Sheffield Utd win their first EPL Season Match

Sheffield United finally posted their first Premier League win of the season as they beat 10-man Newcastle United at Bramall Lane.

The victory ended a club record run of 20 league matches without a win since the Blades beat Chelsea 3-0 on 11 July, before ending the 2019-20 season with three successive defeats.

Their start to this campaign – no wins, two draws and 15 losses – was the worst in Premier League history.

Newcastle’s Ryan Fraser was sent off late on in the first half after he picked up two bookings in a three-minute spell following fouls on John Fleck and David McGoldrick.

Substitute Billy Sharp sent goalkeeper Karl Darlow the wrong way from the spot for what proved the only goal of the game and first season win in their 18th fixture.

The Blades were awarded a penalty when Federico Fernandez handled the ball, with a little over 15 minutes remaining.

Rhian Brewster nearly added a second for the hosts late on but his deflected strike from 20 yards hit the foot of the post.

The Blades remain bottom of the table but are now on five points, three behind 19th-placed West Brom and nine adrift of Brighton in 17th, having played a game more than both.

Newcastle, who have now gone eight games without a win in all competitions, remain 15th, eight points clear of the relegation zone.