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Slavisa Jokanovic’s reaction as Sheffield United knock out Derby County from the Carabao Cup UK News

Slavisa Jokanovic, manager of Sheffield United, looks on during the Carabao Cup match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield: Simon Bellis / Sportimage

United were trailing at the break after Louie Sibley turned around and finished insistently on his left foot, but Jokanović mixed his pack slightly at the break by replacing Daniel Jebbison with John Fleck and freeing Luke Freeman to go further.

This change was rewarded when Freeman dragged the Blades down, sending home a right-wing cross from defender Kyron Gordon before Billy Sharp stepped off the bench to score the winner, capitalizing on an under-hit backpass by Kornell McDonald from Derby.

The winner was Sharp’s second in two games and also his fourth in his last four games against Derby.

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And Jokanović said: “It’s about the team.

“We mentioned Billy and a few young players, we didn’t play in the first 45 minutes and there were a lot of mistakes.

“We changed the form and started to feel more comfortable, finding a little more quality and scored two goals. Ultimately, the team showed the intention and desire to change the story.

Meanwhile, Derby boss Wayne Rooney felt his side deserved to win the game – if they had been more clinical with their chances.

“If we’re more clinical, I think we’ll win the game comfortably,” he said.

“We were superb coming to Sheffield United, they had experienced players on the pitch and I think the young players deserve a lot of credit.”

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This notice was published: 2021-08-24 21:58:21

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