The 17th June sees the long awaited return of some Premier League action, albeit behind closed doors.
Being the Blades game in hand, it’s a fixture that looks to give some parity and get the season back on a level playing, Sheffield United astoundingly able to put themselves into the top five with the right result on the day.
We thought we’d take a look back at the reverse fixture which now seems like an age ago.
Back in December, Premier League strugglers Aston Villa visited Bramall Lane to take on a Sheffield United side who had less than a week earlier beaten the other recently promoted side Norwich City.
It was John Fleck who took the plaudits in securing all three points in a 2-0 win for the Blades, United with a convincing second half after just shading a stalemate opening 45 minutes.
The gravitationally challenged Jack Grealish hit the bar with a penalty, given when the ball hit the outstretched arm of John Egan as he tried to clear a cross, but that was as close as Villa came.
View 9 minutes of extended highlights from the game below:
With a great all round performance from Fleck to go with his brace, he was the winner of the S24SU Player Ratings Man of The Match with a rating of 9.31/10 (average from votes of all participating supporters).
Dean Henderson – 7.30
George Baldock – 8.58
Chris Basham – 8.74
John Egan – 7.51
Jack O’Connell – 7.67
Enda Stevens – 7.64
Oliver Norwood – 7.46
John Fleck – 9.31 MOTM
John Lundstram – 7.96, replaced by Mo Bešić on 86 mins
David McGoldrick – 8.45, replaced by Ben Osborn on 90 mins
Lys Mousset – 6.34, replaced by Oli McBurnie – 7.73 on 61 mins
Aston Villa: Heaton, Guilbert, Engels, Hause, Targett, Lansbury (Luiz 66), Nakamba, McGinn, El Ghazi, Wesley (Kodija 69), Grealish.
Unused: Nyland, Elmohamady, Konsa, Taylor, Trezeguet.