Left Menu
Development News Edition

Sheffield Utd, Fulham draw 1-1 to earn 1st point of season

Billy Sharp converted his spot kick for United, smashing the ball down the middle in the 85th minute to cancel out Ademola Lookman's spectacular solo goal eight minutes earlier on his first start for Fulham. Before that, Aleksandar Mitrović squandered the chance to give Fulham the lead when he lifted his penalty over the crossbar in the 58th.

PTI | Sheffield | Updated: 18-10-2020 19:08 IST | Created: 18-10-2020 19:08 IST
Sheffield Utd, Fulham draw 1-1 to earn 1st point of season

Sheffield United and Fulham both collected their first point of the season in the Premier League after drawing 1-1 in a match featuring a penalty for each team on Sunday. Billy Sharp converted his spot kick for United, smashing the ball down the middle in the 85th minute to cancel out Ademola Lookman's spectacular solo goal eight minutes earlier on his first start for Fulham.

Before that, Aleksandar Mitrović squandered the chance to give Fulham the lead when he lifted his penalty over the crossbar in the 58th. The two teams had lost each of their first four league games this season, raising the stakes for their meeting at Bramall Lane — especially for the hosts, who have matches against Liverpool and Manchester City ahead in the next two weeks.

Oli McBurnie wasted a clear-cut chance in the first half for United, heading straight at goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, but Fulham had the better of the second half. Mitrović, in particular, will wonder how he failed to score in the game, with his penalty miss and then two late opportunities that he sent off target. The Serbia striker capped a miserable game on a personal front by giving away the penalty that was converted by Sharp, with Mitrovic kicking the calf of Jack Robinson while attempting to clear the ball at a corner.

Lookman, who has joined on loan from Leipzig in Germany and came on as a substitute in the loss to Wolverhampton before the international break, dribbled past two defenders outside the area before unleashing a fierce shot high into the net to put Fulham ahead. Burnley is now the only team without a point so far.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Uganda COVID-19 response: Was off to a good start but reopening dwindled prospects

Uganda has shown success in using health information to enhance efficiency of disease surveillance, reporting and monitoring. The success, however, has critical challenges confronting it as the country resumes normal activities....

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Videos

Latest News

France attack: Church sexton had throat slit while preparing for Mass

As he did every day, Vincent Loques, sexton of the Notre Dame church in the French city of Nice opened up the doors around 830 a.m. There were few people around the first Mass of the day was not due to start for another two hours. But soon ...

Facebook warns of tough 2021 as pandemic boosts ad revenue

Facebook Inc on Thursday warned of a tougher 2021 despite beating analysts estimates for quarterly revenue as businesses adjusting to the global coronavirus pandemic continued to rely on the companys digital ad tools. The worlds biggest soc...

Rugby-Barbarians cancellation made game a laughing stock, says Jones

The cancellation of Englands game against the Barbarians because of COVID protocol breaches made rugby a laughing stock and his team have a responsibility to put the smile back on fans faces, England coach Eddie Jones said on Thursday.On th...

Judge sides with Huawei CFO on some claims but does not dismiss U.S. extradition case

A judge has blocked an attempt by Canadas attorney general to get parts of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhous arguments dismissed in the case to extradite her to the United States, according to a ruling released on Thursday. Howev...

Give Feedback