Talksport pundit Danny Mills believes West Brom’s Dara O’Shea made a ‘huge misjudgement’ to gift Sheffield United three points.
The Blades ran out 2-1 winners in the biggest game of their season so far, as Jayden Bogle and Billy Sharp netted to ensure three points for Chris Wilder’s men.
The second half proved crucial for United. Pressing and full of life, the Blades battered West Brom into submission and were rewarded when Sharp fired home after Albion failed to clear a cross into the box.
And Mills, speaking on Talksport this evening, believes O’Shea was at fault for the goal.
“When we talk about slippery pitches, when the cross came in there was a flick on the initial cross and Dara O’Shea must think it’s going to bounce about head high,” Mills said.
“But it doesn’t go above his knees. Had he gone with his feet instead of stooping to head it, he might have had a tackle with Sharp and made it more diffcult. Yeah, huge misjudgement from O’Shea at the far post.”
The Blades held out following Sharp’s winner. Aaron Ramsdale made a crucial save from former Blade Callum Robinson, too, in what was a crucial moment in the evening.
A mistake maybe, but credit Billy Sharp please
Sure, it might have been a small error from O’Shea. But nobody else on the pitch scores that goal and Sharp once again justified his selection.
He was quiet too. In fact, Chris Wilder was just about to take him off when he poked home one of the most important goals of his Blades career so far.
Mills is right in pointing out a mistake from the West Brom man. But this goal was all about Sharp’s desire, determination, and ultimately, those poaching instincts that have defined his career.