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Season review - August

19 June 2019

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.


August

United headed to Loftus Road on the second weekend of the season bottom of the table, after disappointing losses at home to Swansea and at Middlesbrough.

Billy Sharp was recalled to the starting XI against Steve McClaren's side and restored parity just before half-time in the capital after Eberechi Eze's opener for the hosts.

And with 25 minutes remaining substitute David McGoldrick scored from the penalty spot, his first competitive goal for the Blades, having being fouled by Jake Bidwell.

A penalty shootout loss against Hull City followed in the Carabao Cup, a game that saw Ollie Norwood make his United debut, but the month ended on a major high.

Firstly, skipper Sharp nodded home at the death in front of the Kop end to beat Norwich City, with John Egan having opened the scoring with the aid of goal line technology.

Then, the Blades comprehensively beat a then unbeaten Bolton side 3-0 in Lancashire, with Mark Duffy, Kieron Freeman and John Fleck the scorers.


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