Billy Sharp became the leading scorer as he helped Sheffield United produce one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. The veteran striker scored his 122nd goal in the 54th minute before Sheffield doubled their lead after an own goal by Callum Morton. They move up to 11th in the table, six points away from a place in the playoffs.
Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson: “It was always going to be a tough game for us, playing against very, very good opposition. But we got to half time at 0-0 and we said to the players to make sure we didn’t give them anything cheap; if they are going to score against us, make sure it is a good goal. The goals were given away – they are so avoidable. Just clear the ball. We know what this league is like; it is unforgiving. You can’t let Billy Sharp have a chance because it is a goal. The second goal was a set-piece.”
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “I’m pleased with the result and the performance, I thought, was really strong from the first whistle to the last. We had to be patient as well because we were on top but couldn’t quite get the goal for all different sorts of reasons and, while it’s like that, the game is still in the balance, regardless of how well you are playing. The timing of the first goal was great and then we wanted to keep playing forward, we wanted to keep pressing.”
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