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

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his sides 2nd goal during the Sky Bet Championshi

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 - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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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