It was a good weekend for Scotland international John Fleck as he helped deliver a big win for Sheffield United.
The Blades man has been excellent this season, making himself a mainstay in the Bramall Lane side’s Premier League midfield. It’s a just reward, having come up with the club from League One.
It’s been rewarded with things like his first EPL goal and a Scotland berth that was long overdue. This weekend was perhaps his finest match in England’s top flight so far.
Two goals seal Sheffield United win
Against Aston Villa, United had a good chance to build on their 2-1 away win at Norwich and keep themselves within the league’s top eight. With the help of a Fleck double, they did just that.
It was a 2-0 victory for Chris Wilder’s side. After a goalless first half, Fleck stepped up five minutes into the second half. John Lundstram’s flick into the box was met by the Scotland international, who turned the ball past Tom Heaton.
He all but sealed the game just under 20 minutes from time too. Fleck had a brilliant part in the build-up play before David McGoldrick’s quality assist allowed the Scotsman to net his fourth of the season.
It was a brilliant weekend for Sheffield United and Scotland’s central midfielder made sure that was the case.