George Baldock scored only his third goal for Sheffield United to rescue a point at Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.
After Heung-Min Son gave Spurs the lead, the Blades thought they had equalised through David McGoldrick. Yet his strike was ruled out in yet another controversial VAR decision.
But United stuck at it and got their rewards when a Baldock ball into the box found its way into the far corner. It would be difficult for the right-back to argue he meant it, but the assessment from his manager was hilarious.
“George Baldock’s absolutely shanked that,” Chris Wilder joked on Goals on Sunday. “He can’t take any credit whatsoever, for an assist or a goal.
“His first goal in the Premier League – he doesn’t score many goals. He’s scored at Tottenham to get us back into the game, he should be running the length of the pitch celebrating.”
George Baldock goal maintains fine Blades form
The point Wilder’s men picked up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium moved them up to fifth heading into the international break.
They have 17 points from their opening 12 games and are ahead of the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Not only that but their record of nine goals conceded is only bettered in the division by Leicester City. They also have the joint most clean sheets alongside Leicester and Manchester City.
While there was certainly an element of fortune to Baldock’s strike, United were more than worthy of their point in North London.
In fact, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say they deserved all three. Especially with McGoldrick’s goal arguably having been wrongly ruled out.
They remain unbeaten away in the league this term, not losing any of their six games on the road. It means they are the first newly promoted side to achieve that in 25 years.