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Sheffield United 3-1 Bradford City

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp (far left) celebrates scoring his 10th goal of the season

Sheffield United extended their unbeaten run to five games with a comfortable win over Bradford.

Billy Sharp opened the scoring for the Blades when he shot from the edge of the area into the bottom corner.

The lead was doubled when Bantams defender Stephen Darby could only turn Paul Coutts' cross into his own net.

Martyn Woolford headed a third for the hosts before Gary Liddle nodded in from a corner for a late consolation goal for Phil Parkinson's side.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25LongBooked at 90mins
  • 5Brayford
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 21mins
  • 8Coutts
  • 6BashamBooked at 81mins
  • 35Hammond
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forFlynnat 89'minutes
  • 14DoneSubstituted forSammonat 26'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 11Baxter
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 30Wallace

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 15LeighSubstituted forMeredithat 69'minutes
  • 29McMahon
  • 8Liddle
  • 4EvansSubstituted forKnottat 69'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forColeat 76'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 3Meredith
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 11Knott
  • 21Bowery
  • 30Cracknell
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
24,777

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Bradford City 1.

Booking

George Long (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Billy Sharp.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Martyn Woolford.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Bradford City 1. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Booking

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

James Hanson (Bradford City) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Billy Clarke.

Attempt blocked. David Edgar (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Lee Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. James Meredith replaces Greg Leigh.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Bradford City 0. David Edgar (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lee Evans.

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

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Bradford City 0. Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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