Published: 16:47 BST, 14 September 2020 | Updated: 18:46 BST, 14 September 2020
There is no Dean Henderson in between the sticks for Chris Wilder this season after he returned to Manchester United. But the return of Aaron Ramsdale from Bournemouth means he has another on the England team conveyor belt to call on.
For Wolves, fresh off news that Nuno Espirito Santo has signed a new contract, they will be looking to improve on last season which saw them finish seventh in the league and reach the quarter-finals of the Europa League, losing out to eventual champions Sevilla.
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After a minute of added time it’s Wolves in complete control at the break, with an ominous first 45 minutes of the season.
Sheffield United have cooled things down after the early chaos but just can’t cause any problems
They’re not out of it, but there much work to do. Big team talk coming up from Chris Wilder
That was a perfect example of Wolves’ defensive power today. Leander Dendoncker crowds out Fleck comfortably amid several attempts from Sheffield to break the visitors’ line – each being easily repelled.
Jimenez is causing the Blades all kinds of problems, as John Egan goes into the referee’s book for tripping the Mexican
Already lost count of Sheffield United’s offsides, as Fleck is caught out by the Wolves defence once more.
Another disjointed, scrappy Sheffield attack ends with nothing after John Lundstram’s ball in, as Rui Patricio is fouled and Wolves are handed a free-kick.
Meanwhile, Wolves run up the end with another counter, but Jimenez can’t get the ball under control
Sheffield United are trying to get a feel of the ball here, settling the pace down after crowding-out another Jimenez chance.
Raul Jiminez finds himself in space from 25-yards and tries to bend it into the far corner, but the Mexican forward blazes over. Wolves firmly in control.
Adama Traore tries to muscle forward on the right but is fouled. Moutinho stands over the free-kick which is whipped in from deep but the Blades head away assuredly.
Wolves look superb, a start like that will put fear into opponents later this season. Cool in possession and ready to pounce with searing pace.
Adama Traore even tries a bit of show-boating at right-wing-back… a little early for that Adama!
Wolves really were ready for the season weren’t they! The visitors ruthless as Raul Jimenez gets another chance before winning a corner, which is played out-swinging for Romain Saiss to power in after peeling away from his marker.
Already! Wolves get the perfect start as Raul Jiminez fires side-footed into the top corner completely unmarked in the Blades penalty area.
The Blades will be furious as Daniel Podence found space to cross into the striker in a swift counter-attack move.
Sheffield United in their familiar red and white home strip, Wolves also lining-up in their orange and black home kit.
The players emerge from the tunnel on this sunny evening at Bramall Lane to the tune of Kanye West and Rihanna’s ‘All of the Lights’.
No fans in attendance against as these sides seasons kick-off, but it should be a fascinating game.
Wolves have the tough task of facing a resilient Sheffield United in their season opener with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side tight favourites at 6/4 to come away with a win, according bookmaker unikrn.
Chris Wilder’s team boasted the second-best home defence in the league last season and are 9/4 to claim victory at Bramall Lane tonight.
Few goals are expected with Wolves also possessing one of the best defensive records on the road last season with under 2.5 goals in tonight’s game priced at 2/5.
Blades defender John Egan made the difference in this fixture last year, scoring in the 90th minute to claim a 1-0 victory and is a 12/1 shot to score anytime tonight.
Wolves come into their Premier League opener secure in the knowledge that their highly-rated boss is fully committed to the cause this season.
The Portuguese boss has signed a three-year deal with a major pay-rise, perfect timing as Wolves aim to continue their rapid rise.
Aaron Ramsdale makes his Sheffield United debut tonight after the keeper joined the Blades from Bournemouth this summer.
Last season, Manchester United loanee Dean Henderson was one of the stars of Chris Wilder’s overachieving side, but is set to stay at Old Trafford this term.
Here’s how United line-up. 👊Jack O’Connell starts despite missing all the pre-season friendlies, whilst David McGoldrick and Sander Berge are fit enough to be included in 18. pic.twitter.com/LglUIiDN0g
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With both clubs getting their Premier League campaigns underway tonight, Nuno Espirito Santo and Chris Wilder will be keen to build on last season’s top-half finishes by getting underway victory…
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