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Analysis: Luton 1-3 Sheff Utd

James McAtee
James McAtee

Marissa Thomas, BBC Sport

Sheffield United bounced back from their chastening defeat against Aston Villa by securing an important win over relegation rivals Luton.

It was their first league victory since 9 December when they beat Brentford 1-0 at home.

The Blades won away for the first time this campaign, in fact it was their first Premier League away victory since March 2021 (1-0 against Everton).

They also led by two goals for the first time in a league game after Cameron Archer's 30th minute strike and James McAtee's 36th minute penalty.

McAtee has been a bright spark in the struggling United side with four of his five goal involvements (three goals, one assist) in the Premier League coming since Chris Wilder took charge of the Blades in December 2023.

Wilder's side made the most of their chances despite having just 25% possession.

While the win is much-needed relief for United, they are still bottom of the league and seven points from safety as they battle against the odds to avoid relegation.

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