Sheffield United vs Man City LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Premier League fixture today
Man City are taking on Sheffield United this afternoon in the Premier League’s early kick-off aiming to kick on after a slow start to the season.
City have only won two of their opening five league games, but face a Sheffield United side joint-bottom with only one point from five games. Kevin De Bruyne is back in the side for Pep Guardiola as he looks to climb the table.
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Norwood is on for Ampadu.
Uncharacteristically poor from De Bruyne, who finds himself with time and space to pick a pass in the final third. It’s easily intercepted and Sheffield United come away with the ball.
Baldock and Berge link up down the right and the latter’s cross is floated towards the back post. Walker deals with it, and Ederson remains untroubled.
Mahrez curls the free kick towards the goalkeeper’s side. Ramsdale gets down well to push it away.
De Bruyne is fouled by Stevens a few yards outside the Sheffield United box. This is in a good position for City, and a worrying one for the hosts…
Sheffield United bring on Lundstram in place of Osborn.
Close! Walker surges down the right flank, accelerating into the box but overrunning it slightly as he reaches the byline. His cross deflects into the path of De Bruyne, who drills a shot just wide.
Sheffield United have been competent enough in their buildup play but there’s almost no penetration when they reach the final third. Ederson has been little more than a spectator.
Torres has another half chance as he latches onto a ball in behind, getting to it before the onrushing Ramsdale. The City forward tries to lift his finish over the goalkeeper but doesn’t generate enough height.
De Bruyne sweeps a pass out to Sterling, who was probably the standout performer in the first half. He weaves his way inside and shoots, but his effort is blocked.
Berge sends a free kick into the City box but it’s far too long and Ederson watches it float behind for a goal kick. Sheffield United really need to make more of set pieces like that.
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