Sheffield United beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at Ewood Park on Wednesday night to move level on 22 points with both Leeds United and Middlesbrough at the top of the Championship table.

A second half brace from Billy Sharp, his seventh and eighth goals of the season, was enough for the Blades to claim a deserved seventh win of the season, more than any other team in the division, and end Blackburn’s long unbeaten run at home that stretched back to September 2017 when they lost to AFC Wimbledon.

Only a good performance from Blackburn keeper David Raya prevented Chris Wilder’s side from winning the match by a higher margin, as they extended their recent good form to three wins from their last four matches and just one defeat in their last eight Championship games, since losing their opening two matches of the campaign.

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield after the win Wilder said, “It was a really good performance, they had a proud unbeaten record and we dealt with their threats very well.”

“When we were in possession we looked like we could score and even though it took until the second half to get in front, we would have been bitterly disappointed not to win.”

“I think we put in a proper performance as both individuals and a team. It’s a good time to be a Blade, there’ll be bumps along the way but we should enjoy it when we can.”

Sheffield United will be looking to extend their good run of form and move into the automatic promotion places with a win at home to struggling Hull City on Saturday.

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