Sheffield United improved their chances of making the playoffs as they produced one of the narrow football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Iliman Ndiaye scored the only goal of the game in the 47th minute in a tightly-contested affair at Bramall Lane. Cardiff dropped to 19th on the table while Sheffield stayed in sixth place with three games to go.
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “I’m just bothered about us and us winning. Whenever there is a goal in it it’s always going to be nervy, but I thought we stood strong. Wes (Foderingham) mopped things up that came into the box without us really suffering any shots on target, which is great. We could have made it easier for ourselves, especially the second half when we broke away a few times and could have put the game to bed, but it’s not going to be like that this season. You just get the feelings, things that keep getting thrown in our face or maybe go against us that we are having to battle through, so we will continue to battle through that and continue to battle on.”
Cardiff’s Steve Morison: “There’s nothing negative coming from me today, that was excellent from our lads. We limited a top, top team, to the least amount of shots this season at Bramall Lane. We had just as many chances as them. We could have easily been in the lead, been level, come away with something, but we haven’t. We’re a team in transition, I’m really proud of that. I thought we played really well. It was just that they took one of their five chances and we didn’t take one of ours. So yeah, frustrated from that point of view. They are a top, top team and they’re fighting for the playoffs.”
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