Southampton beat Sheffield United to end winless streak

Southampton finally stopped the rot with a 2-0 win at Bramall Lane on Saturday courtesy of a first half James Ward-Prowse penalty and a thunderous Che Adams half-volley just after the break.

It was Ralph Hasenhuttl’s 100th game in charge of the Saints and his side marked the occasion with a much needed win, which finally saw them end a winless run that stretched back to 16th January.

Both sides started the game poorly with sloppy passes stopping the game from gaining momentum.

But one player that showed promise from the first whistle was Nathan Tella who caused all sorts of problems for the Sheffield United defence, winning a collection of free kicks deep inside their half.

And it was the pacey forward that won the penalty for the visitors as he was brought down by Ethan Ampadu. Up stepped Ward-Prowse who powered the ball past Aaron Ramsdale.

The Blades looked to recover quickly in the second half, but were dealt a hammer blow when former player Che Adams connected perfectly with a half volley shot from the edge of the box.

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Despite a valiant effort with Chris Wilder making a series of attacking changes, his side couldn’t unlock the Southampton defence and slumped to another defeat.

Next up for Sheffield United is a trip to the King Power stadium to face Leicester City, while Southampton host Brighton in a south coast clash.

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