Sheffield United overcome red card to beat Brentford and maintain pressure on top two

Sheffield United overcome red card to beat Brentford and maintain pressure on top two

Brentford head coach said he “could criticise” his team’s performance but offered generous praise to United. “The way they defended 10 v 11 – you can see why they have kept so many clean sheets,” he said. “They are a very good side who know their system and I can see them finishing in the top two.”

Match details

Sheffield United (3-4-1-2): Henderson; Basham, Egan, O’Connell; Baldock (Sharp 60), Norwood, Fleck, Stevens; Dowell (Cranie h-t); Hogan (McGoldrick h-t), Madine. Substitutes not used: Coutts, Stearman, Duffy, Moore (g).

Brentford (3-4-3): Daniels; Konsa (Canos 62), Jeanvier, Barbet; Dalsgaard (Forss 90), Sawyers, Mokotjo, Odubajo (Emiliano 62); Watkins, Maupay, Benrahma. Substitutes not used: McEachran, Gunnarsson (g), Dasilva, Sorensen.

Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)

Bookings: Sheffield United: Basham.

Sent-off: United: Madine (35)

Attendance: 24,463

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