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Season review - November

26 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 Blades endured a frustrating start to the penultimate month of 2018, having ended October top of the Sky Bet Championship.

United slipped to a narrow defeat at the City Ground, with Lewis Grabban scoring the only goal of the game for Nottingham Forest midway through the second-half, in a game devoid of many goalscoring opportunities.

The Sheffield derby presented an ideal opportunity to bounce back, but after Cameron Dawson had saved David McGoldrick's early penalty, Wednesday held on for a point under the Bramall Lane lights, despite persistent pressure from United.

The international break followed, meaning there was over a fortnight without a competitive fixture, before the Blades resumed with another derby, this time at Rotherham.

Mark Duffy and Chris Basham twice gave the Blades the lead at the New York Stadium, but a stoppage-time effort from Jamie Proctor denied the Blades all three points.

But the month ended on a real high as Leon Clarke scored the winning goal to beat Brentford at Griffin Park. Three goals in the opening 20 minutes, including a goal of the season contender from Ollie Norwood set up a fascinating contest in the capital, one that swung in United's favour late on, to see them end the month in fourth place.

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