League One
Notts County1Sheff Utd2

Notts County 1-2 Sheffield United

Matt Done
Matt Done celebrates with Michael Doyle after he notched his 18th goal of the campaign

Sheffield United continued their promotion push as Matt Done's second half goal gifted them all three points at Notts County.

The Blades took the lead early in the first half when Jamie Murphy lashed home from just inside the box.

County hit back ten minutes before the break when Liam Noble cleverly back-heeled an equaliser.

But Done made sure United returned to Yorkshire victorious when he turned in from close range in the second half.

The Blades remain fifth in the League One standings but have a five-point cushion inside the play-off places, while Notts County are now 17th.

Notts County assistant manager Greg Abbott told BBC Radio Nottingham:

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Abbott on Notts v Sheffield Utd

"We're trying to give the fans something to be encouraged by at home. We're trying to bridge gaps in strengths and sizes of squads. Tonight I think we did those things.

"We actually had a falling out at half-time because we thought we had much more in the locker and more determination to give. We gave that in the second half.

"There's a lot of disappointment knocking about now because we feel that we deserved something out of the game. It could have gone 2-1 to us as easy as it went 2-1 to them. A point either way would have probably been fair."

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Carroll
  • 2Dumbuya
  • 5Mullins
  • 28EdwardsBooked at 47mins
  • 3Adams
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 82mins
  • 13JonesSubstituted forWooleryat 78'minutes
  • 16NobleBooked at 90mins
  • 7HayhurstSubstituted forNewtonat 78'minutes
  • 27Bajner
  • 11Thompson

Substitutes

  • 6Hollis
  • 12Newton
  • 17White
  • 20Daniels
  • 24Woolery
  • 31Harrad
  • 35Pilkington

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 5Brayford
  • 6Basham
  • 27KennedyBooked at 70mins
  • 3Harris
  • 22ReedSubstituted forMcNultyat 63'minutes
  • 18Coutts
  • 8Doyle
  • 35HoltBooked at 57minsSubstituted forAlcockat 86'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 14DoneSubstituted forFreemanat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 26Freeman
  • 29Adams
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
6,893

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away9
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Sheffield United 2.

Booking

Liam Noble (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Notts County).

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieron Freeman replaces Matt Done.

Attempt missed. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Michael Edwards (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Newton (Notts County).

Matt Done (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Craig Alcock replaces Jason Holt.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Notts County).

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Liam Noble (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Booking

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Gary Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Sean Newton replaces William Hayhurst.

Goal!

Goal! Notts County 1, Sheffield United 2. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Robert Harris.

Attempt blocked. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Foul by Balint Bajner (Notts County).

Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Booking

Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Balint Bajner (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Terry Kennedy (Sheffield United).

Gary Jones (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mustapha Dumbuya.

Foul by Hayden Mullins (Notts County).

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

Curtis Thompson (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City30197456263064
2MK Dons31178663313259
3Swindon30176756322457
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2914694133848
6Doncaster3012993834445
7Oldham30111094141043
8Chesterfield31119114443142
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough31125143840-241
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Scunthorpe29117114344-140
15Port Vale31116143845-739
16Rochdale281151250401038
17Notts County30108123237-538
18Crewe31115153253-2138
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3187163651-1531
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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