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Billy Sharp believes Sheffield United can get out of trouble after recording their first Premier League win of the season on Tuesday.
Sharp scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot when the Blades defeated Newcastle United at Bramhall Lane to move to five points on the season.
The result left Chris Wilder’s team nine points from safety, but Sharp has insisted the team can avoid relegation this season.
“It’s such a relief, I’m very happy for the guys,” he said. Sky sports. “It was important that we get a victory soon. It was tough at times, but in the first half I thought we were brilliant.
“We got the luck we deserved and we got through it.
“I thought we played with a lot of confidence and this victory can give us more faith. Everyone has discarded us, the pressure has disappeared.
“We have not had a very good time in recent months, but now we have to keep our heads up. We are good enough to do it.
“He touched it with his hand, I gave him a push. The referee made the decision. I love scoring goals for Sheffield United. “
SL View: a difficult task for the Blades
The result ended a record streak of 20 league games without a win for the Blades and will undoubtedly be a relief to everyone linked to the club.
They showed a lot of determination against a poor Newcastle team and that spirit should serve them well during the second part of the season.
However, an upcoming list of matches from Tottenham Hotspur (H), Manchester United (A) and Manchester City (A) could leave them further adrift from safety by the end of the month.
With 20 games to play, it would be foolish to write off the Blades, but the task they face could prove beyond them.