Proud Chris Wilder hails "incredible group of players" at Sheffield United after Blades beat Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at AMEX

Proud manager Chris Wilder hailed his "incredible group of players" at Sheffield United after the Blades extended their remarkable unbeaten away run with a 1-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon.

Saturday, 21st December 2019, 6:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th December 2019, 12:38 pm

The Blades had two goals ruled out by VAR but still claimed a third consecutive Premier League win at the AMEX Stadium.

VAR intervened to deny John Egan and Jack O'Connell either side of half-time but with Oli McBurnie on target in the 23rd minute, the Blades left the south coast with all three points.

It extended their unbeaten away league record this season to nine games and they last lost away from Bramall Lane in January.

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Sheffield United's Oliver McBurnie (right) scores his side's first goal of the game: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire.

And Wilder said: "We are a tough team to play against, and we'll take the result. The structure of the team was great.

“I’ve just got an incredible group of players at the football club. We weren’t at our best today. We suffered the disappointment of those [VAR] decisions going against us, and rightly so, but I think we created the best chances in the game.

"We’ve got a bit us, under the shirt. We’ve got to tough it out at times and we did that today.”

McBurnie repaid Wilder's faith on a rare start, taking advantage of poor defending from Adam Webster to fire the winner in the first half.

"I just had a hunch [about McBurnie] from what I’ve seen of him in the week. I just think it was the right time for him to go in. It’s a great goal.

"We hope to make our mark in the division. The players are all enjoying it and stepping up to the challenge. The table doesn’t lie, but we’ve achieved nothing yet.”