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Sheffield United 1-1 Fulham: Billy Sharp rescues point with penalty

Sharp

Substitute Billy Sharp scored a late penalty to earn Sheffield United their first point of the season in a draw with Fulham in the Premier League.

Sharp fired in from the spot after Ademola Lookman's excellent solo effort had put the visitors ahead at Bramall Lane.

The Fulham winger, making his first start for the club, skipped beyond two players before firing left-footed past Blades goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale

Aleksandar Mitrovic had earlier smacked a penalty against the crossbar after defender Jack Robinson handled.

And it was Mitrovic who then fouled Robinson inside the Fulham box, with the decision awarded by the video assistant referee.

The draw means both teams have their first point of the season, after losing their opening four games.

Lookman shines as Mitrovic despairs

Mitrovic

Scott Parker has packed his Fulham squad with young talents with something to prove, and handed first starts to three players who have represented England at different levels.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, on loan from Chelsea, and defender Tosin Adarabioyo, who has signed from Manchester City, made their debuts, but it was Lookman who almost stole the show.

The 22-year-old has had an enigmatic career so far, failing to hold down a place at Everton and then RB Leipzig.

He impressed Parker with a lively cameo off the bench against Wolves last time out and took his first Premier League goal in three years superbly on Sunday.

The winger cut inside Sander Berge before forcing his way into the penalty box and driving a smart finish beyond Ramsdale with 13 minutes to go.

Mitrovic had missed from the spot earlier in the half and then headed wide late on from a wicked Lookman delivery.

Between those chances, the forward gave away a penalty at the other end when he caught Sheffield United defender Robinson - becoming the first player to both miss and give away a spot-kick in the same Premier League game since Mikel Arteta for Arsenal in November 2012.

The result was enough to lift Fulham off the bottom of the Premier League table, to 19th.

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Sheffield United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

    Average rating

    5.39

  2. Squad number6Player nameBasham

    Average rating

    5.29

  3. Squad number12Player nameEgan

    Average rating

    5.23

  4. Squad number3Player nameStevens

    Average rating

    5.18

  5. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

    Average rating

    5.04

  6. Squad number8Player nameBerge

    Average rating

    5.43

  7. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

    Average rating

    5.06

  8. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

    Average rating

    5.05

  9. Squad number13Player nameLowe

    Average rating

    4.67

  10. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

    Average rating

    5.02

  11. Squad number17Player nameMcGoldrick

    Average rating

    5.22

Substitutes

  1. Squad number10Player nameSharp

    Average rating

    6.10

  2. Squad number19Player nameRobinson

    Average rating

    4.80

  3. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

    Average rating

    5.98

Fulham

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameAreola

    Average rating

    6.80

  2. Squad number34Player nameAina

    Average rating

    5.92

  3. Squad number16Player nameAdarabioyo

    Average rating

    6.59

  4. Squad number13Player nameReam

    Average rating

    5.85

  5. Squad number33Player nameRobinson

    Average rating

    6.16

  6. Squad number10Player nameCairney

    Average rating

    6.34

  7. Squad number29Player nameZambo Anguissa

    Average rating

    6.38

  8. Squad number17Player nameCavaleiro

    Average rating

    5.62

  9. Squad number15Player nameLoftus-Cheek

    Average rating

    6.66

  10. Squad number19Player nameLookman

    Average rating

    7.51

  11. Squad number9Player nameMitrovic

    Average rating

    4.30

Substitutes

  1. Squad number18Player nameLemina

    Average rating

    5.69

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 6BashamSubstituted forSharpat 81'minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 3Stevens
  • 2Baldock
  • 8Berge
  • 16Norwood
  • 7Lundstram
  • 13LoweSubstituted forRobinsonat 19'minutes
  • 9McBurnie
  • 17McGoldrickSubstituted forBrewsterat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Sharp
  • 14Burke
  • 19Robinson
  • 21Verrips
  • 22Ampadu
  • 23Osborn
  • 24Brewster

Fulham

  • 1Areola
  • 34Aina
  • 16Adarabioyo
  • 13Ream
  • 33Robinson
  • 10Cairney
  • 29Zambo AnguissaBooked at 21mins
  • 17CavaleiroBooked at 82mins
  • 15Loftus-CheekSubstituted forLeminaat 81'minutes
  • 19Lookman
  • 9Mitrovic

Substitutes

  • 7Kebano
  • 12Rodák
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 18Lemina
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 23Bryan
  • 47Kamara

Referee:
Andre Marriner

Match Stats

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Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Fulham 1.

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