Sheffield United 1 Leicester CityDecember 7, 2020
Chris Wilder says he and his team share their fans’ worry as Sheffield United’s plight at the bottom of the Premier League table continued with defeat at home to Leicester City.
The Blades looked set to secure only their second point of the season when Oli McBurnie scored his first of the campaign after Ayoze Perez had given the visitors the lead.
But with just a few minutes of the match remaining, James Maddison fed in striker Jamie Vardy, who scampered clear of the home defence and slotted his shot past Aaron Ramsdale.
The 33-year-old boyhood fan of Blades’ rivals Sheffield Wednesday celebrated by running to the corner flag and snapping it with his boot.
United, who have made the worst start by any club to a Premier League season, now only have one point from 11 games and sit five points adrift at the bottom.
“If players want to stay in this division then they have to make better decisions,” Wilder told BBC Radio 5 Live, referring to the errors made by Chris Basham and John Fleck in the build-up to Vardy’s late goal.
“We’re all worried because we care about results and performances. We’re in this position for a reason.”
Wilder, who has led the Yorkshire side to two promotions, added: “We are a losing team at the moment and I am the manager of a losing team.
“Whether it is cruel or deserved, we have to make the right decisions. If we make the right decisions we get something from the game against a really decent team.”
Earlier, Vardy and Maddison both came close with fierce efforts that struck the Blades’ right-hand upright.
Oliver Burke had United’s only other chance of note when he slipped with just Kasper Schmeichel to beat.
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