Sheffield United had one of the early Good Friday Championship kickoffs as we go into the Easter period, and we welcomed Martin O’Neill’s Nottingham Forest side to Bramall Lane for the game.
After a goalless first half, the second period was a more lively affair as the visitors saw themselves reduced to ten men with the probably controversial sending off of Yohan Benalouane a few minutes after the halftime restart, and the Blades took full advantage.
Mark Duffy’s effort put us ahead in the 51st minute, before Enda Stevens tied the points up comfortably with five minutes remaining in the game to give us a 2-0 victory.
With Leeds having the later kickoff, we’ve put the pressure back on them and that’s all we can do at this stage. We temporarily retake top spot level on 82 points, but everyone hopes they slip up and best case they lose, worst case they draw.
Speaking to the BBC following the fulltime whistle, a delighted Chris Wilder explained.
“It was never going to be easy. We had to work hard to get in front and it was a little bit easier when they went down to 10 men. It was a great first goal and the second one calmed everyone right down. I thought we saw the game out well. We’ve had a good run at it. It’s a great effort from everyone and I don’t think we’re done yet. I’m looking at one game at a time and we’ve just got to keep going. Every game is tight and we’ve got something to play for.”