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Toffees raise game to end Blades' continental dream

Sheffield United 0 Everton 1


Defeat to Everton in their final home game of the season dealt a terminal blow to Sheffield United's dreams of European football.

A seventh-placed finish in the Premier League will be enough for a Europa League spot should Chelsea win the FA Cup on August 1, but all hopes of European football at Bramall Lane for the first time in the club's history were extinguished by a combination of their loss to the Toffees and Wolves' subsequent victory over Crystal Palace.

The Blades, who remain eighth in the standings, were the team with the incentive and the team with something still to play for prior to kick-off with Everton, dire since the restart, unable to even finish in the top half of the table.

However, Chris Wilder's team, unchanged despite the below-par defeat at Leicester on Thursday, were beaten when Richarlison glanced home a header in the opening minute of the second-half.

Belfast Telegraph