Substitute Harvey Barnes’ majestic strike helped iict a first defeat of the season on in a pulsating affair at Bramall Lane.

Six minutes after coming on, Barnes fired a half-volley from the edge of the box which flew past home keeper Dean Henderson to dampen what had been a spirited United fightback.

The superb finish came just eight minutes after the home side had cancelled out Jamie Vardy’s first-half opener, when record signing Oliver McBurnie found a first goal for the club after coming off the bench.

McBurnie’s header, low into the bottom corner, sent Bramall Lane into raptures and United appeared to have momentum.

But Barnes then lashed in to give Leicester a first league win of the season and Chris Wilder’s side only their second defeat in 21 matches.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Henderson
  • 6BashamSubstituted forMorrisonat 78′minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 5O’Connell
  • 2Baldock
  • 7LundstramBooked at 57mins
  • 16Norwood
  • 8Freeman
  • 3Stevens
  • 17McGoldrickSubstituted forMcBurnieat 54′minutes
  • 11RobinsonSubstituted forSharpat 54′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Sharp
  • 14Morrison
  • 15Jagielka
  • 23Osborn
  • 25Moore
  • 27Besic

Leicester

  • 1Schmeichel
  • 21Ricardo Pereira
  • 6Evans
  • 4Söyüncü
  • 28Fuchs
  • 20Choudhury
  • 8TielemansSubstituted forMendyat 89′minutes
  • 26PraetSubstituted forBarnesat 64′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 9Vardy
  • 17PérezSubstituted forMorganat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Justin
  • 5Morgan
  • 7Gray
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 15Barnes
  • 24Mendy
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
30,079

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamLeicester
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away6

Live Text

James Maddison () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison () right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Luke Freeman () wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Nampalys Mendy replaces Youri Tielemans.

Attempt blocked. George Baldock () right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, . Ravel Morrison replaces Chris Basham.

Offside, . John Lundstram tries a through ball, but Oliver McBurnie is caught offside.

Attempt saved. John Lundstram () left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp with a headed pass.

Offside, . Christian Fuchs tries a through ball, but James Maddison is caught offside.

James Maddison () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! 1, 2. Harvey Barnes () right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Çaglar Söyüncü with a headed pass following a corner.

Offside, . Harvey Barnes tries a through ball, but Jamie Vardy is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, . Harvey Barnes replaces Dennis Praet.

Oliver McBurnie () wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

John Lundstram () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Maddison () wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dennis Praet () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Youri Tielemans () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Billy Sharp replaces Callum Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, . Oliver McBurnie replaces David McGoldrick.

goal

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