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Colchester United 2-3 Sheffield United

Ben Davies
Davies' two goals proved decisive for the Blades

Sheffield United came from 2-0 down with seven minutes to play to record a dramatic victory over Colchester.

Colchester's Alex Gilbey hit a post early on and his side went ahead when George Moncur headed in at the second attempt after 31 minutes.

Freddie Sears made it 2-0 when Mark Howard spilled the ball, but Ben Davies sparked the comeback with a low finish.

Substitute Ryan Flynn prodded in the equaliser and Davies' penalty won the game after Stefan Scougall was fouled.

Line-ups

Colchester

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Walker
  • 3Gordon
  • 20Clohessy
  • 26Kent
  • 18Eastman
  • 24Moncur
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 29mins
  • 28SzmodicsSubstituted forLawrenceat 76'minutes
  • 7Sanchez WattSubstituted forVoseat 67'minutes
  • 21Massey
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 2Wright
  • 6Eastmond
  • 10Holman
  • 12Lewington
  • 16Lawrence
  • 25Vose
  • 27Bonne

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1HowardBooked at 77mins
  • 15Collins
  • 17McGahey
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 41minsSubstituted forReedat 45'minutes
  • 2Alcock
  • 8Doyle
  • 16Davies
  • 3Harris
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forScougallat 77'minutes
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forFlynnat 72'minutes
  • 12McNulty

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Scougall
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Porter
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
3,084

Match Stats

Home TeamColchesterAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 2. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

  9. Post update

    Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Vose (Colchester United).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 1. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces James Wallace.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 0. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Byron Lawrence replaces Sammie Szmodics.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Wallace (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Michael Higdon.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dominic Vose (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.