Wilson gets Blades going

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson admitted giving his men a half-time roasting against Walsall.

Last Updated: 06/04/13 at 22:56

Danny Wilson: Motivational magic

Danny Wilson: Motivational magic

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

It worked, as a much-improved second-half display from the Blades saw them salvage a point in a 1-1 draw at the Banks's Stadium.

Craig Westcarr gave Walsall a 44th-minute lead with a low shot from James Baxendale's cross.

Febian Brandy missed a hat-trick of decent chances before the Blades grabbed a point when Kevin McDonald's shot was turned onto a post by goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, and substitute Chris Porter tapped in the rebound.

Wilson said: "It was a game of two halves. We never got a grip of it in the first half and quite honestly we looked anxious and didn't handle the pitch well, and allowed them too much space.

"There were one or two choice words at half time because I was very angry with that performance.

"The second half I got a response and we really took the game to them, and I think we deserved a goal. Walsall had a couple of chances but they are a very good side with some tricky and quick players.

"A point is better than none and we must be grateful for small mercies. I think it was a fair result in the end.

"Our two substitutes (Porter and Callum McFadzean) did very well in the second half and Porter showed what he is capable of doing."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Gary Lineker could host BT Sport's Champions League coverage

Gary Lineker has held talks with BT Sport about presenting their Champions League coverage next season.

Contract news: Robin van Persie unsure if he will be offered new Manchester United deal

Robin van Persie says he has no idea if he will be offered a new contract at Manchester United.

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company