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30 August 2023 Venue Bramall Lane Attendance

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Match preview | Sheffield United vs Imps

29 August 2023

The Imps return to Carabao Cup action with a trip to Sheffield United on Wednesday 30 August (7.45pm KO).

All the key information ahead of the second round tie can be found in this match preview.


City have sold out their allocation of tickets and will be backed by almost 3,000 supporters.

There will be no further tickets available, so please do not travel to Bramall Lane without a valid match ticket.

Supporters travelling on Red Imps Travel Section coaches to the game are reminded there is extremely limited parking available at the LNER Stadium - click HERE for more information.


Supporters can listen to expert commentary from the BBC Radio Lincolnshire sports team, using an iFollow Imps audio pass which can be bought HERE.

iFollow Imps subscribers can watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights.

City supporters unable to get to Bramall Lane will also be able to follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official X (Twitter), Facebook and Instagram pages.


Nickname: The Blades

Founded: 1889

Stadium: Bramall Lane

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

Top scorer: Jayden Bogle, Gustavo Hamer (one goal)

League position: 17th (Premier League)


Imps 3-0 Blackpool

Sky Bet League One

Imps: Jensen, Sorensen, Jackson (Mitchell 79’), Erhahon, Hackett (Bishop 67’), Hamilton (Smith 79’), Mandroiu (Walker 67’), O’Connor, Burroughs, House (Duffy 85’), Roughan. Subs (not used): Wright, Brown.

Sheffield United 1-2 Manchester City

Premier League

Sheffield United: Foderingham, Baldock (Bogle 71’), Hamer, Traoré, Egan, Ahmedhodžić, Norwood (Basham 80’), Robinson, Souza, Osborn (Larouci 17’), Osula (McBurnie 71’). Subs (not used): Davies, Trusty, Coulibaly, Marsh, Brooks.


Sheffield United: LLL



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Sheffield United: Home

Imps: Away


Referee: Paul Tierney

Assistant referee: Neil Davies

Assistant referee: Scott Ledger

Fourth official: Anthony Backhouse

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Match Reports

Sheffield United 0 Imps 0 (Imps win 3-2 on pens)

30 August 2023

Two saves from Lukas Jensen in a penalty shootout propelled City into the third round of the Carabao Cup at the expense of Premier League Sheffield United.

Jensen saved from Louie Marsh and Benie Traore, as the Imps triumphed 3-2 after battling to a goalless draw at Bramall Lane. 

It was an even start in South Yorkshire as the Imps held their shape to prevent any threatening Sheffield United attacks in the opening stages, with Ollie Norwood’s audacious effort from his own half the closest either side went early on.

City’s first shot on target came in the 23rd minute as Jack Burroughs’ long throw into the box was recycled by Ali Smith who laid it off to Reeco Hackett whose curling effort was easily held by Adam Davies. 

The Blades responded with a spell of possession which saw the ball drop to Oli McBurnie just inside the area who composed himself to send a low effort at goal which was bravely blocked by Jaden Brown.

Paul Heckingbottom’s side looked to take control of the game after the break and created a neat opportunity in the 52nd minute as Louis Marsh’s ball through to Cameron Archer was struck low and pushed away by a strong hand from Lukas Jensen. 

Ted Bishop had the City supporters off their feet in the 58th minute with a surging run forward from the halfway line, although his low driven effort was blocked by a well-placed John Egan. 

Bishop was involved in another chance a few minutes later after Mandroiu attempted to feed him through from the edge of the box, however the midfielder’s effort on the stretch went wide of the target.

The Blades went close to taking the lead with around 20 minutes remaining as Adam Jackson’s last ditch block from Femi Seriki’s delivery almost found the net before John Egan’s header from Ollie Norwood’s wide free-kick bounced wide of the post.

The hosts kept the pressure on in the closing stages as they went in search of a winner, but the Imps stood their ground and managed to keep it goalless ahead of the penalty shootout.

Two shootout saves from Jensen in front of the sold out away end helped see City through and set up a home tie against West Ham United in round three.

Sheffield United: Adam Davies, Auston Trusty, Chris Basham, Oli McBurnie (Benie Traore 46’), Cameron Archer (Will Osula 63’), John Egan ©, Ollie Norwood, Ismaila Coulibaly, Jayden Bogle (Femi Seriki 63’), Yasser Larouci (Jili Buyabu 63’), Andre Brooks (Louis Marsh 46’). Subs (not used): Wes Foderingham, Anel Ahmedhodzic, Anis Slimane.

Imps: Lukas Jensen, Jaden Brown (Lasse Sorensen 66’), Ethan Erhahon ©, Reeco Hackett (Ethan Hamilton 80’), Ali Smith (Jovon Makama 80’), Danny Mandroiu, Jack Burroughs, Ben House (Ted Bishop 46’), TJ Eyoma, Sean Roughan (Adam Jackson 66’), Alex Mitchell. Subs (not used): Jordan Wright, Dylan Duffy, Oisin Gallagher.

Referee: Paul Tierney.

Attendance: 11,040.

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Ticket News

Sheffield United ticket update

22 August 2023

The Imps have sold more than 2,300 tickets for the Carabao Cup second round visit to Sheffield United on Wednesday 30 August (7.45pm KO).

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Junior Imp members bought around 1,450 tickets before an additional 700 were purchased within 24 hours from them going on general sale on Monday morning.

As of 1pm on Tuesday City had sold 2,361 of the initial 2,725 allocation, with the hosts able to provide a further 140 tickets in the lower tier to take the allocation to 2,869, should there be demand for it.

Due to the costs associated with opening another stand, there is no guarantee that any additional tickets to this 2,869 allocation will be made available for away supporters.

Supporters wanting to go are therefore encouraged to purchase tickets at the earliest date possible to avoid missing out on the visit to Bramall Lane, with around fewer than 30 now remaining.

Click HERE to secure your seat for the match.

Should the allocation sell out then the club will look to create a waiting list, and only if the minimum number required (an additional 1,000 people) is reached in an appropriate time frame, will the club be able to request more tickets.

Please note that Sheffield United have made this an all-ticket fixture.

Click HERE for the ticket and travel prices.

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