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Hull 2-3 Under 23s - report

27 October 2019

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Sheffield United's Under 23s came from behind twice at Hull City's KCOM Stadium to record a big win and the perfect response to Wednesday's disappointing defeat to Crewe Alexandra.

Jake Young initially fired home a cross from Harry Sheppeard to ensure the scores were level at half-time before goals from Sammy Ompreon and Jean Belehouan in the space of 10 second half minutes turned the game in the Blades' favour.

Looking to start quickly, the Blades went on the front foot in the opening 20 minutes, sending several dangerous crosses into the box and United should have been ahead after 10 minutes when Wednesday's scorer Kyron Gordon sent an effort over the bar at the back post.

It proved costly 10 minutes later when Hull took the lead just after the Blades had been forced into a defensive reshuffle as Harry Sheppeard replaced the injured Keenan Ferguson.

Robbie McKenzie's header inside the box fell for Billy Chadwick who fired home a neat first-time finish into the corner to leave Michael Verrips with little chance.

But the Blades weren't behind for long. Sheppeard made a quick impact with a pinpoint cross from the right which was finished off by Young inside the box to make it 1-1 with just over half an hour gone.

United had Verrips to thank for keeping things level before the break as he reacted quickly to prevent an own goal and sprung up to stop Robbie Guilfoyle from putting in the rebound.

Verrips then tipped over a fierce effort from McCauley Snelgrove in first half stoppage time but was beaten shortly after the break when Guilfoyle tapped home after a cross was headed back across goal into his path.

The Blades though didn't take the setback lying down and were once again back level within 10 minutes of falling behind. It was Ompreon this time who was played through and despite Hull's appeals for offside the striker ran through and slotted calmly beyond Matt Ingram to bring the game back level again.

It gave United the momentum they needed to soon take the lead. After Ingram tipped over Harrison Neal's fine effort, the resulting corner was fired home by centre-back Belehouan to put the Blades in the lead for the first time.

Hull put pressure on in the latter stages to try and get back in the game but United's defence stood firm to hang on for a big three points on the road.


Blades: Verrips, Ferguson (Sheppeard 21), Boyes, Hall, Gordon, Belehouan, York, Gribbin, Ompreon (Ndiaye 74), Young, Neal.
Unused: Amissah, Mallon, Andall-Gibbons.


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