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Sheffield Utd veteran Sharp: Beating Newcastle a huge relief

Sheffield United veteran Billy Sharp was delighted to score in victory over Newcastle United.

The Blades were a man up for the entire second half after Ryan Fraser saw red before the break and their good play was rewarded when the referee pointed to the penalty spot.

Sharp converted the spot kick, netting his 100th career goal for the club, and spoke of the 'huge relief' of hanging onto the lead after they secured their first win of the Premier League campaign.

"It's a huge relief, I'm so happy for the boys," the match winner told Sky Sports.

"It was important we got a win soon. It was scrappy at times but in the first half I thought we were brilliant.

"We got the luck we deserved and saw it through. I thought we played with a lot of confidence and this win can give us more belief. Everyone has written us off, the pressure is off.

"We've not had a great time in the last few months but we've got to keep our heads high now. We're good enough to do it."

Although they got the win, Sheffield United still have it all to do. They're still bottom of the Premier League and sat three points behind West Brom, despite the win.

"He did touch it with his hand, I gave him a nudge," Sharp said of the penalty incident, which had to be checked by VAR.

"The referee made the decision. I love scoring goals for Sheffield United."

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