Barnet boss Darren Currie said it was “a great occasion for everyone concerned” and expressed the pride he had for his team after their shock 1-0 FA Cup win at Sheffield United.

The Bees held onto their victory from the 21st minute after Shaquile Coulthirst’s penalty having had the better of the first half, but were forced to defend valiantly after the break to keep the hosts out.

Currie, who was only appointed at the end of last year following John Still’s retirement from management, told the club website: “The fans, the club, the players, the coaching staff; everyone’s played their part today and it’s turned out to be a brilliant day for the club.

“The players took on board the game plan. There was no doubt in our minds they were going to spend more time with the ball but I asked for bravery, I asked for courage with the ball and they showed that in the first half.”

Barnet captain Callum Reynolds described the feeling of beating the Blades, who are third in the Championship, as “unbelievable”.

“I can’t quite believe it. I can because it’s happened but I’m so happy, I’m just so happy.

“When Billy Sharp came on I was thinking it’s not going to be easy but he’s got that record for a reason, maybe he should have had one today but I thought we defended really well as a team.”