Ryan Flynn scored twice as Sheffield United came from behind to record an entertaining win over Bournemouth.

Tommy Elphick headed the visitors in front, before Flynn equalised from close range and then made it 2-1 with a low, curling effort from 12 yards.

John Cofie added a superb strike, Lee Barnard headed in for the Cherries, but Richard Creswell nodded in for 4-2.

Marc Pugh replied from 25 yards, but Nick Blackman made it 5-3 from the spot after being felled by Josh McQuoid.

The Blades had unveiled their newly-renamed stand in honour of local Olympic hero Jessica Ennis before the match, with five of the eight goals scored at that end.

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Bournemouth manager Paul Groves told BBC Radio Solent:

"I don't think you can come to Sheffield and gift them goals, which is what we've done.

"If you give up goals the way we did, then it makes your job incredibly difficult whether you score three goals or not.

"Individual errors that we've made, they've got to stop, otherwise they cost you."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Howard
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 16 McAllister
  • 10 Blackman
  • 19 Cofie (Cresswell - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Westlake
  • 30 Williams
  • 18 Harriott
  • 24 Ironside
  • 12 Miller
  • 17 Cresswell

Bournemouth

  • 01 Jalal
  • 02 Francis
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison Booked
  • 06 Partington Booked (McQuoid - 57' )
  • 07 Pugh
  • 11 Daniels
  • 16 MacDonald (Hughes - 46' Booked )
  • 32 O'Kane (Fogden - 77' )
  • 22 Grabban
  • 28 Barnard

Substitutes

  • 25 Flahavan
  • 04 Zubar
  • 12 Fogden
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 26 Hughes
  • 09 Thomas
  • 18 Tubbs
Ref: Miller
Att: 18,790

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

6 3

Corners

2 8

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Blackman - Sheff Utd 5 - 3 Bournem'th Placed penalty scored by Nick Blackman. Sheff Utd 5-3 Bournemouth.

90:00 +1:50

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Josh McQuoid.

90:00 +0:56 Booking

Booking The referee shows Miles Addison a yellow card.

90:00 +0:19

Miles Addison challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin McDonald.

89:02

Corner from right by-line taken by Josh McQuoid.

88:50

The ball is delivered by Lee Barnard, clearance by Neill Collins.

87:16

Unfair challenge on Charlie Daniels by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Charlie Daniels.

86:23

The assist for the goal came from Richard Hughes.

86:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Marc Pugh - Sheff Utd 4 - 3 Bournem'th Marc Pugh gets on the score sheet with a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 4-3 Bournemouth.

86:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Nick Blackman. Free kick taken by Marc Pugh.

83:42

Tony McMahon sends in a cross, Tommy Elphick makes a clearance.

82:20

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

78:49

Marc Pugh produces a cross.

76:12 Substitution

Substitution Eunan O'Kane leaves the field to be replaced by Wes Fogden.

74:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh from the right by-line.

74:34

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Hughes.

72:37

Lewis Grabban sends in a cross, Neill Collins gets a block in. Short corner worked by Eunan O'Kane.

69:30

Unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Richard Hughes results in a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the indirect free kick.

68:56

Lewis Grabban gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hill. Indirect free kick taken by Neill Collins.

68:21

Marc Pugh produces a cross, clearance by Harry Maguire.

63:38

Neill Collins takes a shot. Save by Shwan Jalal.

62:33

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Blocked by Miles Addison.

59:39

The assist for the goal came from Ryan Flynn.

59:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Sheff Utd 4 - 2 Bournem'th Richard Cresswell scores a headed goal from inside the box. Sheff Utd 4-2 Bournemouth.

57:30

Outswinging corner taken by Eunan O'Kane, Foul by Lewis Grabban on Mark Howard, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Howard.

56:13 Substitution

Substitution Josh McQuoid is brought on as a substitute for Joe Partington.

55:35 Substitution

Substitution Richard Cresswell replaces John Cofie.

52:59

Michael Doyle fouled by Lee Barnard, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

52:14

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Pugh. Marc Pugh takes the indirect free kick.

50:23

Ryan Flynn produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Shwan Jalal makes a save.

50:23 Booking

Booking The referee books Richard Hughes for unsporting behaviour.

50:13

Kevin McDonald fouled by Richard Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.

47:53

Eunan O'Kane provided the assist for the goal.

47:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Barnard - Sheff Utd 3 - 2 Bournem'th Lee Barnard finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-2 Bournemouth.

47:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line,

46:51

The ball is swung over by Marc Pugh.

45:14

Nick Blackman sends in a cross, Shwan Jalal makes a save.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Richard Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Shaun MacDonald.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +2:32

John Cofie takes a shot.

45:00 +1:26

Short corner taken by Eunan O'Kane.

45:00 +0:35

Ryan Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Tommy Elphick.

42:55

Michael Doyle provided the assist for the goal.

42:55 Goal scored

Goal! - John Cofie - Sheff Utd 3 - 1 Bournem'th John Cofie finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-1 Bournemouth.

42:19

Handball decision goes against John Cofie. Charlie Daniels restarts play with the free kick.

41:09

Marc Pugh challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Howard.

39:45

Effort from outside the penalty area by Lewis Grabban goes wide left of the target.

36:36

Tony McMahon challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marc Pugh crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Mark Howard makes a save.

36:05

Harry Maguire challenges Shaun MacDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Shwan Jalal.

35:46

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Flynn.

35:15

Miles Addison sends in a cross.

34:43

Marc Pugh crosses the ball, Mark Howard manages to make a clearance.

33:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Hill on Lee Barnard. Eunan O'Kane takes the indirect free kick.

30:42

Tony McMahon provided the assist for the goal.

30:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Flynn - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Bournem'th Ryan Flynn finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-1 Bournemouth.

30:42

The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon,

30:03

Shaun MacDonald challenges John Cofie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.

29:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Eunan O'Kane from the left by-line, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

29:09

A cross is delivered by Simon Francis, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

23:14

Assist on the goal came from David McAllister.

23:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Flynn - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Bournem'th Ryan Flynn gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Bournemouth.

22:31

Lee Barnard sends in a cross, clearance by Harry Maguire.

21:10

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Michael Doyle goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:33

Assist by Eunan O'Kane.

19:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Tommy Elphick - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 Bournem'th Tommy Elphick scores a headed goal from close range. Sheff Utd 0-1 Bournemouth.

19:04

Eunan O'Kane takes the outswinging corner, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

17:34

Shot by Nick Blackman from a long way out goes over the target.

16:44

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, clearance by Harry Maguire.

15:58

Lewis Grabban produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

15:46

Marc Pugh delivers the ball.

12:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Cofie by Tommy Elphick. Ryan Flynn restarts play with the free kick.

11:19

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Flynn, Neill Collins produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

9:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McAllister by Joe Partington. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.

8:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Lee Barnard. Lee Barnard restarts play with the free kick.

6:47

Eunan O'Kane crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Lewis Grabban misses to the right of the target.

6:17

Lee Barnard concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Maguire. Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

5:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McDonald on Charlie Daniels. Charlie Daniels takes the free kick.

4:27 Booking

Booking Joe Partington is given a yellow card.

3:35

Effort from the edge of the area by John Cofie goes wide of the right-hand post.

3:03

John Cofie takes a shot. Blocked by Miles Addison.

2:26

The ball is delivered by Ryan Flynn, clearance by Miles Addison.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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