2017–18 Sheffield United F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Sheffield United's 129th season in their history and marked their return to the Championship, following a six-year stay in the third tier. Along with the Championship, the club also competed in the FA Cup and EFL Cup.

Sheffield United
2017–18 season
ChairmanKevin McCabe
ManagerChris Wilder
StadiumBramall Lane
Championship10th
FA CupFifth Round
(vs. Leicester City)
EFL CupSecond round
(vs. Leicester City)
Top goalscorerLeague: Leon Clarke (19)
All: Leon Clarke (19)

The season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

SquadEdit

No. Name Pos. Nat. Place of Birth Age Apps Goals Signed from Date signed Fee Contract End
Goalkeepers
1 Simon Moore GK   Sandown 27 55 0   Cardiff City 19 August 2016 Undisclosed 2019
27 Jamal Blackman GK   Croydon 23 24 0 Chelsea 27 July 2017 Loan 2018
31 Jake Eastwood GK   Sheffield 20 3 0 Youth Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee 2018
Defenders
2 George Baldock RB   Buckingham 27 24 1 Milton Keynes Dons 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
3 Enda Stevens LB   Dublin 30 33 1 Portsmouth 1 July 2017 Free 2020
5 Jack O'Connell CB   Liverpool 23 81 6 Brentford 8 July 2016 Undisclosed 2022
13 Jake Wright CB   Keighley 31 49 0 Oxford United 9 July 2016 Free 2019
18 Kieron Freeman RB    Arnold 25 108 13 Derby County 23 January 2015 Free 2020
19 Richard Stearman CB   Wolverhampton 32 17 1 Fulham 6 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
23 Ben Heneghan CB   Manchester 26 1 0 Motherwell 31 August 2017 Undisclosed 2020
24 Daniel Lafferty LB   Derry 28 45 4 Burnley 13 January 2017 Undisclosed 2019
Midfielders
4 John Fleck CM   Glasgow 25 79 6 Coventry City 11 July 2016 Free 2021
6 Chris Basham DM/CB   Hebburn 28 172 8 Blackpool 1 July 2014 Free 2019
7 John Lundstram CM   Liverpool 26 29 2 Oxford United 25 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
14 Ryan Leonard CM/CB   Plympton 28 3 0 Southend United 9 January 2018 Undisclosed 2021
15 Paul Coutts CM   Aberdeen 28 120 5 Derby County 23 January 2015 Undisclosed 2019
20 Lee Evans CM   Newport 25 5 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 January 2018 £750,000 2021
21 Mark Duffy RM   Liverpool 31 73 8 Birmingham City 1 July 2016 Free 2018
26 Ricky Holmes LM   Rochford 33 2 0 Charlton Athletic Undisclosed 2020
36 David Brooks LW/AM    Warrington 23 26 3 Youth Academy 1 July 2015 Trainee 2021
44 Samir Carruthers CM    Islington 24 28 1 Milton Keynes Dons 3 January 2017 Undisclosed 2020
Forwards
9 Leon Clarke CF   Birmingham 32 24 Bury 27 July 2016 Undisclosed 2019
10 Billy Sharp CF   Sheffield 31 223 75 Leeds United 25 July 2015 Undisclosed 2019
11 Clayton Donaldson CF   Bradford 36 18 5 Birmingham City 31 August 2017 Nominal 2018
12 James Wilson CF   Biddulph 24 4 1 Manchester United 10 January 2018 Loan 2018
22 Caolan Lavery CF    Red Deer 24 36 5 Sheffield Wednesday 30 August 2016 Free 2019
32 Ched Evans CF   Rhyl 31 123 48 Chesterfield 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
Out on Loan
8 Nathan Thomas LW   Ingleby Barwick 22 3 2 Hartlepool United 1 July 2017 Undisclosed 2020
17 James Hanson CF   Bradford 29 14 1 Bradford City 24 January 2017 Undisclosed 2020
George Long GK   Sheffield 23 123 0 Youth Academy 1 July 2011 Trainee 2018
Chris Hussey LB   London 28 11 0 Bury 1 July 2016 Undisclosed Undisclosed
James Wilson CB   Chepstow 28 10 1 Oldham Athletic 5 July 2016 Free 2018
Louis Reed CM   Barnsley 19 59 0 Youth Academy 1 July 2013 Trainee 2018
  • All appearances and goals up to date as of 10 February 2018.

