'This season’s far from over yet' - Sheffield United fans react to 2-0 defeat at Leicester City
Sheffield United’s hopes of qualifying for Europe suffered a blow when they were convincingly beaten 2-0 against Champions League-chasing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium this evening.
Goals either side of half-time from Ayoze Perez and substitute Demarai Gray condemned Chris Wilder’s men to defeat as the Blades missed the opportunity to move into sixth place in the Premier League.
The visitors rarely threatened Foxes ‘keeper Kasper Schmeichel’s goal throughout and were indebted to their own stopper, Dean Henderson, for limiting the home side to just two goals while former England striker Jamie Vardy also struck the post for the hosts.
Unsurprisingly, the defeat has disappointed Blades fans who have taken to Twitter to air their views – although ‘context’ and ‘perspective’ are two words used by several on social media this evening.
@gill_carly Poor tonight Blades, looked tired, lacklustre, poor at the back and gave them too much time/space. Disappointed we didn’t test Kasper. That said, three games to go who thought we’d be nail-biting over a game for a place in Europe rather than relegation #LEISHU #sufc #twitterblades
@DemBladesDavid Not at the races today, but 10 points from 15 against *European rivals* Spurs, Burnley, Wolves, Chelsea and Leicester is magnificent #sufc #twitterblades
@peteofsheffield #sufc #twitterblades No complaints. Shows you’ve got to be on A game to get anything. Can’t overachieve all the time. Also shows need to improve individual and squad quality to maintain current level over next two seasons which I’m sure is what CW will be advising his board.
@BellersTheBlade Didn’t get the bounce at time tonight, shape at fault for the first and ambitious over-commitment at fault for the second. In truth never felt a goal was coming tonight. You get these matches now and again. On to Everton back at the Lane #twitterblades #sufc CONTEXT
@rainbow_blades After some fantastic results, we hit a bump in the road tonight. Six big points still up for grabs.
@hukes75 No complaints. Beaten by the better team on the day. It says something when you feel disappointed at getting beaten off a top four side. We continue..... #LEISHU #twitterblades #sufc
@ryanmathews1893 No complaints. Leicester by far the better team. We couldn't get going. Hope they get Champions League. We move on and regroup for Everton #sufc #twitterblades #LCFC
SUFC_memories A bit of context here, we’re gutted because we’ve just been beaten by CL chasing Leicester City as it dents our Europe hopes. Norwich are already relegated, Villa fighting for their lives. Onto the next one boys, keep pushing, it’s still alive.
@jooji_x Done a job on us there Leicester. Good side and good manager. We huffed and puffed but would have been a big ask to get a result there after last two weeks. Seventh and sixth still reachable. Let's hope Arsenal don't win FA Cup #sufc #twitterblades
@thesufcproject A few Blades will have a meltdown today. The performance wasn’t bad at all against a Leicester team who were immaculate at the back and had the perfect tools upfront once ahead. Tiredness evident from the first 15 minutes for the Blades. See what Wilder says.
@YoungFrankXD Perspective time... a point off Spurs and two points off wolves, two cup finals left and both Spurs and Wolves have got to play Leicester and Chelsea respectively.... this season’s far from over yet. #sufc #twitterblades
@HillBlade1992 Sometimes you just hold your hands up and say you’re beaten by the better side. Tonight’s one of those nights. We move on