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Another deserved victory, says boss

21 October 2017

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Chris Wilder felt his side were once again full value for a ninth Championship victory in 13 matches, as Reading became the latest side to be beaten at Bramall Lane.

The Blades produced a near perfect first 45 minutes which saw Paul Coutts and Billy Sharp get on the scoresheet and despite a spirited fightback from the Royals and a goal from Roy Beerens, United held on to take the points tally to 27.

And Wilder was pleased with what he saw from his players once more, remarking: "It was a wet and windy day, typical Sheffield weather really.

"I've looked at the players closely this week and they've been bang at it so I'm not surprised to see them produce that type of performance.

"We've got something going for us at the moment and it's fantastic to see.

"From the first minute right through to the 95th minute we're consistent and that's what I've praised them for in the dressing room."

The Blades boss added: "I'm not embarrassed at all to have to defend at the end to see the game out, they had nothing to lose and chucked plenty at us.

"We weren't as composed when we got the ball as we normally are and we invited the pressure a bit, but saying that it's a minor criticism and we certainly deserved all three points.

"The first-half was right up there in what we've produced this season. The front two worked their socks off and the skipper was outstanding and deserved his goal.

"Leon (Clarke) deserved one too, but to a man we didn't have to carry anybody and when we had to defend we did."


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