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‘A Legend’ ‘Show Me A Better Finish’ – Fans On Social Media Praise Blades Legend As He Closes In On Milestone

Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp scored the 215th league goal of his career against Reading in the 2-0 away win on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old is just five goals away from breaking former Southampton and Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert’s record for the most goals scored (219) in the 21st century.

Fans praised Sharp for his consistency in front of goal:

Others did notice, however, that David McGoldrick should have scored with a header before the Blades striker slotted home from close range:

Sharp has been in superb form so far this season, having hit the back of the net 12 times in all competitions for United.

Despite his age, his instinct in front of goal remains as sharp as ever, and he has been integral in spearheading Chris Wilder’s side’s push for promotion.

Sheffield United are currently third in the table and face fifth-place West Bromwich Albion in their next game on Friday evening.