Sheffield United faced League One side Walsall in the first round of the Carabao Cup. Chris Wilder’s side won 3-2 after being 1-0 down- thanks to an own goal from Roberts, a goal from Nathan Thomas and a goal from Daniel Lafferty.
Walsall took the lead after Oztumer teed up Bakayoko who slotted home to put the Saddlers in front. But with fifteen minutes left, Ched Evans’s strike cannoned of Roberts to make it 1-1. It got better for the Blades as only five minutes later Ched Evans squared the ball for Nathan Thomas who scored to put United 2-1 up. Sheffield United’s Championship quality started to show when Daniel Lafferty’s shot from the edge of the box found the roof of the net to give the Blades a two-goal cushion. But in the 91st minute, Walsall were awarded a penalty, and Oztumer made no mistake from twelve yards to set up a nervy last few minutes for Sheffield United.
This is how Walsall fans reacted to the defeat:
— Gurdip Thandi (@Gurdo) August 9, 2017
Could be toxic down the Bescot Saturday #saddlers
— Steve Edwards (@Eddy_Senior) August 9, 2017
All that work that got done over the last few season has just fizzled out so disappointed fans are so split the atmosphere is poisonous
— catherine (@kateydd234) August 9, 2017
What a load of rubbish again
— David Birch (@xdave200164x) August 9, 2017
Well Saturdays game is looking a big one already, Oldham not good and if we struggle….. #UTS
— Stuart Smith (@dr_smithy) August 9, 2017
This is how Sheffield United fans reacted to their win against Walsall:
Well done boys ! Bring on the next round !
— Luke Hemstock (@LHemstock) August 9, 2017
— Nyubi (@nyubi23) August 9, 2017
Yyyyeeesssssssssssss!!!!!! Well done Blades!
— Pauline (@PoBHG) August 9, 2017
— Andrew Smith (@AndySmithSport) August 10, 2017
— China (@pjobuchanan) August 9, 2017
#twitterblades good run out for 2nd team, Brayford & Ched both played well, both deserve a chance, Hanson not good enough & needs to move on
— JOZ (@THATJOZ) August 9, 2017
First half bitty. Looked better in the 2nd esp when Ched came on. Good to see Duffy get 90 minutes under his belt. #twitterblades
— David Kirkham (@DavidKirkham3) August 9, 2017
Sheffield United travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday as the Blades look to make it two wins from two in the Championship. While Walsall host Oldham on Saturday, as the Saddlers look for their win, of the season.