EFL Cup - Third Round
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Sheffield United 0-1 Sunderland: Black Cats reach fourth round

Max Power scores
Max Power's goal was his first of the season

League One Sunderland knocked out a Premier League side away from home for the second round in a row as they beat Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup third round.

Max Power scored the game's only goal with an excellent strike into the top corner from 25 yards.

They almost added a second after the break when Luke O'Nien hit a post from close range.

The Blades tried to find an equaliser but could not beat Lee Burge.

Sunderland had won only once in their league games since winning 3-1 at Burnley in the second round.

Chris Wilder's Blades got off to a bright start and Callum Robinson - the only player to keep his place from Saturday's 2-0 Premier League win over Everton - forced Burge into an excellent fingertip save with a curling effort.

But Sunderland played well and Power's long-range goal was the difference between the teams.

Sunderland will visit fellow League One side Oxford, who beat West Ham 4-0, in the fourth round in the week commencing 28 October.

'I'm not going to waste my time' - what the managers said

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder: "We didn't do enough and we didn't deserve to go through, we were second best.

"There would have been a time when I'd have had them in the dressing room dissecting that until 11:30pm, but we've got the European champions coming here at Saturday lunchtime and I'm not going to waste my time on it.

"I made 10 changes and Sunderland made eight changes and their changes were better than mine. Some of my players had an opportunity and they have not taken it, that's their problem. We move on."

Sunderland boss Jack Ross: "There's a togetherness in the squad and it is a really positive night for us.

"Nothing should be taken away from what we have done tonight."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 15Jagielka
  • 19Stearman
  • 20BryanSubstituted forFleckat 70'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 18Freeman
  • 8Freeman
  • 27Besic
  • 14Morrison
  • 23Osborn
  • 11RobinsonSubstituted forClarkeat 57'minutes
  • 22MoussetSubstituted forMcBurnieat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Stevens
  • 4Fleck
  • 6Basham
  • 9McBurnie
  • 16Norwood
  • 21Verrips
  • 24Clarke

Sunderland

  • 16Burge
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 12Flanagan
  • 3Lynch
  • 28De Bock
  • 8McGeouch
  • 6Power
  • 7MaguireBooked at 90minsSubstituted forDobsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 13O'Nien
  • 17EmbletonSubstituted forHumeat 45'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 18Dobson
  • 22Grigg
  • 23Leadbitter
  • 33Hume
  • 40Taylor
  • 41Connelly
  • 43Patterson
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
11,675

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamSunderland
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Sunderland 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Sunderland 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland. George Dobson replaces Chris Maguire.

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.

Booking

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Sheffield United. Muhamed Besic tries a through ball, but Leon Clarke is caught offside.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Flanagan.

Attempt blocked. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Attempt saved. Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Laurens De Bock.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luke Freeman.

Richard Stearman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Wyke (Sunderland).

Offside, Sunderland. Lee Burge tries a through ball, but Luke O'Nien is caught offside.

Booking

John Fleck (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Conor McLaughlin (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United).

Tom Flanagan (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United).

Chris Maguire (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by John Fleck.

Attempt blocked. Denver Hume (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke O'Nien.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. John Fleck replaces Kean Bryan.

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Laurens De Bock.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Nien (Sunderland) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ravel Morrison with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Oliver McBurnie replaces Lys Mousset.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Leon Clarke replaces Callum Robinson.

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Sunderland).

Offside, Sheffield United. Kean Bryan tries a through ball, but Callum Robinson is caught offside.

Offside, Sunderland. Max Power tries a through ball, but Charlie Wyke is caught offside.

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