StatisticsEdit

As of 6 May 2018
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship League Cup FA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Simon Moore 19 0 15+3 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
2 DF   George Baldock 38 1 30+4 1 1+0 0 3+0 0
3 DF   Enda Stevens 47 1 45+0 1 0+0 0 1+1 0
4 MF   John Fleck 43 2 40+0 2 0+1 0 1+1 0
5 DF   Jack O'Connell 48 0 46+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
6 DF   Chris Basham 51 2 45+1 2 0+2 0 2+1 0
7 MF   John Lundstram 39 3 20+15 3 2+0 0 2+0 0
9 FW   Leon Clarke 39 19 38+1 19 0+0 0 0+0 0
10 FW   Billy Sharp 37 14 28+6 13 0+1 0 2+0 1
11 FW   Clayton Donaldson 29 5 9+17 5 0+0 0 2+1 0
12 FW   James Wilson 9 1 4+4 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
13 DF   Jake Wright 22 0 13+4 0 2+0 0 3+0 0
14 MF   Ryan Leonard 13 0 6+7 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 MF   Paul Coutts 17 1 16+0 1 0+1 0 0+0 0
18 DF   Kieron Freeman 11 1 10+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
19 DF   Richard Stearman 30 2 28+0 2 0+0 0 2+0 0
20 MF   Lee Evans 19 2 18+1 2 0+0 0 0+0 0
21 MF   Mark Duffy 39 3 28+8 3 1+0 0 1+1 0
23 DF   Ben Heneghan 1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
24 DF   Daniel Lafferty 13 1 1+7 0 2+0 1 3+0 0
26 MF   Ricky Holmes 5 0 1+4 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 GK   Jamal Blackman 33 0 31+0 0 0+0 0 2+0 0
31 GK   Jake Eastwood 3 0 0+1 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
32 FW   Ched Evans 13 0 2+7 0 1+1 0 0+2 0
33 DF   Jake Bennett 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
34 MF   Regan Slater 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
36 MF   David Brooks 33 3 9+21 3 2+0 0 0+1 0
44 MF   Samir Carruthers 16 1 4+9 1 1+0 0 2+0 0
Player(s) out on loan:
8 MF   Nathan Thomas 3 2 0+1 0 1+0 1 1+0 1
17 FW   James Hanson 2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
22 FW   Caolan Lavery 6 1 1+2 0 2+0 1 1+0 0
Player(s) who left the club:
16 DF   Cameron Carter-Vickers 18 1 17+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
30 DF   John Brayford 1 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0

GoalsEdit

As of 6 May 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
1 9   CF Leon Clarke 19 0 0 19
2 10   CF Billy Sharp 13 0 1 14
3 11   CF Clayton Donaldson 5 0 0 5
4 7   CM John Lundstram 3 0 0 3
21   AM Mark Duffy 3 0 0 3
36   AM David Brooks 3 0 0 3
7 4   CM John Fleck 2 0 0 2
6   DM Chris Basham 2 0 0 2
8   LW Nathan Thomas 0 1 1 2
19   CB Richard Stearman 2 0 0 2
20   CM Lee Evans 2 0 0 2
12 2   RB George Baldock 1 0 0 1
3   LB Enda Stevens 1 0 0 1
12   CF James Wilson 1 0 0 1
15   CM Paul Coutts 1 0 0 1
18   RB Kieron Freeman 1 0 0 1
22   CF Caolan Lavery 0 1 0 1
24   LB Daniel Lafferty 0 1 0 1
44   CM Samir Carruthers 1 0 0 1
  CB Cameron Carter-Vickers 1 0 0 1
Total 58 3 2 63

