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15 June 2020 08:01
Sheffield United striker on his journey to the top and the day Chris Wilder sent him into an off-licence two minutes away from Millwall’s groundBilly Sharp remembers how the travelling Sheffield United fans were “rolling down the stand, trying to get to me,” utterly lost in the euphoria of the moment. There is no feeling quite like the one that accompanies a vital last-gasp goal and, on the face of it, Sharp’s 88th-minute equaliser at Bournemouth last August had it all.It was the day of Sheffield United’s Premier League return, their first game in the top division since 2006‑07 and Sharp, the Sheffield boy and lifelong Blades fan, the captain and one of the symbols of the club, had saved the day just six minutes after coming on as a substitute. But there was even more to it than that. Related: Billy Sharp's moving tribute to football after death of his baby son Related: Premier League restart preview No 15: Sheffield United Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian