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Chesterfield 1-4 Sheffield United

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp has scored six goals in his past four games for Sheffield United

Sheffield United's great form continued as they won easily at bottom side Chesterfield.

Jon Nolan crashed the ball home early on for the hosts, but the Blades controlled much of the first half.

Kieron Freeman levelled with a powerful header and John Fleck put the Blades in front from outside the box.

Billy Sharp got the third a minute later with a far-post header before Leon Clarke rounded off the win with a low curling strike from 25 yards out.

United have scored 26 goals in their past seven games in all competitions, and move up to third place in League One, having gone 12 games without defeat in the third tier.

Danny Wilson's Chesterfield are seven points from safety and have lost eight of their past nine league games.

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 12Fulton
  • 15O'Neil
  • 6Evatt
  • 23Anderson
  • 19Donohue
  • 28Ariyibi
  • 5Liddle
  • 18NolanSubstituted forHumphreysat 69'minutes
  • 17Dimaio
  • 9EvansSubstituted forDennisat 66'minutes
  • 26O'Shea

Substitutes

  • 11Mitchell
  • 20Dennis
  • 21Allinson
  • 22Simons
  • 25Humphreys
  • 27Maguire
  • 35German

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 6Basham
  • 13WrightSubstituted forClarkeat 68'minutes
  • 18FreemanBooked at 54mins
  • 15Coutts
  • 4Fleck
  • 24Lafferty
  • 21Duffy
  • 10SharpSubstituted forLaveryat 90'minutes
  • 11DoneSubstituted forO'Connellat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 5O'Connell
  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 27Clarke
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
8,451

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 4.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Billy Sharp.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

Connor Dimaio (Chesterfield) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 4. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Foul by Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield).

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

Corner, Chesterfield. Conceded by John Fleck.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jack O'Connell replaces Matt Done.

Attempt saved. Tom Anderson (Chesterfield) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Ian Evatt (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 3. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 2. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Ritchie Humphreys replaces Jon Nolan because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Leon Clarke replaces Jake Wright.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Kristian Dennis replaces Ched Evans because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Gary Liddle (Chesterfield).

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

Attempt blocked. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ched Evans (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Tom Anderson (Chesterfield).

Foul by Gboly Ariyibi (Chesterfield).

Jake Wright (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ched Evans (Chesterfield).

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 1, Sheffield United 1. Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ched Evans (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Liam O'Neil (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe17114237162137
2Bradford1788126141232
3Sheff Utd1694330191131
4Bolton179442012831
5Peterborough177552719826
6Bristol Rovers177552627-126
7Port Vale177462225-325
8Northampton176652825324
9Millwall167362927224
10Wimbledon176652321224
11Rochdale177371922-324
12Southend176562226-423
13Fleetwood176472423122
14Walsall165742122-122
15Charlton164841817120
16Bury176292529-420
17Gillingham175572430-620
18Coventry174761518-319
19Swindon175481923-419
20Oxford Utd175481822-419
21MK Dons174582126-517
22Oldham17377918-916
23Shrewsbury173591829-1114
24Chesterfield1733111728-1112
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