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Game #5481

Friday, 8 February 2019

Attendance: 34,892

Drew

Championship

9th (-1)

Sheffield United

Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Villa Park

Villa's mini wobble under Dean Smith - one win in eight - looks set to continue as the Blades move into a three goal lead but an inspired last ten minutes from the home sides sees them draw level as they prevent a second defeat in six at the last.

Aston Villa

3-3

Sheffield United

Assist(s) | Conor Hourihane | 82โ€™ | John McGinn | 90โ€™+4 |

KEY MAN

Andrรฉ Green rescues it for Villa, 8 February 2019

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MATCH TIMELINE

๐Ÿฅ… | 11โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United), Billy Sharp
๐ŸŸจ | 14โ€™ Booking, Mile Jedinak for a bad foul
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Aston Villa 0-1 Sheffield United
๐Ÿฅ… | 53โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield United), Billy Sharp
๐ŸŸจ | 60โ€™ Booking, Alan Hutton for a bad foul
๐Ÿฅ… | 62โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Sheffield United), Billy Sharp
๐Ÿ” | 65โ€™ Sub off, Jonathan Kodija, Sub on, Andrรฉ Green
๐Ÿ” | 66โ€™ Sub off, Mile Jedinak, Sub on, Glenn Whelan
๐ŸŸจ | 73โ€™ Booking, Glenn Whelan for a bad foul
โšฝ | 82โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Tyrone Mings, Assist by Conor Hourihane
โšฝ | 86โ€™ Goal, 2-3, Tammy Abraham, Assist by John McGinn
โšฝ | 90โ€™+4 Goal, 3-3, Andrรฉ Green, Assist by John McGinn
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United

ON THIS DAY

The third high scoring draw of the season after the 3-3 draw with Preston that would prove to be Steve Bruceโ€™s final game in charge and the exhilarating 5-5 against Forest at Villa Park as a rampant Tammy Abraham plundered four goals.

This game looked a little different as Sheffield United once again proved awkward competition for Villa and took a comprehensive 3-0 lead at Villa Park with Dean Smithโ€™s side looking like registering one win in 8 and 3 defeats. However Tyrone Mingsโ€™s first for the club in his second game on 82โ€™, Tammy Abrahamโ€™s 20th goal of the season and Andrรฉ Greenโ€™s debut strike for the club in injury time secured a draw for Villa against all odds.

Aston Villa

European Cup / Champions League: ๐Ÿ†
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1995-96

Sheffield United

European Cup / Champions League: โŒ
League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ

FIXTURE DETAILS

Seasons | 2018-19 |
Matchday | #34 |
League Game | #31 |
Manager Game | #20 |
Friday, 8 February 2019

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | West Bromwich, 2018-2021
Referee:ย Tony Harrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cleveland, 2016-
Kick off: 7.45pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-1
FT Score: ๐ŸŸจ 3-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸจ Drew
Last 5: ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee:ย Tony Harrington | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cleveland, 2016-
Previous 5: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ
Last Match: ๐ŸŸฅ 12 Jan 19, Villa 0-3 Wigan (a)
Cards: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ
Assistants: Shaun Hudson, Tim Wood

CARDS

Villa

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Sheffield United

๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

Tony Harrington

TEAM NEWS

Mile Jedinak replaces Glenn Whelan whilst Jonathan Kodjia comes in for Albert Adomah.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age: | 28.35 |
Oldest Player: M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 34.54 |
Youngest Player: CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.37 |

MANAGER

MANAGER

Dean Smith | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Chris Wilder | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Aston Villa

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ๐ŸŸจ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐Ÿ”ฅ |
W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ๐Ÿ” |

Sheffield United

GK Dean Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
CB John Egan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ |
RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸจ |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Kieran Dowell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง |
CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | โšฝ | โšฝ | ๐Ÿ” |
CF Gary Madine | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ | for CF Jonathan Kodija | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | 65โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ๐ŸŸจ | for M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | 66โ€™ |

SUBSTITUTES

๐Ÿ” | CF David McGoldrick | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | for CF Gary Madine | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 69โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CB Martin Cranie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Kieran Dowell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 74โ€™ |
๐Ÿ” | CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | for CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 86โ€™ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ |

