Sheffield United are on a roll after dismantling Swansea City by three goals to nil, to maintain their ten point gap to third-place Middlesbrough.
The Blades never really had to get out of second gear on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten run to thirteen in all competitions,
A neat finish from Sander Berge, on the edge of the box in the first half, sent the Blades on their way to a sixth home victory in a row, scoring three goals for the fourth time in that run.
Jack Robinson thumped a rebound home after Oli Norwood’s freekick from 25 yards out agonisingly smacked the bar. And to rub salt into the wounds of Swansea City, substitute Oli McBurnie swept home from close range against his former club.
This sets up a huge match on Wednesday night at Bramall Lane against Middlesbrough.
Michael Carrick’s team have been nothing short of excellent since taking over from former Blade Chris Wilder.
Wilder won just two Championship games earlier this season out of eleven, which saw preseason promotion favourites Middlesbrough languish towards the foot of the table.
But, Michael Carrick has dug them out of a deep hole and got them near the top two after winning eleven out of fifteen Championship games since joining the club.
As it stands, there is a ten point gap separating United and Boro – the Blades also have a game-in-hand over Boro.
With the form that the two sides are in, we can expect an exciting game, but there is so much on the line for both.
A victory for the Blades creates a thirteen point gap and a game-in-hand, almost virtually seeing them promoted barring any exceptional and disastrous turn of events.
A win for Boro could make things very interesting over these last few months of the season, especially if the Blades were to lose their game-in-hand.