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These Sheffield United fans reminisce about Basham goal v Leeds on its first anniversary

It is a year to the day since Chris Basham scored the winning goal for Sheffield United at Leeds United.

It was a turning point in the race for promotion from the Championship last season. The victory moved the Blades above their Yorkshire rivals into second place.

That is where they remained come the end of the campaign, sealing their return to the Premier League after a 12-year absence.

For Leeds, they lost in the playoffs, meaning they had at least another 12 months in the second tier of English football.

That win at Elland Road holds very special memories for Blades fans. Particularly at a time when all professional football in the UK has been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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What supporters think about that Basham goal at Leeds

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Fans have taken to social media to share their thoughts and memories of that pivotal strike. Basham, who had moved from centre-back into midfield, surged forward and was played in by Billy Sharp.

Sharp had capitalised on a slip by Whites defender Liam Cooper and his teammate steered it into the bottom corner on 71 minutes.

Cue raucous celebrations from the away end, with supporters acutely aware that this was a pivotal moment. It was the Blades’ only shot on target and the whole performance represented the defensive grit and tactical ingenuity that eventually led to going up.

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