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

GK Simon Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Richard Stearman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mark Duffy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Marvin Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ42.75m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 6/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ1.53m
Team Cost: ยฃ44.28m
Squad Cost: ยฃ50.71m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/18
Homegrown: 1/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Lovre Kaliniฤ‡ | ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท | ยฃ5.40m |
GK Jed Steer | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.49m |

RB Alan Hutton | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ4.05m |
RB Ahmed Elmohamady | ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ | ยฃ0.99m |
LB Neil Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Exchange |

CB Tommy Elphick | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ3.51m |
CB Kortney Hause | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
CB Tyrone Mings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

M Mile Jedinak | ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ | ยฃ4.14m |
M Conor Hourihane | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.15m |
M John McGinn | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | ยฃ2.79m |
M Birkir Bjarnason | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ | ยฃ1.80m |
M Glenn Whelan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ1.53m |

W Anwar El Ghazi | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ | ยฃ8.10m |
W Albert Adomah | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ | ยฃ3.15m |
W Andrรฉ Green | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Youth |

CF Jonathan Kodjia | ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ | ยฃ11.61m |
CF Tammy Abraham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

SQUAD STATS

1st XI Cost: ยฃ6.99m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 9/11
Homegrown: โญ•/11
Subs Cost: ยฃ0.00m
Team Cost: ยฃ6.99m
Squad Cost: ยฃ8.26m
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 15/18
Homegrown: โญ•/18

MATCHDAY SQUAD

GK Simon Moore | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.50m |
GK Dean Henderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

RB George Baldock | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.64m |
LB Enda Stevens (ex) | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |

CB John Egan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | ยฃ3.86m |
CB Richard Stearman | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.77m |
CB Jack Oโ€™Connell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Martin Cranie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
CB Chris Basham | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |

M Oliver Norwood | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | ยฃ1.89m |
M John Fleck | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Free |
M Mark Duffy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Free |
M Marvin Johnson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |
M Kieran Dowell | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

CF Billy Sharp | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ยฃ0.60m |
CF Conor Washington | ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | Free |
CF David McGoldrick | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Free |
CF Gary Madine | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Loan |

UNAVAILABLE

Injury | 6 |
M Jack Grealish | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Axel Tuanzebe | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
GK ร˜rjan Nyland | ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด |
CB James Chester | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
M Henri Lansbury | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Carroll | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

Out on Loan | 13 |
M Gary Gardner | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Small Heath
RB Mitch Clark | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ | Port Vale
M Aaron Tshibola | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Kilmarnock
RB Ritchie De Laet | ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช | Melbourne
CF Ross McCormack | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ | Motherwell
F Rushian Hepburn-Murphy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Cambridge
F Callum Oโ€™Hare | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Carlisle
W Corey Blackett-Taylor | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Walsall
RB James Bree | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Ipswich
M Jake Doyle-Hayes | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Cambridge
F Scott Hogan | ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช | Sheffield United
F Harry McKirdy | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Newport
RB Frรฉdรฉric Guilbert | ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท | Caen

Not Selected | 1 |
CF Keinan Davis | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

UNAVAILABLE

Not Recorded

Player Abbreviations:

GK : Goalkeeper

LB, RB, FB : Left Back, Right Back, Full Back

CB, D : Centre Back, Defender

M, W : Midfielder. Winger

F, CF : Forward, Centre Forward

๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

Symbols:

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance

DEBUT APPEARANCES

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Possession F | 55%
Possession A | 45%
Shots F | 11
Shots A | 11
Shots on Target F | 4
Shots on Target A | 7
Corners F | 2
Corners A | 2
Fouls F | 11
Fouls A | 17

TABLE

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PROGRAMME

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MATCHDAY QUOTES

*Villa boss Dean Smith*

โ€œSheffield United will feel theyโ€™ve thrown that away but it was reward for the character and fight we showed.

โ€œAs soon as Tyrone Mings got that first goal, you could sense the mood change in the stadium and the lift it gave us.

