Blades boss Chris Wilder has admitted that he hoped his side would score more goals in their match against arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday. United ran out 4-2 winners against the Owls on Sunday, the first time in their history that they smashed four past them at Hillsborough.
Goals from John Fleck, Mark Duffy and two from former Wednesday man Leon Clarke secured the victory for the Blades, lifting them to 4th in the Championship table with 18 points. However Wilder, who celebrated his 50th birthday the day before the game, said he was disappointed his men did not punish Wednesday further during the game.
“We were a little bit disappointed that we didn’t get a few more if I’m honest, because we got into a great position a few times.” Wilder said.
“We played and broke it up. We showed all the characteristics to win a tough game against our local rivals and it doesn’t get any better.”
“Don’t tell me that anybody, who supports either club, thought this was just about three points. It isn’t.”
“To lead my team out in a fantastic atmosphere, from both sides, and to see a fantastic performance like that, well, how can words describe it?”
“To drive the game forward and to win it, pretty comfortably at the death, was special.”
“This is a proper football city,” Wilder added. “The ground was bouncing when they got back to 2-2. You’re in the game a long time and you have enough lows. At times it’s the best job in the world but there are low times.”
[All quotes via The Star]