Sheffield United fans react to Scott Hogan's debut after Aston Villa woes

Fans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch the action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Reading at Bramall Lane on February 16, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Sheffield United thrashed Reading on Saturday afternoon.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa during the FA Cup Third Round match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on January 5, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Sheffield United's push for promotion was boosted again on Saturday afternoon, hammering Reading 4-0 at Bramall Lane.

The Blades, who beat Middlesbrough in midweek, picked up another home win to go second, with Leeds United not in action.

Chris Wilder's men picked up an easy win over struggling Reading, with Kieron Freeman getting himself on the scoresheet inside a minute.

 

Gary Madine added two more before the break, before John Fleck grabbed a fourth in the second half, sealing a perfect afternoon for United.

The Blades remain two points behind league leaders Norwich, and they did it all without even having to bring on top scorer Billy Sharp, who started on the bench.

Wilder instead went with Madine and new signing Scott Hogan up top, with Hogan making his first appearance for the Blades since joining from Aston Villa on deadline day in January.

Scott Hogan of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England.

The 26-year-old endured a miserable time at Villa Park, but showed promising signs for United, picking up an assist in that hammering of Reading.

Fans have taken to Twitter to react to his performance, praising him for being quick and hard working, with a goal being the only thing missing from his display.

Others called Hogan 'fantastic' and 'immense', believing there were hugely encouraging signs from the new loanee, which Villa fans won't exactly be pleased to hear after his Villa Park struggles.

Fans shield their eyes from the sun as they watch the action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield United and Reading at Bramall Lane on February 16, 2019 in Sheffield,...

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