โ€œWe certainly gave them a head start but for the last 15 minutes of the first half and at the start of the second, we were the better side.

โ€œBut the game was then turned on its head by their second goal. Billy Sharp was offside and then heโ€™s kicked it out of our keeperโ€™s hands and with his studs up too.โ€

*BBC Sport*
Friday, 8 February 2019

*Aston Villa came from 3-0 down with eight minutes left to draw with Sheffield United as the Blades blew their chance to go top of the Championship table.*

Billy Sharp had hit a classic goal-poacherโ€™s hat-trick to put the visitors in command and they looked set to leapfrog Norwich City and Leeds United to move top on goal difference.

But Tyrone Mings and Tammy Abraham scored twice in four minutes before substitute Andre Green headed an injury-time third.

Sharp won his personal duel with Abraham, the pair both having begun the night on 19 Championship goals. But that was scant consolation for the loss of two dropped points on a night when they had outplayed their hosts.

Captain Sharp ended it on 22, after scoring twice in nine minutes early in the second half to add to his 11th-minute opener - although both the first two had a whiff of controversy about them.

His opening goal was given by the all-seeing eye of technology, having only just crossed the line. And Villa also had cause to moan about his second, claiming that goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic had been fouled.

But there was no argument about his headed third - and that looked set to edge the Blades top before the rest of the weekendโ€™s fixtures.

However, on a ground that has now witnessed 67 goals in just 16 home Championship games this season, and seemingly no end of dramatic nights, Villa had a sensational sting in the tail.

Mings sparked the comeback when he marked his home debut by pulling the first one back on 82 minutes, before Abraham scored for the eighth successive home game, the second of two goals in four minutes.

It was Abrahamโ€™s 13th strike in the clubโ€™s last eight home games, making the on-loan Chelsea striker the first Villa player to hit 20 league goals in a campaign since Peter Withe did so in their title-winning season of 1980-81.

And then, in the fourth minute of injury time, the Blades buckled under the pressure and Green latched on to John McGinnโ€™s floated right-wing cross to head home - by which time many of the Villa fans had already left the ground.

It has been some season for Aston Villa in front of their own fans, with goals and drama aplenty. Even before Fridayโ€™s late mayhem, Villa Park has played host to several classic encounters in 2018-19โ€ฆ

*11 August: * W 3-2 v Wigan - Birkir Bjarnasonโ€™s strike in the fourth minute of stoppage time grabs all three points after being 2-1 behind.

*22 August: * D 2-2 v Brentford - Jonathan Kodjia heads an equaliser in the fifth minute of stoppage time against current manager Smithโ€™s then Bees.

*2 October: * D 3-3 v Preston - Loanee Yannick Bolasie saves Villaโ€™s blushes after they threw away a 2-0 lead against the Championshipโ€™s bottom club. But it was to prove a game too far for manager Steve Bruce, who had a cabbage thrown at him by a home supporter on the night and then lost his job several days later.

*25 November: * W 4-2 v Birmingham City - A Second City derby full of goals and action that saw Villa trail 1-0, then give away a 2-1 lead before Alan Hutton stole the show with a mazy run for the fourth goal.

*28 November: * D 5-5 v Nottingham Forest - Just three days later, the game that had it all. Abraham scored four goals, but still did not finish on the winning side as - having been 2-0 down inside six minutes - Villa then spurned a 5-4 lead.

*23 December: * L 2-3 v Leeds United) - From 2-0 up after just 17 minutes to being beaten in stoppage time 3-2, as Kemar Roofe netted the winner five minutes into added on time.

*Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith told BBC Sport:*

โ€œSheffield United will feel theyโ€™ve thrown that away but it was reward for the character and fight we showed.

โ€œAs soon as Tyrone Mings got that first goal, you could sense the mood change in the stadium and the lift it gave us.

โ€œWe certainly gave them a head start but for the last 15 minutes of the first half and at the start of the second, we were the better side.

โ€œBut the game was then turned on its head by their second goal. Billy Sharp was offside and then heโ€™s kicked it out of our keeperโ€™s hands and with his studs up too.โ€