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Sheff UtdSheffield United2PeterboroughPeterborough United0

Sheffield United 2-0 Peterborough United

Ben Davies scores the winner

Ben Davies scored a superb free-kick and Chris Porter converted a Conor Coady pass to give Sheffield United their eighth consecutive win.

On-loan Derby midfielder Davies curled the ball in on his home debut just after half-time before substitute Porter drove in the second late on.

The Blades, who kept their sixth league clean sheet in a row, moved up to 10th.

Stephen McGinn earlier hit the post for much-changed United, who face Charlton in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

McGinn was also denied by Posh keeper Bobby Olejnik and Callum McFadzean's low shot was deflected past the post.

It was a second straight defeat for Peterborough, who offered little and stay sixth.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It was a poor performance. Too slow in the first half.

"We knew they'd sit off us and try and break on the counter attack. But we didn't play with enough tempo.

"We couldn't have started the second half any worse.

"But the simple fact is we couldn't break them down."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 22Davies
  • 6Hill
  • 17CoadyBooked at 65mins
  • 32Kennedy
  • 15Collins
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forScougallat 53'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 12Miller
  • 18PaynterSubstituted forPorterat 66'minutes
  • 26McFadzeanSubstituted forFlynnat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 7Flynn
  • 9Porter
  • 11Baxter
  • 21Scougall
  • 25Long
  • 38Reed

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 2AlcockSubstituted forNewellat 64'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 5Baldwin
  • 4Brisley
  • 7Swanson
  • 11McCann
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forBostwickat 55'minutes
  • 21Ajose
  • 36McQuoidSubstituted forAssombalongaat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 6Bostwick
  • 8Payne
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 13Day
  • 16Kearns
  • 17Newell
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
16,051

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away14
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

  6. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Terry Kennedy.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

  16. Post update

    Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Billy Paynter.

  18. Booking

    Conor Coady (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough33164135144752
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Sheff Utd33128133638-244
11Port Vale33134164452-843
12Bradford33914104541441
13Crawley2991283437-339
14Coventry32139105956338
15Oldham34108163948-938
16Gillingham34115184357-1438
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Colchester32812123741-436
19Tranmere3399154057-1736
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury33711153143-1232
23Stevenage3395193353-2032
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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