'It's a red card': Sky pundit says Sheffield United should have been down to 9 men against Blackburn
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'It's a red card': Sky pundit says Sheffield United should have been down to 9 men against Blackburn

What a night at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United see off Blackburn Rovers in the final minute of play to climb back into the top six courtesy of a late Ben Davies winner.

The Liverpool loanee was in the right place at the right time to guide home a late corner in front of the Kop and send the home end into raptures. It could be a season-defining moment for the Blades, who continue their fine run of form under Paul Heckingbottom.

However, the night nearly went sour in the second period. Charlie Goode was shown a red card for a woeful tackle, while Reda Khadra also missed a penalty as well. There was a lot of spice to the game and both sides arguably got away with one or two more challenges.

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And according to Sky Sports’ Stewart Downing tonight, United midfielder Sander Berge should also have seen red.

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“When I first saw it I thought it was accidental. But seeing it back he’s not even looking at the ball he’s looking at the man and yeah, it’s a red card for me. A second yellow and he’s got to go,” Downing said live on Sky.

Berge had otherwise had a fine night. Indeed, had he been sent off, he would have been unfortunate given his first booking was for nothing.

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Downing has a point about Berge here really. But as mentioned, the initial yellow was bordering on ridiculous.

Beyond the minor controversies though, United deserved this win. They had to defend with backs against the wall and ride their luck at times, but in the end, found it within themselves to muster that one chance and win it.

The celebrations told their own story and this could be a season-defining win for the Blades. Another huge night at Bramall Lane, and more to come in the coming weeks.

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