League One
Sheff Utd4Port Vale0

Sheffield United 4-0 Port Vale

Ethan Ebanks-Landell scored twice as Sheffield United extended their unbeaten League One run to eight games with a comfortable victory over Port Vale.

Jack O'Connell went close with a chance for the hosts early on, meeting Mark Duffy's free-kick with a glancing header which went just beyond the far post.

Vale's Sam Foley shot wide from distance and Anthony Grant was blocked in the area.

United went ahead in the 23rd minute when John Fleck's corner was met by on-loan defender Ebanks-Landell who found the net with a firm, far-post header.

The second goal came in the final minute of the half when Ebanks-Landell hammered the ball into the net after the Vale defence failed to clear.

Duffy made it 3-0 with 62 minutes played, pouncing on the rebound to score after Billy Sharp had a shot blocked on the line.

Vale's Alex Jones was denied by a good save from Simon Moore late on before Blades substitute Stefan Scougall rounded off the scoring with a close-range header six minutes from time.

Reports supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 13Wright
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 15Coutts
  • 21DuffySubstituted forChapmanat 72'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 24LaffertySubstituted forHusseyat 69'minutes
  • 11DoneSubstituted forScougallat 81'minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman

Port Vale

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Purkiss
  • 4Streete
  • 24Smith
  • 5Knops
  • 26Jones
  • 27AmorosSubstituted forPereiraat 59'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 46HartBooked at 85mins
  • 11FoleySubstituted forGeraldo Rosaat 81'minutes
  • 13PatersonSubstituted forTurnerat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mac-Intosch
  • 9Cicilia
  • 16Mbamba
  • 18Turner
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 21Pereira
  • 25Santos
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
19,699

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home17
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Port Vale 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Port Vale 0.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ben Purkiss.

Booking

Sam Hart (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 4, Port Vale 0. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Billy Sharp.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Matt Done.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Kiko replaces Sam Foley because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Hart.

Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Hart (Port Vale).

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Mark Duffy.

Attempt missed. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

Quentin Pereira (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Hussey replaces Daniel Lafferty because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces Martin Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Alex Jones (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Port Vale).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Port Vale 0. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

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

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jake Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Quentin Pereira replaces Sebastien Amoros.

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

Foul by Alex Jones (Port Vale).

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United).

Sam Foley (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1384129131628
2Bradford13661158724
3Bolton136431310322
4Rochdale136341813521
5Sheff Utd126331814421
6Bury136252118320
7Port Vale136251618-220
8Bristol Rovers125431817119
9Northampton134632016418
10Oxford Utd135351414018
11Peterborough134542117417
12Wimbledon134541817117
13Fleetwood124441816216
14Walsall124441619-316
15Charlton123631512315
16MK Dons134361617-115
17Millwall124352123-215
18Gillingham134361925-615
19Southend134361323-1015
20Swindon133461217-513
21Chesterfield123361617-112
22Oldham13265715-812
23Shrewsbury132471321-810
24Coventry12165815-79
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