Sheffield United pulled off a big win in their battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League as they came from behind to beat fellow strugglers West Brom 2-1.
Chris Wilder’s team were one-nil down in the game. However, an inspired comeback saw them pick up their third win of the season. United might still be 10 points off safety, but they trail West Brom by only one point, and in recent weeks their results have picked up after a very poor first-half of the season.
One of the players who was key to the win was John Fleck. The Scotland international helped drive United onto the win with a performance that was reminiscent of his excellent displays last season.
Helped set up winning goal
He was all over the pitch, and played a part in the winning goal, as his back-heel set up Chris Basham’s cross which led to Billy Sharp’s goal.
If Sheffield United are going to pull off an unlikely escape act then they will need more excellent performances from Fleck. He is more than capable of doing that, and he will be vital for Sheffield United for the rest of the season. Perhaps even their most important player.
Return to form
Some Sheffield United fans on social media were impressed with the 29-year-old’s display. One fan claimed that his return to form was one of the best things to happen so far this year. Another proclaimed that Fleck was one of the players who won the game for the club.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to John Fleck’s performance:
— Dan Khan (@DanKhan_5) February 2, 2021
Fleck & Lunny were also great.
— Matt Steele-Bauer (@steelebauer) February 2, 2021
Unreal that! United of old are back, fleck.. basham outstanding , get in! #SUFC
— Shane McKay (@shaneMc7) February 2, 2021
Best thing to happen in 2021 so far is the return of Sir John Fleck
— Kirwin (@AbbeyKirwin) February 2, 2021
I missed you John Fleck !
— kyle crooks (@Kyle_crooks) February 2, 2021
— whistlesnapper (@whistlesnapper) February 2, 2021
John Fleck is back for good. JB was immense, especially seeing that he played at both LWB and RWB. Brill
— Ned (@nedlyl25) February 2, 2021