Blades host Baggies in relegation scrap

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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 22 of 38

Sheffield United vs West Brom  

Bramall Lane 
Sheffield, England
Tuesday, 2 February 2021
Kick-off is at 20:00 
Sheffield United will host West Brom in a 2020-21 English Premier League relegation scrap at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening. 
West Brom manager Sam Allardyce
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The Blades return home following back-to-back games in Manchester where Chris Wilder's men beat Manchester United 2-1 before suffering a narrow 1-0 loss to league leaders Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, this past weekend. 
Sheffield remain rooted to the bottom of the league standings on eight points from 21 matches (13 points from safety) but Wilder will take confidence from his side's performances in Manceshter.

"We’re alive and have a desire to compete. You’ve seen a team that’s fighting for their lives and can cause teams problems," Wilder said. 

West Brom head into the fixture in 19th spot and on the back of a 2-2 draw at home to fellow relegation rivals Fulham. The Baggies looked on course for their first home win under Sam Allardyce only to be denied by a late Ivan Cavaleiro equaliser.

"We should have won it," Allardyce told reporters following the match.

"When you go out and dominate for the first 25 to 30 minutes of the second half, and get 2-1 up, that should be the end of it. But then our defensive frailties let us down again.

"We cannot expect to score three goals every time to win a game, and it is a huge disappointment not to see it out when we were 2-1 up."
Jake Livermore
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A first-half goal from Conor Gallagher led West Brom to a 1-0 win over Sheffield at the Hawthorns earlier this season. That win remains West Brom's only home victory of the campaign.

Sheffield United vs West Brom head-to-head statistics:

Matches played: 83
Sheffield United wins: 31
West Brom wins: 32
Draws: 20 

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 22: 

Tuesday, 02 February  
20:00 - Sheffield United vs West Brom 
20:00 - Wolves vs Arsenal 
22:15 - Manchester United vs Southampton
22:15 - Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace 
Wednesday, 03 February  
20:00 - Burnley vs Manchester City
20:00 - Fulham vs Leicester City 
21:30 - Leeds United vs Everton 
22:15 - Aston Villa vs West Ham United 
22:15 - Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion 
Thursday, 04 February 
22:00 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea 

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Published: 02/01/2021