Blades dominate a sorry-looking Swansea  

Written by George Barton

Bramall Lane was electric on Saturday evening, after Sheffield United accomplished a clinical 4-0 win against Swansea City.

Morgan Gibbs White, on loan from Wolves, scored the opener from the right-side of the box, with an assist from Oliver Norwood. 

The Blades kept up the pressure, with right-back George Baldock doubling the lead only three minutes later with a 12-yard volley – his first for the club in over two years. 

Star-striker Billy Sharp netted his 12th league goal this season, making it 3-0 before the break. 

The excellent Gibbs-White completed his brace in the second half, assisted by Sharp. The 22-year-old impressed both fans and pundits alike and was included in the Sky Bet Championship Team of the Week.  

Swansea failed to make an impact on United and their defence was picked apart in the first-half. Although they showed more fight in the second, the Jacks only achieved two shots on target despite having 62% possession.  

Head-coach Russel Martin said: “I feel sorry for the fans that have travelled in difficult circumstances and were incredible throughout the game, they deserve better from what we’ve given them away from home at the moment.” 

He lamented: “There was a big difference in the physical profile and make-up [between the teams], and it really showed”. 

Blades manager Paul Heckingbottom said of the game: “I can’t fault any player who was on the pitch today – the boys who came on, the boys who started – in terms of executing what we wanted from them they were perfect.”

The victory took club to sixth in the championship, unbeaten in their last eight games. Heckingbottom seemed to manage expectations, saying: “There’s 15 games – a third of the season – so a long, long way to go. Lots of things will happen, we’ve got so many teams to play”.  

The Jacks meanwhile, are left lingering in the bottom half of the division at 17th, without a win in their last six away games.  

Written by George Barton

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