Sheffield United 2-0 Ipwsich Town: Blades move top of the Championship as Premier League beckons

Sheffield United moved to the top of the Championship table and to within touching distance of the Premier League after beating Ipswich 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

Although not mathematically yet certain, Chris Wilder has taken the Blades from the League One to the very top of English football.

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Scott Hogan opens the scoring for Sheffield United

The end of Blades’ 12-year top-flight exile will be mathematically confirmed if Leeds fail to beat in-form Aston Villa at Elland Road on Sunday.
With a whopping 13+ goal difference above Leeds United, only a freak set of results will stop the Yorkshire side from returning to the Premier League for the first time since 2007 automatically.

With Norwich City set to play in the Saturday evening fixture against Blackburn Rovers, the Championship trophy is a very real possibility for Wilder and his men.

The Blades took the lead after 24 minutes through Scott Hogan as the forward got himself in front of the defender at the near post to turn in Jack O’Connell’s cross.

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The Sheffield United fans heaped praise on Chris Wilder throughout the game

The home side doubled their lead after 70 minutes thanks to a towering header from a corner by Jack O’Connell.

The defender arrived late in the box to rise highest and power a header in off the bar from John Fleck’s corner.

A point will take Norwich City definitely into the Premier League, with Sheffield United set to follow next week away to Stoke City.

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