Premier League: Sheffield United, Fulham draw 1-1 to earn 1st level of season


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Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp celebrates after scoring his aspect’s opening purpose from the penalty spot throughout the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Fulham at Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Oct. 18

Sheffield United and Fulham each collected their first level of the season within the Premier League after drawing 1-1 in a match that includes a penalty for every workforce on Sunday.

Billy Sharp transformed his spot kick for United, smashing the ball down the center within the 85th minute to cancel out Ademola Lookman’s spectacular solo purpose eight minutes earlier on his first begin for Fulham.

Earlier than that, Aleksandar Mitrović squandered the possibility to offer Fulham the lead when he lifted his penalty over the crossbar within the 58th.

The 2 groups had misplaced every of their first 4 league video games this season, elevating the stakes for his or her assembly at Bramall Lane — particularly for the hosts, who’ve matches in opposition to Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis forward within the subsequent two weeks.

Oli McBurnie wasted a clear-cut probability within the first half for United, heading straight at goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, however Fulham had the higher of the second half. Mitrović, particularly, will marvel how he failed to attain within the recreation, together with his penalty miss after which two late alternatives that he despatched off course.

The Serbia striker capped a depressing recreation on a private entrance by freely giving the penalty that was transformed by Sharp, with Mitrovic kicking the calf of Jack Robinson whereas trying to clear the ball at a nook.

Lookman, who has joined on mortgage from Leipzig in Germany and got here on in its place within the loss to Wolverhampton earlier than the worldwide break, dribbled previous two defenders exterior the realm earlier than unleashing a fierce shot excessive into the web to place Fulham forward.

Burnley is now the one workforce and not using a level thus far.

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