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Gaffer happy with top spot

22 December 2012

Danny Wilson was brimming with delight after two stunning Tony McMahon free-kicks sent the Blades to the top of League One at Christmas, following a 2-0 victory at Crawley Town on Saturday.

McMahon's brilliance either side of the break ensured United left West Sussex with an excellent win, after overcoming a dogged Town outfit and awful conditions.

Speaking afterwards, the Gaffer said: "Our team selection was influenced by the weather in some respects, I came down early in the afternoon and the referee was concerned about the state of the pitch.

"If you had looked at the pitch after the game it was a real mess. It was like a cows field.

"What I didn't want was us not getting the right result then using the conditions as an excuse.

"But we went out with a positive attitude and got a deserved three points. We played in the correct areas and bypassed the affected parts of what was a heavy surface.

"We knew we could play in certain areas but we were keen not to get caught out in the wrong places.

"People might have thought we would struggle because these conditions are a massive leveller, but we demonstrated unbelievable character and desire.

"The neutral would have probably gone for a draw but we produced a fantastic performance to net the points."

On seeing his side go top of the table, Wilson concluded: "It is great to be top going into two home games over Christmas, teams around us will have certainly noticed, but we will continue to focus on ourselves and not worry about our rivals."

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