Sheffield United’s Clough: It’s all about the players and supporters

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough insisted his side’s FA Cup quarter-final triumph was not at all about him.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough insisted his side’s FA Cup quarter-final triumph was not at all about him.

The Blades beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 at Bramall Lane on Sunday to book a semi-final date with Hull City, booking their spot in the final four for the first time since 2003.

Clough, who took over at United in October, was delighted after the match but made it clear that the victory had nothing to do with his influence.

"There's not an awful lot of satisfaction for me personally," said Clough.

"I don't have a chart at home where you rank the games. I don't honestly, it's not about that.

"It's about the players and supporters, especially this, celebrating together.”

Ryan Flynn and John Brayford scored goals within two minutes of each other midway through the second half as United became the first League One side since Wycombe in 2001 to reach the semi-finals.

Clough added: "To get to this stage as a League One club in the semi-final is an incredible achievement.

"No easy draws as well along the way, going down to Fulham and Villa Park and we've had a few breaks like here when the lad missed that chance.

"It's essential that you get that little break at certain times."

 
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