2019 has been quite the year for Sheffield United, with the club finally getting back to the Premier League under Chris Wilder.
The Blades boss has led his club to two promotions in three years. Gone are the miserable days of League One under the likes of Nigel Adkins. Now, the Blades are lauded for their style of play, with Wilder earning more and more plaudits week on week.
With only one away defeat in the calendar year at the time of writing, it really has been a memorable period for the club.
The big push now for the Blades and Wilder is to cement their PL future. Finishing as high as possible and staving off relegation this year remains the number one goal. However, the United board must be encouraged by what they are seeing. Fans, then, will be hoping that Wilder is given the backing and security to take the club even further.
But focussing on the club’s opening four months back in the Premier League, it’s a period that’s already enjoyed some brilliant highs.
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With that in mind, then, we’ve had a look at the THREE best Premier League moments for Sheffield United in 2019 so far.
3. Home comforts
Crystal Palace at home represented the chance for Sheffield United to put on a show in front of their home supporters. After 12 long years away, Bramall Lane was buzzing with excitement.
Chris Wilder’s men didn’t disappoint, either. A solitary goal from John Lundstram gave the Blades a 1-0 win. But, that one goal didn’t tell the whole story.
A blistering and whole-hearted display deserved more on the day. It probably should have been more, too. However, Sheffield United were back, and back with a bang.
2. I like to Mousset, Mousset…
After an uninspiring performance at Everton, the Blades found themselves in the lead at Goodison Park. With the game on a knife-edge, step forward new signing, Lys Mousset.
The Frenchman latched on to a brilliant throughball from John Lundstram to expertly tuck under Jordan Pickford.
The goal not only sealed three points for the Blades. It announced the arrival of a player who is quickly on his way to becoming an all-time favourite with the Sheffield United faithful.
1. Billy Sharp gets his moment
It wasn’t ever going to be anything else, was it? Billy Sharp’s opening day equaliser at Bournemouth nearly took the roof off the away end at the Vitality.
The Blades skipper had started the game as sub but there was almost a sense of inevitability when he entered the fray in the second half.
Sure enough and, in typical Billy Sharp fashion, he bundled the ball home to rescue a point for the Blades. It was a poignant moment in the season. Even if Sharp doesn’t get himself in on the scoring act again, it’s a moment both he and Blades fans can cherish.