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Gaffer's Vale verdict

15 April 2017

Chris Wilder was pleased as United made it 14 games unbeaten with a fourth successive league win on a very Good Friday.

Despite promotion already secured, the Blades made a blistering start and goals from Jay O'Shea, Leon Clarke and Matt Done secured a 3-0 success over Michael Brown's Port Vale.

"It was another performance of quality and desire," said the Blades chief. "People will have thought we would have taken our foot off the gas after last week's scenes. We've enjoyed the last few days but we've been back in training this week and we wanted to put in a performance for the unbelievable travelling support.

"I'm not surprised by the level of the performance today, I work with these lads day in, day out and they want to give everything.

"The opposition were spirited, they had a go, they kept going until the end and Simon Moore made a great save straight after half-time, but the early goal gave us the platform to go on and win the game."

Wilder saved special praise for striker Leon Clarke, who scored his third in as many games with a blistering first-half volley.

He added: "Leon was the best player on the pitch in terms of his strength, linking up the play, running down the sides and his goal was first class. I'm not sure you will see a better goal today. He was outstanding and deserved his reception."

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