It can be all too easy to get carried away with it all, and find the whole experience somewhat overwhelming but the fact is that Sheffield United are three games, yes three games, away from returning to the FA Premier League after a twelve year absence – with only Leeds United able to prevent them from realising their dream.
The last few weeks has seen the Blades and Leeds leapfrog over one-another as the Championship rollercoaster enters its final stage of the season. Good Friday’s bout of results has gifted the S2 side with a fantastic opportunity to march on and claim second spot. A fantastic 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest was married with the shock result of the day as Leeds slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to strugglers Wigan Athletic.
The results pushed United back into second, after a disastrous weekend a week ago which saw them lose their advantage. But following the victory over our M1 rivals, which saw Mark Duffy and Enda Stevens on target, the Blades slipped back into second level on points with the Elland Road club but are better off with a +5 goal difference.
With just three matches remaining, United must either 1) win all of their remaining fixtures or, 2) match Leeds result. The destiny is truly in United’s hands, with the only scenario of Leeds piping the Blades to automatic spot is by either gaining more points than the Blades or winning all three games also and in one game going on a goal rampage to better the Blades goal advantage.
— Up The Blades (@uptheblades2017) April 20, 2019
Who’s left to play?
The Easter weekend’s bout of fixtures conclude with the Blades at the KCOM against former boss Nigel Adkins, and Leeds travelling to Brentford 0 both fixtures could be a difficult fixture for either side.
The following weekend sees both sides at home. United entertain already relegated Ipswich Town, who host Leeds on the final day, whilst Leeds play on the Sunday at home to Aston Villa in a crutch match against a Villa side who are looking to secure a place in the Play-Offs.
The final day fixtures sees United travel to Stoke City. Blades fans will be hoping that they don’t require maximum points to secure promotion.
The remaining fixtures are concise below but the reality is that Sheffield United are 270 minutes away from a place in the top flight! Chris Wilder and his team will need ALL Blades backing for this final push for promotion.
Monday, 22nd April 2019
Hull City vs. Sheffield United (3:00PM)
Brentford vs. Leeds United (17:15PM)
Saturday, 27th April 2019
Sheffield United vs. Ipswich Town (17:15PM)
Sunday, 28th April 2019
Leeds United vs. Aston Villa (12:00PM)
Sunday, 5th April 2019
Stoke City vs. Sheffield United (12:30PM)
Ipswich Town vs. Leeds United (12:30PM)