John egan

Egan on target for Blades, again

John Egan. INPHO/TOMMY DICKSON

By Irish Echo Staff

Republic of Ireland defender John Egan scored for Sheffield United in added time to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 on Wednesday.

The Cork native’s dramatic 93rd-minute header from a corner followed his half-volley against Burnley that secured a point at the weekend.

Egan, the son of late Kerry football star and Garda officer John Egan Sr., has now scored in all four tiers of professional soccer in England.

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Both 6th-placed Wolves (52 points), with Ireland’s Matt Doherty in its first XI, and the Blades (51), in 7th place, are vying for European competition next season. That would be a first for Sheffield United, which has two other Republic stars — Enda Stevens and David McGoldrick — in the first team. A fourth, Callum Robinson, has been out on loan with West Bromwich Albion.