SHEFFIELD United boss Chris Wilder said Cherries striker Callum Wilson gave his defenders “a great education” in hassling them for 90 minutes at Bramall Lane.

England frontman Wilson netted the opening goal for Cherries after 13 minutes in Yorkshire.

But after a strong start from the visitors, the Blades roared back thanks to goals from Billy Sharp and John Lundstram to seal a 2-1 win.

Wilder said: “I thought Callum Wilson was excellent.

“A great education for the likes of O’Connell, Egan and Basham because they played against a proper centre-forward that didn’t give them any minute or any time.

“They had to be on their toes all afternoon, which they were.”

Victory took the Blades into the fifth in the top flight and left Cherries two points clear of the bottom three in 16th position.

“You’ve got to give credit to the opposition, they started better than us,” said Wilder.

“They have got some really good players.

“People will look at league positions but we never looked at that. We can’t think that as a football club. This was as tough as it gets.”

The Blades have taken four points from their games against Eddie Howe’s men this season.

Sharp scored a late leveller in a 1-1 draw at Vitality Stadium on the opening day of the campaign.