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Sharp grateful of EFL recognition

9 April 2019

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Billy Sharp admits he was surprised, but grateful for his EFL 'Moment of the Season' award at Sunday's annual end of season dinner in London.

On New Years Day, the Blades skipper became the leading English league goalscorer this century when he netted at Wigan Athletic, overtaking former Southampton team-mate Rickie Lambert.

And the 33-year-old remarked he was taken aback slightly when it was announced.

He commented: "I was surprised to be honest. I didn't get chance to look at the booklet on the table and I just saw the Gaffer sneaking on to the stage.

"I wondered what he was doing, then all of a sudden my face was on the screen, it was a bit of a shock, but it was nice and it's nice to be recognised for scoring goals.

"I'm thankful and grateful for the award and it was nice to be able to bring it home to the family."

Sharp added: "But there have been a lot of big moments already for us, Dizdy (McGoldrick) has scored a few last-minute winners and he's the top scorer of match winners I think.

"Deano has made some big saves at crucial times and in recent matches we've defended excellently and the defenders have made blocks and tackles to preserve leads, they all add up.

"We just need to make sure we keep doing it for the remaining six games, goals win you games and get talked about more than blocks and saves, but we work collectively and we've improved on that since Christmas."


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