Sheffield United fans were elated as their team ran out as 1-0 winners over Premier League Tottenham Hotspur – let’s take a look at how they reacted to the win on Twitter.
The Blades massive were understandably overjoyed – but certain members of the fanbase were keen to ensure that this momentous win doesn’t take the team’s focus away from the league.
What a performance tonight lads, great result,👋👋 just hope it hasn't taken too much out of the team for Friday night, big games coming up ⚔️⚔️
— Mark Bullivant (@MarkBullivant4) March 1, 2023
Anel looks world class in the middle. Basham had one of his standard prime bashembauer nights. Brooks looks quality. Deserved result absolutely solid performance UTFB
— John⚔ (@styro94) March 1, 2023
With the scores level late on, a jinking run inside the box from Iliman Ndiaye gave him enough space to unleash a shot, which found its way into the back of the net. A stunned Tottenham could not find a response as they fell to defeat in South Yorkshire. United will take on Blackburn Rovers in the quarter-finals.
Fans’ concern that United could lose focus on their promotion challenge is a valid one. It has happened on many occasions in the past – with so many huge games coming up, Paul Heckingbottom will need to be on top of his game to make sure that his players do not become overwhelmed.
Sheffield United are no strangers to success in the FA Cup. They have won the trophy on four occasions and reached the semi-finals as recently as 2014.
Regardless, given Spurs’ status as Champions League chasers, this is still a huge upset and a result that Blades fans should cherish for years to come.
Only four Premier League teams remain in the FA Cup – Manchester United, Manchester City, Brighton and Fulham. Could Sheffield United shock the world and become the first second-tier team to win the cup since West Ham in 1980?