Billy Sharp reveals his goal aim after scoring first home Premier League goal for Sheffield United against Bournemouth

Billy Sharp hopes to now go on a run of scoring goals in the Premier League after notching his first top-flight goal at Bramall Lane for Sheffield United at the weekend.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 10:20 am

Sharp netted for the second time this season against AFC Bournemouth, following up his equaliser on the opening day of the season with the leveller on Sunday after Callum Wilson had put the Cherries ahead.

John Lundstram later came off the bench to score a late winner for the Blades, sending them up to fifth in the table - and just two points off the Champions League places.

And Sharp, who turned 34 in the days leading up to the game, said: "We were favourites, at home. No disrespect to Bournemouth, but they've not had the best of times lately and we needed to make sure we kept our foot on the gas as the gaffer always says.

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Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and AFC Bournemouth (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

"I think we played the conditions well and got the three points. That was the main thing.

"I've been happy with my performances in the last three games and the FA Cup. I was just happy to put the chance away on Sunday. Hopefully I can go on a run now."

The game was played in the midst of Storm Ciara. "Before the game it didn't feel bad but it was!" Sharp added. "Then it settled down. It was the same for both teams. We were delighted it went ahead because we prepared well, and got the points."