The Debrief: All-action Kovacic, decisive Werner and courageous Christensen help cut down Blades

Yet the Dane excelled with his combination of guile and grit, winning five of his six defensive aerial duels, three of three headed clearances and nine ball recoveries. It is no surprise that no team in the league has conceded fewer shots on target since Tuchel’s first game as boss.

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Of our nine attempts, two were blocked and four were off target. We also had eight corners to Sheffield United’s one but were unable to make any of them count.

Mount’s goal was his third in the past eight matches and takes him to 10 Premier League goals for the Blues. He is the second-youngest player to reach that milestone after Arjen Robben.

Toni Rudiger recorded a game-high four clearances, three headed clearances and 11 ball recoveries.

Our one goal conceded in the first four games under Tuchel is the best defensive start for a new manager for 12 years.