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Wilder's West Brom verdict

15 December 2018

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Chris Wilder was left 'bitterly disappointed' following Friday night's home loss against West Brom.

Speaking in the aftermath of the contest against the Baggies, Wilder was typically honest and up front about the Blades display.

He commented: "We were great for 30 minutes, but we kept getting into good positions without picking the final pass.

"It's where we are though, we had a chance to be 2-0 in front, then through one passage of play the ball is in our net, when we should have been out of sight against a hugely powerful team in the division.

"We just don't seem to be able to turn that dominance into goals, then the belief seemed to drop, we were slashing at balls and turning possession over and we allowed them a foothold in the game."

The Blades boss added: "In the first half an hour we strangled them, they didn't have an answer to the way we played, but we invited them on to us after their goal and in the second-half made some really poor decisions.

"They didn't really hurt us, but it was always likely to be them that won it, not us. We didn't offer much of a threat at all in the second-half and if you keep giving the ball away, they have players who will eventually punish you.

"They managed the game well, took their chance to win it and they will be delighted, but I'm bitterly disappointed with our performance."

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