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What a day, says Wilder

24 September 2017

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Chris Wilder will be a proud man and understandably so on Sunday evening.

Reflecting on winning a six-goal thriller in the Steel City derby at Hillsborough, a thoroughly deserved victory at that, Wilder felt United's positivity and character were two decisive factors in beating Sheffield Wednesday in their own back yard.

He remarked: "We went for the game like we said we would do and we deserved the victory without a shadow of doubt.

"We went after the game, we wanted a quick start and it was perfection. But then we had to show a different side to us.

"They got a goal before the break when we perhaps should be a bit more professional and see the half out. This place was bouncing then and they had the momentum and impetus.

"They pushed us back, but we dug in and showed fantastic character. To do what we did having been pegged was phenomenal really.

"We were even a touch disappointed towards the end that we didn't score more and make the win even more convincing.

"But I'm not going to get greedy, coming here and winning 4-2 after six years out of the division is a fantastic result."

Preparations for Wolves will begin on Monday as Wilder and co savour this victory and the Blades boss was complimentary about how his counterpart handled himself in the heat of the moment at the final whistle.

Wilder added: "We'll enjoy this and prepare for Wolves on Monday!

"I must say Carlos (Carvalhal) was a class act after the game, he shook our hands and wished us all the best.

"There is so much hype before the game, it is a highly passionate derby. It is more than just three points and league position, all that goes out of the window.

"It is a great day for us and a hugely disappointing day for them, but I really appreciated the way Carlos and his staff conducted themselves, they were very gracious."

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