Burnley Thrash Sheffield United to boost survival hopes



Burnley sparked hope of an unlikely survival bid and moved to just three points from safety after thrashing Sheffield United 4-1.
Jacob Bruun Larsen punished the Blades for their wayward finishing on 38 minutes when his deflected shot squirmed past Sheffield United goalkeeper Ivo Grbic, who was at fault again moments later when allowing Lorenz Assignon's tame strike through his defences.

There was renewed hope for Chris Wilder's men when Gustavo Hamer curled home a beauty but Burnley responded in ruthless fashion when Lyle Foster hammered them back into a two-goal lead.
JĂłhann Gudmundsson sprung from the bench and took just 17 seconds to score when putting gloss on a victory that owed a lot to Burnley goalkeeper Arijanet Muric, who made 10 saves as the Blades created 2.59 worth of expected goals.

With Luton suffering a 5-1 defeat to Brentford and Nottingham Forest heading to Everton on Super Sunday, a potential survival bid could be on the cards for Kompany's men.

Sheffield United are 10 points from safety with just five games remaining.

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