DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, refused to press the panic button after his team were beaten for the first time in League One this season.
A 3-0 reverse at the hands of Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town saw them slip to second in the table with the visitors climbing to third.
After watching Lee Novak (2) and Oscar Gobern both pounce before the break for Lee Clark’s side, Wilson said: “It’s the first setback we’ve had. People might see it differently to me but, if you look back at the game in general, there wasn’t much difference in terms of chances.
“The difference was that they capitalised on theirs and we didn’t.
“We could have dealt with the ones they had better, I agree.
“But a wake-up call? Not for me. I know there are some good teams and players at this level.”
United, whose only other defeat until last night had been at Everton in the Carling Cup, saw Chris Porter and substitute Ched Evans go close, with former United goalkeeper Ian Bennett also completing a hat-trick of fine saves.
Clark insisted Huddersfield “were made to work for their success,” before admitting: “That was our best performance of the season. I was delighted with it.”
Marcus Williams, Wilson’s latest signing, made his debut on the left-hand side of United’s defence.
Williams, who once turned down the opportunity to join his new club after criticising the “long ball” tactics employed by one of Wilson’s predecessors, is scheduled to spent the next 28 days in his native South Yorkshire after arriving on emergency loan from Reading.