Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell sparks rout of stumbling Aston Villa

01 September 2018 04:04
It is rare to see a team engrossed, however briefly, in a game of keep-ball to a chorus of “Olés!” after a grand total of 27 minutes. But this is a Sheffield United team that has demonstrated, barely a year into Championship life, a penchant for ripping up the rulebook. Chris Wilder’s side topped the table by October last year in their first season back in the second tier, and such was their first-half dominance over a beleaguered Aston Villa that the stadium’s PA system greeted added time with the words: “Unfortunately, there are only two minutes left of this.”A genuine fightback never looked forthcoming from a Villa side that are now without a win in the Championship since 11 August. Steve Bruce said midweek that his side’s League Cup exit to League One Burton left him feeling “physically sick”, but there was no riposte here for a club that, in Bruce’s words, “lurch into crisis very quickly”. Related: Middlesbrough snuff out Leeds’ Sáiz as top two fight out feisty stalemate Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian