Friday 23 August 2019

WATCH: Ireland's John Egan leads fist-pumping sing-song as Sheffield United celebrate promotion Premier League

Sheffield United's John Egan reacts after beating Ipswich on Saturday
Sheffield United's John Egan reacts after beating Ipswich on Saturday

And just like that, Ireland have another four Premier League players following Sheffield United's promotion to England's top flight yesterday.

United's Irish legion are on the way to the Promised Land after Saturday's victory over Ipswich effectively sealed the deal.

And defender John Egan led the late-night celebrations with his own version of Allez Allez Allez as the Blades parties into the night. There was also double joy for David McGoldrick, who scooped the club's Player of the Year award.

United were helped on the way by a player who might not be at the club next season.

Scott Hogan - on loan from Aston Villa - broke the deadlock against the division's worst team.

It was just his second goal since joining in January, with the Irish striker missing out on Mick McCarthy's opening Ireland double-header due to his poor form.

His future is clouded in uncertainty and United may look for players with Premier League experience to strengthen.

Egan, Enda Stevens, and David McGoldrick were able to officially celebrate yesterday after Leeds' draw with Villa mathematically confirmed their ascension.

Mick McCarthy sent his congrats and is also happy that he will now have the players available for May's training camp in Portugal.

"David has had an incredible season and promotion is just reward for both himself and the team, while Scott has certainly given me food for thought with his recent goals," said McCarthy.

"He's worked hard to get back into the Blades team and is a contender for Denmark and Gibraltar now.

"We still have a number of players who could feature in play-offs, but having them available for Portugal is a real help."

Additional reporting by PA

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