Morgan Gibbs-White scored an acrobatic equalizer to help Sheffield United produce one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Milwall pulled level on points with them earlier in the day with a victory over Hull. Chris Martin gave the home side the lead four minutes after the break before Gibbs-White equalized at the hour mark. Sheffield United dominated the game but failed to find a winner.
Bristol City’s Nigel Pearson: “It was a fully-committed performance of the sort we need to produce on a more consistent basis. We gave the ball away too cheaply in the first half, but you have to give Sheffield United some credit for that. After the break, we were better in our choice of the pass and created some very good chances. Both sides went all out to win the game and that made it interesting throughout. I was delighted with the application of my players. Chris Martin’s goal took his tally to 10 for the season and he deserves more for his contribution to the team. With Andreas Weimann on 19 goals, it has not been a bad season for our strikers. Our big problem has been the number we have conceded. But there are positive signs.”
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “I’m pleased with the performance and the mentality the lads showed after falling behind to a team who are excellent on the counter-attack – but I am frustrated too. Only time will tell whether it’s a good point towards our target. I see it as two losses because we missed good chances when on top. We were in control in the first half, but their goal totally changed the dynamic of the game. From then on we had to take more chances and leave ourselves more open to being hit on the break.”
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