Sheffield United secure a spot in the playoffs as they produced one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Morgan Gibbs-White opened the scoring in the 10th minute before Iliman Ndiaye doubled their advantage in the 21st minute. Sanden Berge made it three in the 25th minute before Enda Stevens sealed the win in the 49th minute. Sheffield United finished the season in 5th place and will take on Nottingham Forest in the playoff semi-final.

Managers Reaction 

Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “The main thing was getting there. We wanted to do it our way. We didn’t want to be thinking about results elsewhere. To do that, you’ve got to focus on your performance and do things right. The boys were good. I’ve said all along that we’ve got good players. We can’t win every game – we know we’ll not – but we’ve extended the season, which is great and what we all wanted. We couldn’t have done much more in terms of being aggressive, stopping Fulham, trying to play forward quick, creating chances and we scored the goals. We’ll celebrate being in the playoffs and we’ll enjoy it, however, we haven’t won anything and haven’t achieved anything. We’ve got more to do.”

Fulham’s Marco Silva: “It wasn’t the way we wanted to finish the season. It was a tough result for us. We started well and dominated until they scored the first goal. The way we conceded the second and third goals reflect our performance. It is a good thing that in the last 15 days we had two moments to celebrate. The players deserve it. With the ball, we were really good in certain moments of the game but without the ball, it was not good enough. We were not aggressive enough – most of the challenges they won. In terms of organization, we were not at the level we should be and of course, they punished us in those moments.”

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