Sander Berge reaction at Reading sums up Sheffield United fans
Sander Berge reacted to Iliman Ndiaye's Sheffield United goal at Reading like every Blades fan
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Sander Berge reacted to Iliman Ndiaye's Sheffield United goal at Reading like every Blades fan

Sheffield United won their dreaded game in hand last night at Reading, as Iliman Ndiaye’s goal proved enough for three points.

The win moves United to seven points above Middlesbrough in third. With two games to go in the league until the international break, the Blades can guarantee they’ll be in the top two for that 10 day rest period with a win at home against Luton on Saturday.

Of course, winning games in any manner necessary is the main goal right now. And at Reading, United were far from their fluent best once more.

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But, after Oli McBurnie pulled it back to Iliman Ndiaye for the winner, it never really felt like it would be anything but a Blades win. Albeit, the relief of that goal from Ndiaye was there for all to see. Not least, it seemed, with Sander Berge.

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Away from the main celebrations and in a clip captured on replays by the EFL, Berge can be seen clenching his fists and letting out an almighty celebratory scream from the halfway line. It was clear looking at the replay that the goal felt massive for United, and Berge’s reaction summed it up.

Berge is among a cluster of players who have been questioned recently. But he did well at times last night and clearly, is desperate for results to go United’s way.

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It’s not always the pretty wins with three and four goals that get teams up. Sometimes, you have to graft and scrap and that’s what Sheffield United are doing right now.

1-0 wins over Watford and Reading have been crucial, but not attractive. Instead, they’ve relied on the solid base that has served United so well all season under Paul Heckingbottom.

This clip of Berge might be a minor take from the game. But the apparent relief and release of emotion in his celebration was pretty much every Sheffield United fan.

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