v Man City - as it happened

Pin Sheff Utd v Man City, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 24, 21/1/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Sheff Utd v Man City, Premier League 2019/20, matchday 24, 21/1/2020 - Official line-ups. BESOCCER

Sheffield United v Man City - as it happened

Paul Singh by Paul Singh @besoccer_com - 0 6,640

Join us for live coverage of the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Man City from Bramall Lane. Guardiola's men won 2-0 when the teams met at the Etihad Stadium 23 days ago.

LIVE
96'
FT: Sheff Utd 0-1 Man C!! All over here. City were the better side, but when it looked like they would be held to a 0-0 draw, Aguero came off the bench and made his mark within five minutes to give Guardiola's men the victory. Sheff Utd were very brave, but lacked the killer touch in the final third. Henderson, their GK, made three crucial saves in the first half including one from the spot. That's all from us, we hope you enjoyed it and see you again soon!
96'
The free-kick is sent in, there's pinball in the box and finally the home side are penalised for a foul. And that's full time!
95'
Free-kick to Sheff U outside the box!!! It's the last play!
94'
That was a powerful one!!! Aguero lays the ball off to Rodrigo and his wayward shot sends the stewards behind the goal ducking for cover.
93'
Sheff U have a free-kick, Henderson's Hail Mary ball is punched away by Ederson and then seconds later, Utd claim handball in the box, nothing given though.
91'
City sub: Sterling going off in his own time, B Silva on.
90'
Four extra minutes.
89'
Lovely cutback by Mahrez again and Baldock is down injured.
88'
Very open now!!! Sheff U go forward and on the counter, Sterling has the ball and it comes to nothing because he doesn't pass for Aguero in the middle.
86'
Corner for Man City.
85'
Sterling!!!! He combines with Otamendi from the corner and then hits narrowly wide of Henderson's right hand post!
84'
And now another booking here for a foul. For McBurnie this time.
83'
Yellow card here for Aguero for timewasting.
82'
Clear foul by O'Connell from behind on Sterling and Aguero wanted a yellow. Not given though.
80'
City attack again and Mahrez's strike is blocked by a Blades' head.
78'
Blades double sub: Lundstram and Robinson on for Basham and Besic.
78'
City sub: Laporte makes way for Garcia.
77'
Almost 0-2!! A City corner is flicked on by Rodrigo and Laporte nearly gets on the end of it at the far post.
75'
The Argentine came on and that little bit of extra quality was enough to get the goal. Taking your chances is vital and Sheff U didn't do that.
73'
And Aguero punishes them! Sterling passes to De Bruyne on the far side and his pass to Aguero is tapped in from inside six yards.
72'
I can't believe it!!!! Besic gives the ball to a teammate and the pass for McBurnie is perfect, but the Scot is unable to turn it home! He was so, so close. I think the VAR would have cut short his joy though.
71'
Baldock and Zinchenko exchanging words here on the touchline. City are frustrated now.
70'
Corner for the away side after a scuffed clearance. City have got worse as the half has gone on. Guardiola ain't best pleased as you can imagine.
69'
City doing everything but lack the killer touch to score. Sometimes making seven changes sends out the wrong message.
68'
City sub: Aguero on for Jesus.
67'
Zinchenko penalised for going in late on Baldock.
65'
Aguero coming on now.
65'
Sterling has the ball in a dangerous and does nothing with it...
62'
Sheff Utd!!!! What a chance!!! Basham had the ball inside the City box, he cross was touched by Ederson and then Mousset tried a hard backheel with his back to goal and Ederson caught it.
61'
City attack again, a dangerous cross comes to nothing and then Rodrigo's cross is tamely headed by Jesus towards goal. Easily saved by Henderson.
59'
Sheff U sub: Sharp goes off to a standing ovation and Mousset is on.
58'
Rodrigo heads at the near post across goal and it shaves the far upright!
58'
Corner for City!
55'
Sharp backs into the GK and a foul is called.
54'
The Blades get a corner! O'Connell jumps and wins a corner.
53'
Fleck makes a tremendous run past the halfway line, he beats Walker and Rodrigo has to take one for the team.
52'
Jesus is fouled on the edge of the box. Another set piece from the Sky Blues though.
51'
The free-kick is poor and hits the wall.
50'
Silly foul by Stevens! He raises his boot unnecessarily and catches Sterling.
50'
Man C win a corner.
48'
De Bruyne attacks down Sheff U's right and the cross in is cleared.
46'
Back underway in Sheffield!
45'
HT: Sheff U 0-0 Man C!!! Half-time at Bramall Lane where City are unlucky to not be winning! It's been very open from both sides, but Henderson had to make two great saves before he illegally saved Jesus' penalty. Besic was maybe lucky to only get a yellow for a bad challenge on Laporte, but Fleck most certainly was. His tackle on Fernandinho was the perfect definition of a red card. Back for more in 10 minutes!
45'
Fernandinho is booked now for jumping on McBurnie from behind.
45'
One extra minute.
45'
De Bruyne!!! He hits over the crossbar from just outside the box.
43'
