Ten-man Sheff Utd beat Aston Villa for fourth Premier League win

David McGoldrick of Sheffield United and Bertrand Traore of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Aston Villa at Bramall Lane on March 3, 2021 in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Bottom club Sheffield United survived for more than 30 minutes with 10 men to claim only the fourth Premier League win of their disappointing season and dent Aston Villa's European ambitions.

David McGoldrick gave his side a first-half lead from inside the six-yard area after being picked out by George Baldock following a lovely move that started inside the Blades' half.

United defender Phil Jagielka was sent off after half-time for a foul on Anwar El Ghazi after referee Robert Jones viewed the incident on a pitchside monitor and changed the yellow card he had initially given him to a red.

Villa's Ollie Watkins headed against the post shortly before Jagielka's red card but the visitors were unable to take advantage of the 38-year-old former Everton player's dismissal.

The result ended a four-match losing run for Chris Wilder's spirited side who, despite victory, remain 12 points from safety in the Premier League with 11 matches to play.

Villa could have moved three points from a Champions League place with a win but were disappointing, especially when playing against 10 men.


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