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Boss reflects on Blues point

26 November 2017

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Chris Wilder praised his players reaction and performance in Saturday's draw with Birmingham City at Bramall Lane.

Leon Clarke secured the Blades a deserved share of the spoils with his ninth goal in his last four appearances, after the Blues had gone ahead against the run of play before the break.

United dominated long periods of the game, either side of Jérémie Boga's opener and that earnt plenty of praise from the manager.

Reflecting on a first draw since the stalemate at Oldham in March, the boss remarked: "We were undone by a wonder goal, but we showed a reaction to get back into the game and then the manner in which we went to try and win it delights me.

"We stuck to how we play and kept going until the final whistle. If we believe in the system, the way we play and each other we will be OK.

"People will look at one point from six at home, but the strides we've made at this football club have been outstanding.

"We're going to have setbacks. Their players were delighted with a point and my players are disappointed in the dressing-room, they shouldn't be.

Wilder added: "We're playing well with and without the ball and we're giving everything.

"Birmingham have got some very good players on the counter attack, they've spent six and seven million on individuals, so it's not League One anymore.

"With those price tags comes and quality and ability, but we dominated the game. We perhaps should have done a bit better with the goal, but it is a great strike and our final pass wasn't quite there.

"When it did click, we scored a fantastic goal, but we just couldn't reproduce that bit of quality in the final third to get a winner."

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