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Sheffield United 2-1 Gillingham

Sheffield United beat Gillingham
Jamie Murphy scored the winner against Gillingham with only seconds remaining

Sheffield United moved to seventh in League One thanks to Jamie Murphy's dramatic winner against Gillingham.

The Blades dominated throughout, with defender Harrison McGahey having a shot cleared off the line and midfielder Stefan Scougall hitting the woodwork.

But they fell behind to Luke Norris's left-footed strike.

Michael Higdon levelled with a low six-yard strike before Murphy beat the onrushing Stephen Bywater to earn the points for the Blades.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Sheff United v Gillingham

"First half we didn't play with the same intensity that we did in the second half.

"If we'd played like that from the first minute, then we would have won the game comfortably."

"It's another win, well deserved and a very good performance to boot.

"The fact that we scored two late goals, shouldn't disguise the fact that we played very well today."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forHarrisat 70'minutes
  • 2Alcock
  • 17McGahey
  • 8Doyle
  • 9Murphy
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forFlynnat 71'minutes
  • 4Wallace
  • 10Scougall
  • 12McNultySubstituted forHigdonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 6Basham
  • 7Flynn
  • 18Porter
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner

Gillingham

  • 30BywaterBooked at 82mins
  • 4Egan
  • 31Hoyte
  • 5Hause
  • 20Davies
  • 3Martin
  • 16LinganziBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Pritchard
  • 7LoftBooked at 90mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forNorrisat 70'minutes
  • 24Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 23Dack
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
18,487

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home27
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home16
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum Davies (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Amine Linganzi.

Booking

Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

James Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 1. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Alcock with a cross.

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Delay in match Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 0, Gillingham 1. Luke Norris (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Stephen Bywater (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the six yard box.

Attempt blocked. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Doug Loft.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Marc McNulty.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Callum Davies.

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Ben Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Jay McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Cody McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Callum Davies (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

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

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

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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