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Season review - December

27 June 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.


The last month of 2018 started with an unfortunate loss against Leeds United at Bramall Lane, with Pablo Hernandez capitalising on a rare error of judgement by Dean Henderson, but in the coming months the Blades gained the ultimate revenge.

A Billy Sharp header put United on course to return to winning ways on a bitterly cold night in Reading, with George Baldock's brother, Sam, scoring an own-goal to ensure a comfortable three points at the Madejski Stadium.

A narrow loss at home to West Brom followed, despite David McGoldrick's first-half opener, before Sharp was again on target in the stalemate at struggling Ipswich.

2018 ended on a real high though for Chris Wilder's men, with United scoring three goals twice in the space of four days to put Derby County and Blackburn Rovers to the sword.

Sharp, McGoldrick and Leon Clarke all got on the scoresheet against the Rams, before United overcame Chris Basham's red card to beat Rovers, with McGoldrick putting the icing on the cake after another brace from the skipper.

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