Sheffield dents Everton’s European hopes


Everton 0-1 Sheffield United

Teenager Daniel Jebbison scored on his first Premier League start to give Sheffield United a victory that dented Everton’s hopes of qualifying for Europe.

The 17-year-old forward, who was on loan at National League North side Chorley earlier in the season, slid in from close range after good work by Jack Robinson in the area.

He could have doubled his tally when he seized on a short backpass by Mason Holgate, but saw his effort saved by Jordan Pickford.

At the other end, Aaron Ramsdale pulled off a stunning double save from Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to preserve Sheffield United’s lead.

Ramsdale was then alert to deny Richarlison again in the second half as the relegated Blades held on for just their second away Premier League away win of the season.

For Everton, a ninth home league defeat of the campaign means they stay eighth and miss the chance to draw level on points with Tottenham and West Ham in the race for European football.