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Colchester United 2-3 Sheffield United

Ben Davies
Davies' two goals proved decisive for the Blades

Sheffield United came from 2-0 down with seven minutes to play to record a dramatic victory over Colchester.

Colchester's Alex Gilbey hit a post early on and his side went ahead when George Moncur headed in at the second attempt after 31 minutes.

Freddie Sears made it 2-0 when Mark Howard spilled the ball, but Ben Davies sparked the comeback with a low finish.

Substitute Ryan Flynn prodded in the equaliser and Davies' penalty won the game after Stefan Scougall was fouled.

Line-ups

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 3Gordon
  • 20Clohessy
  • 26Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 24Moncur
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 29mins
  • 28SzmodicsSubstituted forLawrenceat 76'minutes
  • 7WattSubstituted forVoseat 67'minutes
  • 21Massey
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 6Eastmond
  • 10Holman
  • 12Lewington
  • 16Lawrence
  • 25Vose
  • 27Bonne

Sheff Utd

  • 1HowardBooked at 77mins
  • 15Collins
  • 17McGahey
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forReedat 45'minutes
  • 2Alcock
  • 8Doyle
  • 16Davies
  • 3Harris
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forScougallat 77'minutes
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forFlynnat 72'minutes
  • 12McNulty

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Scougall
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Porter
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
3,084

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 2. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 1. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces James Wallace.

Goal!

Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 0. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Byron Lawrence replaces Sammie Szmodics.

Attempt saved. James Wallace (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Michael Higdon.

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Sanchez Watt.

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

Sanchez Watt (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Wallace (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Colchester United 1, Sheffield United 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City86201541120
2Peterborough8512138516
3Chesterfield7421138514
4MK Dons74121510513
5Bradford84131210213
6Sheff Utd741297213
7Swindon7331128412
8Coventry8332109112
9Fleetwood732264211
10Gillingham83231112-111
11Rochdale8314159610
12Preston7241129310
13Oldham824299010
14Crawley8314410-610
15Notts County72327619
16Yeovil8233912-39
17Barnsley6222121118
18Doncaster722369-38
19Leyton Orient714267-17
20Walsall8143610-47
21Scunthorpe8215718-117
22Colchester8125913-45
23Port Vale8125815-75
24Crewe7115715-84
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