Everton vs Sheffield United LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

by 24britishtvMay 11, 2024, 9 p.m. 24
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The 2023/24 Premier League season is under way and you can follow every game and every goal right here with The Independent.

This year sees Manchester City try to defend their crown and claim a historic fourth title in succession. Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering City, who also won the Champions League and FA Cup last season, will have to see off Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and the rest to claim an unprecedented sixth league title in seven years.

Meanwhile Luton Town are making their first appearance in the Premier League, having risen from non-league in an incredible decade of progress. They followed Championship winners Burnley and second-placed Sheffield United in earning promotion to the top flight.

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Everton secured their fifth consecutive Premier League win and clean sheet at Goodison Park with a 1-0 victory over the Blades. The Toffees created an xG of 1.73 in an impressive first-half display, with Doucoure denied twice by Foderingham before breaking the deadlock. A tame header was saved before the midfielder got onto the end of a cutback from Calvert-Lewin, but the goalkeeper made an excellent stop at close range. However, Doucoure then netted next to the goal after brilliant work from Calvert-Lewin, who rounded Foderingham before lifting a cross to him for a simple finish. The second half failed to get going, with neither side having a shot on target. The Blades went close when Brereton Diaz got onto the end of a cross from Lowe, but he headed over. Garner then should've doubled Everton's lead in stoppage time. However, he lifted his first-time striker above the bar. Everton will end the season with a trip to Premier League challengers Arsenal, with the Blades hosting Tottenham. That's all, goodbye.

OVER! Chermiti does brilliantly to trick his way down the left side of the box to get past Trusty before cutting the ball back across to Garner, who lifts his first-time shot from close range over the bar.

CHANCE! Chermiti breaks down the left side of the box and forces Foderingham into a good save at his near post before the flag goes up for offside.

The stoppages mean that the game will go on for longer than the four minutes added. Everton continue to put the pressure on.

Warrington is the second player to be given his Premier League debut in this match after the Blades' Curtis. Gomes cannot continue after sustaining a head injury. The only positive is that he is on his feet as he walks off.

There will be four minutes of additional time.

Gomes goes down with a head injury after Slimane accidentally hits him with his elbow as he goes for the ball.

OVER! Hamer finds Brereton-Diaz on the right, with the Chile international lifting a cross towards the back post towards Brewster, who heads it back into the middle. Slimane takes too long to get a shot away, with the ball looping into the air, but Hamer heads well over.

OVER! Chermiti collects possession on the right and rushes into the box. He is not put under pressure by Trusty and gets a strike away on his right foot, but lifts the ball over the bar. There still hasn’t been a shot on target from either side in the second half.

Bogle races down the right with intent, getting into the box before laying a pass into Curtis, who smashes a first-time cross into the stands. It’s been a quiet debut for the youngster.

CHANCE! The Blades race forward on the counter, with Brereton-Diaz and Hamer combining before the former Coventry City man slides a pass down the right to Brewster. He looks to get involved immediately with a teasing cross into the box, but it goes just past Lowe and behind for a goal-kick.

Archer drilled a shot just wide of the left post just moments ago, but that will be his last involvement. Brewster is on up front.

Calvert-Lewin registered an important assist in the first half and has been unselfish up front. Chermiti is on for his 16th appearance off the bench.

Garner turns in possession just inside the Blades half and has Gomes to his right but goes alone as he reaches the edge of the box. He then looks for the bottom-left corner with a curling effort. However, his strike goes just wide of the post.

The Blades have lost their final away game in each of their last four Premier League campaigns, with their last success coming at Everton in the 1992-93 season (2-0). They have only had one shot on target so far and not putting Everton under enough pressure. United keep giving the ball away too easily.

Brereton-Diaz makes the most of a loose ball in the midfield and drives forward with possession before finding Archer on the left. He looks to work space for a shot on the edge of the box but takes too long and is tackled by Gomes. The Blades retain the ball, but Hamer's effort from distance deflects off Tarkowski and goes wide of the right post.

