MATT HAS DONE THE BUSINESS
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.”
MATCHWINNER: Matt Done stabs home the only goal
DONE GOOD: Matt Done celebrates his goal