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Sheffield United end winless run with last-gasp penalty against Wolves

SHEFFIELD, England :Sheffield United snatched their first Premier League win this season with an Oliver Norwood penalty 10 minutes into added time for a 2-1 home success over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Wolves’ Fabio Silva tripped George Baldock and Norwood converted the spot kick, sending Bramall Lane into a frenzy.

The Blades ended a six-game losing streak in the league but remain bottom of the table behind Burnley on goal difference, with both teams on four points. Wolves are 13th with 12.

“We were dominant but Wolves defended well and chances were at a premium but we had the moments that would have won us the game and it would have been harsh if we didn’t,” United boss Paul Heckingbottom told the BBC.

“It was a hard-fought but well-deserved victory. It was a tame first half, both teams feeling each other out. We played with much more aggression and were forceful in the second half.”

A rain-soaked first period ended scoreless despite the visitors piling on the pressure throughout.

Wolves had the best chance midway through the half but Matheus Cunha’s shot was pushed over by keeper Wes Foderingham.

United eventually opened the scoring when Cameron Archer picked up a loose ball in midfield, sprinted to the edge of the box and saw his shot go in off the bar after 72 minutes.

A minute from the end of normal time Jean-Ricner Bellegarde equalised with a curler that was deflected into the net but United were not finished and Norwood’s penalty won the points.

Wolves boss Gary O’Neil said they did not deserve to lose.

“The game was scrappy second half and we didn’t adapt to that, created some negative momentum and two crazy goals,” he said. “With the way the second half went, leaving with a point would have been deserved.”

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