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Connolly faces the Blades for a place in the last four

Albion striker comes up against Irish teammate and Sheffield United in last eight of #ePremierLeague Invitational on Friday, kick-off 5pm.

By Alex Stedman • 08 May 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion striker Aaron Connolly.

Albion sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the second phase of the ePL Invitational with a convincing 3-0 win over Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White on Wednesday.

Connolly is in confident mood ahead his second game of the tournament and is looking forward to coming up against his fellow countryman John Egan and the Blades later today.

He said, “I really enjoyed the game on Wednesday, and I’ve been reading comments that the fans did as well.

“Glenn Murray did really well for Neal Maupay on the game a few weeks ago, and he got two for me against Wolves – scoring myself was a nice touch too!

“I know John well from my time with the Ireland team so there’ll be a bit of a rivalry there but hopefully I can make the finals on Saturday and give the fans something to look forward to over the weekend.

Key players…  

Albion’s Connolly has enjoyed a fine season to date, making his senior debut for both club and country. The striker scored twice in the memorable 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at the Amex back in October. 

Connolly was also on the scoresheet last time out in the ePremier League Invitational, beating Morgan Gibbs-White of Wolves 3-0 thanks to a goal from himself and brace from Glenn Murray. 

John Egan was a dramatic 4-3 winner over England and Sussex bowler Jofra Archer, representing Manchester United on Thursday, to advance to the final eight and will provide tough opposition.

How to watch… 

The game will be streamed live on the Sky Sports YouTube channel – fans will be able to follow the action both there and on our social media channels. 

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