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Season review - January

28 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.


A new year, the same prolific Billy Sharp.

2019 began with the United skipper becoming the leading English league goalscorer in the 21st century, as he put the icing on the cake in the 3-0 win at Wigan Athletic, with David McGoldrick and Mark Duffy also on target at the DW Stadium.

A much-changed team, slipped to a shock defeat at the hands of National League outfit Barnet in the third round of the FA Cup, but normal service was resumed as McGoldrick's goal proved enough to beat QPR.

The Blades were then defeated in Wales, with Oli McBurnie's goal the difference between United and Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

But Chris Wilder's side demonstrated their togetherness at Carrow Road in the final outing of the month, twice coming from behind, to deservedly earn a point against leaders Norwich City, with skipper Sharp bagging another double, including one from the spot, that promoted the popular 'Mr Socko' celebration.

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