Blades' stunner; Sheff Utd 4, Birmingham 4.United manager Howard Kendall Howard Kendall is an English football manager and former player. He is most famous for his connection to Everton F.C., a club that he both played for and managed. His uncle Harry Taylor played for Newcastle United and Fulham in the 1950s. looked back on a crazy day at Bramall Lane Bramall Lane Stadium is the home of Sheffield United Football Club in Sheffield, England and is the oldest major stadium in the world still to be hosting professional football matches. and growled: "Bad defending and bad goals. It is not acceptable and won't be accepted again. The players have been told."
He had seen his team go 2-0 down then 4-2 up before finishing level.
Birmingham skipper Steve Bruce The of this article or section may be compromised by "weasel words".
You can help Wikipedia by removing weasel words. said: "The supporters must have enjoyed it. They certainly got their money's worth.".
But some of the goals could have come straight out of football's It'll Be Alright On The Night, with these Division One title favourites playing as if defending was going out of fashion.
Paul Furlong Paul Furlong (born 1 October, 1968) is an English professional footballer. He currently plays for Luton Town after being released by Queens Park Rangers.
A much-travelled striker, Furlong's career has included stints with Coventry City, Watford, Chelsea, Birmingham City and and Mike Newell fired Brum ahead only for Gareth Taylor Gareth Taylor (born Weston-super-Mare, 25 February 1973) is Wales international footballer currently playing for Tranmere Rovers. He is 6 ft 2" and weighs 13 stone 7 lbs and plays at centre-forward, however he has been used as a makeshift centre-back. to pull one back on 45 minutes.
Then came six manic minutes in the second half when United scored three times with two from Andy Walker and another by Taylor to take a shock lead.
Paul Devlin, from the penalty spot, and Jonathan Hunt made it 4-4 to atone for earlier misses that might have sewed the game up.
Birmingham boss Trevor Francis said: "We showed real spirit. Not many teams would have recovered after being hit with three goals like that. But we should have done better at the back and we missed chances too."