Terrible challenge by Fleck on Fernandinho!!! It's right on his ankle and it was a shocking challenge. This was a 100% red card. Much worse than Besic's earlier. He only got a yellow though.
41'
This really should have been retaken... It's slightly after the ball was kicked, but Henderson was still a considerable distance off the line.
40'
Fernandinho fouls McBurnie! Not sure about that call.
37'
It wasn't a great pen, but he was a good metre off the line. The PL don't repeat those penalties unless it's scandalous and I think Guardiola is making that point to the 4th official. He was miles off the line. For me, he was scandalously off it.
36'
Henderson saves it!!!! He's off his line by a country mile and he dives to his right to save Jesus' pen.
35'
Pen to Man C after Mahrez goes down following a lovely cut inside! It was on the counter and Basham clearly fouled him.
34'
Sheff U attacking and Man C finally scramble it clear!!!
33'
It's kicking off after Laporte tries to head from a corner and is caught accidentally by an opponent. All rather unnecessary.
32'
McBurnie wins a corner for the Blades.
31'
De Bruyne!! He sees his shot from 25 yards blocked by a defender.
29'
Man C definitely the better team here now.
27'
Shots: 0-4, on target: 0-2.
26'
Sterling hits one over now!
25'
Henderson!!! City get another corner and from the set piece, Otamendi tries an overhead kick and is denied by a fine stop from the goalie.
25'
Sheff U are being brave, but I fear this will end badly for them if it carries on like this. They look very open at the back on the counter.
24'
Norwood carded for a cynical trip on Sterling after making a mistake.
23'
Sheff U threaten now and Besic's pass towards Sharp is touched by a City man so Sharp prefers to let it go for a corner.
21'
Man C have had 64% possession and Sheff Utd are looking vulnerable at the back when they attack.
19'
What a great save by Henderson!!! Basham makes a terrible error in the centre-circle, Sterling gets the ball, runs passes to Mahrez who gives it back to him and Henderson makes a tremendous stop from close range to knock it for a corner. It looked a certain goal.
19'
Stevens!! He makes a lovely run into the box from this near side before City clear.
18'
Another foul now by Walker. A few fouls being made here.
17'
The hosts win a free-kick now for a foul on Besic.
15'
Billy Sharp is caught offside from a long ball.
13'
It was completely unnecessary and even more so for a man who has just come back from an injury.
12'
What a terrible challenge on Laporte by Besic as he tries to clear near his wn area! It's a shocker on Laporte's left ankle. It could have easily been a red.
10'
Otamendi brings down Sharp in Sheff U's half. It looks like Sharp backs into Otamendi, but the ref sees it differently.
8'
From the City corner, Zinchenko hit over from distance.
8'
McBurnie played a superb pass to Sharp and his attempted square ball for Fleck was cut out by Fernandinho.
7'
What a chance for Sheff U!! And on the counter, Mahrez gives it to De Bruyne and the Belgian wins a corner!
6'
Fernandinho brings down Sharp from behind rather cynically and he is lucky to avoid a booking.
5'
Sterling attacks down the far side, but nothing comes of his run.
4'
Man C with more possession early on, but nothing noteworthy.
2'
McBurnie!!! Nearly a terrible error by the Scot as his pass back to the keeper is almost intercepted by Jesus!
1'
Sheff U get us going from right to left! Both teams in their usual colours!
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What an atmosphere here in South Yorkshire!
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The players are out here at Bramall Lane!
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7th v 2nd. 33pts v 48pts. Sheff U are just 6pts off the top 4!
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Just 5 degrees in the Steel City this evening.
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Lee Mason is the referee and Andy Madley is the VAR.
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The two sides met 23 days ago and City won 2-0.
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Man City will want to return to winning ways after their 2-2 draw v C Palace on Saturday. They have put out a much changed team from that fixture. Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Gundogan, D Silva, B Silva and Aguero all drop from the starting XI. Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Walker, Rodrigo, Jesus and Mahrez all come in.
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Sheff Utd make two changes to the starting XI compared to the 1-1 draw at Arsenal. Billy Sharp replaces Lys Mousset while Besic comes in for Lundstram in midfield.
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Man City XI: Ederson (GK); Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Rodrigo; Sterling, Jesus and Mahrez.
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Sheff Utd XI: Henderson (GK); O'Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Besic, Baldock; McBurnie and Sharp.
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Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Sheff Utd and Man City from Bramall Lane! Who will come out on top?
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