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Basham's delight at netting winner

19 March 2019

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Chris Basham was more than happy to score the decisive goal at Elland Road on Saturday.

In a more advanced midfield role, the ever-
dependable performer settled the contest in United's favour, sliding home from skipper Billy Sharp's pass, before sliding to celebrate with the jubilant travelling supporters.

He remarked: "It was a very important game and I feel ecstatic about scoring the winning goal. I had a chance at the end of the first-half and the Gaffer wasn't happy I'd not had a shot.

"But he was happy I'd been positive and got there and in the second-half I managed to get there again and this time I just shot on the slide, it came off and we managed to win 1-0, so everyone was happy.

"Didzy did it first-half, Sharpy second-half, they held it up and slid me in, I didn't need to take a touch and it just made my mind up."

Basham added: "My goals come in my worst games, they normally come when I'm not feeling my normal self. I'm a centre-half, but the Gaffer wanted me to play in midfielder and thankfully in the end it came off.

"We knew Leeds would start well, they blew West Brom away recently and that was in the Gaffer's mind, we weather the storm though.

"I was struggling on the ball and wanted Ollie (Norwood) to get on it. I didn't enjoy the first-half, but I reset myself at half-time and enjoyed the second-half.

"The Gaffer has belief in all the lads and he's always shown more belief in me than anyone else previously."


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