Sheffield United were back in Championship action earlier today and the fixture list gave us a difficult trip to Carrow Road to face second-placed Norwich City.
The hosts took the lead eleven minutes into the game, but a first half stoppage-time penalty from the ever-reliable Billy Sharp levelled matters up as we went into the halftime break.
Second half saw the hosts restore their advantage to make it 2-1, but again manager Chris Wilder’s side showed their spirit and Sharp completed a brace on the day by finding the back of the net in the 79th minute and with that being the end of the scoring, we took what could be a very valuable point as we continue fighting for promotion to the Premier League this year.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, Wilder explained.
“It was a hard earned point, we’re delighted to get something from the game because we’re playing an exceptional side and they’ve not fluked their way to the position. We feel the same, we’ve worked hard to get our position. There was great character from the players, there are a few of them who are disappointed they’ve not won it. On the balance of play – a draw is a fair result, it was two teams, two ways of going about it and I’m happy with a point. We’ve had tight games where we’ve lost and didn’t want to be on the receiving end of one where we’ve lost. And we weren’t. They’re an outstanding team who call you all sorts of problems, and we had to be aware on the counter attack.”
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