Chris Wilder praises his charges for a great performance against Arsenal
Chris Wilder praises his charges for a great performance against Arsenal
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Chris Wilder praises his charges for a great performance against Arsenal

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder heaped praises on his charges for putting on a great performance to secure a 1-0 victory against Arsenal at Bramall Lane on Monday night.

According to the Yorkshire Post, there was a massive talk before the game kicked off that Sheffield had to take control of the game from the first whistle and use their home ground advantage the best way they can. 

With that talk in mind, the Blades wasted no time and Lys Moussett scored a cracker in the first half to boost the team's confidence going forward into the 

“I want to win,” said Wilder. “I want my team to win at anything. I want players to have that in their attitude and mindset but you’ve always got to look after your performance as well to get into that position to win games of football.

“I was delighted last time out at home (a narrow 1-0 defeat to Liverpool) in terms of the performance but we didn’t marry it up with a big result. That happened against Leicester and Southampton.

“You’re in it to gain points whatever way you do that and especially as a promoted club every point is precious. It’s a big result for us.

Danny Lawson / PA“It’s been a great night for us. That’s what we’re in the division for, days and nights like this - Everton away and Arsenal at home.

“We needed to produce a big performance because we’re playing historically a big football club and they’re expected to go really well this year, top four and higher.

“We needed to do a lot of things right and I think we did and we got our rewards.”

This particular game was Mousset's Premier League debut for Sheffield upon joining the side from Bournemouth and what a way for him to announce himself. 

“He’s been knocking on the door,” said Wilder. “We had to get him up to speed and a lot of work’s been put in with the conditioners and Lys himself to get him into a situation where he starts a game.

“You could see just after half-time he was struggling but that was enough for me on his home debut. He’s a popular boy with the players and you could see from the supporters why they’ve taken to him as well.

“We’ve got players that are making their way in this division. We’re not buying £40m, £50m, £60m players who are established internationals who have played all over Europe. We’re buying players who want to get better and improve, and are taking their first early steps in the Premier League.

“Lys had a situation at Bournemouth where he was playing behind two really good players but we’ve found a home for him and hopefully it’s just a start for him.”

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