Sheffield United picked up their first points of the season as they produced one of the comfortable football results of the weekend in the Championship. Iliman Ndiaye opened the scoring in the seventh minute before Sander Berge doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute. The home side could have sealed the win before the break but for a penalty miss from Oliver Norwood.
Sheffield United’s Paul Heckingbottom: “Really pleased, obviously a win, a clean sheet. A good performance with and without the ball so yeah, really pleased with that. The start was good, but I think the bit that was really really pleasing was how we dealt with their threats. I expect us to perform well here and be the one forcing the issue. I know we are not going to win every game, but I expect us to put in a performance to reflect – that’s our intent. It’s a new season, we’re gonna be on the front foot and try and play that sort of way in every game. Sometimes it will work, sometimes it won’t but as long as it’s not from a lack of effort, then I’m fine with that.”
Millwall’s Gary Rowett: “Yeah, disappointing. When you play so well against Stoke in the opening game at home, then come to Bramall Lane, what you can’t do then is make silly mistakes, you can’t give gifts to a team like Sheffield United. I thought we actually started the game quite well, I thought we started quite brightly and then a big moment early on to go 1-0 down. I have watched the goal back lots of times and it was a clear foul on Jake Cooper. We should defend the first goal better, we should cover round, we shouldn’t allow the next runner to get in.”
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