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Reactions - Burton v Sheffield United (18/11/17)

Reactions - Burton v Sheffield United (18/11/17)

Following yesterday's clash between Burton Albion and Sheffield United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Sheffield United travel to Burton Albion at the Pirelli Stadium for a Friday evening kick off on Friday November 17, with the visitors taking a three one victory.

Billy Sharp opened the scoring for Sheffield United from the penalty spot in the tenth minute, and then the hosts drew level through Matt Palmer. Sharp popped up two minutes later in the 34th minute to take a brace on the day and Leon Clarke struck with 12 minutes remaining to tie up all three points and move United to the top of the Championship table that night.



Bywater, McFadzean, Buxton, Turner, Warnock (Miller 81), Murphy, Lund, Palmer, Allen (Scannell 65), Sordell, Dyer (Akins 26).


Flanagan, Ripley, Naylor, Varney.

Sheff Utd:

Blackman, Carter-Vickers, Wright, O'Connell, Basham, Coutts (Lundstram 45+6), Duffy (Carruthers 89), Fleck, Stevens, Clarke, Sharp (Brooks 71).


Moore, Donaldson, Stearman, Lafferty.

Speaking to the BBC's cameras a short time after match day referee Oliver Langford blew the final whistle, Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough explained.

'We were beaten by a better team - a good, confident team gone top of the league and you can see why. We didn't pick up anywhere near enough of the second balls - that's where the first goal came from. There's quite a few things that stand out, but when you've lost five on the bounce at home the biggest glaring factor is a lack of confidence running through the team at the moment.'

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder in his comparitive interview explained.

'Getting a result that takes us back to the top of the Championship is an outstanding achievement. A lot better teams have been turned over here in the last 15 or 16 months so we knew this wasn't going to be an easy place to come and with Nigel's connections to the club it always adds an extra little bit to it.'

With Paul Coutts picking up an injury, Wilder added.

'We are a fair team and a committed team and unfortunately through the course of games, seasons, careers you pick up these injuries and we have picked up a nasty one. We are a bit subdued. It's a difficult situation because we were outstanding and deservedly won the game.'


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday November 18 2017
Time: 4:49PM

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