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Advice pays off for Jamie

30 September 2014

Jamie Murphy was quick to point out some words of encouragement from a member of United's coaching staff was instrumental in him netting a last-gasp winner to defeat Gillingham on Saturday.

The Scotsman scored deep into stoppage-time at Bramall Lane to down the Gills and make it three League One victories on the bounce for the Blades at home, after Michael Higdon had cancelled out Luke Norris's screamer for the visitors.

An elated Murphy remarked: "It was a long, long afternoon. We absolutely dominated but we missed chances, were denied by the woodwork and their goalkeeper made some good saves.

"But when we went behind the belief that we could still get something from the game grew. It was important we equalised with enough time to push for a winner and thankfully we did so, just in the nick of time.

"After we had equalised, Andy Garner just shouted for me to run at their defence whenever I got the ball in and around the box, so with time running out I just got my head down and did that.

"Luckily the ball got into the penalty area and I knew the goalkeeper would be flying out, so the only place I could really score was between his legs.

"It is a magnificent feeling to score in front of the Kop, but even more so in those circumstances on what was a special day for the Club with the 125 dinner.

"It meant a lot to the lads to setup the occasion with a deserved win."

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