Sheer elation for Matt

Last updated : 17 October 2010 By Bladesmadeditor

3187663Matt Lowton could be excused for harping on about his first goal for Sheffield United, and in fact his first in professional football.

The versatile 21-year-old slotted into midfield with just 12 minutes left, and chalking up another appearance to his tally was good enough for him, but then he couldn't believe his luck when he jolted into the area then produce a beautiful controlled finish to make the score against Burnley 2:2.

After the game, he said: "Firstly, to come off the bench is brilliant. The gaffer said 'get into the box and try and get a goal', and that's exactly what I did, and I still haven't got over it now!

"Fortunately I was in the right place at the right time, and I prefer to get forward so I enjoyed playing in midfield - hopefully I can get more goals!

"I played in central-midfield when I was 12/13, so I haven't played in that position for a long time.

"As long as I get the minutes I don't mind where I play, I just want to play football."

Lowton went on to describe the feeling of scoring a goal and how the chance arose: "Yeatesy got to the byline and I saw that the area around the penalty spot was free so I moved there.

"The ball took ages to fall to me, I just got what I could get on to it and fortunately it went in the back of the net.

"Scoring that goal is one of the best feelings I've ever had in my life.

"Seeing all the Kop on their feet and all the lads jumping on me, it was just brilliant - I didn't know what to do!"

The Blades and Burnley fans went through hundreds of emotions in the dying embers of Saturday's thriller.

The Clarets stormed into a two-goal lead after the break after goals from Dean Marney and Chris Eagles (pen), but Daniel Bogdanovic halved the deficit, and then academy product Lowton popped up to knock in a Blades equaliser.

Jay Rodriguez stunned the home crowd on the 90th minute mark with a drilled goal into Steve Simonsen's bottom-corner to surely secure Burnley all three points, but the Blades displayed some 'Never Say Die' attitude when Mark Yeates unbelievably levelled the scoreline for the second time 94 minutes in!

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