Sheffield United went into battle against Bolton Wanderers earlier today in our latest Championship clash as we continue gunning for promotion to the Premier League in the campaign of 2018/19.
With manager Chris Wilder shaking the pack up on deadline day in the January transfer window, having finally secured the services of Scott Hogan, the striker took a place on the bench as he continues to adjust to the club following his late arrival.
Hogan didn’t get the chance to make it onto the pitch as our established strikers made a point of their own after a goalless first half. David McGoldrick opened the scoring 56 minutes into the match and Billy Sharp added a second to secure all three points in the 73rd minute.
United dominated the game and had double the chances of the visitors to Bramall Lane, but we did score from our only registered efforts on target.
Three points are what counts though.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Wilder said of the showing.
“Getting the first goal was all important. We can’t wait for things to happen, we’ve got grab the initiative off teams. We played too slow, we went backwards and sideways we didn’t go forward enough and didn’t play quick enough. We came out second half and upped the game, we went through the gears and came out as well-deserved winners. It was a sparring first half and we’re not a sparring team, I want us to go for the knockout.”
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