Sheffield United picked up their first victory since the Premier League ‘s return when they delivered a highly promising display against Tottenham to keep their hopes of playing European football alive next season.
In the first half of Blades’ record signing Sander Berge opened his club account with a tidy finish, completing a good, attacking host pass.
Harry Kane thought he had evened moments later but due to Lucas Moura’s handball in the build-up, his shot was controversially ruled out by VAR.
Subsequently, Spurs were unable to mount a response as they failed to break through a solid Sheffield United defense. Chris Wilder’s men caught a second halfway through the second half when Lys Mousset scored in Enda Stevens’ cutback from close range.
But in the closing stages when Oli McBurnie dashed in for his fifth goal of the season, an increasingly safe victory was made. Kane steered in Son Heung-min ‘s cross for his 13th goal of the season but it was only to be a relief shot.
The victory brings Sheffield United to seventh in the Premier League over their rivals, five points behind Manchester United and Wolves, fourth and sixth respectively.
Tottenham, who after 2009 did not finish out of the top six, is Wolves’ seventh, seven-point adrift.