By Josh Zealand
Sheffield United 6 – 2 Peterborough United
Ndiaye (14′, 70′), Fleck (51′), Osborn (53′, 90+3′), Gibbs-White (68′)
Marriot (40′), Clarke-Harris (79′ pen)
Sheffield United thrashed Peterborough United 6-2 in a superb home victory which saw Slavisa Jokanovic attain his first win in the Championship as United boss.
“It is an important victory. For me it is more important that my players start to trust and believe they can play good football and they can win the games”Sheffield United manager slavisa jokanovic
U23’s graduate Iliman Ndiaye signed a brand new contract with the senior team midweek, and rewarded the home fans with a goal just 14 minutes into his full Sheffield United debut.
It was the first time The Blades had led a league game this season, after a lack lustre start back in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League.
The red and white of Sheffield dominated the game and ran Peterborough off the park for 40 minutes, before a Jack Robinson error pathed the way for former Sheffield Wednesday loanee and Derby man Jack Marriot to equalise for The Posh.
Sheffield United came with all-out-attack mode in the second half and Frankie Kent’s wayward pass ended with John Fleck putting the home team back in front, assisted by Billy Sharp.
Sharp then turned provider again, this time crossing the ball low into the path of the inrushing Ben Osborn to tap home and put the Blades 3-1 up.
New Wolves loanee Morgan Gibbs-White put in a stunning performance on his United debut and rounded it off with a powerful drive into the top corner before Iliman Ndiaye grabbed his brace from a header, cramping up in the process.
Former Miller Jonson Clarke-Harris scored a late consolation penalty for The Posh to make it 5-2 late on. Ben Osborn completed the scoring in stoppage time and rounded off a superb and exciting victory for the Blades.
Sheffield United fans stayed behind to give their team a standing ovation and there is a lot of hope amongst supporters that this is just the beginning of what could be a thrilling campaign for The Blades.
“When I first stepped out just before kick off the fans were electric, and it got me ready for the game straight away”debutant goalscorer morgan gibbs-white