Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder insists he isn't looking at Premier League table after Blades climbed to FIFTH by beating Aston Villa

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder insists he will not be looking at the table, despite seeing his side move up to fifth place after a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 10:00 am
Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield Utd: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Remaining in the Premier League is the objective for both clubs, after coming up from the Championship last season, and after a couple of second-half goals by John Fleck, the Blades are well on their way to achieving that aim.

Wilder said: "I won't look at the table. I've looked at the points we have after 17 games and that's quite healthy, we've just got to keep adding to it.

"It's been a big week for us with six points, winning at Norwich and then beating Villa - who are an historic football club, a big club.

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"We dominated some good players in a good side in the second half, but I'm surprised how some people are perceiving the first half because I thought that was good as well.

"What you've got to understand is that we aren't going to dominate teams in this division for 90 minutes.

"We dominated the first half without really opening them up. We had to be patient and concentrate but I thought it was coming towards the end of the first half and we took it up a level and got the goal early in the second half.

"I think it's the right result. The group have made an exceptional start."