Sheffield United 1-2 Leicester: Screamer from Harvey Barnes provides Foxes their first win of the season in opposition to newly-promoted Blades
- Jamie Vardy gave Leicester the lead within the first half together with his weaker left foot
- Oliver McBurnie got here off the bench to equalise for the Blades after half-time
- Harvey Barnes scored a screamer to offer the Foxes their first win of the season
- Brendan Rodgers’ facet had drawn in opposition to Wolves and Chelsea of their first two
Gareth Southgate was right here to observe James Maddison and, whereas he would have been impressed with the Leicester ahead, it was team-mate Harvey Barnes who smashed his manner into the ideas of the England supervisor.
The midfielder had solely been on the sector for six minutes when the prospect introduced itself to take intention from the sting of the realm.
A much less daring soul could have taken a contact because the ball dropped from the sky, however not Barnes, the 21-year-old connecting with such venom that goalkeeper Dean Henderson had barely moved by the point the volley hit the web.
Harvey Barnes scored a screamer to place Leicester in entrance at Bramall Lane on Saturday
Oliver McBurnie got here off the bench to equalise within the second half for Chris Wilder’s facet
Jamie Vardy (proper) provides the away facet the lead with a left-footed shot contained in the field
SUFC (3-5-2) : Henderson 6; Basham 5.5 (Morrison 78, 5), Egan 6, O’Connell 6.5; Baldock 7, Lundstram 6.5, Norwood 6.5, Freeman 5.5, Stevens 6; Robinson 5.5 (Sharp 54, 6.5), McGoldrick 5.5 (McBurnie 54, 7)
Subs: Jagielka, Osborn, Moore, Besic
Scorers: McBurnie 62
LCFC (4-3-3): Schmeichel 6.5; Pereira 6, Soyuncu 7, Evans 6.5, Fuchs 6.5; Tielemans 6.5 (Mendy 89), Choudhury 6.5, Praet 6 (Barnes 64, 7); Perez 7 (Morgan 77, 6), Vardy 7, Maddison 7.5
Subs: Justin, Grey, Albrighton, Ward
Scorers: Vardy 38, Barnes 70
Ref: A Madley 7
Solely Jofra Archer can declare to have dispatched a ball at higher pace within the county of Yorkshire this week.
The 70th-minute strike was sufficient to document Leicester’s first victory of the season after Blades substitute Oli McBurnie had cancelled out Jamie Vardy’s first-half opener.
But it surely was a deserved return for Brendan Rodgers’ facet, whose entrance three of Vardy, Maddison and Ayoze Perez have been a risk all through.
And whereas Barnes could steal the headlines together with his early goal-of-the-season contender, England ahead Maddison did himself no hurt in entrance of Southgate both.
It was from his beautiful throughball – measured with the surface of his proper boot – that Vardy smashed the opener on 38 minutes. Perez, it needs to be famous, had robbed the ball from defender Chris Basham on the onset of the transfer.
However Chris Wilder’s newly-promoted facet confirmed sufficient spirit and organisation to recommend they may simply be okay this season and £20million summer season signing McBurnie rose to go degree simply after the hour.
Barnes, although, was to consign them to their first defeat of the marketing campaign.
The sport was solely 4 minutes outdated after we received our first sight of United’s overlapping centre-backs, Jack O’Connell vacating his defensive put up to cost down the left wing. It seemed unnatural – O’Connell is a thickset 6ft 3in – however there may be clearly methodology within the obvious insanity.
The Leicester striker cups his ears in entrance of the house supporters after breaking the impasse
Hamza Choudhury joins within the celebrations as Vardy provides a steely look to the gang
Certainly, it was from one such enterprise that O’Connell delivered with Real goal and George Baldock slammed a volley down the throat of Kasper Schmeichel.
And the hosts have been having fun with their greatest spell of the half when Leicester took the lead on 38 minutes. Vardy had earlier glanced vast when mis-timing his header from Youri Tielemans’ centre and the house crowd duly goaded the Sheffield-born striker.
But it surely was Vardy, a Wednesday fan, who was quickly teasing the house plenty when he lashed into the roof of the web after scampering onto Maddison’s skilled move.
Leicester’s entrance three mixed once more shortly after the restart when Maddison fed Vardy who cushioned a header into the trail of Perez. The angle was in opposition to the Spaniard, arriving on the far put up, and he might solely hook again throughout the face of aim. Nonetheless, it was one other warning of how harmful they could possibly be.
Wilder responded by altering his entrance two, Irish pairing David McGoldrick and Callum Robinson hooked with Billy Sharp and McBurnie launched.
And it seemed just like the transfer may salvage some extent till Barnes hammered house.
Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood (centre) exchanges phrases with the referee Andrew Madley
Leicester ahead, Vardy, fires a header throughout the penalty space however it’s handled by the hosts
James Maddison (left) chases after the ball with George Baldock working after the midfielder
Luke Freeman tries to maintain management of the ball within the coronary heart of the midfield for Sheffield United