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Harris ecstatic following more cup success

17 December 2014

Bob Harris says the Blades will once again relish the underdogs tag in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup after Tuesday's dramatic quarter-final victory over Southampton at Bramall Lane.

Harris played a major role in the decisive goal, his sweetly struck free-kick was too hot for Saints goalkeeper Fraser Forster to handle and although the ball looked to be heading over the line Marc McNulty made sure, poking home from a yard out, but not being credited with the winner didn't bother United's Scottish left-back one bit.

Speaking immediately in the aftermath of the success of Ronald Koeman's side, he remarked:

"It didn't really matter who scored the goal, the important thing is we are through to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and again we have beaten a Premiership side, a very good one too.

"Marc has got that strikers instinct, they are taught to follow up for situations like that and whether it was going in or not he made sure and I am delighted for him and the rest of the boys.

"We always have the belief that we are capable of springing a surprise and we quite like the underdogs tag, whoever we get in the last four then we will be the outsiders, but that doesn't bother us at all."

Looking ahead, Harris added: "We have several important league games to focus on before we think about this competition again and a FA Cup tie at QPR, but the fact the semi-final is over two-legs might help because it will ensure we have an opportunity to play in front of our fantastic supporters again.

"Given our record in cup competitions under the Gaffer, I can't see many teams relishing the prospect of having to play at Bramall Lane."

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