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Sharp Finish From Blades - Sheffield Utd v Leeds (10/2/18)

Sharp Finish From Blades - Sheffield Utd v Leeds (10/2/18)

Following today's clash between Sheffield United and Leeds United, here are the instant reactions from both managers.

Sheffield United hosted Leeds United at Bramall Lane for a 12.30pm kick off on Saturday February 10, with the hosts taking a two one victory.

Billy Sharp put the Blades ahead in the derby clash inside of the opening two minutes, but minutes after the restart Pierre-Michel Lasogga drew them level. In the 73rd minute however United were awarded a penalty and Sharp stepped up to score to complete his brace on the day.

Teams:

Sheff Utd:

Blackman, Basham, Stearman, O'Connell, Baldock, Evans (Lundstram 88), Duffy (Leonard 77), Fleck, Stevens, Clarke, Sharp (Holmes 90).

Substitutes:

Donaldson, Wilson, Lafferty, Eastwood.

Leeds:

Wiedwald, Dallas, Jansson, Pennington, De Bock, Forshaw, O'Kane, Phillips (Ekuban 78), Alioski (Sacko 75), Lasogga, Roofe (Hernandez 45).

Substitutes:

Lonergan, Anita, Cibicki, Vieira.

Speaking to the Sky Sports' cameras a short time after match day referee Andy Madley blew the final whistle, Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder explained.

'We needed it. I'm sick of banging on about how well we're playing and not getting results. People are looking at me as if I'm a bit of a nutter, going on about it. We were close against Villa but we didn't deserve anything against Wolves. We're at the business end of the season and we need to pick wins up. We've got one and we're off and running.'

Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom in his comparative interview explained.

'Getting beaten is not nice and I know when I look back at the first goal that there will be things I don't want to see. Sheffield United are, in my opinion, the best in the league at building momentum. They were keeping possession, playing forward and putting us under pressure. We had to change that and play forward more. We played on the front foot in the second half and we had more energy. Kemar Roofe got a knee in the head and had a tooth knocked out so Pablo Hernandez came on. We know what Pablo can do and he got us back in the game. There was a bit of apprehension - I could sense it - and I thought that lifted in the second half. I want them to have more freedom because the last thing we want is for anyone playing within themselves.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday February 10 2018
Time: 4:44PM

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