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Season review - March

4 July 2019

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With the dust having long settled and the fixtures now out, the prospect of Premier League football returning to Bramall Lane gets more real by the day.

So it only seems right that we reflect on what was a truly memorable season, which culminated in promotion back to the top-flight of English football following a 12-year absence.

Over the coming days, we will reflect on each month of a remarkable campaign, one that ended with jubilant scenes at S2 and the end of April.


March

The Sheffield derby came and went without too much incident at Hillsborough, United edge a tight game, but for the second time this season honours ended even.

But the Blades would go on to win the next three matches, all in different circumstances.

Jack O'Connell's early goal paved the way for a comfortable success over ten-man Rotherham, with Mark Duffy's fine strike 16 minutes from time making sure of the victory.

Next up, came arguably one of the best wins of the season, as Brentford were beaten 2-0 at Bramall Lane, despite United playing for over an hour with a numerical disadvantage following a red card for Gary Madine.

Ollie Norwood had fired the Blades in front from the penalty spot, before David McGoldrick headed home a much needed second to make sure of the points.

The Blades then went into a packed Elland Road and left with the spoils, as Chris Basham slid in what proved to be the game's decisive goal, much to the delight of the travelling army of United fans in West Yorkshire.

Following the international break, the month ended with a setback though, as Andreas Weimann scored a hat-trick as Bristol City twice came from behind to claim the spoils, despite goals from Billy Sharp and Scott Hogan.


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