What Chris Wilder said about Billy Sharp's timely winner for Sheffield United against West Brom

Chris Wilder says he is "delighted" for Billy Sharp after he scored the winner for Sheffield United against West Brom tonight - just as he was about to be taken off.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 9:47 pm

With the game finely poised at 1-1, Rhian Brewster was being readied on the sideline to replace the United skipper when he reacted quickest to a loose ball in the box to finish and seal a much-needed victory for the Blades.

Brewster immediately re-took his place on the bench and didn't get on the pitch as United moved to within a point of second-bottom West Brom.

"I think Billy may have had a little peek to see Rhian warming up," smiled Wilder. "It wasn't a tactical masterstroke! He gave everything.

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"Billy had done great but we needed at that time of Billy’s goal to freshen it up and Billy would have understood that.

"But I am delighted that he scored his goal and it changed the dynamic of the game."

Sheffield United's Oliver McBurnie, left, runs to hug teammate Billy Sharp, right (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool)