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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    That's where we will end this live page.

    For all the reaction to today's games, and coverage of Tottenham versus Aston Villa, head here.

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  2. Blades draw at Bournemouth in top-flight return - read the report

    Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

    Billy Sharp

    Billy Sharp's 88th-minute equaliser saw Sheffield United snatch a point at Bournemouth as the Blades drew in their first top-flight match since 2007.

    Sharp, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes, bundled the ball home from close range after Oliver McBurnie's mishit shot bounced off Nathan Ake and into the striker's path.

    Chris Mepham's first Premier League goal, when he smashed in a rebound after Callum Wilson's shot on the turn had been parried by away goalkeeper Dean Henderson, had looked like giving Bournemouth the three points.

    But Sharp's goal earned the Blades a draw to spark great scenes of celebration among their fans.

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    Duane Doogan: What a journey for Billy Sharp scoring his first Premier League goal today.

    David Taylor: I've been wanting to say this in the Premier League for over a decade... We've got Billy Sharp!!!


    Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

    All over.

    Billy Sharp
  5. 'They have been very impressive'

    Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield Utd

    Michael Brown

    Former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Magnificent scenes! Billy Sharp is Sheffield Utd through and through. He was desperate for that goal and that is where he is at his best. They caught Bournemouth napping and then he runs off and celebrates with the travelling fans. They have been very impressive, they have been patient, they have been brave and kept the ball moving.

  6. GOAL - Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield United

    Billy Sharp

    Billy Sharp has been on for less than 10 minutes and he has snatched an equaliser. A cross from the right causes chaos, Oliver McBurnie mishits his shot, the ball bounces off the face of Nathan Ake into Sharp's path and he finishes it off.

    Scrappy, but Sheffield United will not care.

    Billy Sharp
  7. Post update

    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    A free-kick to Sheffield United. Three minutes plus injury-time to rescue this one.


    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    One final roll of the dice for Chris Wilder as Billy Sharp comes on for Chris Basham.

  9. YELLOW CARD - John Fleck

    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    John Fleck is booked for a jumping challenge on Jefferson Lerma. For the third time today it goes to a VAR check, but a yellow is sufficient.

    John Fleck
  10. 'They've played well so far'

    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield Utd

    Michael Brown

    Former Manchester City and Spurs midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    The visitors have clearly decided they are after a goal. It means there will be opportunities and space for Bournemouth but fair play to Sheffield Utd, they are really going for it. They've played well so far.


    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    Straight after that Bournemouth goal, Sheffield United brought on their record signing Oliver McBurnie, who replaced David McGoldrick who has had two good chances to score, but could not take either.

  12. YELLOW CARD - Fraser

    Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    Simulation for the Bournemouth man, who sees yellow.

  13. GOAL - Bournemouth 1-0 Sheffield United

    Chris Mepham

    Bournemouth lead. A free-kick on the right is floated into the box by Ryan Fraser, it gets headed back by Philip Billing to Nathan Ake, who tries the overhead.

    That falls to Callum Wilson, whose shot on the spin is not a brilliant connection, but Dean Henderson can only parry the effort and Chris Mepham is there to smash in the rebound.

    Chris Mepham
    Chris Mepham

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield United

    Superb from Dean Henderson. Absolutely superb. The ball is played towards Joshua King, Sheffield United half clear, it falls to Philip Billing and the strike from 25 yards is absolutely fantastic. But Dean Henderson flings himself to his left, gets one hand on it and pushes it wide. One of the best saves you'll see all season.

    Henderson needs treatment and we also had a VAR check on the challenge on Joshua King. Nothing given. Henderson's OK as well.

  15. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield United

    It's getting better. John Lundstram is free on the right wing, but his centre is just behind Callum Robinson, who can't get anything on it. Sheffield United have been the better side so far today but will they regret not converting that into a goal?

    Callum Robinson
  16. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield United

    Ryan Fraser tries to find a Bournemouth team-mate in the penalty area, but he gets too much on it and it drifts straight into Dean Henderson's hands.

  17. CLOSE!

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield United

    The visitors are banging on the door. John Lundstram's ball over the top finds David McGoldrick, who has a sight of goal from the edge of the box, he shoots across Aaron Ramsdale's goal but it goes a few yards wide.

  18. Post update

    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield United

    Almost for Sheffield United. David McGoldrick plays a delicate one through the middle after a Callum Robinson dummy, Enda Stevens is so nearly through on goal but an excellent saving challenge from Bournemouth's Chris Mepham saves the day.