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Wilder happy to overcome Millers

10 March 2019

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Chris Wilder was happy to see his side record a seventh straight league victory at Bramall Lane, as the Blades beat ten-man Rotherham.

A goal in each half from Jack O'Connell and Mark Duffy saw off the stubborn Millers, who had captain Will Vaulks sent off in the first-half for a lunge on George Baldock. And Wilder was happy with how his side managed the situation.

He remarked: "Conditions weren't great for both sides, but we got ourselves in front early on from a well worked set-piece.

"We'd prepared for this game as much as we had for every other team we have played and I totally respect Paul (Warne) and his team, we knew we had to be at it.

"There were a couple of times they got in during the first-half and it was tight until the sending-off."

Wilder continued: "Despite our numerical advantage they still made it difficult for us and that is why in training we have scenarios of playing nine versus ten.

"We had to remain disciplined and wait for the openings, we moved it around and were patient, it isn't always straight forward.

"They dropped deeper so we brought on Gaz (Madine) to give us a different option and the second goal settled us down.

"We think a lot about Mark (Duffy) for what he has contributed since we came through the door, our only slight criticism is that he doesn't score enough goals, hopefully there are more to come."

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