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Bristol City v Sheffield United: Live updates from Ashton Gate as Blades make FIVE changes UK News

Sheffield United’s George Baldock tries to get past Bristol City’s Daniel Bentley: Darren Staples/Sportimage

The Blades have kind of clung to their play-off spot at the weekend despite losing to struggling Reading, and at this stage of the season it’s pretty much a matter of hanging on to it as they seek qualify for the season-ending shootout and give themselves a chance to regain their place in the Premier League.

United manager Paul Heckingbottom believes he has identified the reasons for his side’s shock defeat to Reading as preparations for a visit to Bristol City gathered pace.

United and their coaching staff analyzed footage from the match at Bramall Lane over the weekend.

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“There are things to go through for us but, as always, the focus is on the next game,” the Blades boss said. “We are learning all the time. But one thing we know is that we want to be in front and we want the teams to push against us, because they are behind.

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it’s still level but the Blades should be ahead in this one, that’s for sure – Ndiaye blazing on a brilliant chance and Gibbs-White forcing a smart save from Bentley among their chance picks. City didn’t offer much in response but it’s still scoreless at the break

as Ndiaye is played into space from around six yards out he tries to blast it and put it back – moments earlier Berge had beaten Bentley to the ball but his cross for Norwood was flying away with the keeper blocked

as he’s a few seconds behind on the ball and Semenyo pushes it past him before going down – fair booking and it’s 2/3 from the Blades baseline on a yellow now

prevent Semenyo from getting away as City look to break, Robinson had to get it right and did it

Baldock at the back post

and almost comes to the end of Gibbs-White’s cross before Dasilva clears him for a corner then Baldock looks to hook him over Bentley after getting the end of a good ball but he is cleared by a defender

as Gibbs-White is fouled as he throws the ball in Berge’s direction, a decent shooting position you’d have to say with Gibbs-White and Norwood looking particularly interested… Fleck is also at- over it but Gibbs-White kicks it into the wall, Bentley tries to keep it and does it but only straight to Norwood but the City defense clears

to the inbound corner but can’t direct it on target and it’s a Blades goal kick

for a late challenge on Massengo as he looked to get away – no complaints from the Blades man

as he bursts into the box looking to get on the end of a cross, but referee Stroud fends off calls

as he shapes a yard or two of space to hit it, but he overshoots Bentley’s goal

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This notice was published: 2022-04-18 17:20:01

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