In a tight first half, with Neal Maupay coming close on two occasions, Brighton had the better chances. However, just before half-time, the game was turned on its head when John Lundstram was given a red card for a strong challenge on Joel Veltman, leaving the fate of the Blades on the edge of a knife.
On Sunday afternoon, Sheffield United almost won their first Premier League season victory but conceded late on to draw 1-1 on the south coast with Brighton & Hove Albion.
The Blades were camped in their own half for significant portions of the second 45 minutes, but they stunned the Amex Stadium by executing a perfect counter-attack, allowing debutant Jayden Bogle to fire home and bring the men of Chris Wilder ahead on 63 minutes.
When Danny Welbeck chested down and rifled a ball into the net from inside the six-yard box, the Seagulls huffed and puffed to draw level and they got their break with three minutes left on the clock. Neither team was able to find a winner and they split the points.
Brighton 1 – 1 Sheffield United
Goals: 0-1 Bogle 63, 1-1 Welbeck 87
Bookings: Dunk; McGoldrick, Osborn, Burke, Ramsdale, Basham
Sent off: Lundstram
Brighton: Sanchez, Webster, Dunk, White, March, Lallana, Bissouma, Veltman, Trossard, Connolly, Maupaly
Substituons: Welbeck, Jahanbakhsh, Zeqiri
Sheffield United: Ramsdale, Baldock, Basham, Egan, Robinson, Stevens, Lundstram, Ampadu, Fleck, Brewster, McGoldrick
Substitutions: Bogle, Burke, Osborn