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It’s all square at Bramall Lane as it finished Sheffield United 2-2 Everton, which on reflection is a fair result.
Everton took the lead through Abdoulaye Doucoure, scoring Everton’s first goal of the season.
Cameron Archer then levelled things up with his first goal for the Blades on his first start. Archer then had a hand in Sheffield United’s second goal when his shot hit the post before bouncing back off Jordan Pickford.
It was Arnaut Danjuma though who rescued a point for Everton, with both teams now going into the international break with a point on the board.
Sheffield United almost steal it, but are saved buy Jordan Pickford.
The England goalkeeper pulls off an amazing save from Ollie Burnie’s header, then stops two more efforts on goal to save a point.
There will be six minutes of added time.
Is there any late drama?
Sean Dyche’s is taking no chances and replaces Tarkowski with Ben Godfrey.
James Tarkowski is asked to leave the pitch after blocking a shot that hit him full in the face.
It’s a tense atmosphere at Bramall Lane, but Wes Foderingham shows no sign of that.
Juggling the ball around the Everton attack like there was no danger.
There’s 10 minutes of normal time left at Bramall Lane.
Can any side find a winner?
Sheffield United’s goal-scorer Cameron Archer given a standing ovation and replaced by Benie Traore
Dwight McNeil is introduced by Everton in place of James Garner.
Luke Thomas almost makes an immediate impact, as he gets on the end of a floating cross but his shot is saved by Jordan Pickford.
A debut for Luke Thomas after his move from Leicester City on a season-long loan.
He replaces Yasser Larouci
Chris Basham also replaces John Egan.
Wes Forderingham comes out his goal to chase a loose ball, and for a moment it looked like he handled outside the box.
However, the referee was in the right place to see the Blades goalie had the ball behind the line.
Like the first half, the pace has slowed down again. But it would be difficult to predict a winner from this point.
We’re level again.
Everton have made another fast start to the this half, and Nathan Patterson sends a lovely ball into the box which is met at the back post by Arnaut Danjuma.
All square here at Bramall Lane.
Jarred Branthwaite almost has his shirt taken off by Jake Robinson in the Blades penalty area, but nothing is given.
Anel Ahmedhodzic is booked for Sheffield United after grabbing the shoulder of Arnaut Danjuma. It looked like it could have been a penalty, but the foul was outside of the box.
Danjuma’s free-kick is well dealt with by the Blades.
Here we go, big second half here at Bramall Lane
Teams are coming out. We’re ready for the second half.
That’s the half time whistle at Bramall Lane in what’s been an entertaining first period.
Everton took the lead through Doucoure, but the Blades fought back through Cameron Archer’s first goal for the club before his shot bounced back off Jordan Pickford to put Sheffield United in the lead.
Big team talk here for Sean Dyche.
Disaster for Everton and Jordan Pickford as the Blades take the lead.
Archer gets the ball on the edge of the box, fools two defenders with a shot that hits the post, bounces back and then hits Pickford and goes into the net.
What a turnaround.
There will be four minutes of added time at the end of this first half
Everton are looking to back a foothold in the game and nearly find space behind the Sheffield United defence.
Arnaut Danjuma’s run is found on the left flank, but the new Toffees number 10 can’t find the right touch to make it into something.
New forward Beto shows his physical side with a battle with John Egan.
The Portuguese has been a right handful for the Blades defence.
A lovely worked equaliser for the Blades.
Hamer feeds the ball into the box, Ollie McBurnie impressively holds it up and then lays it off for Cameron Archer to smash it into the net, giving Pickford no chance.
The game seems to have settled down slightly, but it’s being played at a cup tie pace.
Even at this early stage of the season it feels like such a big game for both teams.
Sheffield United are trying to fight right back and Yasser Larouci forces Jordan Pickford into a save with a shot from the edge of the box.
Gustavo Hamer then stings Pickford’s fingers with another effort.
From the resulting corner Everton take the lead.
Ashley Young swings the ball in and it’s met by an Onana header, which is superbly saved by Wes Foderingham but the rebound is turned in by Abdoulaye Doucoure
First sight of goal for Everton as Beto shoots wide from the edge of the box
From the resulting corner John Eagan has a free header at the back post, but it’s straight at Jordan Pickford.
The home side have upped the ante.
The first card of the game goes to Everton defender Jarrad Branthwaite after a foul on Sheffield United’s Gustavo Hamer on the right flank.
There’s a sense of excitement whenever Cameron Archer gets the ball.
His link-up with Ollie McBurnie forces the first corner of the game, but it’s easily dealt with by Everton.
Everton have come out the traps flying with high energy, already stretching the Blades defence.
We’re underway at Bramall Lane in the lunchtime kick-off as Sheffield United and Everton meet for the 136th time.
Blades boss has been speaking to TNT Sports before the match and says he’s happy with what the club have done in the transfer market.
Heckingbottom said: ‘I am happy [with transfer business] it has been a challenging window, the hard work starts now and we continue to improve and it is important we knuckle down.’
Five minutes to go before kick-off at Bramall Lane.
Somehow this already feels like a six-pointer.
The Toffees boss also spoke about new signing Beto, who marked his debut for the club with a goal against Doncaster.
Telling TNT Sports: ‘There is a hunger and desire to him, he has got to adapt to the Premier League and we have to encourage him to enjoy it and go through the challenges of the league.’
Everton lost Alex Iwobi and Neal Maupay late in the window last night and Sean Dyche admitted in his pre-match chat to TNT Sports that the club have to what’s best for business.
Dyche said ‘It’s not ideal. We’re stretched. The business model of the club is changing. We didn’t want Alex (Iwobi) to leave but you have to good at the reality of the situation.’
The teams are on the pitch doing their warm-ups as kick-off draws nearer…
Some pre-match reading on each Premier League’s summer spending now that the transfer window has closed.
How have Sheffield United and Everton’s window been rated? Take a look…
Everton go into the game having lost their opening three games without scoring a single Premier League goal.
With an international break on the horizon, the Toffees will not want to face the prospect of going into the break having no points and no goals.
One player not involved today and a transfer you may have missed last night was the arrival of teenage striker Ryan One, who’s joined the club from Scottish League One club Hamilton.
Full story here…
As expected Beto is given his full debut for the Toffees after scoring off the bench against Doncaster in the Carabao Cup win in mid-week.
Dwight McNeil returns from injury and is on the bench which contains only five outfield players and two goalkeepers.
Everton XI: Pickford, Patterson, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Young, Onana, Gueye, Garner, Doucoure, Danjuma, Beto.
Cameron Archer gets his first-ever Premier start for the Blades, as they made six changes from the team that lost on penalties to Lincoln in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Sheffield United XI: Foderingham, Baldock, Ahmedhodzic, Egan, Robinson, Larouci, Souza, Norwood, Hamer, McBurnie, Archer.
The Blades have arrived for their clash with Everton. New signing Luke Thomas is in the house and could make his debut for the home side.
Welcome to today’s live coverage of Sheffield United vs Everton in the Premier League’s early kick-off.
Both teams remain pointless after their first 3 games, already making this a vital game for both sides.
Team news on it’s way…
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