Here's Sheffield United's 9 Best Easter Weekend performances from the last decade
The Easter Weekend is fast approaching, which means just one thing: Football. Okay, Easter eggs too. Sheffield United have two massive games coming up over the holiday, taking on both Nottingham Forest and Hull City. The race for automatic promotion continues to rage on, and Chris Wilder’s side will be eager to pick up more points in their quest to avoid the potentially problematic Championship Play-offs.
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND- APRIL 17: Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates winning promotion to the Sky Bet Championship after the Sky Bet League One match between Sheffield United and Bradford City at Bramall Lane on April 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
In anticipation of these big matches, here’s the Blades’ nine best Easter Weekend performances from the past decade...
A narrow win to kick us off here, but this victory nicely highlights the rock solid defence the side had by the end of the 2013/14 season, with Harry Maguire in particular excelling at the back. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Blissfully unaware of the play-off final heartache that would await them against Huddersfield Town, United squeezed past Bournemouth in a particularly nervy encounter, as Richard Cresswell popped up with the winner. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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While Chris Wilder's side had already secured promotion, this win - inspired by Chris Basham's impressive display - saw them move a step closer to their eventual League 1 title.
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This game will always be remembered for a stunning brace of volleys from Lee Evans (the footballer, not the comedian, I hasten to add), who helped his side to a big win at Bramall Lane. Truly exceptional finishing! (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
If there's one Blade who you can always count on to dig you out a hole, it's got to be Billy Sharp. The goal-machine was true to his nature here, grabbing an 87th minute winner here, to the delight of the home supporters. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Goalless away days are pretty grim affairs, I think we can all agree. Well, the travelling United fans were treated to a real spectacle back in 2012, as a master class in attacking football ripped John Coleman's side to shreds. A Ched Evans brace helped the Blades to a well-earned victory. (Photo credit Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)
While it's probably best not to think about that 7-6 League 1 play-off semi-final exit to Swindon Town that season, the Blades delighted their fans on the Easter Weekend, starting things off with a gritty 2-0 win away to Barnsley.
The same weekend, things got even better for Nigel Clough's side, as they pulled off a famous 3-2 win over local rivals Doncaster Rovers, with Steven Davies scoring the winning goal with a sumptuous effort. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Celebrating the claiming the league title with a win on your home turf? Yep, it doesn't get much better than that! On a glorious Easter Monday at Bramall Lane, a Leon Clarke brace kicked off the wild celebrations, as Chris Wilder's side rejoiced their promotion in style. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)