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Season review - September

20 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.


September

The Blades continued the momentum built up towards the end of August, by producing one of their best performances of the season to dismantle eventual play-off winners Aston Villa at Bramall Lane.

Jack O'Connell headed home the opener in the South Yorkshire sunshine, before Mark Duffy added a second and Ollie Norwood netted his first as a Blade direct from a free-kick.

In the second-half, Billy Sharp added a fourth, before John Lundstram got a standing ovation for hard but fair tackle on Jack Grealish.

Following the international break, the Blades suffered a first league loss since the second game of the season, going down to a Marley Watkins header at Bristol City, before playing out a goalless draw at home to Birmingham City.

But just like the opening month of the season, United finished strongly, beating Preston North End 3-2 at the Lane, before winning by the same scoreline at Millwall a week later, with David McGoldrick netting the crucial goals in both fixtures.


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