Sheffield United 2-2 Preston North End: Emil Riis Jakobsen scores leveller for North End



Preston celebrate
Preston mobbed Emil Riis Jakobsen after his last-gasp leveller

Emil Riis Jakobsen scored a 95th-minute equaliser as Preston North End denied Sheffield United a second consecutive Championship victory at Bramall Lane.

The Blades missed a chance to clear a ball into their box from deep, with Jordan Storey crossing for Danish forward Jakobsen to calmly control and lash home.

It had looked like Slavisa Jokanovic’s hosts had done enough for a hard-earned three points when substitute Sander Berge sidefooted through the legs of Preston goalkeeper Daniel Iversen to finish off a slick move.

United had taken an early lead through Morgan Gibbs-White’s half-volley on the stretch, with the visitors making it 1-1 as Daniel Johnson took advantage of poor positioning from Blades debutant keeper Robin Olsen to slot in.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Olsen
  • 2Baldock
  • 12Egan
  • 19Robinson
  • 33Norrington-DaviesBooked at 74mins
  • 16NorwoodBooked at 45minsSubstituted forHourihaneat 78′minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 27Gibbs-White
  • 29NdiayeSubstituted forBrewsterat 71′minutes
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forBergeat 61′minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 7Brewster
  • 8Berge
  • 9McBurnie
  • 18Foderingham
  • 20Bogle
  • 24Hourihane

Preston

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 12Iversen
  • 14Storey
  • 5BauerSubstituted forMurphyat 88′minutes
  • 16Hughes
  • 2van den Berg
  • 4Whiteman
  • 18Ledson
  • 32Earl
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forMcCannat 84′minutes
  • 24MaguireSubstituted forPottsat 71′minutes
  • 19Riis JakobsenBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 1Rudd
  • 3Cunningham
  • 6Lindsay
  • 8Browne
  • 13McCann
  • 44Potts
  • 45Murphy

Referee:
Geoff Eltringham

Attendance:
25,463

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