Where to start in a game like this? The equalizer in the 98th minute or the four red cards? The missed penalty or maybe the mass fight?
There was little time to breathe at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United and Blackpool drew 3-3 in a thrilling English League game.
Oliver Norwood scored the stoppage time leveler for United just when Blackpool thought they had done enough to secure a comeback win after losing 2-0 in the first half.
After leading 3-2 with goals from Jerry Yates (2) and Kenny Dougall, Blackpool capitalized on their chance with Rhian Brewster missing an 88th-minute penalty.
It came after the visiting side were reduced to nine men following the sending offs of Marvin Ekpitete (78th minute) and Dominic Thompson (81st minute).
Things got even more frantic after the final whistle when Blackpool’s Shayne Lavery and United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham were shown red for an altercation which took both players to the ground. It resulted in four red cards in the final 20 minutes with both sets of players involved in a chaotic full-time scrum.
“These are not the scenes you want to see at the end of a match,” former Tottenham defender Michael Dawson told Sky Sports.
According to PA Media, Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom said: “Lavery came over and grabbed Wes to hold him off and as Wes spun they both grabbed each other and fell.
“They didn’t seem to think anything happened but obviously the ref saw two guys on the floor and he thinks they’re fighting. We’ll have to take a look and see what we do at this subject.
“It’s easy to say people have to stay in control,” Blackpool manager Michael Appelton told the BBC.
“But when it happened so quickly and suddenly towards the end of the game, I felt I had to have my say with the referee.
“I had my say because I was disappointed. i thought they [the officials] had a bad day.