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Port Vale 0-3 Sheffield United

Already-promoted Sheffield United took a huge step towards securing the League One title as they ran out comfortable winners at Port Vale.

First-half goals from Jay O'Shea and Leon Clarke sent the Blades on their way to victory before Matt Done added the third in stoppage time.

The Blades will be crowned champions should Bolton fail to win at Oldham on Saturday, but the result leaves Vale in the relegation zone and a point from safety.

The visitors got off to a flying start, scoring after two minutes when Chris Basham's pass found O'Shea, whose low shot beat Deniz Mehmet from a tight angle.

Basham was again the provider on the half-hour mark when his cross found Clarke, who rifled a splendid volley into the roof of the net from just inside the box.

Clarke almost had a second after 49 minutes when he raced clear after latching onto a poor back pass, but was denied by Mehmet.

Done rounded off a perfect day three minutes into stoppage time, slotting home from Kieron Freeman's low cross.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Mehmet
  • 2PurkissSubstituted forReevesat 37'minutes
  • 39Bikey Amougou
  • 24Smith
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 6Taylor
  • 12Pugh
  • 11Foley
  • 10HooperSubstituted forTurnerat 78'minutes
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes
  • 9Cicilia

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Kelly
  • 18Turner
  • 19Tanser
  • 28de Freitas
  • 31Reeves
  • 38Fasan

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 6Basham
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 4Fleck
  • 15Coutts
  • 11DoneBooked at 51mins
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forFreemanat 55'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forChapmanat 71'minutes
  • 27L ClarkeSubstituted forMcNultyat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 7McNulty
  • 18Freeman
  • 21Duffy
  • 24Lafferty
  • 32Chapman
  • 44Carruthers
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,999

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieron Freeman.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Leon Clarke.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Chris Eagles.

Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

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

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces JJ Hooper.

Foul by Chris Eagles (Port Vale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Billy Sharp.

Foul by JJ Hooper (Port Vale).

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

André Bikey (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Ryan Taylor (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Sam Foley (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieron Freeman replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt saved. JJ Hooper (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Matt Done (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chris Eagles (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Deniz Dogan Mehmet.

Attempt saved. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd432710683453891
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4321121060411975
4Bradford431918658391975
5Scunthorpe4321101272512173
6Millwall4319131162501270
7Southend4319121268501869
8Rochdale431810156760764
9Bristol Rovers431712146262063
10Oxford Utd43179175852660
11Peterborough431610175857158
12MK Dons431413165453155
13Wimbledon431316145252055
14Walsall421316134952-355
15Charlton431118145252051
16Northampton43149205969-1051
17Gillingham431213185773-1649
18Oldham421115162942-1348
19Shrewsbury431211204460-1647
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale421112194466-2245
22Swindon431111214360-1744
23Chesterfield43910243970-3137
24Coventry43812233563-2836
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