VIDEO: Mark Duffy's performance in Sheffield United's 4-0 demolition of Swindon Town was 'a masterclass'

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Mark Duffy delivered a masterclass performance in Sheffield United's 4-0 demolition of Swindon Town.

That's the view of James Shield, The Star's Sheffield United writer, after Caolan Lavery and Paul Coutts also got their names on the scoresheet on a good afternoon for Chris Wilder's side.

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"The scoreline was a fair reflection of game," James said in our video chat.

"There were a number of things will have pleased Chris Wilder, the United boss. He's criticised his players for not being ruthless enough in the last few weeks, but the scoreboard shows that no-one can accuse his players of that today.

"Duffy delivered a masterclass. That's not me overegging it, but he was exceptional with two goals and one assist. And when you have work ethic and players like Duffy, Coutts and John Fleck, it makes it very difficult for opponents to break United down.

James Shield, Blades writer

James Shield, Blades writer

"To be fair, Swindon didn't come to park the bus and United had to overcome a difficult start. Simon Moore had to make a great save early on, and it would have been interesting if that had gone in. But I don't think it would have changed the outcome.

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