The following Blades corner from the right is flicked towards Robinson, who unleashes a powerful drive that is headed behind. The next cross comes to nothing, but the visitors are enjoying another good spell without putting Pickford under any pressure.

Brereton-Diaz rolls a pass into Hamer, who turns in possession before finding Archer. The forward attempts to get a shot away on the edge of the box but is crowded out. Branthwaite then looks to play it back to Pickford but gives away a needless corner.

Everton make their first two changes. Doucoure hit the target with three of his four shots and has scored the only goal so far, but is now coming off for Dobbin.

Since losing 6-0 to Chelsea, Everton have won three and drawn one of their four Premier League games. They last had a longer run without defeat between August and October 2022 (six). They have been in complete control so far and have not really been troubled by the Blades' attack.

OVER! What a chance for the Blades! Lowe and Robinson combine with some quick passes down the left before the latter of the pair whips a left-footed cross into the box. Brereton-Diaz gets above his marker but heads over under pressure.

CHANCE! The Blades play the ball around neatly on the edge of Everton's box before it rolls out to Souza on the right. The Brazilian then attempts to curl a first-time cross towards the back post but sends it straight out for a goal-kick.

Hamer is looking to make things happen for the Blades, this time rolling a throughball down the left side of the box to Brereton-Diaz. He holds off Coleman before getting a shot away, but Tarkowski gets across to make a strong block.

OVER! Hamer has possession on the right and rolls a pass into Brereton-Diaz, who turns on the ball before crashing a shot over the bar from the edge of the box.

Brooks has struggled to make an impact for the Blades and is taken off for the 12th time this season. He is replaced by Slimane.

Garner races down the right with possession, working the ball onto his left foot outside the box before curling his shot high and wide of the target. The Blades will concede again if they continue to allow Everton to come forward with such ease.

Onana has the first shot of the second half, but his first-time effort from the edge deflects behind for a corner. Everton work the following set-piece to the edge of the box, but Gueye lifts his effort well over the bar. It looks like it takes an obvious deflection, but a goal-kick is given.

Everton remain in control and are pushing the ball around without much pressure. Coleman had the most touches of any Toffees player in the first half and looks desperate to make an impact in what could be his final outing at Goodison Park.

The Blades have drawn one and lost 15 of their games when trailing at half-time in the Premier League this season. Wilder will be expecting a reaction from his side, but Everton have enjoyed almost all of the possession since the restart.

Everton get the ball rolling again. A repeat of their second-half performance would almost certainly be enough to secure a fifth straight home win and a clean sheet.

Everton deserve to be ahead at half-time after creating an xG of 1.73 from their seven shots, hitting the target five times. The Toffees have enjoyed most of the possession (59.5 per cent) and have won 57.4 per cent of their duels. Calvert-Lewin has been instrumental in the attack, controlling the ball well high up the pitch and bringing others into play, registering two key passes. As for the Blades, they have only created an xG of 0.07 in a poor first-half display. The visitors have not put Everton under enough pressure, but most of that could be put down to the Toffees brilliant defending, with Branthwaite and Tarkowski winning eight of their 11 duels combined. Brereton-Diaz has been their best player since joining in January. However, he has not been involved enough. Everton are in control and have a win probability of 79.6 per cent.

Doucoure scored the only goal in the first half to give Everton a 1-0 lead over the Blades at Goodison Park. The Toffees had the best chances in the first 45 minutes, with Doucoure having two shots before scoring. The midfielder first headed a tame header straight at Foderingham before getting on the end of a cutback from Calvert-Lewin. However, his effort was stopped brilliantly by the goalkeeper. Nevertheless, he broke the deadlock in the 31st minute. McNeil found Calvert-Lewin with a throughball down the left, with the striker going around Foderingham before lifting a cross towards Doucoure, who scored an easy header from close range. Brooks then had a chance to level after tricking his way down the right side of the box, but his effort was pushed away by Pickford.

Onana rolls a pass down the right to Garner, who has time and space to put a cross into the middle of the box. The midfielder finds Doucoure, but his looping header goes wide of the right post.

