Skip to main content
Club News

Wilder's Bradford verdict

23 October 2016

Chris Wilder felt Saturday's six-goal thriller against Bradford City at Valley Parade was a 'great advert' for League One and admitted a draw was a fair result.


Billy Sharp left West Yorkshire with the match ball, despite Chris Basham officially being credited with the Blades equaliser after strikes from Billy Clarke and Jordy Hiwula had twice restored parity for the Bantams prior to Timothee Dieng putting City in front.


Reflecting on a breathless encounter, Wilder laughed: "I'm glad it was a boring local derby with no goals and nothing to talk about!


"Serious though, the game had everything and it was a great advert for the division.


"Bradford started better than us but we grew into the game and got an excellent opening goal.


"We should go 2-0 up though, Matt Done knows he should be scoring chances like that, but it was a fantastic game with two honest teams going about it the right way."


Wilder added: "In the end, any result was possible, so we'll take a point and the unbeaten run is extended to ten matches.


"Bradford were impressive, they have a lot of good players and I'm sure Stuart (McCall) will have a lot of respect for us too.


"We wanted to win, we had the right and left-back playing as wingers chasing the three points in injury-time and whilst I applaud their desire and enthusiasm, a draw is a good result in the circumstances."