September 27, 2023
Sheffield United defeats Blackburn to go to the FA Cup semifinals.

Sheffield United and Blackburn

In a thrilling FA Cup quarterfinal on Sunday, Sheffield United defeated Blackburn Rovers 3-2 by coming from behind twice and scoring in stoppage time.

Aynsley Pears, the goalie, got a touch on Tommy Doyle’s shot with the score still 2-2 in extra time, but he was unable to stop it from going into the top corner.

Blackburn grabbed the lead in the 21st minute of a match between two second-tier teams fighting for promotion to the Premier League when they were granted a penalty for Jack Robinson’s handball following a VAR assessment, which was converted by Ben Brereton Diaz.

Seven minutes later, Sam Gallagher of Blackburn scored an own goal after Max Lowe’s long range shot deflected off the striker’s knee and went in the back of the net.

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On the hour, Sammie Szmodics restored Blackburn’s advantage by shooting low past goalkeeper Wes Foderingham after Gallagher sprang the offside trap to let him in.

Oli McBurnie, a United forward, then pulled off a miraculous move in the 81st minute to tie the game at two goals apiece. Doyle, a Manchester City loanee, then scored the game-winning goal in injury time.


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