Saints upset by plucky Blades

Ross McLean
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GIANT-KILLERS Sheffield United claimed another Premier League scalp as 10-man Southampton’s plummeting run of form continued with a Capital One Cup quarter-final exit at Bramall Lane last night.

Striker Mark McNulty proved the match-winner in the second half as Southampton defender Florin Gardos was dismissed late on.

The Saints have lost their last five matches, while Sheffield United have also beaten Aston Villa, Fulham and West Ham in cup tournaments in the last two years.