Chris Wilder says John Egan's brilliant finish should have been his 10th Premier League goal, not his first

VOLLEY: John Egan scores his maiden Premier League goal for Sheffield UnitedVOLLEY: John Egan scores his maiden Premier League goal for Sheffield United
VOLLEY: John Egan scores his maiden Premier League goal for Sheffield United
Chris Wilder watched John Egan score a brilliant maiden Premier League goal, then told his centre-back he should be in double figures for the season.

Egan's volley earned Sheffield United a point at Turf Moor, but in the first half at Burnley it looked like it should have been much better.

“That should have been his 10th goal of the season, not his first,” the ever-demanding Wilder said of Egan's goal, which cancelled out James Tarkowski's.

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“I am quite critical of John, he has been brilliant for us but goals from centre-halves adds to the collection and we've certainly not done enough. John gets into some great positions but he will be the first to admit July 5 shouldn’t have seen his first goal of the season.

“But brilliant finish and to get something out of the game in the manner we did was good."

Wilder thought his players looked tired after six matches since their season resumed on June 17, and felt they should have put Burnley to the sword before the fatigue started to really hit home.

“I thought a few of our boys were flagging but (Ben) Osborn and Sander Berge in the middle of the park drove the game forward for us and (David) McGoldrick was good,” said Wilder. “A couple of boys looked really tired.

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“From an effort, attitude and enthusiasm point of view it was really good, just a touch critical that we didn't put them to bed in the first 20, 25 minutes. We were just a little bit rushed and lacked that composure.

“It was a positive second-half performance but just lacked the quality we showed for the goal."

Sheffield United were lifted by the return of central defender Jack O'Connell, who came on for his first football since lockdown after the hour mark. The Blades have four more matches to play, starting with the midweek visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

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