Wolves beat Sheffield in first back to back win

Wolverhampton Wanderers secured back-to-back Premier League (PL) victories in 2024 with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over Sheffield United at Molineux, propelling them to eighth place in the league standings.

From the outset, the hosts displayed attacking intent, with Pedro Neto posing a constant threat in the final third. However, Sheffield United gradually found their footing in the first half and nearly took the lead through Rhian Brewster, who forced an impressive save from José Sá after an initial block by Craig Dawson. Brewster’s struggles in front of goal were evident when he missed a golden opportunity on the counter-attack, skewing his shot wide.

Despite the Blades’ opportunities, it was Wolves who broke the deadlock in the 30th minute. Pablo Sarabia rose to head home his third goal of the season from a delightful Rayan Aït-Nouri delivery, marking their sole shot on target in the half. Neto and Sarabia had further chances to extend their lead before halftime, but Gary O’Neil’s side went into the break with just a solitary goal advantage.

Sheffield United remained resolute in the second half, creating opportunities early on as James McAtee narrowly missed the target before providing a tempting cross for Brewster, who was denied by Sá. The tension mounted for Wolves supporters as Chris Wilder’s team piled on the pressure, but the hosts held firm to secure the win, extending their unbeaten home record against Sheffield United to nine PL matches.

Despite the defeat, Sheffield United can take heart from their spirited display, demonstrating resilience in their battle against relegation, although they remain rooted to the bottom of the table.