Tuesday 21 November 2017, 7:45pm at Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Sky Bet Championship
Sheffield United
4
Leon Clarke 6', 39', 90'+1; Carruthers 86'
Fulham FC
Fulham
5
Sheyi Ojo 28', 69'; Ryan Sessegnon 30', 43', 78'

6' Goal

Leon Clarke

39' Goal

Leon Clarke
Assist by John Fleck

86' Goal

Samir Carruthers
Assist by Chris Basham

90'+1 Goal

Leon Clarke
Assist by Billy Sharp

33' Yellow Card

Billy Sharp Card was given for arguing during match

45'+4 Yellow Card

John Lundstram Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

David Brooks Card was given for a foul

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Brooks
Off:Cameron Carter-Vickers

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Samir Carruthers
Off:Mark Duffy

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:James Hanson
Off:Jake M Wright

28' Goal

Sheyi Ojo

30' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Oliver Norwood

43' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Sheyi Ojo

69' Goal

Sheyi Ojo
Assist by Aboubakar Kamara

78' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Oliver Norwood

33' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for arguing during match

45'+2 Yellow Card

Floyd Ayité Card was given for a foul

73' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

90'+6 Yellow Card

Aboubakar Kamara Card shown to player for time wasting

68' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Floyd Ayité

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rui Fonte
Off:Sheyi Ojo

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Kevin McDonald

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Ryan Sessegnon scored a hat-trick on his 50th Fulham appearance to help his side to an epic win at Sheffield United.

Ryan Sessegnon scored a hat-trick on his 50th Fulham appearance to help his side to an epic win at Sheffield United.

Sheyi Ojo also scored a brace on a bonkers night at Bramall Lane as the Whites secured an excellent victory over a side who were occupying second spot in the Sky Bet Championship.

Leon Clarke netted either side of quickfire goals from Ojo and Sessegnon, before the latter volleyed his side into a half-time 3-2 lead.

Ojo gave the Whites daylight after the break before Sessegnon ensured he’d be taking the match-ball home, although the hosts made it be a nervy finale when Samir Carruthers’ deflected strike went in prior to Clarke also completing his hat-trick.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes to the side that drew with Derby County, with Kevin McDonald and Ojo returning from suspension and injury, respectively, to take their places in the starting XI, as Tayo Edun and Rui Fonte dropped to the bench.

The Blades needed little over five minutes to take the lead. David Button got down to parry John Fleck’s swerving effort from the edge of the box, but he could only push it back into the danger zone where Clarke was lurking to gleefully tuck home.

Fulham almost equalised immediately when McDonald sent Ojo in on goal with a delightful scooped pass. The winger cleverly diverted a shot towards the far corner but Jamal Blackman got across brilliantly to claw the ball away.

Clear chances were non-existent for a hefty period thereafter, but the next one that did arrive saw the Whites restore parity. Cameron Carter-Vickers tried to play the ball back to Blackman but grossly under-hit his ball, allowing Ojo to burst through before coolly sliding his finish beyond the goalkeeper.

In a fantastic turnaround, Sessegnon put his side in front two minutes later with a superb strike. The 17-year-old collected a deflected pass on his chest and left a defender on his backside before slamming an unstoppable shot inside the far post on his weaker right foot.

In the 33rd minute Ryan Fredericks and Billy Sharp went into the book for an altercation after the Blades striker had grabbed the Fulham man back by his neck.

The hosts were looking agitated but they made it 2-2 five minutes later when Clarke rattled a vicious shot in beyond Button from a tight angle after getting past Tim Ream in the penalty area.

It was a remarkable first half and the Whites were back in front before long. Ojo worked a yard of space on the right flank and managed to squeeze a cross to Sessegnon, who converted his volley unmarked at the far post.

Seven minutes were added on at the end of the first half following an early head clash between Fredericks and Fleck, and in the second of those Floyd Ayité was booked for fouling Mark Duffy.

John Lundstrum then followed Ayité in the book for a late lunge on Tom Cairney after the Fulham captain had made the Blades midfielder look a tad foolish with some nice skill.

Seven minutes into the second half Ayité bundled his way into the box and saw his poked shot pushed behind. Goal-kick was the surprise decision, though.

Two wonderful bits of skill from Ayité then presented Fulham with an attacking chance before it was crudely halted by a strong challenge, for which Fleck was fortunate not to be cautioned.

Before the free-kick was taken, United replaced centre-back Carter-Vickers with attacking midfielder David Brooks. Soon after, Carruthers came on for Duffy.

The Blades were doing their best to exert pressure on a well organised Fulham backline, but it was the visitors who had the next sniff of goal 66 minutes in when Sessegnon opened up his legs down the left, but Ojo couldn’t make a good connection with his cutback.

Our first substitution then saw Ayité make way for Aboubakar Kamara, who had an immediate impact. Fulham broke quickly following a United attack, with Kamara unselfishly teeing up Ojo whose low shot wrong-footed Blackman and found the bottom corner.

Denis Odoi was the next player to have his name taken in the 73rd minute when he barged into Brooks.

Both sides then made a change, as Fonte replaced the excellent Ojo, and James Hanson came on for Jake Wright.

Hanson almost pulled a goal back with his first touch when he got in a goalbound header from a corner, but Cairney made an acrobatic clearance off the line.

With 11 minutes to go, Sessegnon completed his hat-trick with a stunning solo strike. He pulled Oliver Norwood's cross-field ball down in the box, skinned his man and lashed a wicked strike across Blackman and right into the corner.

With the game seemingly won, McDonald was given a few minutes rest at the end of the game, as he made way for Stefan Johansen.

