Bakayoko scores in Walsall defeat at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United came back from a goal down to beat Walsall 3-2 on Wednesday evening at Bramall lane.

Walsall’s striker Amadou Bakayoko’s opener was his fourth goal in four matches against the Blades.

The Sierra Leone-born scored the match first goal for Walsall in the 13th-minute – when Oztumer beat the offside trap and squared for Bakayoko to side-foot home from six yards out. Ched Evans’ 52nd-minute introduction.

Ched Evans, who was introduced in the 52nd-minute set up two goals on his second Sheffield United debut as they fought back from 1-0 down to beat Walsall in the EFL Cup first round.

First, his 74th-minute shot was deflected into his own net by Kory Roberts, and then he crossed for Nathan Thomas to score before Daniel Lafferty added a third.

Erhun Oztumer made it 3-2 with an injury-time penalty.

Meanwhile, Walsall lost their opening League One encounter away to Bury last Saturday.

Bury missed two penalties but still opened their Sky Bet League One campaign with a 1-0 victory over Walsall.

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