IF ONLY EVERY GAME WAS A CUP FIXTURE
SHEFFIELD United must wish that every match was a cup game.
The Blades, supreme in the Capital One Cup this season, suffered a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show after being held 1-1 by Walsall.
So often this season United are faced with the task of breaking down teams who camp in their own half for 90 minutes.
And it was a similar story as Walsall came to Bramall Lane eager to show why they boast the best defence in League One.
That defence stood firm against United’s cup kings during the first half before they were finally breached by Chris O’Grady cool finish on 56 minutes.
The sweet strike promised to bring a repeat of the memorable midweek win over Southampton. But instead plucky Walsall deservedly levelled through Tom Bradshaw just three minutes later.
The visitors then stood firm to remind United that their season risks being a failure unless they learn to break teams down.