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MetiNews.Com - The Blades boss is holding his post-match press conference following this afternoon's Premier League encounter with Fulham at Bramall Lane
Breaking News ! Good afternoon and welcome to our live blog of Chris Wilder's after-match press conference. The Blades boss is speaking to the media about today's Premier League encounter at home to Fulham. And there is plenty to talk about. United picked up their first point of the season courtesy of a late Billy Sharp penalty. Lookman gave Fulham the lead in a game that saw United have a first half goal ruled out for offside and the visitors miss a penalty. It looked like another frustrating day for United until Sharp fired home from the spot five minutes from time. So stay with us as we bring you the manager's reaction on our live blog below.Key EventsThat's all from the Blades boss15:17Getting the confidence back15:14Encouraging signs?15:12Oliver Norwood back in15:08John Fleck15:0715:17KEY EVENTThat's all from the Blades bossThat’s all from Chris Wilder, here are the highlightsSays his side looked back to the old United from last season in that first half, but lost control of the game after the breakPlayers lacking confidence and it showed in the second half Brewster only had ‘50 minutes’ in him and said it was a tough time in the game to bring him onMax Lowe has concussion and blurred visionJohn Fleck out for four to six weeks with a back injury sustained on Scotland dutySays players will stick together and fight their way through it 15:14KEY EVENTGetting the confidence backBelief and confidence has to come from within as well as that what I give them if they want to stay in the PL.They have all the attributes to do that.There are small margins and they hurt us more than anybody. There’s a view about us from our supporters but we will stick together and fight our way through it - we are a tough group and we will stick together.15:12KEY EVENTEncouraging signs? It’s an incredibly competitive league - the numbers being bandied about and the lengths football clubs go to to survive and be in this division.We have done well to get into this league way ahead of time and we’ve not won in the first five games of the season.It doesn’t sit well, people shouldn’t be embarrassed about that, it’s difficult at the moment.It’s tough to watch but first half some really good signs and we were back in and around where we need to be.15:08KEY EVENTOliver Norwood back inHe has not been up to scratch and has to take that responsibility but in the first half he was his old self.We lost control in the midfield in the second half but in the first they dictated the game.Sander ran out of steam a little bit, his scheduled dictated that but in the second half we lost control of the game in that area.It was a tight game as it always was going to be. 15:07KEY EVENTJohn FleckHe was down to play today but he has landed on his back with Scotland and will be out for four to six weeks. 15:06KEY EVENTMax Lowe injuryConcussion desperately unfortunate - we are being tested as little bit and we can do without that. He had blurred vision 15:00KEY EVENTLacking confidence?Yeah that’s obvious.We weren’t in the first half but looked anxious in second.
.It’s natural to see what’s happening that’s what sport is all about, that’s the pressure everyone is under, me included and players have to go out and perform if they want to establish themselves as PL players. 14:58KEY EVENTBrewsterI believed he only had 50 minutes in him.It’s difficult decision we assessed him but delighted he got on to the pitch.Difficult first 25 minutes for him, had we had control of the second half he would have had more opportunities to show what he is all about. 14:57KEY EVENTAttacking better?First half yeah but not in the second half.They created the better chances after the break and we rode our luck a little bit with them missing a penalty.Our penalty is well overdue with the decisions we have had. 14:56KEY EVENTReaction?Mixed emotions. First half back to where we can be, created better chances.Lost control of the second half and they came into it more but to get a point we’ll take that at the moment. 14:55KEY EVENTChris Wilder is hereThe Blades boss is here and his press conference can begin.14:51Chris Wilder is on his wayThe Blades boss is not far away, his press conference is set to begin shortly.14:26KEY EVENTThat's all from ParkerOnly a couple of questions for the Fulham manager, who leaves after a short and sweet conference.The shortest press conference of any Premier League manager.14:24KEY EVENTCaused problemsWe had a lot of pace in the team and we caused United a lot of problems.We should have scored a second.14:24KEY EVENTScott Parker is hereDisappointed not take all three.To get your noses in front with 10 to go you should see the game out. It wasn’t meant to be but there are some real positives. 14:12Chris Wilder is due up shortlyBlades boss Chris Wilder is due up shortly - he’s just doing the broadcast interviews pitchside and will then come and join us.14:06KEY EVENTUnited player ratingsHere’s who caught the eye in a red and white shirt today Sheffield United player ratings: Berge and Norwood best for Blades in draw with Fulham14:05The story of the matchHere’s how today’s 1-1 draw unfoldedSheffield United vs Fulham highlights - Lookman opener cancelled out by Sharp penaltyKEY EVENTGood afternoonGood afternoon and welcome to our live blog of Chris Wilder’s after-match press conference.Stay with us as we bring you the manager’s reaction to today’s game.
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