Sheffield United fans react to Billy Sharp record-equalling feat

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring to level the game 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman Road on December 22,...

The Blades captain is now level with Rickie Lambert in terms of most goals scored in the English leagues since 2000.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield United celebrates scoring to level the game 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Sheffield United at Portman Road on December 22,...

Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp is now within one goal of reaching a seminal milestone after he scored a brace in Saturday's 3-0 Championship win against Blackburn Rovers.

The prolific striker opened the scoring for the Blades at Bramall Lane after hooking an effort home on 73 minutes he before firing past David Raya to double their lead four minutes later.

David McGoldrick then connected with John Fleck's cross and bundled into the back of the Blackburn net via his chest to make sure of all three points in South Yorkshire.

 

Sharp's contributions have put him level on goals with Rickie Lambert in terms of scoring the most English league goals since the turn of the century, both now sitting on 219, according to The Star.

The 32-year-old Sheffield native now has 14 goals from 23 appearances for United this season for a total of 92 from 223 appearances and 228 in all competitions over his career, according to Transfermarkt.

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp scores the opening goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers at Bramall Lane on December 29, 2018 in...

However, it's the record-equalling achievement that now sees the spotlight on Sharp and, following the game, some Blades fans took to Twitter to express their opinions on their star man:

As well as United, Sharp has played for Doncaster, Scunthorpe, Nottingham Forest, Leeds, Southampton, Rushden & Diamonds and Northampton (Transfermarkt).

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp is tackled by Blackburn Rovers' Elliott Bennett during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers at Bramall Lane on...

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