Sheffield United vs Chelsea: McGoldrick grabs brace as Blades win by 3-0

Sheffield United vs Chelsea: McGoldrick grabs brace as Blades win by 3-0

- Sheffield United vs Chelsea saw Chris Wilder's men record an emphatic 3-0 win over the Blues

- David McGoldrick scored his first two Premier League goals with Oliver McBurnie also getting his name on the scoresheet

- Sheffield are now sixth on the table as Chelsea are now on the verge of dropping behind MKan United and Leicester City

Sheffield United vs Chelsea ended in 3-0 in favour of the Blades as they moved up to sixth on the Premier League table.

David McGoldrick scored two goals in each half of the match as Oliver McBurnie also got his name on the scoresheet at Bramall Lane.

Ross Barkley was the first to test Sheffield's goalkeeper Dean Henderson in goal as early as the second minuted but his shot did not trouble the shot-stopper.

But the home side surprisingly took the lead 18th minute through McGoldrick after McBurnie's shot took two big deflections and fell kindly into his path, as the Irishman slammed home the rebound to make in 1-0.

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Sheffield scored their second goal from their second opportunity on target as McBurnie headed home a pin-point cross from Jack O'Connell to make it 2-0 in the 33rd minute.

Just before half-time, Reece James forced a fine stop from Henderson but there was no Chelsea player available for the rebound. Sheffield took a 2-0 lead into the break.

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Frank Lampard made two changes in the second half with Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso coming on for Mason Mount and Andreas Christiansen respectively.

Sheffield United vs Chelsea: McGoldrick grabs brace as Blades win by 3-0
Sheffield United vs Chelsea: McGoldrick grabs brace as Blades win by 3-0. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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But Chelsea unable to create the opening with Chris Wilder men defending every bit of attack thrown at them, leaving the Blues more frustrated.

Christian Pulisic was also sacrificed for Olivier Giroud later on and Recce James made way for Callum Huson-Ndoi.

Sheffield United made it 3-0 in the 77th minute from a brilliant counter-attacking move that saw Lys Mousset's final ball was not properly cleared by Rudiger as McGoldrick was at the right place to grab his brace.

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Mousset missed a golden chance to make it 4-0 as he was left one-on-one with Kepa Arrizabalaga but the French striker's chip went just wide.

Chelsea had their best chance in the game in the 87th minute as Tammy Abraham could not get the required contact on the ball making it an easy catch for Henderson.

It ended 3-0 in favour of the Blades as they continue their pursuit of European football next season.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech has arrived Stamford Bridge as he was pictured training with the Blues for the first time on Saturday, July 11.

Chelsea had in February agreed to terms with Dutch champions Ajax over the signing of Moroccan midfielder for a fee reported to be £45million.

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A statement by Ajax said that Ziyech will be moving to Stamford Bridge in the next summer, ending reports linking him to other top clubs in Europe.

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