Sheffield United are roared to victory by a lioness! England Women’s Euros champion Alex Greenwood receives a thunderous ovation from Bramall Lane crowd as guest of honor watches 2-0 win over Millwall in the Championship
- Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge scored as Sheffield United defeated Millwall 2-0
- The win kicks off the Blades’ push for promotion to the Premier League
- Alex Greenwood returned to the site of the Lionesses’ 4-0 semi-final Euro win
Alex Greenwood roared approvingly from the stands as Sheffield United pushed Millwall aside to trigger their promotional bid.
The Lionesses star helped Sarina Wiegman’s team to Euro 2022 glory and came on as a substitute when they defeated Sweden 4-0 in last month’s semi-final at Bramall Lane, which also saw three group matches played during the tournament.
Manchester City defender Greenwood, 28, was the guest of honor for this match and watched alongside partner Jack O’Connell, the popular Blades player who is currently injured.
Lionesses star Alex Greenwood was back on Bramall Lane with partner Jack O’Connell
The pair received a thunderous ovation before Paul Heckingbottom’s side began to dismantle their visitors. Goals from Iliman Ndiaye and Sander Berge in the opening quarter were no more than they deserved for their early superiority. Norwegian midfielder Berge, 24, was particularly impressive.
Heckingbottom said: ‘Today he (Berge) played a different game. He scored a goal, but also made a nice recovery run in the first half.’
The Blades’ advantage would have been greater had Oliver Norwood not seen his 44th minute penalty by Bartosz Bialkowski.
Millwall boss Gary Rowett said: “Our second half was much better and although we didn’t create too many chances, I was happy with our response.”