Coleman wins a late corner on the right after his cross deflects behind off Arblaster. McNeil's inswinging ball into the box is then punched into the air by Foderingham before the goalkeeper collects it.

There will be three minutes of additional time. The Blades are having their best spell of the half.

Bogle rushes forward with possession before being tackled by Onana, but the ball rolls down the right side of the box. Archer gets there and attempts to score from a tight angle, but his effort deflects wide of the left post.

Tarkowski plays a wonderful pass forward to Doucoure, who controls the ball brilliantly on the left side of the box before lifting a cross into the middle towards Calvert-Lewin. However, the striker runs ahead of the ball, with Coleman then slamming his effort wide of the left post.

Brooks is the latest player to test Everton down the right, tricking his way into the box past Young before drilling a low shot on target, but Pickford scrambles it away.

CHANCE! Brereton-Diaz has been an outlet for the Blades and shows some great pace to race down the right wing. He pushes Young away before sliding a pass through to Archer. He tries to go around Pickford but is forced wide.

Doucoure wins possession off of Brooks and surges into the Blades half. Brooks gets back to make a good tackle but sends it down the right to Garner, who rolls a pass into Doucoure. The midfielder has options in the middle but lashes a cross straight behind for a goal-kick.

After some discussions with the referee, Robinson goes into the book after pushing Calvert-Lewin to the floor.

There is a scuffle on the right touchline after Robinson pushes Calvert-Lewin off the ball. Everton players are furious.

United have conceded 101 Premier League goals this season. In a 38 (or less) game English top-flight season, only Darwen (112 in 1891-92) and Leicester (102 in 1908-09) have shipped more. It's been a historically bad campaign for the Blades.

Archer attempts to bring the ball down in Everton's half, with his loose touch sending him down the left. He wins a battle with Coleman, working his way to the outskirts of the box before curling a right-footed effort wide of the right post.

SAVE! Calvert-Lewin has time and space on the edge of the Blades' box in a central position and attempts to drive a low effort into the bottom-right corner, but Foderingham gets down to make a good save.

McNeil's looping cross from the left is cleared away, with Brereton-Diaz racing forward on the counter looking to put Everton's defence under pressure. He races past the halfway line and looks to try and go past Branthwaite, but he is unaware that Young is behind him. The defender makes a great run to get a foot on the ball.

Archer wins possession off Branthwaite down the left, with the defender slipping. It looks like the Blades man has forced a rare mistake from the defender, but Branthwaite recovers brilliantly to make a strong tackle.

Onana is on the floor after after Archer accidentally puts a hand in his face looking to protect the ball. The play stops when the ball goes out of play so the referee can check on the midfielder, but he quickly returns to his feet. There was very little contact.

Everton usually play with a direct style and have long periods without much possession, but have had 58 per cent of the ball so far. The Blades haven’t had a shot, with Archer and Brereton-Diaz struggling to get into the game.

Gueye plays a short pass into McNeil before the winger looks to return possession to the Senegal international. However, a Blades defender gets ahead of him just inside the box to make a crucial interception. The visitors then look to start a counter, but Brereton-Diaz is tackled by Branthwaite, who is forced to concede a throw-in.

Gueye holds onto possession well in the Blades box and rolls a pass into Garner, who lifts a cross from the right towards Calvert-Lewin. The forward jumps for it, but Souza gets above him to clear it away.

Everton retain possession nicely in the Blades' half, but the attack ends when Onana sends a loose pass down the left straight out for a goal-kick. Calvert-Lewin races across but cannot keep it in before shaking his head in frustration.

Before today, Everton had the lowest shot conversion rate of any Premier League side this season (7.8 per cent). It’s their second lowest on record (since 1997-98) in a single campaign after 2005-06 (7.7 per cent). The Toffees have had the best chances so far but have lacked a clinical edge. Doucoure has already had two big opportunities.

