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Port Vale 1-2 Sheffield United

Sheffield United's Jamie Murphy
Jamie Murphy equalised for Sheffield United

Chris Porter and Jamie Murphy scored late goals as Sheffield United battled from a goal down to beat Port Vale.

Louis Dodds put Micky Adams's hosts ahead from close range after Adam Yates' low cross.

Nigel Clough's side struggled to find a breakthrough until John Brayford escaped down the right to tee up Murphy for the equaliser.

Porter scored a similar goal in the last minute after good work from Ryan Flynn to give the Blades three points.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough on Port Vale win

"It was hard fought, I thought we had to hang in there for long periods of the game and keep going right to the end, but I think it's indicative of the spirit of the team that we can go away from home and win a game in the last 10 minutes.

"We got into good positions in the first half, but without the final pass or run. We had a lot of possession in the first half but couldn't break through.

"That's why you keep doing the right things, right to the end; the passing, the runs forward and it's two tap-ins in the end."

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Johnson
  • 4Robertson
  • 2Yates
  • 5Dickinson
  • 24Duffy
  • 21GriffithBooked at 49minsSubstituted forShukerat 87'minutes
  • 28Knott
  • 18Lines
  • 9Myrie-Williams
  • 8DoddsSubstituted forLloydat 76'minutes
  • 19WilliamsonSubstituted forHugillat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Tomlin
  • 15Shuker
  • 22Lloyd
  • 26Birchall
  • 27Smith
  • 39Hugill

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 5Maguire
  • 4Brayford
  • 15CollinsSubstituted forHillat 23'minutes
  • 28Freeman
  • 17CoadySubstituted forDaviesat 78'minutes
  • 21Scougall
  • 23Murphy
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Flynn
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forPorterat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 9Porter
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Paynter
  • 22Davies
  • 25Long
  • 32Kennedy
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
6,394

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 2.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 2. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Flynn with a cross.

Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Shuker replaces Anthony Griffith.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 1. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Flynn with a cross.

Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Conor Coady.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Ryan Lloyd replaces Louis Dodds.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Jordan Hugill replaces Ben Williamson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Jose Baxter.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by John Brayford.

Billy Knott (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris Robertson.

Attempt saved. Billy Knott (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United).

Ben Williamson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Johnson.

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Richard Duffy.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United).

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 0. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Yates.

Booking

Anthony Griffith (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Griffith (Port Vale).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves44309585305599
2Brentford442710769393091
3Rotherham442313882552782
4Preston442216668432582
5Leyton Orient4423111080443680
6Peterborough442241868561270
7Swindon44199166255766
8Sheff Utd441712154544163
9Port Vale45186215973-1460
10MK Dons44178196060059
11Walsall441416144745258
12Bristol City441317146966356
13Crawley431413164651-555
14Bradford441217155352153
15Gillingham44157225875-1752
16Oldham431312184757-1051
17Coventry441612167274-250
18Colchester441114194860-1247
19Tranmere441211215175-2447
20Crewe441211215279-2747
21Notts County44144266176-1546
22Carlisle431111214372-2944
23Shrewsbury44914214160-1941
24Stevenage44109254368-2539
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