Leicester City 2 Sheffield United 0 RECAP: 'It felt like the worst peformance of the season' - Chris Wilder reacts to defeat by Foxes

It’s matchday and it’s a huge one as Sheffield United head to Leicester City this evening in a piviotal match in the Blades incredible race to secure a European place.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 10:05 pm
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City with Chris Wilder, Manager of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sheffield United at The King Power Stadium. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Leicester City v Sheffield United LIVE: Updates on a huge match at the King Power Stadium

Last updated: Thursday, 16 July, 2020, 21:27

  • The Blades take on off-form Leicester in a massive match at the King Power tonight (6pm)
  • United are two points off the top six after last night’s results
  • Blades are unchanged for visit to Leicester, but John Fleck is back on the bench
  • Ayoze Perez put Leicester ahead just before the half hour mark
  • Demarai Gray doubled the Foxes lead in the 79th minute

Leicester fans on Twitter have their say

‘Worst performance of the season'

It felt like the worst performance of season, it was right up there. An hour after, it feels like it and my eyesight isn't that bad. What I saw tonight wasn't anywhere near what I expect from my players, regardless of anything. I demand fundamentals but they weren't there from virtually everyone apart from Dean.

Chris Wilder

Wilder on Dean Henderson’s performance

He's the one positive from tonight, he was up there. He was excellent, he's been outstanding all season so why wouldn't you want to keep him in the building? But that isn't my decision. The focus should always be sharp, why does it take a really poor display to sharpen you up as a professional footballer.

Chris Wilder

The United boss isn’t a happy man . . .

Whether they thought all of a sudden they're top Premier League players and forgot what it takes to win a game at any level, because that's how it looked. They showed no ambition, in every aspect of the game

Chris Wilder

More from an angry Blades boss

Don't know why they were so poor, I'll try and find the answers. Better off asking the players, I'm not sat there with a big cigar, it's not in my nature. I haven't got an answer. Maybe I'll have one tomorrow morning when I speak to the players, maybe they can come up with one because I don't have one right now. 

Chris Wilder

Wilder on half-time changes

 I could have made any sort of changes at half time, subs didn't have any effect on the game and we were sub-standard from the off. I can't take any sort of positives. There isn't any exchange because I don't need it, I'm an experienced manager and their fight was bigger than ours. And that's what I find difficult to take.

Chris Wilder

United boss says performance was poor in ‘every aspect'

There aren't any exchanges, I'm not interested in what the players have to say. I don't get the exchange thing, I don't need their opinion. I just saw it with my own eyes, my eyes work OK and I've seen tonight a really poor display in every aspect. 

 Our play lacked thought and care and aggression and enthusiasm, every part of the game that you need to do to have any chance to get any sort of result.

Chris Wilder

‘It could have been four or five’ - Wilder

Not the result or the performance we wanted. We were way off it and the goalkeeper's kept us in the game. We were second best in every aspect and I'm delighted it was only 2-0, it could have been four or five. 

Chris Wilder

More from the Foxes chief

You have to match the physicality. We are a physical team but we haven't been like that, especially against Bournemouth. We were too soft, so it was a case of analysing where we could have been better and making sure we didn't allow them to play. We showed why we've been up there for most of the season.

Brendan Rodgers
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