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Double delight for Bash

24 September 2018

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Chris Basham had more than one reason to celebrate following United's dramatic victory over Preston North End at the weekend.

Basham headed home his first of the season at the beginning of the second-half and dedicated it post-match to his son Luca, who turned four at the weekend.

But the versatile performer admit the Blades had to show character having been pegged back with eight minutes remaining.

He commented: "If it could have been full-time on 70 minutes it would have been a comfortable win, but we've had to work hard and show character to get three points.

"We came off and it wasn't really relief, but we were a bit disappointed that we've not made it a lot more comfortable.

"Preston are struggling at the bottom of the table and they are fighting for a result, but in the end we're delighted to have won the game."

Basham added: "I don't think we really switched off, we just got a bit sloppy again towards the end and in this division players can hurt you, they did that and scored twice in two minutes.

"It was my little boy's birthday so it was nice to notch for him and even better to head one home at the Kop end.

"We stayed up and watched the goals, especially with his dad scoring!"

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