Brighton and Hove Albion's Premier League season is stuck in a rut, and Roberto De Zerbi's men haven't won in the Premier League since a 3-1 home defeat of Bournemouth on Sept. 24.
While Brighton's swept Ajax and drawn away at Marseille during Europa League play, the Seagulls' six-match winless run includes losses to Aston Villa and Man City plus draws with Liverpool, Fulham, Everton, and now Sheffield United.
Sheffield United, meanwhile, just ended a three-month wait for a Premier League win via a dramatic late home win over Wolves and now has five points. That's one more than Burnley but four points off 17th place.
Brighton's still eighth with 19 points.
The international break. Then Brighton goes to Nottingham Forest at 10am ET Saturday, Nov. 25, the same time Sheffield United entertains Bournemouth in a huge six-pointer.
Brighton vs Sheffield United final score: 1-1
Goal: Adingra (6'), Webster (o.g. 74;')
Red card: Dahoud (69')
Brighton own goal: Webster’s lunge delivers equalizer
Now Blades will be dreaming of a surprise away win.
Mahmoud Dahoud sent off
The Brighton man tried to get away with one, and was caught.
There's no hesitation in the red. Now Gilmour has to come off for Carlos Baleba as the Seagulls will have to hold on for a point.
Brighton vs Sheffield United halftime analysis: 1-0
There's fight in the Blades team, but not much quality to get on the scoreboard.
Sheffield United has managed just two shot attempts, 0.08 xG, and 28% of the ball.
Roberto De Zerbi's men will only be bothered that their lead is 1-0, coming off a monopolistic share of possession while putting four of six shot attempts on target.
It's the for the Blades to stay in the game, but they'll need the ball to get it in the goal. That's logic.
Simon Adingra goal video: Seagulls take very early lead
A sensational 1-2 has Brighton in front.
Simon Adingra takes the ball on the left flank and overcomes one physical challenge before bursting toward the box.
Adingra lays off for Facundo Buonanotte and darts into the 18, taking the ball back with his trail leg and then cutting the ball past Wes Foderingham.
Very nice stuff. Roberto De Zerbi jumps into the seats behind him to celebrate with Seagulls supporters.
How to watch Brighton vs Sheffield United live, stream link and start time:
Kick off: 9am ET, Sunday (November 12)
TV Channel: Peacock Premium
Online: Stream Premier League on Peacock
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Sheffield United lineup
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Focus on Brighton, team news
The Seagulls' 24 goals scored in the Premier League is respectable and worthy of European contention, but their 20 conceded is decidedly bottom-half. Injuries to Lewis Dunk and Pervis Estupinan returned against Ajax, and that can help quite a bit.
OUT: Julio Enciso (knee), Lewis Dunk (adductor), Tariq Lamptey (undisclosed), Solly March (knee), Pervis Estupiñan (undisclosed), Danny Welbeck (undisclosed), James Milner (undisclosed) | QUESTIONABLE: Jakub Moder (knee)
Focus on Sheffield United, team news
Blades are scoring less than a goal a game and conceding almost three per Premier League contest. The injury list is long, and Heckingbottom has his work cut out for him as he tries to get an undermanned United out of the bottom three.
OUT: John Egan (ankle), Chris Basham (ankle), Tom Davies (thigh), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh), Max Lowe (ankle), Rhian Brewster (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Gustavo Hamer (thigh), Oliver McBurnie (groin), Anel Ahmedhodzic (thigh)