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Ireland striker Callum Robinson instrumental as Sheffield United snatch point against Chelsea

The 24-year-old was set up by Enda Stevens for a goal, before helping the visitors equalise.

Robinson celebrates scoring for Sheffield United.
Robinson celebrates scoring for Sheffield United.
Image: John Walton

IRELAND STRIKER CALLUM Robinson was on target as Sheffield United secured a dramatic 2-2 draw away to Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea had looked in a comfortable position on Saturday when striker Tammy Abraham scored twice before half-time.

However, Robinson pulled a goal back for United with a close-range finish in the first minute of the second period.

French forward Lys Mousset, a 79th minute substitute, then played a key role in earning the Blades a surprise point when he connected with a Robinson cross and saw the ball deflect in off Zouma’s shin.

Abraham opened the scoring as Chelsea made their superiority in the early stages of the game count.

United goalkeeper Dean Henderson, under pressure from Christian Pulisic, fumbled Abraham’s initial header from Cesar Azpilicueta’s high floating cross.

chelsea-v-sheffield-united-premier-league-stamford-bridge Chelsea's Kurt Zouma scores an own goal at Stamford Bridge. Source: John Walton

 

Abraham was the quickest to react and from just outside the six-yard box he hooked the ball into the net on the half volley.

The Blades missed a great chance to equalise when Robinson’s diving header from Chris Basham’s cross went wide and Chelsea made them pay just before half-time as Abraham struck again.

Jack O’Connell and Ireland defender John Egan collided with each other as they challenged for the same ball, which allowed Abraham to break clear and crisply strike the ball past Henderson.

Robinson made up for his earlier miss when he pulled one back for the Blades almost immediately after the restart.

Enda Stevens got past Azpilicueta and delivered a teasing low cross into the box, which Robinson steered past Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Robinson then turned provider when his low cross was met by Mousset, who saw his effort go into the net off Zouma to deny Chelsea victory.

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