Jayden Bogle scored a controversial winner to help Sheffield United produce one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Lyle Taylor opened the scoring for Birmingham in the 61st minute before Billy Sharp equalized three minutes later. Bogle scored the winner in the 74th minute after the officials failed to spot that Sharp was in an offside position in the build-up.
Birmingham’s Lee Bowyer: “Yet again decisions are going against us, big decisions. I can’t tell you how many apologies I’ve had this season for wrong decisions. If someone can tell me that the rules have changed, then that’s fine. The rules are, if he is interfering, he’s offside. If he isn’t there, closing down my goalkeeper, then my goalkeeper brings it down and clears it normally. He can’t do that because of the pressure he is being put under.”
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “I’m delighted with the three points and delighted with the character that was shown. We were good in the first half but we spoke about being just that little bit better without the ball in terms of intensity and a bit more aggression and with the ball, with the quality of the final pass. In the second half, we were much better in both departments. We’re taking it a game at a time. I know it’s cliche, but we’ve got that many that we can’t look further ahead than West Brom on Wednesday and, two-and-a-half days later, Huddersfield away.”
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