EFL Cup - Second Round North
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Burnley win 5-4 on penalties

Burnley 1-1 Sheffield United (Burnley win 5-4 on penalties)

David McGoldrick scoring for Sheffield United
David McGoldrick gave Burnley the lead inside the first five minutes of the game

Burnley will travel to Millwall in the Carabao Cup third round after beating Sheffield United in a penalty shoot-out at Turf Moor.

Robbie Brady converted the decisive kick after Burnley keeper Nick Pope had earlier saved from Oli McBurnie, sending the Clarets through.

Burnley's Matej Vydra levelled after the break for the hosts to send the tie to penalties.

David McGoldrick had opened the scoring from close range on four minutes.

McGoldrick pounced to turn in Max Lowe's inviting left-wing cross for Sheffield United.

And Burnley suffered another blow soon after when Johann Berg Gudmundsson was taken off on a stretcher following a reckless challenge by Blades defender Jack Robinson.

He took the ball first but followed through heavily on the Iceland international, although he escaped punishment.

The Clarets fought their way back into contention and were level after 66 minutes when Vydra stole onto Jay Rodriguez's clever chest down and lifted a finish over Wes Foderingham.

Brady hit the post for the hosts before Sheffield United almost won it in the dying moments, only for the outstretched foot of Burnley keeper Pope to thwart McBurnie.

In the shoot-out, Chris Wood, Vydra, Josh Brownbill and Erik Pieters were all on target before Brady's winning spot-kick.

Ollie Norwood, Billy Sharp, Sander Berg and Ben Osborn scored for Sheffield United - Pope's stop from McBurnie making the difference.

'Nowadays it's unacceptable'

Burnley boss Sean Dyche believes Robinson should have been red carded for his challenge on Gudmundsson.

Dyche fears Gudmundsson seems set for another stint on the sidelines as Robinson, who reached a loose ball first, caught the Iceland midfielder high on the leg.

He said: "In my day that was standard and every week, but nowadays it's unacceptable. The linesman is four or five yards from it and gives nothing, the ref gives nothing and we haven't got VAR.

"If you look at it back, it would be a card in anyone's book. I thought it was a bizarre game from the officials, one minute they're giving (a free-kick) for a tiny touch in the back and then that challenge, it was almost nothing. A foul and that was it.

"You're scratching your head when you see it back. Having seen it back, it's a really bad challenge, he should have been red carded."

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, who made 10 changes, was encouraged by the performances of those who played.

He said: "I don't want this to be an easy season for me as a manager in terms of picking that side. Everybody had that opportunity to impress and they've certainly done that.

"We're disappointed that we've not gone through, it's fine margins and we go again. We're in good spirits, there's not a lot wrong with us."

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 28Long
  • 34Dunne
  • 3Taylor
  • 7GudmundssonSubstituted forPietersat 15'minutes
  • 8Brownhill
  • 18WestwoodSubstituted forBensonat 75'minutes
  • 12Brady
  • 27Vydra
  • 19RodriguezSubstituted forWoodat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Wood
  • 11McNeil
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 23Pieters
  • 26Bardsley
  • 37Thomas
  • 41Benson

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 18Foderingham
  • 22AmpaduBooked at 81mins
  • 15JagielkaBooked at 68mins
  • 19Robinson
  • 20BogleSubstituted forBashamat 86'minutes
  • 8Berge
  • 16Norwood
  • 23Osborn
  • 13Lowe
  • 17McGoldrickSubstituted forMcBurnieat 62'minutes
  • 14BurkeSubstituted forSharpat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 6Basham
  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Sharp
  • 28Slater
  • 29Bryan
  • 42Brunt
Referee:
Paul Tierney

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1(5), Sheffield United 1(4).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Burnley 1(5), Sheffield United 1(4).

  3. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(5), Sheffield United 1(4). Robbie Brady (Burnley) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(4), Sheffield United 1(4). Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(4), Sheffield United 1(3). Erik Pieters (Burnley) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(3), Sheffield United 1(3). Sander Berge (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(3), Sheffield United 1(2). Josh Brownhill (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(2), Sheffield United 1(2). Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  9. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(2), Sheffield United 1(1). Matej Vydra (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

    Penalty saved! Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1(1), Sheffield United 1(1). Chris Wood (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  12. Post update

    Goal! Burnley 1, Sheffield United 1(1). Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  13. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Burnley 1, Sheffield United 1.

  14. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Sheffield United 1.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Erik Pieters (Burnley).

  17. Post update

    Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Max Lowe.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Max Lowe (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.

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