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‘It was anyone’s game. It could have finished 4-4’ – City fans worried after defeat in Sheffield

PUBLISHED: 18:06 18 August 2018 | UPDATED: 18:50 18 August 2018

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championship match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Paul Chesterton

Worries about taking one point from the opening three Championship matches of the season are obvious among Norwich City supporters following this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United.












John Egan had headed the hosts in front from a corner in the ninth minute but the Canaries dug in and found a deserved equaliser through Jordan Rhodes in the 26th minute, teed up by Onel Hernandez.

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Both sides missed big chances during the second half, with Chris Basham and Egan going close with headers for United, Rhodes hitting the post for City and Moritz Leitner wasting a golden one-on-one chance.

But Billy Sharp popped up in the third minute of injury time to prod home David McGoldrick’s knock-down at the back post and snatch a dramatic victory.













The defeat followed last weekend’s dramatic 4-3 home loss to West Brom and a 2-2 draw at Birmingham on the opening day, in the league, and a hard-fought 3-1 win over League Two side Stevenage during midweek.

• Catch up with all the post-match reaction and analysis in our Matchday Live blog at pinkun.com/live

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