Kamara had the ball in the net with a ridiculous finish from a tight angle with five minutes to play, but the linesman had his flag up for an apparent foul in the build-up.

The goals weren’t over, though, as Carruthers then popped up at the other end to send a deflected strike beyond a helpless Button.

Six minutes of added time were announced, and within two of them the deficit was back to one as Clarke became the second player to claim a hat-trick when he beat the offside flag to head in from close range.

Cairney tried to take the sting out of the game with a determined run forward, and he drew a foul from Brooks in a deep position, for which the substitute was booked.

After a remarkable closing stage of the game which saw Kamara yellow carded for time wasting and Cairney denied a stonewall penalty, the final whistle eventually went to bring the curtain down on what was a breathless night in Yorkshire.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Bramall Lane, Sheffield
Attendance: 25,445

Referee: James Linington

Sheffield United

Line-up: Blackman; Carter-Vickers (Brooks 58'), Jake M Wright (Hanson 75'), O'Connell; Basham, Lundstram, Duffy (Carruthers 60'), Fleck, Stevens; Leon Clarke, Sharp

Unused substitutes: Moore, Stearman, Daniel Lafferty, Donaldson

Manager: Chris Wilder

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi; McDonald (Johansen 83'), Norwood; Sheyi Ojo (Rui Fonte 74'), Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon; Floyd Ayité (Kamara 68')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Kebano, De La Torre, Tayo Edun

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 38
2 Cardiff City 18 37
3 Sheffield United 18 36
4 Aston Villa 18 32
5 Bristol City 18 31
6 Derby County 17 29
7 Nottingham Forest 18 27
8 Middlesbrough 17 26
9 Leeds United 17 26
10 Ipswich Town 16 25
11 Preston North End 18 25
12 Sheffield Wednesday 17 24
13 Brentford 18 23
14 Fulham 18 23
15 Norwich City 18 23
16 Queens Park Rangers 18 21
17 Barnsley 17 20
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Hull City 18 18
20 Reading 16 18
21 Birmingham City 17 15
22 Burton Albion 18 14
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 12
24 Sunderland 18 11
Goals
4
5
Total Shots
12
9
Shots On Target
7
7
Passing Accuracy
80%
78%
Fouls
13
8
Corners
4
3
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
3
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Sheffield United (3-5-2)
  • 27Jamal Blackman
  • 16Cameron Carter-Vickers
  • 13Jake M Wright
  • 5Jack O'Connell
  • 6Chris Basham
  • 7John Lundstram
  • 21Mark Duffy
  • 4John Fleck
  • 3Enda Stevens
  • 9Leon Clarke
  • 10Billy Sharp
Substitutes
  • 1Simon Moore
  • 19Richard Stearman
  • 24Daniel Lafferty
  • 36David Brooks
  • 44Samir Carruthers
  • 11Clayton Donaldson
  • 17James Hanson
Manager
  • Chris Wilder
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 19Sheyi Ojo
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Fulham 5.
  • 90'+8' Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Fulham 5.
  • 90'+6' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+6' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Foul by David Brooks (Sheffield United).
  • 90'+3' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' David Brooks (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+3' Foul by David Brooks (Sheffield United).
  • 90'+3' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Sheffield United 4, Fulham 5. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp.
  • 90' Attempt saved. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 89' Attempt missed. John Lundstram (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by David Brooks.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Basham.
  • 86' Goal! Sheffield United 3, Fulham 5. Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Basham.
  • 85' Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 85' Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).
  • 85' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 80' Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 78' Goal! Sheffield United 2, Fulham 5. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Leon Clarke following a corner.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Fleck with a cross.
  • 76' Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 75' Substitution, Sheffield United. James Hanson replaces Jake M Wright.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Rui Fonte replaces Sheyi Ojo.
  • 73' Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 73' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' David Brooks (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 72' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 71' Samir Carruthers (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 69' Goal! Sheffield United 2, Fulham 4. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara following a fast break.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Floyd Ayité because of an injury.
  • 67' Delay in match Floyd Ayité (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 66' David Brooks (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 65' Offside, Sheffield United. John Fleck tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Brooks.
  • 63' Foul by John Lundstram (Sheffield United).
  • 63' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Substitution, Sheffield United. Samir Carruthers replaces Mark Duffy.
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake M Wright.
  • 58' Substitution, Sheffield United. David Brooks replaces Cameron Carter-Vickers.
  • 57' Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).
  • 57' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 52' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 48' Offside, Sheffield United. Jamal Blackman tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Fulham 3.
  • 45'+8' First Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Fulham 3.
  • 45'+4' John Lundstram (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+4' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+4' Foul by John Lundstram (Sheffield United).
  • 45'+2' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 43' Goal! Sheffield United 2, Fulham 3. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 39' Goal! Sheffield United 2, Fulham 2. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck.
  • 38' Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).
  • 38' Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 34' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 34' Foul by John Lundstram (Sheffield United).
  • 33' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 33' Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
  • 33' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).
  • 30' Goal! Sheffield United 1, Fulham 2. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 29' Offside, Sheffield United. Chris Basham tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.
  • 29' Hand ball by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).
  • 28' Goal! Sheffield United 1, Fulham 1. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 22' Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 22' Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sheyi Ojo.
  • 21' Offside, Sheffield United. Billy Sharp tries a through ball, but Chris Basham is caught offside.
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John Lundstram.
  • 16' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 12' Delay in match John Fleck (Sheffield United) because of an injury.
  • 12' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).
  • 11' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).
  • 10' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake M Wright.
  • 9' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).
  • 7' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).
  • 7' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 6' Goal! Sheffield United 1, Fulham 0. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 6' Attempt saved. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Duffy.
  • 5' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 5' Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.