Reading, who are 21st in the table, ran out deserved winners 2-1 through Tom McIntyre’s added-time winner after Iliman Ndiaye appeared to save a point for sixth-placed Blades.
The Royals had been leading since the first half thanks to ex-Owl Lucas Joao’s superb finish, and United can’t complain about the result – although they will feel aggrieved by the way it played out.
“It was a fantastic performance from the boys. They have gradually improved, today was the best I have seen them play under me,” said former England international Ince.
“He had all the components. Defending well and we separated them with the ball. They were a good team and that’s what you need against these top teams.
“Sheffield United are a top team, they haven’t lost here for so long and you can see what a big result this is for us and I have to say deserved.
“We had great chances and we could have put the game to bed. We just had to be more ruthless.
“Our football deserved to be rewarded with more goals and to be fair to Paul, he said, the better team won. I like that, a lot of managers say nonsense after the game but he said we were the best team and deserved to win, which I thank him for.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-15 17:03:35