Sheff Utd and Everton contest entertaining draw

Cameron Archer
Cameron Archer scored his first goal for Sheffield United since joining from Aston Villa for £18m

Sheffield United and Everton contested an entertaining Premier League draw as both sides picked up their first point of the campaign.

The two teams have had wretched starts, losing their opening three games this season, but they could not be separated at Bramall Lane, sharing four goals in an enjoyable lunchtime game.

Sheffield United had started the brighter but it was the visitors who took the lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure, poking in a rebound for Everton’s first league goal of the campaign.

United responded well with the dangerous Gustavo Hamer forcing Jordan Pickford into a sharp save and they got their reward as Cameron Archer side-footed in to finish off a slick team move.

It got even better for Paul Heckingbottom’s on the stroke of half-time as Archer’s arrowed effort hit the post before ricocheting off the unfortunate Pickford and into the net.

But Everton hit back after the break as on-loan Arnaut Danjuma converted from close range via Nathan Patterson’s cross to the back post to salvage a point for Sean Dyche’s men.

United were inches away from a dramatic winner in the 99th minute, but Oli McBurnie’s header was somehow pushed on to the crossbar by Pickford at full stretch, with the goalkeeper recovering to divert the follow-up on to the post.

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Sheffield United

  1. Squad number18Player nameFoderingham

  2. Squad number15Player nameAhmedhodzic

  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  4. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

  5. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

  6. Squad number21Player nameVinicius Souza

  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

  8. Squad number8Player nameHamer

  9. Squad number27Player nameLarouci

  10. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

  11. Squad number10Player nameArcher

  1. Squad number6Player nameBasham

  2. Squad number11Player nameTraoré

  3. Squad number14Player nameThomas


  1. Squad number1Player namePickford

  2. Squad number2Player namePatterson

  3. Squad number6Player nameTarkowski

  4. Squad number32Player nameBranthwaite

  5. Squad number18Player nameYoung

  6. Squad number37Player nameGarner

  7. Squad number27Player nameGueye

  8. Squad number8Player nameOnana

  9. Squad number10Player nameDanjuma

  10. Squad number16Player nameDoucouré

  11. Squad number14Player nameBeto

  1. Squad number7Player nameMcNeil

  2. Squad number22Player nameGodfrey


Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Foderingham
  • 15AhmedhodzicBooked at 49mins
  • 12EganSubstituted forBashamat 68′minutes
  • 19Robinson
  • 2Baldock
  • 21de Souza Costa
  • 16Norwood
  • 8Hamer
  • 27LarouciSubstituted forThomasat 68′minutes
  • 9McBurnie
  • 10ArcherSubstituted forTraoréat 75′minutes


  • 1Davies
  • 5Trusty
  • 6Basham
  • 11Traoré
  • 14Thomas
  • 20Bogle
  • 25Ben Slimane
  • 32Osula


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Patterson
  • 6TarkowskiSubstituted forGodfreyat 90+1′minutes
  • 32BranthwaiteBooked at 9mins
  • 18Young
  • 37GarnerSubstituted forMcNeilat 75′minutes
  • 27Gueye
  • 8Onana
  • 10Danjuma
  • 16DoucouréBooked at 73mins
  • 14Gomes Betuncal


  • 7McNeil
  • 12Neves Virgínia
  • 19Mykolenko
  • 22Godfrey
  • 28Ramalho Chermiti
  • 31Lonergan
  • 62Onyango

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