League One
Sheff Utd1Bristol Rovers0

Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Sheffield United extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers following a second-half goal from substitute Harry Chapman.

It was a fairly evenly contested first half with Ollie Clarke shooting narrowly wide for the visitors from 20 yards after collecting a loose ball.

For the hosts, John Fleck put a shot just wide and Rovers keeper Kelle Roos saved Billy Sharp's effort with his legs. Sharp also fired wide and Stefan Scougall had an effort blocked.

Rovers threatened in the latter stages of the half with Chris Lines having a free-kick well saved by Simon Moore and Easter heading over.

Easter wasted a great chance after the re-start, firing wide after being put through by Ellis Harrison.

Ollie Clarke put a long-range effort straight at Moore and Harrison had a low shot saved.

The goal came when Daniel Lafferty's cross from the left was met by a Chapman header after 65 minutes.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men a minute later when Easter was sent-off after clashing with Jack O'Connell.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 15CouttsBooked at 37mins
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forBrownat 90+4'minutes
  • 8ScougallSubstituted forChapmanat 54'minutes
  • 24Lafferty
  • 11Done
  • 10SharpSubstituted forLaveryat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
  • 36Brooks

Bristol Rovers

  • 33Roos
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 90mins
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBodinat 63'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 36Clarke-Salter
  • 3BrownSubstituted forJamesat 74'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 34BoatengBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMooreat 62'minutes
  • 17EasterBooked at 66mins
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 23Bodin
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
19,196

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Reece Brown replaces Mark Duffy.

Booking

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Billy Sharp.

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Jake Clarke-Salter (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Luke James replaces Lee Brown.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Attempt saved. Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the red card.

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jermaine Easter (Bristol Rovers).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Bristol Rovers 0. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Lafferty.

Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Billy Bodin replaces James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Hiram Boateng.

Delay in match Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Harry Chapman (Sheffield United).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1063124101421
2Bury106221911820
3Bradford10460127518
4Northampton10451169717
5Port Vale105231512317
6Sheff Utd105231313017
7Bolton10442108216
8Gillingham104331719-215
9Peterborough103431713413
10Bristol Rovers103431314-113
11Chesterfield103341615112
12Charlton102621211112
13Fleetwood103341515012
14MK Dons103341314-112
15Rochdale103341213-112
16Oxford Utd103341011-112
17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
19Southend103251119-811
20Walsall102441116-510
21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
24Coventry9054410-65
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