Wolves vs Sheffield United – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as Gary


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Neto back at it again

Neto’s picked out on the counter again off that left flank, and it’s a cliche but it just looks like something is going to happen whenever he gets the ball.

He bursts into the box and looks to find Hwang, but after a failed pass he lashes a shot out for a goal kick on the rebound and holds up his hand in apology.

Bright start from the Portuguese winger.

Great chance for Wolves!

Neto is played through on the left and puts in a very teasing ball across the box behind the defensive line.

It’s flicked brilliantly into the back post, but Pablo Sarabia is just on his heels a touch and can’t get his foot round it on the slide.

Fantastic ball, but not quite the finish to match and an early awrning for the Blades.

Blades giving off retro Bayern Munich vibes

Sheffield United’s kit is very jarring, with the red shorts and red-and-white striped top.

The black shorts would clash with the hosts’ of course, so there’s been a late change.

Gives off retro Bayern Munich vibes, although we’ll have to see if Ahmedhodzic can channel his inner Beckenbauer today.

All Wolves on the ball so far, as you might have expected.

Kick-off!

The hosts get us underway.

Moment’s applause for a club legend

Before we get underway there’s a moment of applause for club legend Paul Bradshaw who sadly passed away, veteran of the League Cup winning side of 1980.

Respectfully observed, with his son and grandson in the crowd, too.

Wolves' players prepare to undertake a minute of applause for Paul Bradshaw, former Wolves goalkeeper ahead of kick-off in the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on February 25, 2024. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /  (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Lift-off is just around the corner folks!

We’ve got less than five minutes to go now until lift off, and they’re already stood in the tunnel waiting to get out there.

Wolves have already scored 39 goals this term – more than their last three campaigns – and have a chance today to leap all the way up to eighth and a point behind Brighton.

Sheffield United would move up to 19th, but still remain some five points from safety if they can win.

Who do we think is coming out on top? Kick-off is now just round the corner – I hope you’re all ready!

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Gary O'Neil the head coach / manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at Molineux on February 25, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)

‘What’s all the Neto hype about?’, I hear you ask…

You might be wondering what the big fuss is about Pedro Neto, and that’s maybe fair.

Sure, we’re all a little bit guilty of focusing more on the top six or seven sides, but Neto has been flying.

Only two league goals this term from 16 games but he’s put on nine assists, meaning he has a contribution-per-game ratio of 0.68 – which is way better than one in every two.

His pace and agility in attack from wide positions have ripped apart many a defence this season so far, and he will surely be the one to watch at the back for the Blades defenders.

Here’s what happened with Hwang…

In my defence, here’s what happened when Hwang did go down.

Hardly encouraging scenes, but thankfully the striker has made a miraculous recovery.

Breaking: Panic over – Hwang’s back in action!

Well… this is awkward…

After all that, Hwang’s up and back in action in the warm-up!

He gave us all a bit of a scare going down holding his ankle, but now he’s taking part in the shooting drills.

So, after all that, he’s left a few of us a bit red-faced and looks set to take part in the game.

Sorry about that Wolves fans…

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Hwang Hee-Chan of Wolverhampton Wanderers receives medical treatment during his warm up prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at Molineux on February 25, 2024 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

For context, that would be the second attacking blow for the hosts in a week after it emerged that Matheus Cunha ould probably miss the entirety of the season after he was ruled out of Brazil duty in March.

With Pedro Neto the most dangerous player in attack left, that will surely be a concern for O’Neil’s side in their bid to snatch some European football at the end of the season.

Let’s just say that Neto hasn’t exactly been blessed by the fitness gods, already missing nine games this term.

For more on the Cunha situation, you can check out the link below.

Breaking: Bad news for Wolves…

Reports are emerging that Hwang has gone down in the warm-up for the game today.

It is unclear whether the South Korean will be playing a part in today’s game, but we will be bringing you more on that as it unfolds.

A few stats to whet your whistles

Wolves have been playing some wonderful stuff at times this season going forward – Pedro Neto in particular is surely going to be drawing some hefty bids this summer, you would think.

They’ve already won one fewer than their entire tally for 2022-23, and are well in the hunt for a seventh-placed finish this term.

Weirdly, though, they are the only team not to score from outside the box.

One player who scored maybe the strike of the season from range, James McAtee, could become the first Blades player to net on the road for three matches on the bounce in more than 50 years.

And if you think that’s bad, the Blades have already shipped 65 – in just 25 games – and that is the most after 25 games in the league in more than 60 years!

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Auston Trusty and James McAtee of Sheffield United look dejected after the team's defeat during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Bramall Lane on February 18, 2024 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17:Wolverhampton Wanderers' Joao Gomes celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team-mate Pedro Neto  during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 17, 2024 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephanie Meek - CameraSport/Getty Images)

One of the four changes made by Wilder today was enforced, with Holgate picking up a red card last time out against Brighton.

However, the defender unofrtunately revealed that he has been subjected to vile racist abuse on social media since that moment, sharing screenshots of the horrific messages he has been sent.

Take a look at the link below for more on that one.

What’s the expectation, Blades fans?

Chris Wilder has been speaking to the media ahead of kick-off here at Molineux.

He claimed that it’s a very ‘committed group’ of players, who will keep going until the end, and there’s no doubting that Wilder knows this bunch well enough to be the best placed to get the most out of them.

But what is a reasonable expectation here against an in-form Wolves side?

Has a season of bruising results eroded away any optimism left for Blades fans, or is there still full backing that United can beat the drop, with the run-in starting with a bang today?

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It’s a huge game for both sides

The teams are on site and going through their pre-game preparations already, ahead of a massive game for both sides.

For Wolves it’s one that can catapult them into the European conversation, while for the visitors it’s one that can prove they are not going down without a fight.

The Blades are still eight away from safety, but a win wouldn’t be a case of too little too late with 12 other games still to come.

A win for Wolves today and they’re up into eighth place – eighth!

Not many would’ve foreseen that when Julen Lopetegui made way for Gary O’Neil less than a week before their first game of the season and very little investment over the summer.

The former Bournemouth boss surely has to be in with a shout for manager of the season after what he’s done up at Molineux.

He’s the man that most of the big boys will surely be keeping an eye on – and you can read every word of his exclusive interview with Mail Sport’s chief sport writer OLIVER HOLT down below…

Boyhood Blade could make a dream start

For one visitor it could be a day they’ll never forget.

Boyhood Blade Oliver Arblaster – still only 19 – could make his first Premier League appearance for the club, having already played five times for the senior side.

Scenes if he scores the winner in added time later today would be incredible!

Here’s what happened last time out…

It was a clash of the highest drama last time out, with Oli Norwood – back in the side today – sealed a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane for the the Blades.

Boy do they need something similar today.

SHEFF UNITED XI

The Blades meanwhile make FOUR changes for this afternoon’s clash…

WOLVES XI

Here’s an unchanged Wolves XI for you…





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