Saturday’s late Championship kickoff was handed to Sheffield United as we welcomed Ipswich Town to Bramall Lane for our latest game.
On loan Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan scored his second goal of the spell to give us the 1-0 advantage in the 24th minute and given how we were dominating the tie, it was nothing less than we deserved at that point and by the hour mark although we’d only managed two shots on target ourselves, they had failed to test our keeper once.
That’s pretty much how the game continued, but just inside of the final 20 minutes, Jack O’Connell secured the game with a second, so fans were celebrating at the fulltime whistle.
Not just the win, but also effective Premier League promotion secured given the gap and our superior goal difference.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, manager Chris Wilder explained.
“We should have been a Championship club and we were a long time out of it. Now we have taken a huge step towards being where we want to be. Honest hard work, being competitive and working together has been the key. The majority of the boys have played mostly in League One but now they might get the chance to play in the Premier League. Mathematically we are not there but we have taken a huge stride today. I’m just delighted for everyone at the football club. We have had some tough times at this football club but this is a huge day for us all.”