Sheffield United 3-2 Blackburn: late Tommy Doyle’s phenomenal strikes blade into FA Cup semi-final at Wembley
After leading Sheffield United to the FA Cup semi-finals and a stunning win over Blackburn in stoppage time, Tommy Doyle decided to make sure he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps by playing at Wembley. I fixed the problem by hand.
On loan to Manchester City, he watched video footage of his paternal grandfather Mike Doyle and maternal grandfather Glynn Pardoe playing at City’s National Stadium in the late 1960s and 1970s. and will join them after a dramatic 3-2 win with a 25-yard lightning strike. Quarterfinal win at Bramall Lane.
His strike completed a second-half turnaround as United departed, followed by goals from Ben Bretton Diaz and Sam Smodics on either side of Sam Gallagher’s own goal until the final ten minutes.
After Oli McBurney leveled for the Blaze in the 81st minute, Doyle’s heroic performance earned the Blaze an FA Cup semi-final qualification for the first time since 2014.
It has been tough for Blackburn, who have yet to play for the new Wembley, but they are now fully committed to promotion to the Championship.
The second-placed side, led by Paul Heckingbottom, are in an even stronger position in the league and the manager is gearing up for what could be one of the biggest weeks in the club’s history. I said yes.
They took the lead early on and created a perfect chance to score first in the eighth minute.
James McAtey raced in on a pass that split John Egan’s defense, but Rovers goalkeeper Ainsley Pears saved a shot well and didn’t look like he could score with confidence.
However, it was Blackburn who scored first when a penalty was awarded in the 21st minute after a VAR check.
Although it was not clear at the time, Gallagher’s shot hit Jack Robinson’s outstretched arm and referee Tim Robinson awarded the spot kick after checking the pitchside monitors.Breton Diaz scored his 14th goal of the season He hit a home run from 12 yards.
The Blaze’s reaction was quick and they tied the score six minutes later.
The cleared corner fell to Max Lowe 25 yards out, and his hard effort hit Gallagher’s knee and grew until it was diverted into the far corner, leaving Pears helpless on the sidelines.
The second half started in an end-to-end fashion with both sides having chances to get ahead.
The hosts’ best opening came in the 57th minute as a stray pass from Luis Travis sent Makati on goal again, but another weak finish saw Pears save with a foot. And that mistake looked pivotal as Blackburn took the lead three minutes later.
Gallagher claimed possession due to Lowe’s poor touch in a dangerous position. He slipped Smodix into the goal and made no mistakes as the midfielder shot into the bottom corner.
The visitors sniffed the glory and Ryan Hedges was inches away from closing the game, but his low shot hit the inside of the post, rolled along the goal line and went to safety.
The Blades were banging the door hard for an equalizer, but one came out in the 81st minute. McBurney dodged two of his challenges in the area, rolling a smart finish far into his corner.
After that it was a one-way street, but in the first minute of stoppage time Doyle completed the turnaround in great style with a powerful shot.
winner sheffield united face the next trip Norwich in the meantime blackburn will visit city of birminghamBoth championship ties kick off at 3pm on April 1st.