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Sheff Utd2Port Vale1

Sheffield United 2-1 Port Vale

Michael Doyle scored Sheffield United's winner

Sheffield United secured their first win since the opening weekend of the season by beating 10-man Port Vale.

Vale endured a nightmare start when, after Neill Collins had headed the Blades ahead, Daniel Jones was sent off for a second bookable offence.

The visitors levelled in fortuitous circumstances just before the break when Adam Yates' cross crept in.

However, Michael Doyle hit the winner when he powered the ball beyond the outstretched arm of keeper Chris Neal.

Having started the day bottom of League One, the Blades' first win in 11 matches, for caretaker boss Chris Morgan, was enough to lift them out of the tightly-congested relegation zone.

It proved to be an unhappy return to Bramall Lane for Vale manager Micky Adams, who was on United's books as a youngster and had a short, unsuccessful stint as Blades boss two years ago.

He was also involved in a touchline row with Jennison Myrie-Williams when the forward was substituted on 26 minutes during the reshuffle following Jones' dismissal.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 14McGinnBooked at 17mins
  • 5Maguire
  • 15CollinsBooked at 90mins
  • 19BrandySubstituted forCoadyat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 18KingSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forWestlakeat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Westlake
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 17Coady
  • 22Lappin
  • 23Murphy

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 3JonesBooked at 20mins
  • 21GriffithSubstituted forBirchallat 80'minutes
  • 6Chilvers
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 50mins
  • 9Myrie-WilliamsSubstituted forDuffyat 26'minutes
  • 18Lines
  • 11Pope
  • 29HughesBooked at 65minsSubstituted forDoddsat 66'minutes
  • 7Loft

Substitutes

  • 8Dodds
  • 12Johnson
  • 15Shuker
  • 19Williamson
  • 23Mohamed
  • 24Duffy
  • 26Birchall
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
18,545

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Port Vale 1.
Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Coady replaces Febian Brandy.
Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Robertson (Port Vale).

Booking

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).
Louis Dodds (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).
Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Darryl Westlake replaces Ryan Flynn.
Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Birchall replaces Anthony Griffith.
Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Port Vale 1. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Flynn.
Attempt saved. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Neill Collins.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1210202332
2Peterborough1210111631
3Wolves118211426
4Preston12642622
5Bradford126331121
6Swindon12624920
7MK Dons12543519
8Crawley11542419
9Walsall12543219
10Rotherham12543019
11Brentford12534018
12Port Vale12426-414
13Shrewsbury12264-212
14Colchester12264-612
15Carlisle11335-1012
16Crewe12336-1412
17Coventry12633611
18Oldham11326-211
19Gillingham12237-79
20Sheff Utd12228-108
21Stevenage12228-118
22Tranmere12228-158
23Notts County11218-87
24Bristol City11065-76
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