Carl Asaba was full of praise for Sheffield United midfielder Ollie Norwood yesterday, as the Blades saw off Swansea 3-0 at Bramall Lane.
Norwood was key once more in midfield. As well as dictating the pace of the game and controlling United’s press, Norwood also proved instrumental in the second goal. It was his rasping free-kick that hit the bar, allowing Jack Robinson to smash home.
The former Brighton and Fulham midfielder is up there with United’s players of the season once again.
And speaking about Norwood on SUTV, former United forward Carl Asaba pointed out the little things Norwood does, including how he reacted the first goal from Sander Berge.
“I like the way he was talking. He acknowledged how well Robbo had done. Then on the first goal, everyone else is off celebrating with the goalscorer. But he’s off speaking to Bogle because he acknowledges the quality Bogle had to bring it down. He’s just a top, top player, he’s a great lad,” Asaba said.
Norwood admitted after the game himself he’d like to score more goals. However, Blades fans will settle for more of the same, as long as promotion is achieved.
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You run out of things to say about Ollie Norwood sometimes. Dictator. Quarterback. Leader. The list goes on.
Norwood has been one of the best signings United have ever made. Looking back, Chris Wilder probably needs more praise than he gets for getting Norwood into the building really.
Asaba’s little mention of what Norwood did after Sander’s goal is interesting too. It’s always nice to see things like this, and it’s clear Norwood is a leader of this group.
With so many talented younger players, Norwood remains key. And if promotion is won, then it will be in large part down to the performances of the star midfielder.