Disciplinary recordEdit

As of 6 May 2018
Rank No. Nat. Po. Name Championship League Cup FA Cup Total
                               
1 4   CM John Fleck 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1
2 3   LB Enda Stevens 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
3 6   DM Chris Basham 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 0
4 5   CB Jack O'Connell 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
15   CM Paul Coutts 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
20   CM Lee Evans 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
7 7   CM John Lundstram 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
9   CF Leon Clarke 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1
36   AM David Brooks 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
11 2   RB George Baldock 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
10   CF Billy Sharp 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
19   CB Richard Stearman 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
14 21   AM Mark Duffy 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
15 11   CF Clayton Donaldson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
24   LB Daniel Lafferty 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
27   GK Jamal Blackman 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
  CB Cameron Carter-Vickers 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
19 1   GK Simon Moore 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12   CF James Wilson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
13   CB Jake Wright 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Total 78 0 3 2 0 0 5 0 0 85 0 3

ContractsEdit

Date Position Nationality Name Status Contract Length Expiry Date Ref.
18 July 2017 CM   Chris Basham Signed 2 years June 2019 [1]
18 July 2017 CM   Paul Coutts Signed 2 years June 2019 [1]
18 July 2017 RB   Kieron Freeman Signed 3 years June 2020 [1]
18 July 2017 CF   Billy Sharp Signed 2 years June 2019 [1]
22 September 2017 CM   John Fleck Signed 4 years June 2021 [2]
15 November 2017 CB   Jack O'Connell Signed 4.5 years June 2022 [3]

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 RB   George Baldock   Milton Keynes Dons Undisclosed [4]
1 July 2017 CF   Ched Evans   Chesterfield Undisclosed [5]
1 July 2017 LB   Enda Stevens   Portsmouth Free [6]
1 July 2017 LW   Nathan Thomas   Hartlepool United Undisclosed [7]
6 July 2017 CB   Richard Stearman   Fulham Undisclosed [8]
25 July 2017 CM   John Lundstram   Oxford United Undisclosed [9]
31 August 2017 CF   Clayton Donaldson   Birmingham City Undisclosed [10]
31 August 2017 CB   Ben Heneghan   Motherwell Undisclosed [11]
9 January 2018 CM   Ryan Leonard   Southend United Undisclosed [12]
10 January 2018 CM   Lee Evans   Wolverhampton Wanderers £750,000 [13]
15 January 2018 LM   Ricky Holmes   Charlton Athletic Undisclosed [14]

Transfers outEdit

Date Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 LB   Graham Kelly   Port Vale Free [15]
1 July 2017 CF   Marc McNulty   Coventry City Free [16][a]
1 July 2017 AM   Jay O'Shea   Bury Free [18][b]
1 July 2017 AM   Stefan Scougall   St Johnstone Free [16][c]
3 August 2017 LM   Matt Done   Rochdale Mutual consent [21][d]
16 August 2017 LB   Kieran Wallace Free agent Mutual consent [23]
31 August 2017 RB   John Brayford   Burton Albion Mutual consent [24][e]
11 January 2018 CM   Ben Whiteman   Doncaster Rovers Undisclosed [26]
  1. ^ Marc McNulty joined Coventry City following release from the club.[17]
  2. ^ Jay O'Shea joined Bury on a free transfer after rejecting a contract with Sheffield United.[19]
  3. ^ Stefan Scougall joined St Johnstone following release from the club.[20]
  4. ^ Matt Done joined Rochdale following his departure.[22]
  5. ^ John Brayford joined Burton Albion following his departure.[25]

Loans inEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
27 July 2017 GK   Jamal Blackman   Chelsea 30 June 2018 [27]
25 August 2017 CB   Cameron Carter-Vickers   Tottenham Hotspur 30 June 2018 [28]
10 January 2018 CF   James Wilson   Manchester United 30 June 2018 [13]

