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A magnificent away win

24 November 2013

Nigel Clough was understandably delighted following the Blades crucial 1-0 win over Bristol City on Saturday.

An Aden Flint own goal 12 minutes from time settled a tense contest in United's favour at Ashton Gate, much to the joy of the Gaffer, his staff, the players and the excellent travelling support that followed the Blades to the West County.

Clough remarked: "It was a tremendous day. A magnificent away win, the first of the season and you could see how much it meant to everyone at the end.

"It was richly deserved and important for our loyal supporters who have travelled around the country all season hoping for this elusive win.

"We are in the bottom four at the moment, so we have to scrap and fight for every point. After last week we had to get that message across to the players. We would like to play with more freedom and flare, but that will come.

"I believe it is the first away win since the end of March, so it is certainly a relief and now we must look to kick on.

Looking ahead, the manager added: "We now have an important home game on Tuesday before another very tough away fixture at Leyton Orient, but we have to build on this win and look to go on an unbeaten run.

"We told the players not to give anything away. The lesson was learnt from last week and we emphasised that if Bristol City were to score they would have to work hard or produce something special.

"Apart from a couple of soft free kicks around the box we didn't give them a kick."

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