Sheffield United move into the playoffs with Swansea City thrashing

Morgan Gibbs-White celebrates in front of the Kop after scoring

By Josh Zealand

On loan star man Morgan Gibbs-White claimed two goals and an assist in the Blades’ 4-0 victory at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

A fast start saw the in-form Blades open the scoring in the 14th minute. Gibbs-White latched onto the end of an excellent Oli Norwood through ball, bringing the ball under control and casually lifting it over the onrushing Fisher in the Swansea goal.

Just three minutes later, George Baldock gave United a two-goal lead, volleying home a goal of the season contender. Some lovely build-up play found Rhys Norrington-Davies on the left with space to cross. The incoming Baldock perfectly timed his connection with the ball, and it flew over the crossbar and in. Breathing space for the Blades.

Baldock was involved again for the third goal which came in the 38th minute. He miraculously kept the ball in-play whilst sending Gibbs-White away on the right. The Wolves loanee played a lovely cushioned through ball for Sharp who did what he does best and put the ball into the back of the net. Billy Sharp scores goals.

Swansea were well off the pace as Sheffield United went into half-time with a commanding lead.

While United had dropped a few gears, they were still playing Swansea off the park and wrapped up a brilliant victory with a fourth goal, this time in front of the Kop end. It was touch of class from Billy Sharp to hold up a Norrington-Davies cross, before laying it on a plate for Gibbs-White to curl into the far corner, leaving the keeper flat footed.

The victory means that Sheffield United now sit 6th in the Championship table, with a game in hand on the two above them and only 3 points behind.

Swansea however now sit 17th, and may yet find themselves dragged into a relegation scrap.

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