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Boss on Orient game

7 October 2012

Danny Wilson was delighted after seeing a stunning strike from Nick Blackman net the Blades all three points at Leyton Orient.

Blackman's fifth of the season on the hour mark at the Matchroom Stadium was enough to lift the Blades up to third place in League One as United extended their unbeaten start to 11 matches.

On the winning goal and the contribution of his strikers against the O's, the Gaffer commented:

"We knew at half-time that we had the quality to get the goal if we remained patient and Nick (Blackman) scores an absolute peach to settle the contest.

"The lad does it all the time in training, so when he got the ball on his left foot I knew he was capable of producing such a finish.

"Nick worked so hard and it is never easy for a striker away from home, he has come up against two aggressive defenders but handled himself superbly.

"Dave (Kitson) was brillant too, he took so many hits but was still a real handful and the pair of them have a good partnership in the making.

"We had Chris Porter and Shuan Miller on the bench and they came on and gave us that bit of extra energy at the end."

Speaking about the performance in general, Wilson added: "I think we were totally in control, for long periods we dominated the game.

"I wasn't too happy with the quality of our final ball in certain situations and perhaps we should have put the game to bed.

"But overall it was another strong display and another win away from home, our third on the bounce."

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