Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough warned his team to stay on their guard despite watching them score a major victory in the battle for a top six place last night.
Goals from Jason Holt, Jamie Murphy and two Jose Baxter penalties saw fifth-placed United demolish League One rivals Scunthorpe 4-0 at Bramall Lane and move six points clear of Barnsley in seventh.
Clough, whose counterpart Mark Robins described the hosts as “outstanding,” said: “We deserved it. We were good right across the pitch. But we’ve still not achieved what we want. Six points can still be quickly eroded if we don’t keep on winning games. All it does it make Saturday even more important. But we can go into it knowing the players, and the fans also, have enjoyed themselves.”
United return to action when Crewe Alexandra visit this weekend and Clough added: “I think that’s as good as we’ve played recently. The quality of the goals, even though two of them were penalties, were excellent. There was no argument about them and hopefully things, with half a dozen new players coming in, are beginning to gel.”
Robins, who saw his defender Miguel Llera dismissed during the closing stages, said: “You’ve just witnessed one of the best Sheffield United performances in a long while.
“They were simply outstanding.”
He added: That’s the best display I’ve seen from a team at this level for a long time, they were right at the top of their game and, although I didn’t enjoy watching it from the touchline, you have to have respect for what they did.”
That’s the best display I’ve seen from a team at this level for a long timeMark Robins