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🔎 MansionBet Match Preview: Sheffield United (A)

Get an in-depth look at City’s opponents as we visit Bramall Lane on Sunday to face Sheffield United (12.30pm).

🔴 OURSELVES

The Robins are looking for back-to-back victories after the midweek win over Stoke City.

Manager Nigel Pearson wants City to regain the away form that served them well during a tough Autumn at home, telling Robins TV: “We’ve made a bit of progress this week so we have got to get back to it against Sheffield United. What we need is consistency – it’s easy to talk about but it’s quite difficult to get. We are trying to find ways of winning away from home again.”

Joe Williams limped out of the clash against the Potters with a new injury and is likely to miss the trip to South Yorkshire but Nathan Baker, who also left the field 15 minutes early, has recovered.

🧳  OUR OPPONENTS

Sheffield United go into the game having sacked boss Slavisa Jokanovic in midweek and appointed Paul Heckingbottom as his replacement on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Heckingbottom, 44, ended last season in caretaker charge as they were relegated from the Premier League before Jokanovic took over in May. The 53-year-old Serb won six of his 19 leagues games in charge.

Former Sheffield United player and coach Stuart McCall, who leaves Blackpool, will assist Heckingbottom.

Jokanovic arrived at Bramall Lane from Qatari side Al-Gharafa looking to win promotion to the Premier League with a third club, having done so with both Watford and Fulham.

However, a slow start that saw them fail to win any of their first four matches never really picked up, although they won 1-0 at Reading on Tuesday.

During the game John Fleck was taken to hospital but was conscious and communicative with club and medical personnel, as well as his family.

After comprehensive medical examinations and staying in hospital overnight for observation, he was allowed home.

📝 SHEFFIELD UNITED PROFILE

Formed: 1889
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Nickname: The Blades
Manager: Paul Heckingbottom
Finish last season: 20th, Premier League (relegated)

Honours:

  • FA Cup winners 1899, 1902, 1907, 1915
  • First tier winners 1897/88
  • Second tier winners 1952/53
  • Third tier winners 2016/17
  • Fourth tier winners 1981/82
  • Football League North winners 1945/46

📍 MATCH DETAILS 

Where: Bramall Lane
When: Sunday, November 28th (12.30pm)
Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Assistant Referee: Adrian Waters
Assistant Referee: Andrew Dallison
Fourth Official: Sebastian Stockbridge



🆚 HEAD TO HEAD

BRISTOL CITY

Match vs the opposition: 57
Won: 16
Drew: 11
Lost: 30

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions...

Goals scored: 23
Goals conceded: 28

Championship position: 18th (23 points)
Carabao Cup: Round One
FA Cup: Round Three (January 2022)

Yellow cards: 29
Red cards: 0

Top goalscorer: Andi Weimann (7)
Top assists: Chris Martin (4)

Sheffield United

Match vs the opposition: 57
Won: 30
Drew: 11
Lost 16

The 2021/22 season so far in all competitions...

Goals scored: 28
Goals conceded: 29

Championship position: 16th (23 points)
Carabao Cup: Round Three
FA Cup: Round Three (January 2022)

Yellow cards: 38
Red cards: 1

Top goalscorer:  Morgan Gibbs-White (4)
Top assists: Morgan Gibbs-White and John Egan (2)    


MATCH REWIND 

Result: Sheffield United 2-3 Bristol City
When: 30.03.19
Competition: SkyBet Championship
Where: Bramall Lane

A hat-trick from Andreas Weimann inspired the Robins to an emphatic 3-2 win in an exciting Sky Bet Championship encounter.

Lee Johnson’s men twice fought from behind thanks to the on-target Austrian, with Blades captain Billy Sharp heading the hosts into an early lead at the sun-soaked Bramall Lane.

Weimann levelled the tie with a looping header and Josh Brownhill’s second-half free kick struck the post before Scott Hogan restored the Blades’ lead.

However, City were level again when Kasey Palmer picked out the run of Weimann and the forward completed the scores with a calm finish seven minutes from the end of regular time.


👀 ONE TO WATCH

MORGAN GIBBS-WHITE

Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White (picture left courtesy of Sportimage) is currently enjoying a productive loan spell at Sheffield United.

Gibbs-White, 21, joined the Blades on a season-long loan deal in September after finding his first-team chances limited at Molineux and has scored four goals and two assists in 13 games thus far.

After a two-year absence from the England under-21s, the midfielder has earned him a recall by coach Lee Carsley following his promising form for the Bramall Lane club.


🎟 TICKET NEWS

More than 650 City supporters will be making the trip to South Yorkshire and there is no pay on the day available.


📺 WATCH ON ROBINS TV

Supporters not travelling to Bramall Lane tomorrow can follow all the action live on Robins TV.

As per EFL regulations, the fixture will be streamed domestically and to an overseas audience.

The matchday stream will start at 12pm and consist of a multi-camera production, replays and analysis.

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