BBC pundit Garth Crooks heralded Sheffield United right-back George Baldock for his winning goal against Norwich yesterday afternoon. The 26-year-old scored with an excellently taken effort to put the Blades 2-1 up early in the second half.
The wing-back had already set up Enda Stevens for the equaliser a few minutes before as Chris Wilder‘s men turned around a one-goal deficit at half time to clinch the three points. Crooks was generous in his praise for Baldock’s strike:
“I wasn’t sure if it was George Baldock or George Best! I thought I was seeing things when I saw Baldock drag the ball back, pirouette and strike a glorious shot past Tim Krul. The finish – not to mention the skill – was superb along with Sheffield United’s performance.”
Baldock has been in excellent form for United, having scored twice and contributed three goals in 16 appearances so far this season.
It is in keeping with a Blades team that have played well above expectations since their promotion from the Championship. Their win at Carrow Road has moved them up to eighth place in the table, just one point behind Tottenham and only two points off fifth.
Wilder’s team face fellow newly-promoted side Aston Villa next up at Bramall Lane this weekend.