Billy Sharp made history on New Year’s day when he became the leading goal-scorer in English league football by scoring his 220th goal. Having been so prolific in the lower leagues, it’s bewildering how Sharp has never properly played in the Premier League. However, it now seems like a taste of Premier League football is finally close-by.
Sharp has been almost a one-man wrecking crew for Sheffield United so far this season. He’s scored 22 goals for them this season, contributing to almost half their entire goalscoring tally in the Championship this season. Among the goals have been many winners which have catapulted the Blades into the third position in the title race.
For the first time in many seasons, promotion seems to be around the corner for Sharp and Sheffield. While a frustrating draw against Aston Villa on Friday night hindered their progress, there’s still a long way to go. The Blades will aim for a top-two place to get them guaranteed promotion and the way Sharp’s playing, it’s definitely possible.
The mighty striker’s been everywhere in the final third for them. Be it bullying defenders, scoring headers, close-range finishes or even showing moments of technical brilliance, Sharp has done it all this season. He’s roaring like a hungry tiger and will not let go until promotion is guaranteed.
It’d be a beautiful fairytale for Sharp to lead Sheffield to promotion this season, justifying everything he’s been working for. However, he needs to maintain concentration and keep on scoring until the Blades’ promotion’s been secured come May.
If he does, he’ll write himself into Bramall Lane folklore.