They all count at the end of the day. Oli McBurnie might score better goals, but that didn’t make the Scotland international’s latest Sheffield United strike any less important.
McBurnie netted the only goal of Friday night’s Premier League clash between the Blades and West Ham. His strike handed Chris Wilder’s side a valuable win, albeit in controversial circumstances.
After the nature of McBurnie’s goal, they had V.A.R to thank for the 1-0 win. Declan Rice was controversially deemed to have handled the ball in the build up to a late Hammers equaliser, which was finished by fellow Scotsman Robert Snodgrass.
Made the opportunity count
It meant that McBurnie got the title of match winner during this clash. It came in the second half, with a move started by Irons stopper David Martin’s poor clearance out from the back.
Scotland’s Bramall Lane duo combined to punish the keeper for this. John Fleck slotted McBurnie in for the finish and his shot managed to sneak under the unfortunate Martin.
Wilder’s side are flying at the moment and currently sit sixth in the Premier League. They’re punching above their weight and both Fleck and McBurnie will be loving their football at the moment.
That can only be a good thing as the Euro 2020 play-offs edge closer.