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We've made a massive statement - Flint

City have sent a strong message to their promotion-chasing rivals after beating Sheffield United 2-1.

That's according to City defender Aden Flint, who grabbed the winner at Bramall Lane on Friday night.

Jamie Paterson fired City into a first-half lead but Leon Clarke's 14th goal of the season drew the Blades level.

The hosts had been dominating for much of the game - hitting the woodwork four time - but Flint stuck a fierce shot late on in front of the travelling fans to seal the result.

Bobby Reid needed two attempts to get the ball into the penalty area but his eventual cross fell to Flint, who slotted home from close range.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

Talking about his winning strike, Flint told BCTV: "I was raging with Bobby because he didn't put the ball in first time. He tried to thread a ball through to Matty Taylor but it's a great ball in the end. I was in the right place at the right time but I am delighted to get the three points.

"Whoever has made the journey up on a Friday night to come and watch us, well hats off to them! It's a long journey, it's freezing and probably cold enough to kill penguins up here, but it was nice to score again.

"Credit to Sheffield United because before they went down to ten men, they were looking good."

Flint nets the winner at Bramall Lane

RED CARD CHANGED THE GAME

John Fleck received his marching orders in the second half for a two-footed tackle on Korey Smith. The midfielder had to be substituted and left the stadium on crutches.

Flint continued: "The sending off eased things a bit for us and we started to play more football. We were disappointed they got their goal but we showed great character to get the three points.

"He (Korey) is not in a good way. He's on crutches at the minute and it's not nice to see anyone get injured. He's a genuine lad and we hope he makes a speedy recovery.

"It's a massive statement tonight, it was a big game. Both teams are in the play-off positions and it was a big statement to the teams above and behind us, We're not getting too carried away but we are looking in a good position."

FLINT PRAISES FIELDING

The defender had special praise for his goalkeeper, Frank Fielding, who made impressive saves against the Blades.

It was his first appearance since signing a new contract with City.

Flint said: I'm delighted for Frankie with the new deal. He's a fantastic person and player.

"He joined at the same time as me and deserves a new deal and the recognition. He's made some fantastic saves but that's what we know him for. He's done well all season as he has in previous season and we hope he continues in that vain of form."

WHAT HE SAID

"I was in the right place at the right time but I am delighted to get the three points."

Aden Flint

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