Published: 18:50 | 1/12/19

Wilder disappointed, Santo pleased after Molineux draw


Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admits he was slightly disappointed not to claim all three points after Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at Wolves.

Lys Mousset opened the scoring at Molineux after just two minutes, but the Blades failed to extend their lead despite carving out chances either side of the break, and Ireland international Matt Doherty headed home an equaliser for the host in the second half.

Sheffield United are still unbeaten in Premier League away matches this season, and have not tasted defeat in their last seven matches.

"This was always going to be a tough fixture and a tough place to come," said Wilder. 

"I'm delighted we've kept our away record going into early December and we're still unbeaten away from home, which is great in terms of attitude and gives us something to go forward with.

"But there is some disappointment because we should have scored another goal and gone on to score two or even three.

"Our start to both halves was terrific, the first half in particular obviously. We had chances to put the game to bed and we didn't take them.

"Wolves have some terrific players at the top end of the pitch, all over the pitch actually, and if you give them enough time and chances then they will hurt you and that’s what happened. We paid the price for that.

"We tried to get after Wolves and kill the game off but the teams in this division are absolutely top drawer and you aren’t always going to be able to do that."

Wolves are now unbeaten in nine Premier League matches, and manager Nuno Espirito Santo praised his side's resilience in fighting back to claim a point after a long journey home from Portugal following Thursday's 3-3 Europa League draw against Braga.

"The reaction we had from going behind was excellent – we reacted well to go for the game in the first half and in the second half," he said.

"For us it was a challenge because we played Europa League on Thursday, so we cannot be prouder today. The reaction was very good.

"I'm pleased with the game. I think it was a very good game of football, honestly, it was one of the best games I've had, it was very good.

"I think we performed very well and Sheffield United performed very, very good also – high intensity, duels, honesty, two teams in the game, both teams wanting to go for the game.

"I'm very proud of them and very proud of the way we played and proud of the way we competed and fought back."

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