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Young Sheffield United title winners book play-off final date with Birmingham City after beating Ipswich Town 4-0 UK News

Will Osula had a remarkable nine-minute treble after Andre Brooks received the opening goal as the young Blades booked their place in the final, where they face Birmingham City.

United have already beaten City twice this season, including a 5-0 victory in March, and they are one game away from ending a Nordic title season with more silverware.

The opening trades of the match were more even than the final score suggested and United received an early warning when Colin Oppong rushed towards Jordan Amissah’s goal in the opening minutes with Harry Boyes taking a yellow card for that the team extinguish the danger. .

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But United backed away from the visitors once they took the lead from Brooks, under ridiculous circumstances. The Ipswich defense persisted in trying to play from behind, despite several warnings, and Brooks received the ball to his feet for possibly the easiest goal he will ever score.

Amissah was forced to make a smart save from Simpson to keep him 1-0 after an overhead ball caught the Blades’ three full-backs, and moments later he was 2-0 as the effort U18 forward Osula slipped over the line after he lifted the ball over Ipswich goalkeeper Bert White.

White was beaten again after 37 minutes, when Osula’s shot went through him, and Osula sealed a nine-minute treble with a close range finish after Hassan Ayari and Femi Seriki combined on the right.

Will Osula of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his third goal of the game against Ipswich: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

Zak Brunt was close to a fifth in the second half when his shot cut the top of the crossbar, and Osula was denied a fourth when his Boyes cross header was knocked back by White in front of the Kop.

Blades substitute Antwoine Hackford almost got into the act with his first touch when Ipswich again gave the ball in defense, but Osula’s pass to Hackford was cut off.

Town captain Bailey Clements then erased Boyes’ shot, but the damage was long done.

Will Osula managed a hat-trick for United’s Under-23s against Ipswich

Blades: Amissah, Seriki (Hall, 61), Gordon, Graham, Gomis, Boyes, Neal, Brunt (Maguire, 61), Brooks, Osula, Ayari (Hackford, 70). Not used: Dewhurst, Cappello.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-17 20:30:30