Friday, September 29, 2023

Erling Haaland misses penalty to spark X-rated chant from Sheffield United fans

Erling Haaland hit the post from the penalty spot to give Sheffield United a massive let-off against Manchester City.

Referee Jarred Gillett did not hesitate to point to the spot when John Egan was adjudged to have handled Julian Alvarez’s cut-back.

Haaland smashed his penalty against the post

But when Haaland stepped up to take the penalty, his effort rattled off the post while Wes Foderingham dived the wrong way.

It sparked an X-rated chant from the Sheffield United fans, who serenaded the superstar striker with a rendition of ‘you’re just a s*** Billy Sharp’.

It comes after a difficult first-half for City where they enjoyed plenty of possession against United but could not break down a resilient defence.

And with Juanma Lillo in charge with Pep Guardiola absent, all eyes will be on whether the Premier League champions can claim all three points.

City were expected to run riot over the Blades, who came up from the Championship this season.

Lillo has named plenty of firepower including Haaland, with Alvarez, Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva joining the attack.

The Norway international opened his account early in the Premier League this season.

He netted twice against Burnley in a 3-0 win but was blunted against Newcastle the following week.

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