Yorkshire news Every word a fuming Wilder said on team selection, penalty and Basham PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Blades boss did not hold back in his criticism of the decision not to award a penalty late on for a foul by the keeper on Jayden Bogle
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder was scathing with the decision not to award a penalty in the 1-0 defeat to Fulham yesterday. The Blades boss said he was 'delighted' that Jayden Bogle was coming home on the coach and not in hospital after a challenge by keeper Alphonse Areola that was somehow awarded as a free-kick against the full-back. Replays confirmed it should have been a penalty to add yet another bizarre VAR call to a catalogue of others spanning all the way to last season. That decision, an injury to Chris Basham and a poor performance capped off a miserable night at Craven Cottage for Sheffield United. Here is every word the manager said on the key topics to emerge from yesterday's 1-0 defeat. Thoughts on the decision not to award a penalty? "Where are these decisions coming from? I am just not getting it. "We had John Lundstram sent off for being reckless and out of control. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now "I am not sure that goalkeeper was in control and knew everything about that challenge. "I am delighted that my young right wing back, who is going to be a player and is getting used to the Premier League, is back on the coach tonight and not somewhere else. "I am delighted because he could quite easily be, without even talking about whether it's a penalty or not, or us getting that penalty and us sticking that penalty away because the skipper is decent on spot kicks and us trying to win a game of football. "It’s a long list of decisions going against us. We had one that went over the line, that still aggravates me. I am sure I didn't cause as much as a fuss over that as I should have done." Jayden Bogle is brought down by the keeper inside the area but no penalty was given. (Image: Ben Stansall - Pool/Getty Images) Do you feel after tonight's result it's going to be too hard to come back from? "We have to do so much. We will keep fighting, they are professional footballers. That's what it says on their contract, to keep going. Their professionalism and my attitude what it's been over the years, they understand that. They have to keep going right to the end. "We have an obligation and a commitment to our supporters, nobody else, but our supporters and fellow players to keep going and see if we can get some results on the board between now and the end of the season. "I am not going to sit here and mug everybody off by saying we have a great chance. It's going to be an incredible ask. We just have to keep our heads down and look at that next game." What did you make of the performance overall? "It's like the West Ham game last week and 75% of the games that we have been involved in. Nothing in it. "They have some good players. People in the game know the detail of where we are as a football club. "People will say it's Fulham, who are third bottom, and West Brom, who are second bottom, but people in the game know the detail of what's happening. "Fifteen out of 20 years this football club that we are playing against has been in the Premier League. West Brom are the same and what advantage that gives you. "It doesn't look like we are going to add to our second year.
News source = PremierLeague-News.Com
. Football Yorkshire brings you the latest transfer developments, live match coverage, injury updates and all the daily news from Bramall Lane. You can customise the app to your own preferences and stay across everything you need to know, while joining the debate with Blades fans in our comments section. Download the app by clicking here.
"First of all, you come away from home and you get a foothold in the game and it's a good start. "We didn't dominate the game but I never felt 'oh dear me we are on the back foot'. A good shape about us and first job done getting to half-time. "We know that these games are not going to be free-flowing and us coming here and winning three or four nil and dominating possession. It's not the way it is, especially at this stage of the season. "We got a big foothold in the game but unfortunately we talked about it last week at West Ham. A mistake, goal, another mistake, goal, a mistake here tonight, goal, Tottenham a mistake, goal, Man City a mistake, goal, punished.
'Tearing his hair out' - Graeme Souness explains the key reason for Sheffield United's plight
Sheffield United player ratings: Moment to forget for Ampadu in negative Blades display
"Loads of games in the Premier League decided like that and we have not done enough in both boxes that have cost us the games and it did do tonight." How bad is Chris Basham's injury? "Basham has done his hamstring, the fittest kid in the club by a million miles. "Top professional, looks after his body. Played how many games over the last three or four years and does his hamstring. "The record that we have had is ridiculous. I think there are only two or three players who haven't had injuries this season, which is just incredible. "We've conditioned the players in a manner over two or three years where they are tough, hardened and don't really pick up soft tissue injuries.
Ademola Lookman scores the only goal of the game to seal a 1-0 win over Sheffield United
(Image: ANDREW COULDRIDGE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
"Bash has over-stretched and it's really disappointing to see him come off the pitch, as it was to see John Egan on Monday night. "We will wait and see. We will get back to Sheffield and see what's what and assess, but I would be very surprised if he was available next week." Can you explain your team selection? "We wanted to get Lundstram on the ball as a sitting midfield player. We wanted to go with that decision instead of Oli (Norwood). We wanted to play Kean Bryan, who I thought was great in terms of his contribution. He has come from nowhere and is playing in the Premier League and is having to survive. "George to look after Lookman. Jayden wasn't quite right this week. Had a few games and in the Premier League it's really intense. "We started with George and Basham pushed on one. They pressed well and got around the midfield players, so we quickly changed it around. "We always knew that if we couldn't get Lunny on the ball we had that opportunity to change that."
Source = PremierLeague-News.Com