Match report: Sheffield United 2-0 Luton Town

from the Kop

By Josh Zealand

Sheffield United got their season somewhat back on track with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Luton Town at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

Rhian Brewster continued his fine form for The Blades, netting in the 48th minute after a closely fought but goalless first half display.

A quick United flurry saw them score two goals in three minutes with Jack Robinson’s headed goal coming in the 51st minute. It was Robinson’s first goal for The Blades and the first time he had scored since December 2018, over three years ago.

Luton had a first half goal disallowed but things worsened for The Hatters when defender Reece Burke was sent off for pulling down Brewster who was clean through.

Sheffield United’s victory has lofted them to 11th place, eight-points outside of the play-off places. Meanwhile, Luton drop to 13th in the Championship.

Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom to BBC Radio Sheffield:

“We’ve earned the right to be two up and managed the game brilliantly, we didn’t take any risks. We had numerous opportunities and should have scored more but the pleasing thing is there was not one attempt on our goal.

From start to finish it was dominant against a good team.”

Luton manager Nathan Jones to BBC Three Counties Radio:

“First half I didn’t think there was much in the game. We managed to get a grip in terms of the press and I think we could have caused them a few more problems.

To be passive in the first five or six minutes and then concede from a set-play killed the game and that was really poor.”

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