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Wilder's Bury verdict

23 November 2016

"There is nothing better than a last-minute winner and those scenes at the end are what you're in the game for."

They were the first words of boss Chris Wilder following Tuesday's last-gasp winner over Bury at Bramall Lane.

Ethan Ebanks-Landell struck deep into stoppage-time as the Blades eventually broke the stubborn resistance of the Shakers, who finished the game with just nine-men.

Reflecting further on a seventh consecutive league home success, Wilder continued: "Nobody left early, the crowd stayed with us and were patient and we were all rewarded, from those in stands, to us on the touchline and most importantly the players on the pitch.

"What pleased me the most though was that everyone believed, everyone stuck in there and when you do that often something goes your way.

"We had to work extremely hard for the victory, so credit to the opposition, they came and sat deep and battled with everything they had to stay in the game, that might start happening regularly now.

"But we'll have to handle that, we need the first goal and whatever time it comes from whatever source we'll take it and move on."

The Gaffer ended by praising the home support, adding: "To get in over 19,000 on a Tuesday night is great testament to our supporters and it turned into an excellent night for all concerned, this could turn out to be a big night for us.

"We went for it, we were positive and we threw bodies forward in search of that winner, which finally came in the 93rd minute."

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