It has been assumed – perhaps even expected – that Burnley and Sheffield United would be playing Premier League football next season for quite some time now. So perhaps it was fitting that barely 24 hours after the Championship’s standout side secured the title, their closest challengers sealed their own fate too. The Blades had four games to get the three points required to seal promotion but, given the way they have performed this season, it was no surprise they did it at the first attempt.
There was collective uproar in this part of Sheffield when Paul Heckingbottom was omitted from the EFL’s end-of-season shortlist for the Championship’s manager of the year, and when you consider the job he has done at Bramall Lane, it is no surprise.
Written by Aaron Bower at Bramall Lane
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/apr/26/sheffield-united-west-brom-championship-match-report under the title “Sheffield United seal promotion to Premier League after sinking West Brom”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.