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VIDEO: Sheffield United Teammates Exchange Punches as Altercation Ensues During Premier League Game vs Wolves

Published 02/25/2024, 9:50 AM EST

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The ongoing Premier League clash at the Molineux Stadium witnessed some stunning scenes before halftime. In a surprising turn of events, Sheffield United stars Vinicius Souza and Jack Robinson came to blows with each other after an argument. Their teammates were forced to rush in to separate the duo as the match official intervened, looking to send the two off for their actions.

However, Sheffield was lucky to come out unscathed, as the video assistant referee advised the referee to let the two go. Things got heated between the two just minutes after Wolves scored the opening goal of the contest in the 30th minute. It seems like one of the two players was unhappy with their teammate and exchanged some words, which led to the two taking a swipe at each other.

According to reports, Robinson was not happy with Souza’s lack of effort to stop the Wolves attackers from making it into the final third. The player did not shy away from letting his voice be heard as he called out his teammate. However, Souza didn’t appreciate Robinson’s criticism and tried to swat him away, which led to the two coming to blows.

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After returning to Sheffield in December 2023, one of the first things manager Chris Wilder said was, “We have to be brave, in and out of possession. If you sit on the ropes for four or five rounds, then someone is going to land on you. You’ve got to swing some punches as well.” When he said that, the altercation between Jack Robinson and Vinicius Souza was definitely not what he meant.

However, the two seem to have buried the hatchet following the halftime break, as Wilder opted against subbing them off after their altercation. As of writing, Wolves are still in the lead, with Sheffield desperately hunting for the equalizer. If they fail to take away any points from this game, their time in the Premier League may not last much longer.

Update: The match between Wolves and Sheffield United has concluded, with Pablo Sarabia’s goal being the only one. In a post-match interview, Chris Wilder gave his thoughts on the fight between his players.

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Sheffield United are struggling to deliver in their Premier League return

The Blades have had a rough time following their return to the Premier League this season. After earning their promotion to the league in 2019, they were relegated again in 2021. But after making a return this season, Chris Wilder’s men have failed to live up to expectations, with the team currently languishing at the bottom of the table with just 13 points to their name. Sheffield’s performance on the field has been abysmal, with the team losing 19 of their 26 appearances in the Premier League.

Their defense has been in tatters this season, with the side conceding 66 goals—the highest by any team in the English top flight. The forwards have fared no better, with the team finding just 22 goals in this campaign. If the side fails to turn things around during the last phase of the competition, they might have to take the long route back to the championship after being relegated from the Premier League.

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While Chris Wilder was frustrated that his team couldn’t convert their chances against Wolves, he revealed that wasn’t a big issue. “That happens at every club up and down the country, three or four times a year,” he said, as reported by SportsMax“You don’t want to see it, but it does. VAR spotted it; for me, you just move on quickly. They were told about their responsibilities at halftime. We talked to the boys, and they are fine and cool.”

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