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Knill praises Blades after Town stalemate

23 December 2018

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Assistant Manager Alan Knill assumed the media duties after Saturday's draw with Ipswich Town at Portman Road.

And he was upbeat about United's efforts in Suffolk, despite having to settle for a share of the spoils, with Billy Sharp's second-half header cancelling out Ellis Harrison's opener for the hosts.

Knill remarked: "We dominated from start to finish, I thought we were excellent. The only blip was when they scored and the five minutes afterwards.

"We didn't turn our chances into goals, but it's one of those things. We don't like talking about luck because you have to earn it, we aren't having any at the moment though.

"They score with a deflected strike, Enda (Stevens) strikes one that hits the defender flush and could go anywhere but it didn't drop for us."

Chris Wilder's number two added: "Ipswich certainly had a fight about them, if you are bottom of the league you have to fight and battle to get out, Paul (Lambert) has certainly got them doing that.

"The crowd are with them and that makes it a difficult place to come, but we took the sting out of the atmosphere by playing our way and we dominated the game.

"It was great to score when we did, a fantastic header from an excellent cross and I'll be honest I expected us to score again.

"38 points from 23 games in a tough league is a really good effort, the manager has said to the players he feels there is more to come."

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