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Sheffield United 6-2 Peterborough United: Blades thrash Posh for first Championship win of season

Sheffield United's Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White
Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White both scored on their first starts for Sheffield United as the Blades won in the Championship for the first time this season

Sheffield United grabbed their first Championship victory under manager Slavisa Jokanovic with a thumping win over Peterborough United at Bramall Lane.

Iliman Ndiaye scored his first senior goal on his first league start before Jack Marriott equalised.

But second-half goals from John Fleck, two from Ben Osborn, Morgan Gibbs-White and a second from Ndiaye settled the match, with Jonson Clarke-Harris' penalty a mere consolation.

Peterborough have now lost all three of their away matches as they slip to 23rd in the table.

With just two points and one goal from his first five games, Jokanovic made four changes looking for a winning formula, although he could not hand a debut to goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who had to quarantine after playing for Sweden in Greece in midweek.

But two of the players brought in combined for a goal as Gibbs-White, on his debut following his season-long loan move from Wolverhampton Wanderers, pulled the ball back for Ndiaye to supply the finish.

However, they were pegged back when Marriott punished a mistake by Rhys Norrington-Davies to bring the visitors level for his first goal in his second spell at the club.

In the second half, an error from Frankie Kent ended with Fleck putting the home team back in front, before Osborn, after being set up by Billy Sharp, made it three.

Gibbs-White then grabbed a debut goal before French 21-year-old Ndiaye found the net for a second time with a header.

Clarke-Harris pulled one back for Posh with a penalty, before Osborn completed the scoring in stoppage time.

The problems for Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson are in defence, with only Reading having conceded more than their 14 goals.

Sheffield United manager Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I must be satisfied. We performed very well. I complained the last game that my team did not create enough and today we created a lot, scored six goals and could have scored more."

On Iliman Ndiaye and Morgan Gibbs-White: "Both played well in between lines. Iliman scored two and Morgan one and they enjoyed playing the game and our supporters enjoyed watching them.

"We need this kind of victory and the most important thing is that my team starts to trust they are good players and can play good football."

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"To lose in the manner we did in the second half was extremely disappointing.

"When you concede a goal, that happens in a game and you have to get on with it but then we lost a goal immediately afterwards and we lost all confidence and they went the other way.

"We can't go the way we did in the second half. But quickly as I possibly can, I have to get the players going again because we've got another game Tuesday."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 18Foderingham
  • 2Baldock
  • 12Egan
  • 19Robinson
  • 33Norrington-Davies
  • 16NorwoodSubstituted forHourihaneat 71'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 27Gibbs-WhiteSubstituted forMcBurnieat 77'minutes
  • 29NdiayeSubstituted forFreemanat 72'minutes
  • 23Osborn
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 7Brewster
  • 9McBurnie
  • 15Freeman
  • 20Bogle
  • 21Verrips
  • 24Hourihane

Peterborough

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Pym
  • 12Knight
  • 6Kent
  • 3ButlerBooked at 59mins
  • 23Ward
  • 18NorburnSubstituted forTaylorat 63'minutes
  • 20Coventry
  • 16BurrowsBooked at 49mins
  • 7SzmodicsSubstituted forGrantat 71'minutes
  • 14MarriottSubstituted forClarke-Harrisat 71'minutes
  • 10Dembélé

Substitutes

  • 2Edwards
  • 8Taylor
  • 9Clarke-Harris
  • 11Grant
  • 13Cornell
  • 21Tomlinson
  • 26Randall
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
27,359

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home24
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home11
Away3
Fouls
Home1
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 6, Peterborough United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 6, Peterborough United 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 6, Peterborough United 2. Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie with a through ball.

  4. Post update

    George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coventry (Peterborough United).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Peterborough United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie.

  9. Post update

    Conor Hourihane (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Josh Knight.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dan Butler.

  13. Post update

    George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Harrison Burrows (Peterborough United).

  15. Post update

    George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jack Taylor (Peterborough United).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by John Egan.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by George Baldock.

  19. Post update

    Oliver McBurnie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Frankie Kent (Peterborough United).

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