Loans outEdit

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
1 July 2017 AM   Benjamin Whiteman   Doncaster Rovers January 2018 [29]
4 July 2017 GK   George Long   AFC Wimbledon 30 June 2018 [30]
7 July 2017 LB   Chris Hussey   Swindon Town 30 June 2018 [31]
11 July 2017 CM   Louis Reed   Chesterfield 30 June 2018 [32]
17 July 2017 CB   James Wilson   Walsall 30 June 2018 [33]
26 October 2017 FW   Jordan Hallam   Southport 23 November 2017 [34]
3 January 2018 CF   James Hanson   Bury 30 June 2018 [35]

Pre-seasonEdit

FriendliesEdit

As of 16 June 2017, Sheffield United have six pre-season friendlies against Stoke City,[36] Stocksbridge Park Steels, Chesterfield, Rotherham United, Eastleigh[37] and Málaga.[38]

8 July 2017 Stocksbridge Park Steels0–9Sheffield UnitedStocksbridge
15:00 BST Report Sharp   21'
Clarke   25'27'
Lavery   57'72'82' (pen.)
Brooks   85'89'
Stevens   88'
Stadium: Bracken Moor
Attendance: 1,824
21 July 2017 Rotherham United1–2Sheffield UnitedRotherham
19:45 BST Yates   86' Report Ihiekwe   68' (o.g.)
Stevens   80'
Stadium: AESSEAL New York Stadium
Attendance: 7,396
28 July 2017 Eastleigh2–3Sheffield UnitedEastleigh
19:45 BST Stadium: Ten Acres
Referee: Graham Horwood

CompetitionsEdit

EFL ChampionshipEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Millwall 46 19 15 12 56 45 +11 72
9 Brentford 46 18 15 13 62 52 +10 69
10 Sheffield United 46 20 9 17 62 55 +7 69
11 Bristol City 46 17 16 13 67 58 +9 67
12 Ipswich Town 46 17 9 20 57 60 −3 60
Source: English Football League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Result summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
44 19 9 16 59 52  +7 66 12 5 5 33 19  +14 7 4 11 26 33  −7

Last updated: 28 April 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAAHHAAHAHAHHAAHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAAAAHHAHAHHAHA
ResultWLLWWWWLWWLWWWLWWLDLLLDWLDDWLLWWLWLDWDDDLWDLLW
Position8121710553642333132233446766766788776997999999111110
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2018. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

On 21 June 2017, the EFL Championship league fixtures were announced.[39][40]

