Sheffield United may be at the foot of the table but they have proven problematic opponents for just about every other side in the division this season, and tonight was no different. The Blades might have gone ahead inside 35 seconds and then had a penalty overturned by VAR before Mason Mount fired us ahead on the stroke of half-time.
They got back on level terms through a Toni Rudiger own goal only for Timo Werner, who set up Mount’s opener, to win us a penalty just as he had at Tottenham. And just as then, Jorginho netted what proved the winner, leaving the boss to reflect on a third straight victory…
‘You arrive in Sheffield in February and it’s waiting for you,’ he said of the tricky conditions posed by the environment and our hosts.
‘It feels like a cup game when you arrive against a team full of energy and courage. Against a very direct and physical team, you have to accept that not all moments in the game are easy and we accepted that, which was good.
‘We had some difficult moments to overcome, we were lucky with the penalty not to be 1-0 down, but in general it was a deserved win and I’m happy for that because from here we can build confidence.’