Sheffield United make unwanted history vs Luton

Sheffield United faced off with Luton in a Premier League meeting on Boxing Day.

The Blades went 2-1 up after 69 minutes but went on to lose the tie 3-2. Sheffield United are now dead bottom of the Premier League and are 1/20 with bet365 to be relegated.

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Sheffield United blew their 2-1 lead thanks to own goals in the 77th and 81st minute of Tuesday’s game.

Sheffield United are now the first team in Premier League history to score two own goals in the same game after the 75th minute. The two own goals were scored four minutes and 34 seconds apart.

Following the match, Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder hit out at his side’s performance: “I’ve been here before where journalists say they [the players] can’t feel too sorry for themselves.

“I couldn’t give a monkeys how they feel, they’re professional footballers. It’s up to them to get themselves back,” he said.

“There was a situation when Dean Henderson lets a goal through his legs against Manchester United, and people talked about not being too hard on the kid. Everyone’s got to be accountable for what’s going on, and the attitude is key.

“This is Premier League football, the best in the world. These boys have to have a strong mental attitude. Physically, they have to show unbelievable qualities, technically and tactically they’ve got to be astute and take things on board, and they haven’t done that.

“They’re really poor goals. I’ve been their biggest supporter, but I’m not here to rub their heads. I’ve been unbelievably complimentary of them, because they deserve that. I’m saying it as it is, as I’ve always done.

“It’s not unlucky, it’s poor in terms of approach and attitude. It’s poor we didn’t get out to stop the cross. Whether it’s a combination of goalkeeper or centre-halves that we’ve not squeezed out of the box, like on Friday night [against Aston Villa]. You don’t have that luxury, you’re going to get punished - that happened then and tonight. It’s not unlucky that the equaliser goes in off Jack Robinson’s head, it could’ve gone in off one of their boys. The third one, he just has a ball thrown into the middle of the box. Poor bit of defending and it comes off Anis.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.