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Season review - October

21 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.


Skipper Billy Sharp was at the double on a wet night in Lancashire, as United made it three straight wins with a 2-0 success against Blackburn Rovers.

The game at Ewood Park, also saw the welcome return to action of Paul Coutts after just under 11 months out with a broken leg. He received a standing ovation from the away end as he was introduced as a second-half substitute.

Three days after beating Tony Mowbray's side, United hit the summit of the Sky Bet Championship for the first time, with David McGoldrick's second-half penalty at the Kop end enough to see off Nigel Adkins's Hull City.

Despite an impressive first-half showing, with Chris Basham cancelling out Craig Bryson's first-minute opener, United slipped to a narrow loss against Frank Lampard's Derby County, with Jack Marriott's goal eventually separating the sides at Pride Park.

There was more frustrating the following midweek, as Joe Allen rescued Stoke City an undeserved point at the Lane, after Leon Clarke had netted his first goal of the season.

But the Blades ended the month back on top of the table, with Sharp again steeling the show, bagging a fine hat-trick in the 4-2 win over Wigan Athletic at S2.

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