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Wilder's Fleetwood verdict

3 October 2016

Chris Wilder felt a point was the least the Blades deserved for their efforts in Saturday's stalemate against Fleetwood Town.


Ethan Ebanks-Landell headed home an equaliser deep into stoppage-time at the Highbury Stadium to cancel out David Ball's first-half opener, as United made it seven games unbeaten in EFL League One.


And the Blades boss said it would have been a 'travesty' if United had been beaten on the Lancashire coast.


Wilder commented: "I thought we dominated the game. Fleetwood have got some good players at the top end of the pitch and were a threat on the counter attack.


"But we should score inside the first minute and if we do the game totally changes. We moved the ball excellently at times and got in some fantastic positions, but a combination of poor decision making and good goalkeeping denied us.


"It would have been easy to think it wasn't going to be our day, but full credit to the players they weren't prepared to accept defeat and in the end we got our reward."


The Gaffer added: "We kept going and it would have been a travesty if we had left empty handed. We were dominant throughout, but having conceded early we had to chase the game.


"The hardest thing is always the final pass or finish and it didn't look like coming, we kept going though and I'm delighted for the players and supporters to keep the run going.


"Everybody showed tremendous courage and that's immensely pleasing."


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