Friday evening’s Championship clash against West Bromwich Albion didn’t exactly go to plan for Sheffield United.
Welcoming Darren Moore’s side to Bramall Lane, although we took an early 12th minute lead through David McGoldrick, former England man Gareth Barry had them back on level terms ahead of the halftime break and Kieran Gibbs grabbed their winner with just under 15 minutes remaining in the affair.
Ultimately as the game progressed, and manager Chris Wilder admitted, once they grew into the game they were better and the longer the game went on, the poorer we became and we were too wasteful in front of the net.
Understandably a lot of fans on social media took the defeat badly and there was plenty of criticism flying around about the performance, but for some fans, it just proved Wilder right when he’s commented along the lines of overperforming and not wanting people to get too carried away – even if promotion is the aim.
#twitterblades No complaints. Beaten by a much better team. I now agree with CW we should not be where we are. UnlessCW gets the backing from the board the best we can hope for is to stay in the championship.
— Keith Wall (@keithwall1955) December 14, 2018
— Christopher Smith (@maddoggydog90) December 14, 2018
Quality teams take their limited chances. We need lots. That's the difference in this league. And where we are short. #twitterblades
— Unitedite (@unitedite) December 14, 2018
God damn WBA were great that second half. If only we kept the lead when we were on top in the first half #Twitterblades
— Luke Hurding (@LukeHurding) December 14, 2018
— Tyrone James (@tyronej1984) December 14, 2018
That game tonight has just showed you as a club how far away we are from competing to get into premier league a million miles aways #TwitterBlades
— shane rowley (@srowley88) December 14, 2018
Money gets you class players and #WBA proved that tonight. If only we had chairmen who could see the potential of this side and were willing to back our best manager in years. Just lacking that quality up front and that is why we won’t go up. #SUFC #twitterblades
— Aaron Outram (@azzle94) December 14, 2018
No complaints at all. Better team won. We punching above our weight again and doing brilliant but we haven't as yet got the quality of players some of the teams we play have. #Twitterblades
— chris hampson (@chrishampson60) December 14, 2018
Struggled after giving away that goal in first half, looked a totally different team. For first 30 mins we were very good but just couldn’t keep it up. Albion have some top players for this league and it showed 2nd half. #sufc #twitterblades #wbafc
— Chris (@callan1889) December 14, 2018
We're not good enough yet. It's as simple as that. We can't compete with the big spenders, but we're not far off. It's very disappointing when we just keep giving points away.
— Reverend Cheesy Cheddarman (@FatherCheesy) December 14, 2018