George Baldock goal: Sheffield United defender on his 'best ever' after stunning strike against Swansea City

George Baldock scored one of the Championship’s goals of the season on Saturday and admitted afterwards he doesn’t know how strikers keep calm when they hit the net.

Sunday, 20th February 2022, 11:44 am

Before the weekend, Baldock hadn’t scored for United since another fine goal against Norwich City in the Premier League in December 2019 but this one was well worth the wait as he fired home the second of the Blades’ 4-0 rout of Swansea City at Bramall Lane.

Not known for his goalscoring prowess – this was the defender’s fifth in nearly 150 appearances for United – Baldock didn’t quite know how to react to the incredible drive, volleyed in from Rhys Norrington-Davies’ cross, and so just went ‘crazy’.

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"I previously said the Norwich goal was the best I'd ever scored for Sheffield United, but honestly I think that one today was the best I've ever scored - in training, games, whatever," admitted Baldock.

"I'm delighted. I said to David McGoldrick, I don't understand how you guys have the composure when the ball goes in the net because I go crazy.

"I don't know where I am, what I'm doing.

George Baldock celebrates his stunning goal for Sheffield United against Swansea City by running to the bench. Simon Bellis / Sportimage

"It feels great to contribute. It fell beautifully for me. Fair play to Rhys [Norrington-Davies]. He played great today and put in a beautiful ball for me. It was maybe not a typical ball the Swansea defence expected but I came on to it.”

Morgan Gibbs-White scored twice and Billy Sharp knocked in another as United breezed past Russell Martin’s men at the Lane and in turn moved into the top si in the Championship.