The match went ahead despite other sporting fixtures around the country falling victim to Storm Ciara and Bournemouth made the early running when Callum Wilson fired the visitors ahead from close range.
The home side drew level when Billy Sharpe poked home Enda Steven’s pass from inside the six yard box on the stroke of half time.
Chris Wilder’s side snatched all three points when substitute John Lundstram linked up superbly with Lys Mousset before guiding the ball beyond Aaron Ramsdale into the corner of the net.
The Cherries remain two points above the relegation zone while Sheffield United are fifth with 39 points.
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - Man of the match
“Basham’s been outstanding whether defensively or in an attacking phase” - Owen Hargreaves
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - View from the dugout
"We gradually grew into the game"
“They [Bournemouth] deservedly went in front and we were hanging on at times. We never really got ourselves going.
“We really went for it in the second half. The belief that they boys have is amazing, backed obviously by and incredible, passionate home crowd.
“When we were coming off they [the fans] were singing ‘we’re safe!’ There’s no comfortable footballers in our dressing room. They’ve always got something to prove.”
“For the first part of the game we were excellent, really, really good. We scored the goal that I thought our performance early in the game deserved.
“The two goals we conceded were hugely disappointing. When we get the lead in these types of games we need to defend better.”
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - View from the dressing room
“The character in the dressing room is massive”
“I thought we started well but then obviously we went 1-0 down. We showed good character to get back into it and we always believe we can create chances and John Lundstram’s come up with a great touch and finish to win us the game.
“The character in the dressing room is massive.”
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - Tweet of the game
34 - Each of Billy Sharp's last 34 league goals have been scored from inside the box, in a run dating back to October 2017. Proximity. pic.twitter.com/Do3aMO90HE— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 9, 2020
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - Picture of the game
Tempers flared on the touchline when Blades manager Chris Wilder and Bournemouth’s Andrew Surman squared up to each other in the second half. Both men received a yellow card for their part in the altercation.
Sheffield United 2-1 Bournemouth - Key stats
• Sheffield United have won six of their last seven Premier League games against teams starting the day in the bottom half of the league (D1).
• Bournemouth have lost seven of their last eight Premier League away games (W1), losing each of the last four in a row.
• Sheffield United have scored six Premier League goals via substitutes this season – more than any other club; two of those have come against Bournemouth (Billy Sharp in August, John Lundstram today).
• Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has now scored in two of his last three Premier League appearances (two goals), having failed to find the net in 15 consecutive appearances prior to this.
• Both of Billy Sharp’s Premier League goals for Sheffield United have come against Bournemouth, also scoring on the opening day against the Cherries.
• Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is one of only seven English players to have scored 40 Premier League goals since August 2015, the month he made his debut in the competition.
• There were 16 British players in the starting XI for this match, the most in a Premier League game since February 2019 (Burnley vs Southampton, also 16).
• Since August 2016 when Chris Wilder took charge of the club, Billy Sharp has scored 68 league goals for Sheffield United – 39 more than any other player in this time.
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