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Wilder's Bolton verdict

27 February 2017

Chris Wilder felt his players got exactly what their performance merited against Bolton Wanderers.


Billy Sharp netted a goal in each half to send the vast majority of the 27,000 supporters inside Bramall Lane home happy and strengthen the Blades grip on top spot in League One.


Reflecting on a deserved victory, the United boss remarked: "We played well and won an important game, that was the aim and we're delighted with the result.


"First-half we got sucked into Bolton's game, we conceded too many fouls, we were over committed and made a few rash challenges, which gave them chances to put the ball in our box and we got caught up in the occasion.


"But we settled the lads down at half-time and we were excellent in the second-half, we were dominant and there was only ever going to be one winner.


"We were disciplined, we got the first pass out and every time we went forward we looked dangerous and Bolton really had no answer.


Wilder added: "We've dominated both Scunthorpe and Bolton and in doing so made two very good sides look average.


"We should have beaten Scunthorpe and we certainly weren't going to miss this opportunity to put down a little marker with 12 games remaining.


"The winning margin could have been far greater and we deserve credit from the opposition. I'm always honest when we get beat and never try to clutch at straws or put a spin on things."