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Skipper insists on sharing praise

12 February 2018

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Billy Sharp was delighted that the Blades managed to 'grind' out all three points and complete a double over Leeds United at the weekend.

And despite playing a man of the match role, including opening the scoring with a peach of a volley, the skipper said it was a time for the team to take the plaudits, rather than him stealing the spotlight.

He remarked: "We'd been working in training on getting crosses in and one of the last things the Gaffer said was about hanging balls up to the back stick.

"Duffs has done that, it's got a deflection and I've seen it loop up, I've made a good contact with it and I was delighted to see it hit the back of the net.

"I'm happier for the boys, we've been working hard without getting the results we've deserved recently."

The captain added: "After Wolves we had to pick ourselves up and we did, we'd been good in training and I'm delighted we've bounced back with a victory.

"We were dangerous first-half and had a lot of chances. The second-half we started slowly, they scored and looked the better side, but we have to grind these results out and thankfully we managed to pull each other through on the pitch."

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