Sheff Utd relegated after loss to Wolves


Sheffield United players look despondent after Wolves score
Defeat was Sheffield United’s 26th in the Premier League this season

Sheffield United were relegated to the Championship after Willian Jose’s first goal for Wolves secured victory.

The visitors knew, following Newcastle’s win over West Ham earlier on Saturday, that they had to avoid defeat at Molineux to delay their inevitable demotion for a few days.

But it was Wolves who edged a poor game of few chances, when they broke downfield after Enda Stevens’ shot had been blocked. Adama Traore created room close to the goalline and delivered a low cross into the six-yard box, which Jose swept home.

It broke the Brazilian’s Wolves duck in his 11th game for the club after signing on loan from Real Sociedad in January.

The Blades tried to respond and Stevens brought an excellent save from Rui Patricio with a powerful shot from an angle.

However, there was no preventing a relegation that has seemed certain since an abysmal start to the season brought just one point from their opening 13 games.

And at the final whistle, a number of Blades players dropped to their haunches.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. Squad number11Player nameRui Patrício

  2. Squad number27Player nameSaïss

  3. Squad number16Player nameCoady

  4. Squad number15Player nameBoly

  5. Squad number22Player nameNélson Semedo

  6. Squad number32Player nameDendoncker

  7. Squad number28Player nameJoão Moutinho

  8. Squad number3Player nameAït-Nouri

  9. Squad number37Player nameTraoré

  10. Squad number10Player nameDaniel Podence

  11. Squad number12Player nameWillian José

  1. Squad number17Player nameFábio Silva

  2. Squad number20Player nameVitinha

Sheffield United

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

  2. Squad number22Player nameAmpadu

  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  4. Squad number29Player nameBryan

  5. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

  6. Squad number23Player nameOsborn

  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

  8. Squad number4Player nameFleck

  9. Squad number3Player nameStevens

  10. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

  1. Squad number11Player nameMousset

  2. Squad number14Player nameBurke

  3. Squad number20Player nameBogle

Line-ups

Wolves

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 11Rui Patrício
  • 27Saïss
  • 16Coady
  • 15Boly
  • 22Nélson Semedo
  • 32Dendoncker
  • 28João Moutinho
  • 3Aït-Nouri
  • 37Traoré
  • 10PodenceBooked at 71minsSubstituted forVitinhaat 72′minutes
  • 12Da SilvaSubstituted forFábio Silvaat 77′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hoever
  • 17Fábio Silva
  • 18Gibbs-White
  • 20Vitinha
  • 21Ruddy
  • 42Richards
  • 49Kilman
  • 54Otasowie
  • 60Corbeanu

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 22AmpaduSubstituted forBogleat 83′minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 29Bryan
  • 2Baldock
  • 23OsbornSubstituted forMoussetat 75′minutes
  • 16Norwood
  • 4Fleck
  • 3StevensBooked at 82mins
  • 24BrewsterBooked at 36minsSubstituted forBurkeat 75′minutes
  • 17McGoldrick

Substitutes

  • 7Lundstram
  • 11Mousset
  • 13Lowe
  • 14Burke
  • 15Jagielka
  • 18Foderingham
  • 20Bogle
  • 31Brunt
  • 33Gordon

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Offside, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Adama Traoré tries a through ball, but Fábio Silva is caught offside.

  4. Foul by Kean Bryan (Sheffield United).

  5. Nélson Semedo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vitinha.

  7. Foul by Kean Bryan (Sheffield United).

  8. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Kean Bryan (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Foul by Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers).

  11. Attempt missed. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nélson Semedo following a fast break.

  12. Attempt saved. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

  13. Substitution, Sheffield United. Jayden Bogle replaces Ethan Ampadu.

  14. Attempt saved. Romain Saïss (Wolverhampton Wanderers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fábio Silva.

  15. Attempt missed. Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by João Moutinho with a cross following a set piece situation.

  16. Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Foul by Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).

  18. Adama Traoré (Wolverhampton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Offside, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens tries a through ball, but Lys Mousset is caught offside.

  20. Foul by Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United).



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