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Reading victory delights boss

17 February 2019

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Chris Wilder was more than happy with his players following Saturday's impressive victory over Reading.

United opened the scoring after just 38 seconds through Kieron Freeman and a brace from Gary Madine put the game to bed before half-time. John Fleck added a fourth to seal a comfortable win, a fifth in succession in the league at home.

And one that earnt praise from the manager, who remarked: "We got off to a great start and I just thought that showed the quality of the group.

"We tried to pick the right team, we always do and the team got the job done.

"There were some great individual performance, I was delighted for Marvin Johnson, he came out and produced a real front foot display, which I know he can do.

"Gaz (Madine) and Scott (Hogan) were a real handful for the opposition and littered amongst the result were some good showings."

Wilder added: "I'm delighted to have been able to leave Billy (Sharp) off the pitch because people always talk about can you win when it's a three-game week, we had to make the right decisions.

"We wanted to put an energy into the team, because we wanted to get after Reading. We wanted to press the opposition and not give them time

"We got off to a fantastic start, we kept the hammer down and squeezed the life out of the opposition."

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