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Boss delighted with final day success

8 May 2018

Chris Wilder was delighted to see his side sign off the 2017/18 campaign with an impressive victory at Bristol City.

Speaking after witnessing a clinical first-half display, backed up with a resolute second-half showing, the Blades boss heaped praise on his players.

He commented: "I thought we were outstanding in the first-half and dominated and even in the second-half we defended when we had to, because it's never easy at Ashton Gate.

"They've got a great home record and they were always going to stick it on us late on, but in both halves we were fantastic.

"The goals we scored, the control we had on the game was right up there with our best performances away from home this season and that pleases me."

And Wilder dedicated the last day success to United's travelling supporters, with nearly 2,000 making the long trip to Bristol.

He added: "All the goals were top quality, the ball from Flecky to Sharpy and his finish, Leon's effort from distance and Kieron's controlled volley, all of them were excellent both individually and collectively.

"I wanted to finish in the top ten, I didn't us to be accused on going out the back door and being on the beach early.

"But I'm not surprised at all with the players reaction, we've put away some powerful clubs this season and finished above some huge clubs.

"I wanted us to make a positive first impression at the start of the season, we did and I wanted to end with a win to go into the summer.

"The supporters deserved that and the players too, I'd enjoy watching this side if I was a punter, I've said that all season."

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