Wilson salutes sharp Blades

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Danny Wilson felt his team were in total control

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Danny Wilson felt his team were in total control

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson hailed his side for a dominant performance after they maintained their unbeaten run with a 1-0 win at Leyton Orient.

A stunning 25-yard strike from Nick Blackman provided the defining moment of the game.

"I thought we were totally in control and for large, large parts of the game, we totally dominated play," Wilson said.

"Overall, the performance was very strong and they didn't really give us any problems if I'm honest.

"The goal that separated the teams was an absolute peach of a goal and Nick does it all the time in training. He does it day in and day out. He's worked really hard, he was against two dominant centre-backs and he's taken so many hits, but he's handled it very well.

"It's not easy for a striker when you are playing away from home, they don't get a lot of joy, they get decisions that go against them.

"That goal was a real bit of quality and I knew that we had the quality in our team but we just needed patience. Possibly we had other situations that we could have done better with but, overall, I don't think they gave us any problems really. To play away from home and get three points with a good solid base and get the win was tremendous."

Orient boss Russell Slade had no complaints about the result.

"We deserved to lose the game but they were the best side we've played this season," he said.

"You only have to look at their record to know they are a difficult side to beat. It was a tight affair but we've lost to a good side. We tried to go with a different formation in the first period to cause them a problem but it didn't work particularly brilliantly."

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