One look at the shot count, pass count, xG timeline or xG shotmap shows Sheffield United to have dominated this game. Ben Foster made some magnificent saves to deny the Blades.
Having said that, it didn’t feel like that watching the game live. Charting Blades passes per 10 minute period shows a lot of activity early in each half, and that seems to be faily usual for Sheffield United.
The passmap, however, also shows that a lot of passes were in our half and beyond Watford’s front line. They came to play deep and block up the central areas in front of goal with the hope of getting an opportunity on the break via Deulofeu, which they did.