Both Wolves and Sheffield United go into Wednesday’s clash at Bramall Lane brimming with confidence after memorable victories which maintained positive starts at the weekend.
Alfred N’Diaye’s injury time winner steered three points Wolves’ way on Saturday, after Barnsley had levelled things up themselves in added time. The victory, which kept Wolves two points ahead of the Blades after their derby victory, kept up their recent good run of results, which saw them take 10 points from the last 12 available. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men are also unbeaten on the road this season and now travel to Bramall Lane for the first time since 2014, looking to continue that record.
Promoted from League One at a canter last season, Sheffield United have made a flying start to life back in League One, which was capped on Sunday. The Blades won the first Steel City Derby in eight years 4-2 at Hillsborough, despite Sheffield Wednesday pegging them back from two goals up. That win left United in the Play-Off pack after six wins from their nine opening games. On home soil they’ve beaten Brentford, Barnsley and Derby County so far this season.
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20 of the 24 Championship sides were in action on Tuesday night, with Birmingham City’s home game against Sheffield Wednesday the only other Wednesday fixture. Cardiff City moved top of the Championship with an impressive 3-1 win over previous leaders Leeds United, with Preston North End and Ipswich Town also beating Hull City and Sunderland respectively to solidify their top six positions. Meanwhile, Bristol City and Aston Villa closed the gap on the Play-Offs after Middlesbrough slipped up against Norwich City.
Follow The Game
Supporters can follow the action at Bramall Lane through a number of methods. Overseas WolvesTV subscribers can watch the full 90 minutes live, while UK users can listen to the action. Wovles.co.uk will be posting regular updates on Matchday Centre Live and will have all the post-match reaction when it’s available. Finally, Twitter as always will have minute-by-minute updates and is the best place to get all the action and reaction afterwards.
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