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Sheffield United Aim To Join 100 Point Club After 3-0 Win Over Bradford City

Wednesday 19th April 2017
The Easter weekend wrapped up nicely for Sheffield United as they cemented their place in the Championship next season. The blades had been top of League One for some time and it was perfect for them to make sure of promotion with a convincing victory.

Sheffield were up against playoff hopefuls, Bradford City. The Bantams had just come off a 3 game winning streak and were in good spirits. That was until they arrived at Bramall Lane.

Just 13 minutes in and Sheffield United striker, Leon Clarke put them ahead. Blades defender, Jack O'Connell picked up the ball on the left wing. He then cut inside, running into the box and passing to Clarke. The forward calmly stroked the ball into the left corner to take the Blades into the lead.
In the 20th minute, referee Paul Tierney allowed an advantage for Sheffield United. Daniel Lafferty managed to carry on the play and push the attack forward. He passed to John Fleck who then found Billy Sharp who managed to break from the Bradford defence and place the ball over Colin Doyle to make it 2-0.

Right before the stroke of half time Leon Clarke got his second of the game. On 42 minutes Sheffield United broke out with some lovely counter-attacking play. Mark Duffy laid off the ball to the right wing. He found Billy Sharp who then played the ball across the box for Clarke to complete his brace.

Even though Sheffield United were already promoted it was a sight to see when the final whistle blew. Chris Wilder's side were in jubilation of their accomplishment this season and very happy to have achieved a great feat.

This recent win means Sheffield United have 11 wins in their last 15 league games. They have only conceded one goal in their last 6 games. Billy Sharp is also the top goal scorer in the Championship with 27 goals.

Bradford may have come out of the game on a down note but their next game is at home to AFC Wimbledon. A team that haven't won in four games, giving Bradford a hope of a play-off place. They find themselves in fifth place and are still capable of pushing for an automatic play-off place mathematically, but it'd take a bit of luck.
Being 6 points inside the play-offs, Bradford City have pretty much secured their place on the road to Wembley. Although, depending on other results, a draw in their next match will guarantee their play-off place this season.

With just 2 games left in League One this campaign, Sheffield United will be wanting to hit the 100 point mark. They are currently on 94 points meaning that it is doable. If they do so they could be joining the League One club 100 group. The only team to do so since the introduction of the Football League One is Charlton Athletic. They managed 101 points in the 2011/12 season.

As for the Blades, it has been a very successful season towards the end and fans right now are in a great state of mind. Chris wilder will be happy with what the club has achieved and will be planning on ahead in preparation for next season.
Jamie Kynaston

For my sins, I'm a season ticket holder at Stoke City, I have been proud to watch them for over 20 years. I follow most of the UK leagues and the major European ones too, and I've been told that I talk way too much about football.


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