Sheffield United won away for the first time on their return to the Premier League as a Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.

The Toffees had won their first two games on home soil this season and dominated for large periods of this game as they looked to bounce back from defeat at Bournemouth last time out.

However, they fell behind five minutes before the break when a ball from an Oliver Norwood corner deflected off Mina to land in the back of the net.

The Blades withstood huge pressure as the home side looked to rescue something from the game and, although Bernard had a penalty appeal waved away, Everton struggled to find a way through a resolute defence.

Chris Wilder’s side made certain of a superb away victory when substitute Mousset raced through before calmly slotting beyond Jordan Pickford for his first Sheffield United goal.

The win means Sheffield United move up to eighth with eight points, four clear of the relegation zone. Everton, who were booed at the final whistle, are 14th with six points.

Resolute Blades enjoying life on the road

Sheffield United made a strong start to life back in the Premier League, with four points from their first two games. But home defeats to Leicester and Southampton suggested the early momentum was on the wane.

The Blades have, however, been a tough side to defeat on the road, with Chris Wilder’s side unbeaten away from home since the middle of January.

They showed great resilience to come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Chelsea in their last away game, and they executed their game plan superbly against an Everton side that until Saturday had a 100% record on home soil this season.

The visitors’ back three of John Egan, Jack O’Connell and Chris Basham were superb throughout, limiting Everton to mostly half-chances. On the few occasions the home side did get through, Dean Henderson put in a commanding performance in the Sheffield United goal.

Home form is always key to a side’s hopes of avoiding relegation, but the South Yorkshire club’s strong away displays will stand them in good stead to avoid an immediate drop back to the Championship.

What’s next?

Everton travel to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup on Tuesday (19:45 BST), while Sheffield United are at home to Sunderland in the same competition on Wednesday (19:45 BST).

More to follow.

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 23ColemanSubstituted forWalcottat 71′minutes
  • 5Keane
  • 13Mina
  • 12Digne
  • 18SchneiderlinSubstituted forIwobiat 55′minutes
  • 8Delph
  • 7Richarlison
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 20BernardBooked at 21minsSubstituted forTosunat 55′minutes
  • 27Kean

Substitutes

  • 2Holgate
  • 9Calvert-Lewin
  • 11Walcott
  • 14Tosun
  • 17Iwobi
  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 26Davies

Sheff Utd

  • 1HendersonBooked at 21mins
  • 6Basham
  • 12Egan
  • 5O’Connell
  • 2BaldockBooked at 21mins
  • 7Lundstram
  • 16NorwoodBooked at 16minsSubstituted forJagielkaat 64′minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 3Stevens
  • 9McBurnieSubstituted forOsbornat 83′minutes
  • 11RobinsonSubstituted forMoussetat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Freeman
  • 14Morrison
  • 15Jagielka
  • 18Freeman
  • 22Mousset
  • 23Osborn
  • 25Moore
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
39,354

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home16
Away2
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home12
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 0, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 0, Sheffield United 2.

Attempt blocked. Theo Walcott (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Foul by Lucas Digne (Everton).

Phil Jagielka (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Yerry Mina (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lys Mousset (Sheffield United).

Foul by Moise Kean (Everton).

Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Osborn replaces Oliver McBurnie.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.

Attempt blocked. Theo Walcott (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cenk Tosun.

Goal!

Goal! Everton 0, Sheffield United 2. Lys Mousset (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Lundstram with a through ball following a fast break.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Fabian Delph.

Foul by Moise Kean (Everton).

Enda Stevens (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Cenk Tosun (Everton) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Moise Kean (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Iwobi.

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Fleck with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Theo Walcott replaces Séamus Coleman.

Hand ball by Michael Keane (Everton).

Séamus Coleman (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lys Mousset (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Phil Jagielka replaces Oliver Norwood.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Lys Mousset replaces Callum Robinson.

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Offside, Everton. Yerry Mina tries a through ball, but Cenk Tosun is caught offside.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Egan.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by Dean Henderson.

Attempt saved. Moise Kean (Everton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Richarlison.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Egan.

Corner, Everton. Conceded by George Baldock.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Cenk Tosun replaces Bernard.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Alex Iwobi replaces Morgan Schneiderlin.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Michael Keane.

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