Yesterday evening Sheffield United were knocked out of the EFL Cup by Championship side Hull City on penalties, following a 1-1 draw in regular time.

The first half saw Hull take the lead in the 18th minute through a quick counter-attacking move, finished off by midfielder Jon Toral. Sheffield United equalised in the second half through Billy Sharp, who finished with an impressive attacking move by volleying the ball home.

Despite the Blades ending the fixture with an impressive 18 shots on goal and 58% of the possession, they were unable to find a late winner.

Hull City have had reasonable success in this competition in recent years, reaching the quarter-final in 2015/16, as well as the semi-final in the 2016/17 season, and thanks to a missed penalty from new boy Oliver Norwood for Sheffield United, Hull, once again progress to the next round.


Despite the missed kick, Norwood was voted fans man of the match, proving that the midfielder is an ideal addition for the squad this season, with the manager Chris Wilder emphasising how impressive his debut was (The Star).

As expected, the fans weren’t best pleased with Sheffield United unable to progress to the second round of the competition for the first time in four years. However, with an impressive goal from Sharp and a man of the match performance from Norwood, there are positives to take.

Many Sheffield United fans took to Twitter to express their frustrations with the result:

However, many fans also took to Twitter to take positives from the game:

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