5 August 2017 1Sheffield United1–0BrentfordSheffield
15:00 BST Sharp   39' Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,746
Referee: Stephen Martin
12 August 2017 2Middlesbrough1–0Sheffield UnitedMiddlesbrough
17:30 BST Gestede   20'
Friend   70'
Report Stevens   63' Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 26,876
Referee: Peter Bankes
15 August 2017 3Cardiff City2–0Sheffield UnitedLeckwith
19:45 BST Mendez-Laing   20',   55'
Bamba   23'
Morrison   44'
Report   21' Basham Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Attendance: 17,844
Referee: Lee Mason
19 August 2017 4Sheffield United1–0BarnsleySheffield
12:15 BST Sharp   17'   21'
Clarke   42'
Fleck   58'
Stevens   84'
Report McCarthy   31'
MacDonald   42'
Hammill   45+2'
Pearson   48'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,482
Referee: Tim Robinson
26 August 2017 5Sheffield United3–1Derby CountySheffield
15:00 BST Sharp   4'90+7'   89'
O'Connell   32'
Russell   39' (o.g.)
Blackman   90+6'
Report Lawrence   59'
Johnson   71'
Keogh   89'
Bryson   90+1'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,202
Referee: Andy Madley
9 September 2017 6Sunderland1–2Sheffield UnitedSunderland
15:00 BST Wilson   41'
Rodwell   90+4'
Report Donaldson   21'77'
Coutts   48'
Lundstram   90+4'
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 29,579
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
12 September 2017 7Bolton Wanderers0–1Sheffield UnitedHorwich
19:30 BST Morais   41'
Cullen   52'
Madine   88'
Report Carter-Vickers   33'
Lafferty   82'
Stadium: Macron Stadium
Attendance: 14,346
Referee: Stuart Attwell
16 September 2017 8Sheffield United0–1Norwich CitySheffield
15:00 BST Coutts   63'
Fleck   65'
Report Wildschut   23'
Tettey   59'
Husband   78'
Jerome   82'
Maddison   86'
Trybull   89'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,218
Referee: Scott Duncan
24 September 2017 9Sheffield Wednesday2–4Sheffield UnitedOwlerton
13:15 BST Bannan   12'
Hooper   45+1'
João   66'
Report Fleck   3'   90'
Clarke   15'77'
Duffy   67'
Basham   75'
Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 32,839
Referee: Simon Hooper
27 September 2017 10Sheffield United2–0Wolverhampton WanderersSheffield
19:45 BST Clarke   39'58'
Coutts   54'
Basham   67'
Baldock   75'
Report Coady   15'
Neves   51'
  61'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,893
Referee: Peter Bankes
30 September 2017 11Nottingham Forest2–1Sheffield UnitedNottingham
15:00 BST Cummings   9'
Dowell   27'
Bouchalakis   83'
Osborn   84'
Bridcutt   88'
Report Lundstram   3',   21'
Coutts   44'
Duffy   90+3'
Stevens   90+4'
Stadium: City Ground
Attendance: 25,700
Referee: Andy Davies
14 October 2017 12Sheffield United1–0Ipswich TownSheffield
15:00 BST Clarke   33'
Basham   49'
Carter-Vickers   90+2'
Report Knudsen   69' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,799
Referee: Tony Harrington
21 October 2017 13Sheffield United2–1ReadingSheffield
15:00 BST Coutts   19'
Sharp   37'
Brooks   90+3'
Report van den Berg   56'
McShane   57'
Beerens   85'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,265
Referee: David Coote
27 October 2017 14Leeds United1–2Sheffield UnitedLeeds
19:45 BST Phillips   34'   62'
Ronaldo Vieira   87'
Report Sharp   2'
Stevens   45'
Coutts   51'
O'Connell   60'
Baldock   74'
Brooks   81'
Clarke   82'
Fleck   84'
Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 34,504
Referee: Scott Duncan
31 October 2017 15Queens Park Rangers1–0Sheffield UnitedShepherd's Bush
19:45 GMT Sylla   4'
Cousins   28'
Scowen   90+1'
Report Clarke   29'
Brooks   90+1'
Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 13,604
Referee: Keith Stroud
4 November 2017 16Sheffield United4–1Hull CitySheffield
15:00 GMT Clarke   23'   53'76'80'88' Report Grosicki   29'
Aina   39'
Campbell   42'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 27,466
Referee: Darren Bond
17 November 2017 17Burton Albion1–3Sheffield UnitedBurton upon Trent
19:45 GMT Palmer   31'
Warnock   42'
Report Sharp   10' (pen)34'
Clarke   78'
Stadium: Pirelli Stadium
Attendance: 5,167
Referee: Oliver Langford
21 November 2017 18Sheffield United4–5FulhamSheffield
19:45 GMT Clarke   6'39'90+1'
Sharp   33'
Lundstram   45+4'
Carruthers   86'
Brooks   90+3'
Report Ojo   28'69'
Sessegnon   30'43'78'
Fredericks   33'
Ayité   45+2'
Odoi   73'
Kamara   90+6'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,445
Referee: James Linington
25 November 2017 19Sheffield United1–1Birmingham CitySheffield
17:30 GMT Clarke   71'
Fleck   78'
Report Kieftenbeld   31'
Boga   38'
Jota   54'
Grounds   72'
Ndoye   76'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 27,427
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
2 December 2017 20Millwall3–1Sheffield UnitedBermondsey
15:00 GMT Gregory   14'
Romeo   66'
Cooper   87'
Report Brooks   10',   41' Stadium: The Den
Attendance: 12,669
Referee: Andy Madley
8 December 2017 21Sheffield United1–2Bristol CitySheffield
19:45 GMT Stevens   43'
Clarke   48'
Fleck   59'
Report Paterson   43',   90+5'
Djuric   55'
Flint   90+1'
Reid   90+3'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 24,409
Referee: David Coote
16 December 2017 22Preston North End1–0Sheffield UnitedPreston
15:00 GMT Hugill   58' Report Stadium: Deepdale
Attendance: 15,202
Referee: Tim Robinson
23 December 2017 23Aston Villa2–2Sheffield UnitedBirmingham
