Although David McGoldrick may have grabbed all the headlines in Sheffield United’s 3-0 victory at Hull City, it was the impact of another player who impressed some of the club’s supporters.
After scoring his first goal of the season in the Blades’ Good Friday triumph against Nottingham Forest, Enda Stevens doubled his tally for the year by heading home a George Baldock cross at the KCOM Stadium.
An ever-present for Chris Wilder’s side since joining the club from Portsmouth in 2017, the Republic of Ireland international is on the verge of getting a second opportunity to prove himself as a Premier League player.
Having made seven appearances for Aston Villa in the top flight during the 2012/13 campaign, Stevens will be keen to demonstrate that he is good enough to play at that level again yet in order to do this, he must first help United secure a top-two finish in the Championship in May.
Monday’s victory against the Tigers saw the Blades move one step closer to realising this dream as victories in their remaining two fixtures will guarantee automatic promotion.
After seeing their side secure a dominant victory, these United fans took to Twitter to praise Stevens for his contribution.
Enda Stevens is the best left back in the league, don’t even question it
— Brad Carroll (@BradLCarroll) 22 April 2019
Enda Stevens is unreal end of chat
— Dane Hodgson (@danehodgson1) 22 April 2019
Imagine having a head like Enda Stevens #bulletheader
— Christoff (@walkerchristoff) 22 April 2019
Enda Stevens though he’s improved so much especially 2nd half of this season
— Helen (@HelenBladette) 22 April 2019
That 45 mins is the best football we’ve played all season! Absolute panda! Oh Enda Stevens, goes running down the wing…….
— Matt (@Cobby1889) 22 April 2019
Enda Stevens turns into a goal scoring machine for the last month of the season
— (@JOsborn_) 22 April 2019
Stevens will be looking to score for the third consecutive game when the Blades face Ipswich Town at Bramall Lane next Saturday.
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