Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves


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By Wolves
September 14 2020

After an  exciting week during which Wolves have broken their transfer record, brought in three new faces, and - most importantly - seen Nuno Espirito Santo commit to another three years at the club, our season begins in earnest tonight with another trip to Bramhall Lane to play Sheffield United.

 

After only a five week break since the disappoinment of the Europa League Quarter Final, Wolves face a tricky challenge against a team they were unable to conquer last season. However Nuno is as upbeat and positive as ever. He has said that our new signings - Fabio Silva, Marcal and Vitinho - will all travel as part of the squad, but is not saying whether any will start the game. Sadly Jonny is out of the squad until next year recovering from his knee injury, and of course Matt Doherty has gone to Spurs, so tonight's line-up will be interesting to look forward to. 

 

Tonight's game will be screened by Sky TV on Sky Main Event and Sky Premier League, and will kick off at 6pm wuth the programme starting an hour earlier. Our referee will be Mike Dean, and Wolves fans will be hopeful that he won't want to make himself the star of the show again, as he did at Burnley last season!!

 

This board will hopefully carry regular updates and members are - as always - encouraged to post their observations for the benefit of those unable to watch it.

 

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Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Wolves (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 16:50

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 17:12

An unexpected line-up with Neto and Podence supporting Raul upfront and Donk in midfield with Joao. Marcal starts on the left. Neves on the bench with Fabio Silva and Vitinho:

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 17:17

Interesting line up.
Hoping to find a stream in order to watch it, failing that will be checking in on here.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 17:59

Sky’s great isn’t it. 30 minutes plus on Liverpool and Manchester United et al.

Anyway, teams coming out via the main stand. In the new home kit, pleased about that, was really worried we’d start in that abomination of an away shirt!! 😂😂

Had a fantastic walk on Dartmoor this afternoon, the weather is just beautiful so the natural next thing is 3 points versus Blades.

C’mon me babbies!!

UTW



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:01

Here we go and we get the first free kick, then a throw in high up the pitch

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:01

11 seconds gone. Traore is fouled! The first of many this season, I’m certain



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:04

Great break by DP cross to Raul for him to convert easily
United 0 Wolves 1

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:04

0-1 Raul.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:07

And Raul brings out a good save from Ramsdale after a good cross by Donk. Corner converted by a Saiss header
Utd 0 Wolves 2 !!!

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:07

0-2 Saiss

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:14

Some good calm build up play from Wolves brings out foul on Raul. Then Sharpe buys one for Utd but comfortably taken by Rui

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:17

Well, I’ve just about composed myself after that start. I’m as composed as the Wolves side .... perhaps not.

what a brilliant start to this match. We need a third 😂



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:21

Dreadful back pass by Adama but CC is there to clear up. Utd are struggling to impress so far

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:25

First good break up right wing from Adama. Raul is alll over the pitch & difficult to defend against. Good effort from his left foot just goes wide

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:27

When you compares us to the post lockdown performances, I know two goals always help, however we are passing the ball so well. Crisp, to feet and when we are out of possession, they’re all working so hard (which they always do).

26 minutes gone, a long way to go, but this is a great effort so far



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:29

Good break by DP to feed Raul but he’s crowded out before he can get a shot away. Our defence are assured & playing well & Marcalseems very comfortable in his position

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:33

Our defence are playing the offside rule well too. Raul clattered in the back by Egan who gets a yellow card

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:37

Gareth Southgate sitting in the stands - probably watching his new protege!!
Rui has to put a long cross over bar but corner is cleared. Joao is lively in the heart of midfield as always

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:40

Now McBurnie goes through the back of Raul & gets a yellow card. Five minutes to half time

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:48

HT 0-2

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:50

Corner to Wolves in the 1 added minute. Half time after a great start to the season for Wolves. A calmly placed goal from Raul, and a bullet header from Romain Saiss gave us an early lead and we bossed the rest of the half surprisingly easily. Marcel and DP are working well down the left wing and Joao &/Donk are very comfortable in midfield. But.... will we see our new boy in the 2nd half??
Utd 0 Wolves 2

