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Sheff Utd 1-2 Leicester: Jamie Vardy’s late winner breaks Blades hearts

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Sheffield United celebrate Oli McBurnie's goal
Oli McBurnie scored his first goal of the campaign with his 10th attempt

Jamie Vardy scored a 90th-minute winner for Leicester to break Sheffield United hearts and leave them in a perilous position at the bottom of the Premier League table.

The Blades looked set to secure only their second point of the season when Oli McBurnie scored his first of the campaign after Ayoze Perez had given the visitors the lead.

However, the Foxes never looked like wanting to settle for a point in their pursuit of a Champions League spot. With moments of the match remaining, James Maddison fed in Vardy, who scampered clear of the home defence and slotted his shot past Aaron Ramsdale.

The 33-year-old boyhood fan of Blades’ rivals Sheffield Wednesday celebrated by running to the corner flag and snapping it with his boot.

Earlier, Vardy and Maddison both came close with fierce efforts that struck the Blades’ right-hand upright.

Oliver Burke had United’s only other chance of note when he slipped with just Kasper Schmeichel to beat.

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Sheffield United

  1. Squad number1Player nameRamsdale

  2. Squad number2Player nameBaldock

  3. Squad number6Player nameBasham

  4. Squad number12Player nameEgan

  5. Squad number29Player nameBryan

  6. Squad number13Player nameLowe

  7. Squad number7Player nameLundstram

  8. Squad number8Player nameBerge

  9. Squad number4Player nameFleck

  10. Squad number14Player nameBurke

  11. Squad number9Player nameMcBurnie

  1. Squad number16Player nameNorwood

  2. Squad number23Player nameOsborn

  3. Squad number24Player nameBrewster

Leicester City

  1. Squad number1Player nameSchmeichel

  2. Squad number3Player nameFofana

  3. Squad number6Player nameEvans

  4. Squad number28Player nameFuchs

  5. Squad number11Player nameAlbrighton

  6. Squad number8Player nameTielemans

  7. Squad number24Player nameMendy

  8. Squad number2Player nameJustin

  9. Squad number17Player nameAyoze Pérez

  10. Squad number10Player nameMaddison

  11. Squad number9Player nameVardy

  1. Squad number14Player nameIheanacho

  2. Squad number25Player nameNdidi

  3. Squad number26Player namePraet

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 2Baldock
  • 6Basham
  • 12Egan
  • 29Bryan
  • 13LoweBooked at 38minsSubstituted forOsbornat 45′minutes
  • 7LundstramSubstituted forNorwoodat 63′minutes
  • 8Berge
  • 4Fleck
  • 14BurkeSubstituted forBrewsterat 81′minutes
  • 9McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 10Sharp
  • 15Jagielka
  • 16Norwood
  • 17McGoldrick
  • 21Verrips
  • 23Osborn
  • 24Brewster

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 3Fofana
  • 6Evans
  • 28FuchsBooked at 63mins
  • 11Albrighton
  • 8Tielemans
  • 24MendySubstituted forNdidiat 69′minutes
  • 2Justin
  • 17PérezSubstituted forIheanachoat 69′minutes
  • 10MaddisonBooked at 90minsSubstituted forPraetat 90+4′minutes
  • 9VardyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Morgan
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 15Barnes
  • 19Ünder
  • 25Ndidi
  • 26Praet

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