View From Preston
Preston 1-0 Blades
“Great win. We were excellent second half. Was disappointed with Sheff Utd but obviously missing their whole first choice midfield. Clarke worked hard but Ben Davies had him in his pocket all game, would have been my MOTM but can’t really argue with Pearson who was class again.”
“Thank goodness the real Leon Clarke has arrived back in the championship. Not a great game. But a fine win. Nice One”
“Good 3pts. First half was dull and scrappy with Sheffield Utd edging it but second half we upped our game and Pearson and Robinson in particular we’re quality. Hugill found an extra level too, great ball by Robinson for his goal.
Sheffield Utd had some decent pressure later in the game but we looked comfortable, defence was solid and I don’t remember Maxwell making a real save. Professional job.”
“That was the best, most inventive I’ve seen us move the ball around in years!
Confidence on the ball, crisp passing, inventive movement. Loved it.
Fans were as flat as a fart in the first half. The team deserved better.”
“My sentiments exactly. Watching some of the movement and passing in the second half between Pearson, DJ, Robinson, Gally, and the rest, was superb. They controlled the game and dictated everything that was happening. What really struck me was that at times you thought they’d just continue moving forward, but they were happy to bring it back, play with it and find more space before continuing play forward. It meant we had more men forward and looked a true attacking threat. In my opinion we’re maturing as an attacking team. The first part of the season we were hectic going forward, and it came off but we derailed slightly. Today, we looked good, composed, confident, and enjoyed playing. We’re improving each game. Well done boys, and bring on forest.”
“Good win today, first half was pretty poor, we would of won that at a canter if we had won more of the 50/50 balls”
“Solid performance. North End turned on the gas in a brisk spell that tired out the visitors and pressured them into losing their shape.”
“Tough afternoon but a great result.”
“Great 3 points against a team above us the league (for now);”
“Sheff. Utd were well organised and we had to earn the right to play, which we did towards the end of the first half. thought the central defenders were excellent when SU started hoofing it to their big forwards at the end. ”
“The fans were poor, the only reason I can think of is the freezing conditions. However, our gates are poor 2 points off the playoffs and only 11k home fans? Awful considering that we are a club with history.”
“Out round town as we speak, having a couple of beers with some blades, top lads they are. They keep going on about pigs and I’ve no idea what they mean??? Nice One”