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:51

Sheffield gradually got into it but never looked dangerous. Jimenez just added six million to his asking price.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 18:54

Marcal looked handy, and worked well as a newbie. Let's see how many minutes the new wunderkid gets.
Just hope we don't do something silly just after the break, as so often happens.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:02

Here we go again. No changes

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:03

Traore doesn’t convince me as a wingback, always seems to have a catastrophic mistake in him.
Good first half but need to stop allowing Sheffield to press, should be pushing them into their own half not inviting them into ours.
Great goals but need some more.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:05

Stevens breaks into the area past Adama but shoots high & wide. DP fouled by Egan who gets reminded he’s on a yellow

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:06

Very good team performance in that first half, a brilliant goal from Jimenez, following a love break and pace from Podence. The second goal put the icing on top of a great first 45. Very much in control all over. Perhaps our weakest area is in the right back position, Traore is no defender!

UTW!



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:11

Fleck hits the post & follow up shot goes for a corner. Good pressure from Utd, but then Wolves break & Adama earns a corner. Saiss nearly gets his second but just wide

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:12

Very close to 2-1 there, then after could easily have been 3-0.

Traore is definitely much better going forward!



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:13

heart in mouth moment when they hit the post but we nearly had another from Saiss a minute later

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:19

Good period of play by Utd but ball is lashed across the area to no avail. Now they have a corner. Perhaps Neves will replace one of our forward 3 soon? Saiss down after his heel was trodden on by Egan accidentally

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:26

Great defensive play by CC to denyutd. Oscar Buur being prepared to replace Neto. He will probably go into RWB to allow Adama to go further up the pitch. We will see if he is to replace Doc

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:28

Raul sets up Saiss who’s shot is saved onto the post then Raul hits the rebound wide!!

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:33

Adama playing through the middle now & he has just unleashed a shot which went just wide. DP replaced by Neves

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:35

Not hitting the heights this half but still playing well. Blades are doing better but some great, compact defending by us and we are dangerous in attack, Saiss, Jimenez and Traore all going close.

Must say, Coady, thus far, has been outstanding



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:39

Wolves continue to hold firm at the back & still looking to counterattack.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:42

Wonderful ball control and attacking play by Adama down left line but selfishly shoots instead of setting up Raul. Raul goes close with a header from the corner.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs WolvesTraore,
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:42

What a terrific run from Traore, the powerful shot deflected just wide, the corner results in Jimenez hitting the post!



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:43

The new boy comes on..... not Fabio, but Vitinho replacing the excellent Joao



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:45

Three minutes plus AT to play

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:50

Adama earns another corner. Marcel booked for a foul. 5 added minutes to play. I agree with Ivy CC has had another excellent game, but Raul gets MotM. Saiss heads clear off the line

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:51

Getting closer & closer to our first clean sheet of the season

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:53

Saiss saves one off the line. Hanging on here

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: chicagowolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:54

0-2 Final Yea

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Billericay Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:54

FT 0-2 Great start, everyone seems to have played well.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Cheshire wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:55

All over and a super start to our season with 3 points at Bramhall Lane. Super defensive performance when required and two very good goals. Nuno must be delighted. On that performance I would say bring on City at Molineux!!!
Sheff Utd 0 Wolves 2

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:55

An extremely good, well fought and deserved 3 points.

Great win with valuable contributions in attack, midfield and defence.

The best side won it, lovely start to the season!!

UTW!!



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Lupinehowler (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 19:58

Good three points. My mom would be Saiss.

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Ivybridge Wolf (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 20:07

Quote:
Lupinehowler
Good three points. My mom would be Saiss.

Is there any further explanation to this statement LH? 😁



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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield United vs Wolves
Posted by: Andy Fincher (IP Logged)
Date: 14/09/2020 20:10

Certainly two different halves but we were just as good in both. That was a fantastic finish by Raul and some of the football in the first half was excellent. I hope we don't rush to play Traore at wing back again. He couldn't even take a throw-in and the difference when he was moved further forward was easy to see.
Sheffield were a different side in the second half but that was to be expected, of all teams they won't lie down. We defended well in the second half and still had as many chances to score as they did. Coady was great but for me m.o.m was Saiss.

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