17:30 GMT Adomah   4' (pen)
Jedinak   9'
Report Donaldson   12',   26' Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 35,210
Referee: Simon Hooper
26 December 2017 24Sheffield United3–0SunderlandSheffield
15:00 GMT Lundstram   36'
Stearman   58'
Baldock   62'
Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 30,668
30 December 2017 25Sheffield United0–1Bolton WanderersSheffield
15:00 GMT Fleck   29'
Baldock   45+1'
Report Madine   21'   52'
Robinson   37'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 28,387
Referee: Stephen Martin
1 January 2018 26Derby County1–1Sheffield UnitedDerby
15:00 GMT Vydra   24' (pen.) Report Clarke   57' Stadium: Pride Park Stadium
Attendance: 30,003
Referee: Darren Bond
12 January 2018 27Sheffield United0–0Sheffield WednesdaySheffield
19:45 GMT Report Loovens   25'   64' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 31,120
Referee: David Coote
20 January 2018 28Norwich City1–2Sheffield UnitedNorwich
15:00 GMT Pinto   70'   90+3'
Klose   90+1'
Report Wilson   6'
Fleck   66'
Donaldson   68'
Leon Clarke   87'
Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 26,486
Referee: Tony Harrington
30 January 2018 29Sheffield United0–1Aston VillaSheffield
19:45 GMT Report Snodgrass   90' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
3 February 2018 30Wolverhampton Wanderers3–0Sheffield UnitedWolverhampton
17:30 GMT Neves   5'
Jota   30'
Cavaleiro   76'
Report Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 29,311
Referee: Darren Bond
10 February 2018 31Sheffield United2–1Leeds UnitedSheffield
12:30 GMT Sharp   2',   14',   73' (pen)
Evans   44'
Fleck   90+2'
Report Forshaw   5'
Roofe   19'
Lasogga   47'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 27,553
Referee: Andrew Madley
20 February 2018 32Sheffield United2–1Queens Park RangersSheffield
19:45 GMT Stearman   27'
Lundstram   50'
Evans   77'
Report Freeman   63' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,339
Referee: Oliver Langford
23 February 2018 33Hull City1–0Sheffield UnitedKingston upon Hull
19:45 GMT Irvine   16'
Dicko   55'
Report Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 15,213
Referee: Simon Hooper
27 February 2018 34Reading1–3Sheffield UnitedReading
20:00 GMT (UTC) Richards   51'
van den Berg   57'
Bacuna   62'
Mannone   64'
Clement   70'
Report Sharp   11'63'
Duffy   44'
Basham   50'
Donaldson   83'
Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: Andy Davies
Referee: 6,769
Note: Game moved from 17 February, due to Sheffield United's FA Cup fifth round match against Leicester City
6 March 2018 35Fulham3–0Sheffield UnitedFulham
19:45 GMT Mitrović   31'44'
Cairney   61'
Report Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 18,400
Referee: Keith Stroud
10 March 2018 36Ipswich Town0–0Sheffield UnitedIpswich
15:00 GMT Skuse   40'
Gleeson   84'
Report Stearman   9' Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 15,152
Referee: John Brooks
13 March 2018 37Sheffield United2–0Burton AlbionSheffield
Stevens   29'
L. Evans   57'
Brooks   64'
Stearman   73'
Report Naylor   72' Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 24,832
Referee: Scott Duncan
17 March 2018 38Sheffield United0–0Nottingham ForestSheffield
15:00 GMT Fleck   90' Report   44' Fox
  77' Watson
  87' Colback
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 28,095
Referee: Paul Tierney
30 March 2018 39Brentford1–1Sheffield UnitedBrentford
15:00 BST Mepham   68'
Woods   69'
Report Basham   50',   55'
Stevens   60'
Blackman   69'
Stadium: Griffin Park
Attendance: 11,174
Referee: Jeremy Simpson
2 April 2018 40Sheffield United1–1Cardiff CitySheffield
19:45 BST Clarke   28' Report Joe Bennett   29'
Pilkington   90+1'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 25,231
Referee: Michael Oliver
Note: Live On Sky TV
7 April 2018 41Barnsley3–2Sheffield UnitedBarnsley
12:15 BST Gardner   25'
McBurnie   34',   74'
Lindsay   45'
Bradshaw   88'
Report O'Connell   36'
Brooks   45'
Fleck   57'
Clarke   65'
Stadium: Oakwell
Attendance: 16,041
Referee: Scott Duncan
10 April 2018 42Sheffield United2–1MiddlesbroughSheffield
L. Evans   2',   40'
Fleck   35'
Report Leadbitter   19'   25'
Traoré   41'
Ayala   48'
Fábio   71'
Friend   87'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 26,557
Referee: Darren Bond
14 April 2018 43Sheffield United1–1MillwallSheffield
13:00 BST Clarke   74'
Stearman   70'
L. Evans   90'
Report Williams   45'
Marshall   75'
Morison   76'
Saville   81'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 27,454
Referee: David Coote
21 April 2018 44Birmingham City2–1Sheffield UnitedBirmingham
15:00 BST Harding   16'
Roberts   32'
Maghoma   69'
Report Duffy   7',   7'
O'Connell   63'
Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 23,579
Referee: Tim Robinson
28 April 2018 45Sheffield United0–1Preston North EndSheffield
15:00 BST Fleck   44'
L. Evans   52'
Stevens   66'
Sharp   81'
Report Fisher   28'
Harrop   31'
Browne   57'
Rudd   90+5'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 28,568
Referee: James Linington
6 May 2018 46Bristol City2-3Sheffield UnitedBristol
12:30 BST Flint   17',   60'
Diédhiou   42'
Bryan   49',   75'
Pack   90+1'
Report Clarke   8'
Sharp   29'
Freeman   34'
Stearman   74'
Baldock   89'
Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium
Attendance: 23,902
Referee: Peter Bankes

