Sheffield United nearly ended up on the wrong end of the football scores in the Championship as they needed a late equalizing penalty by Billy Sharp to rescue them. They were helped after the Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos was sent off in the 57th minute for a last-man challenge on Sharp. Sheffield made one change after beating Hull last weekend as Sander Berge was replaced by Oliver Norwood. Derby was unchanged from their win over Stoke last weekend.
Sheffield United’s Slavisa Jokanovic: “This was not our best game, but we showed some kind of improvement in our personality and character. In the last 20 minutes, I detected some body language that I didn’t like. I need to support them, and they need to support me and support themselves. We scored against Cardiff with a late goal, we scored against Preston with a late goal. This is part of football and is especially part of the Championship. I believe we are in some kind of process. I repeat we didn’t play our best game”
Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “I think it was a penalty, and a red card is a red card, so there are no complaints from me with the decisions. Sheffield United is a very good team and the game plan today was to try and frustrate them and try and nick a win in the last 20 minutes. We were on course to do that as I thought we had the best chances throughout the game. Obviously, the red card changed things.”
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