Why John Fleck's hungry for more after Sheffield United's draw at Arsenal

John Fleck hopes to continue his scoring form for the rest of the Premier League season after netting the equaliser in Sheffield United’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 7:45 pm
Sheffield United's John Fleck (right) scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London. PA Photo. Adam Davy/PA Wire.

The Blades trailed to Gabriel Martinelli‘s opener on the stroke of half time, after an impressive first-half display.

Arsenal stepped up their game in the second half and finished the game with almost 60 per cent possession, but United goalkeeper Dean Henderson was rarely troubled until a late save from Shkodran Mustafi‘s header.

By then the Blades had netted a deserved equaliser, when Fleck hit a well-struck effort into the turf and watched it bounce up and fly into Bernd Leno’s top corner.

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The goal was Fleck’s fifth of the campaign, after a pre-season call from manager Chris Wilder for him to score more often.

And the Scottish international said: “We stuck in there. We were sloppy on the ball at times, especially in the first half. We got in some very good areas at times but we couldn’t find the final pass.

“It’s a good sign for us that we can stay in games, especially at this level. We have the ability to grind out points and we’ve done it again. It’s a good point for us.

“We play a different system to the one we have in previous years so I have licence to get forward more.

“It’s always nice to score goals but most important thing is that we’re picking up points.

“The change has suited me in terms of me getting forward and scoring goals, so hopefully there’s more to come.”