SAVE! Everton should be ahead! A brilliant ball out of the defence finds Calvert-Lewin, who brings it down well and rushes forward down the right. The forward shows some great awareness to send a cutback across to Doucoure. However, his shot from close range is saved by Foderingham.

McNeil, Calvert-Lewin and Doucoure combine with some quick passes on the left around the halfway line before the latter of the trio sends the ball down the wing to Onana. The Belgian gets ahead of his marker and surges into the box, but the chance is gone after a loose touch.

CHANCE! McNeil has possession outside the box and attempts to lift a deep cross towards Doucoure, who heads a tame effort straight at Foderingham. Calvert-Lewin is free to his left and is unhappy that he didn’t receive the ball.

Brereton-Diaz collects a long kick from Foderingham well, combining well in a tight space with a teammate before the ball is rolled into Brooks. He then attempts to slide a throughball into Archer, but Branthwaite gets across to win possession.

This could be Coleman's final match for Everton at Goodison Park, so it's only correct that the defender starts and captains the side. He joined the club from Sligo Rovers in 2009 and has been an ever-present for the Toffees. He will want to make it a winning end to a memorable time at the club if he moves on at the end of the season. Fantastic atmosphere so far, but little quality from either side.

Gueye slides the ball down the left to McNeil, who finds the overlapping run of Young. The left-back attempts to drive past Hamer on his way into the box, but the midfielder gets ahead of the Everton man and wins a goal-kick.

Robinson attempts to launch a throw-in into the box from the left, but Gueye heads it away before being bundled to the floor by Souza, who gives away a free-kick. Gueye stays down for a moment before returning to his feet.

SAVE! Trusty fails to clear a header away and gives the ball straight to Calvert-Lewin, who gets down the right before skipping past the centre-back. The forward then attempts to lift a shot past Foderingham from a tight angle, but the goalkeeper makes a simple save.

The Blades win an early corner on the left after Branthwaite slides across to turn a low drive behind. Brooks looks to take it before Hamers swings a cross towards the near post, but Tarkowski heads it clear.

The Blades get this Premier League clash under way. Can Everton secure a fifth consecutive victory at Goodison Park?

Everton have lost five of their last seven home league games against the Blades (including the previous two in a row), with the exceptions being a 4-2 win in August 1993 and a 2-0 victory in October 2006. Both teams are on the pitch and are ready to get started.

The Blades make two alterations to the team that lost 3-1 to Forest. Anel Ahmedhodzic was sent off in the final few seconds against the Tricky Trees and is suspended, with Souza moving into the defence. Larouci also comes in to replace Osborn in the midfield.

Everton make two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Luton in their previous Premier League match. Coleman captains the team and makes his first start since the Toffees lost 6-0 to Chelsea on April 15 and replaces Godfrey. Onana is also picked ahead of Harrison in the midfield.

The Blades are routed to the bottom of the Premier League and are winless in their last 12 top-flight outings, losing their previous five matches. Chris Wilder's side have taken the lead in their last three fixtures against Manchester United, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest before being comfortably beaten. United took the lead against the Tricky Trees through Ben Brereton-Diaz and created an xG (expected goals) of 2.27 compared to Forest's 1.37 but were punished for missing too many chances. Callum Hudson-Odoi netted a brace on either side of Ryan Yates' goal to complete the comeback, with the winger's second strike marking the 100th time that the Blades have conceded in the Premier League this campaign. The visitors have only won three games this season and will finish on less than 20 points if they lose today.

Everton are unbeaten in their previous four Premier League matches and are in 15th position, 11 points above the relegation zone with just two games remaining. The Toffees secured their top-flight status against Brentford with a third straight win before a 1-1 draw with Luton Town in their last match. Dominic Calvert-Lewin put Everton ahead at Kenilworth Road with a first-half penalty, but it was cancelled out by Elijah Adebayo's leveller just seven minutes later. It has been a memorable period for the hosts, as Sean Dyche received the Premier League Manager of the Month award for April after his side collected 13 points from 18 available. Off the pitch, Everton have withdrawn their appeal against a two-point deduction for breaching Premier League financial rules.

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