League One
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Sheffield United 2-0 Blackpool

Marc McNulty
Marc McNulty scored nine league goals last season, and got his first of this campaign against Blackpool

Sheffield United made it three successive wins in League One with victory over struggling Blackpool.

After a goalless first half, Blades striker Conor Sammon fired wide from five yards.

Billy Sharp met Jay McEveley's low corner with a right-footed drive for the opener and Marc McNulty doubled the lead with a long range effort.

Substitute Martyn Woolford could have added another but Blackpool keeper Kyle Letheren parried well late on.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 34Edgar
  • 19McEveley
  • 30Wallace
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forWallaceat 70'minutes
  • 11BaxterBooked at 58mins
  • 6BashamBooked at 47mins
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forWoolfordat 56'minutes
  • 10Sharp
  • 18SammonSubstituted forMcNultyat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wallace
  • 12McNulty
  • 17Woolford
  • 22Reed
  • 23Higdon
  • 25Long
  • 28McFadzean

Blackpool

  • 23Letheren
  • 16Boyce
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 3FergusonBooked at 62mins
  • 4McAlister
  • 12OliverSubstituted forCubero Loriaat 79'minutes
  • 8Potts
  • 11CameronSubstituted forRedshawat 68'minutes
  • 9CullenSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes
  • 21Osayi-Samuel

Substitutes

  • 6Jones
  • 10Redshaw
  • 13Boney
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Dunne
  • 22Cubero Loria
  • 24Higham
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
20,199

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Blackpool 0.

James Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jack Redshaw (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Jack Redshaw (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. José Cubero replaces Connor Oliver.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Kwame Thomas replaces Mark Cullen.

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Blackpool 0. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. James Wallace replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jack Redshaw replaces Henry Cameron.

Foul by Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United).

Brad Potts (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Cullen (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

David Ferguson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by David Ferguson (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Blackpool 0. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay McEveley following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Brad Potts.

Booking

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Bright Samuel (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Conor Sammon.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Martyn Woolford replaces Che Adams.

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

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

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

David Ferguson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Cullen (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

Connor Oliver (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham431092710
2Walsall431073410
3Coventry430110469
4Sheff Utd43017529
5Burton43016429
6Swindon42209548
7Fleetwood42119547
8Rochdale42115237
9Chesterfield42115417
10Barnsley42115507
11Port Vale41306336
12Oldham41303216
13Wigan411234-14
14Scunthorpe411235-24
15Millwall411248-44
16Bury4031910-13
17Doncaster403114-33
18Peterborough410348-43
19Shrewsbury402246-22
20Crewe402258-32
21Southend402214-32
22Bradford402237-42
23Colchester402238-52
24Blackpool401338-51
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