VIDEO: Sheffield United 3 Bradford 1 - The best Blades have played under Adkins, says The Star's James Shield

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Sheffield United secured their third win on the trot with a 3-1 victory over Bradford City at Bramall Lane and according to The Star's Blades writer James Shield, some of their play was 'the best under Nigel Adkins'.

Billy Sharp opened the scoring, his third successive goal, and second half goals by Conor Sammon and David Edgar helped secure the points.

Nigel Adkins applauds during his side's 3-1 win over Bradford

Nigel Adkins applauds during his side's 3-1 win over Bradford

Gary Liddle pulled one back for the Bantams late in the game but the match was won in a terrific second half showing during which United produced some excellent football.

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James said: "There was a period in the second half when Sheffield United played probably their best football under Nigel Adkins reign."

He added: "What that game against Bradford City showed is that you can do the basics, you can defend and be resolute but you can also score goals."

Watch the video to see James Shield's take on the game