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‘Tough game’, ‘Pushed us all the way’ – Plenty of Sheffield United fans issued verdict on Reading following FA Cup clash

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Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp scored an extra-time winner to knock Reading out of the FA Cup after a tight Fifth Round tie last night and many Blades fans have been full of praise for the Royals.

Chris Wilder’s men are having a fantastic season in the Premier League and are eighth in the table after being promoted from the Championship last season.

Their quality showed early on as David McGoldrick gave them an early lead, heading in his first goal of the season.

Reading’s heads didn’t drop, however, and Mark Bowen’s side pulled themselves back level two minutes before half-time.

Andy Rinomhota was pushed over inside the box and George Puscas made no mistake from the penalty spot.

Neither side could find a winner in the second half but Sharp, whose goals fired the Blades from League One to the Premier League, came off the bench to score the decisive goal in extra time.

A heartbreaking late blow for the Royals but certainly a performance that provided a lot of positives.

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It seemed to impress the Sheffield United fans as well, with many taking to Twitter after the game to praise Reading.

Read the reaction of Blades fans here:


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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