SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson hailed a “special display” after watching his team reassert their grip on League One’s automatic promotion places.
United demolished Notts County 5-2 at Meadow Lane to move two points clear of the chasing pack with only eight games of the season remaining.
And Wilson, who welcomed midfielder Kevin McDonald back into his starting 11 for the first time since last month’s victory over Preston North End, said: “You’ve seen everything out there that is required to win football matches; good passing, determination, commitment and clinical finishing.
“We’ve come here under pressure from people in certain quarters and, I tell you what, that’s how you answer them.
“I thought the lads were absolutely outstanding.
“The only disappointment for me was that we conceded a couple of goals because I didn’t think we deserved to.
“We’ve played that well before but to produce that, at this stage of the campaign, was very special.”
Goals from Stephen Quinn, Ched Evans, Matthew Lowton and Neill Collins saw United race into an unassailable lead at the interval before Lee Williamson pounced either side of efforts from Alan Judge and Julian Kelly.
Keith Curle, the County manager, admitted his players had been “royally turned over,” with Wilson, who confirmed he has “put out feelers to several clubs” in the loan market, adding: “Does that (win) put pressure on other teams? You’d have to ask them.
“I’ve maintained all along, we’re not bothered about what is going on elsewhere because we can’t control that.”