FA CupEdit

In the FA Cup, Sheffield United entered the competition in the third round and were drawn away to Ipswich Town.[41]

6 January 2018 Third roundIpswich Town0–1Sheffield UnitedIpswich
15:00 GMT Chambers   24' Report Thomas   25'
Basham   45+2'
Wright   81'
Carter-Vickers   90+3'
Stadium: Portman Road
Attendance: 12,057
Referee: Mike Jones
27 January 2018 Fourth roundSheffield United1–0Preston North EndSheffield
Sharp   80' (pen) Report Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 15,680
Referee: Graham Scott

EFL CupEdit

On 16 June 2017, Sheffield United were drawn at home to Walsall in the first round.[42] A home tie was to follow in the second round, with Leicester City the visitors.[43]

9 August 2017 First roundSheffield United3–2WalsallSheffield
19:45 BST Roberts   74' (o.g.)
Thomas   79'
Lafferty   82'
Report Bakayoko   13'
Kinsella   56'
Oztumer   90+1' (pen.)
Chambers   90+2'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 5,210
Referee: Kevin Friend
22 August 2017 Second roundSheffield United1–4Leicester CitySheffield
19:45 BST Lafferty   4'
Lundstram   54'
Lavery   84'
Report Musa   20'   90+4'
Slimani   24'   63'67'
Gray   52'
Stadium: Bramall Lane
Attendance: 11,280
Referee: Tony Harrington

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