MATT HAS DONE THE BUSI­NESS

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Ricky Charlesworth

CHRIS Wilder wants Sh­effield United to keep rack­ing up the wins as they con­tinue to adapt to his meth­ods.

The Blades over­came a stern Peter­bor­ough side at Bra­mall Lane thanks to Matt Done’s early strike.

The win was the fourth in a row for United, who now oc­cupy a play­off spot af­ter a slug­gish start to Wilder’s reign.

“We want to win games and play in a way that I be­lieve suits this foot­ball club,” said Wilder.

“I’m start­ing to see the char­ac­ter­is­tics that I want to see in the side. We’ve gone for the win here and got it. I thought it was a steady win against a good op­po­nent who can hurt teams.

“We got off to a great start and got our noses in front. The only crit­i­cism I’ve got is we didn’t cap­i­talise enough here.

“It could have gone ei­ther way but I’m de­lighted we won.”

The Blades started the brighter with wing-back Kieron Free­man whip­ping in a de­li­cious cross to pick out Done, whose half-vol­ley was kept out thanks to a ter­rific save from Luke McGee.

Min­utes later the same pair com­bined to open the scor­ing for the hosts.

Free­man again whipped a ball into the box and Done made no mis­take sec­ond time around as he stabbed home for his sec­ond goal in as many matches.

Peter­bor­ough en­joyed more pos­ses­sion of the ball there­after but strug­gled to do any­thing no­table with it, although Paul Tay­lor did squirm a shot out of his feet which drew a good re­ac­tion save from Si­mon Moore.

The hosts were in­debted again to Moore mid­way through the sec­ond half when he pulled off an even bet­ter save to keep their lead in­tact.

Gwion Ed­wards looked des­tined to find the net just a few yards out but Moore had other ideas and pulled off a ter­rific point­blank stop to keep out the Peter­bor­ough sub­sti­tute.

The Blades had chances to add a sec­ond, with Done al­most find­ing the net again but he lifted his ef­fort the wrong side of the post.

Posh boss Grant McCann be­moaned his side’s in­ef­fec­tive­ness in front of goal and says they need to be­come more ruth­less in the fi­nal third. “If you don’t start the game well against good teams, then you get pun­ished,” said McCann. “I didn’t think we were ruth­less enough and too many of our shots were pow­der­puff. They were longdis­tance and no real power be­hind them. “Prob­a­bly our best chance was when Gwion Ed­wards had the shot that was saved. I guar­an­tee if that was Billy Sharp down at the other end then that’s a goal. We are dom­i­nat­ing the ball re­ally well it’s just our de­ci­sion-mak­ing that’s dis­ap­point­ing me.”

PIC­TURES: Sport Image

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