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Sheffield United 2-1 Gillingham

Sheffield United beat Gillingham
Jamie Murphy scored the winner against Gillingham with only seconds remaining

Sheffield United moved to seventh in League One thanks to Jamie Murphy's dramatic winner against Gillingham.

The Blades dominated throughout, with defender Harrison McGahey having a shot cleared off the line and midfielder Stefan Scougall hitting the woodwork.

But they fell behind to Luke Norris's left-footed strike.

Michael Higdon levelled with a low six-yard strike before Murphy beat the onrushing Stephen Bywater to earn the points for the Blades.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"First half we didn't play with the same intensity that we did in the second half.

"If we'd played like that from the first minute, then we would have won the game comfortably."

"It's another win, well deserved and a very good performance to boot.

"The fact that we scored two late goals, shouldn't disguise the fact that we played very well today."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forHarrisat 70'minutes
  • 2Alcock
  • 17McGahey
  • 8Doyle
  • 9Murphy
  • 16DaviesSubstituted forFlynnat 71'minutes
  • 4Wallace
  • 10Scougall
  • 12McNultySubstituted forHigdonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 6Basham
  • 7Flynn
  • 18Porter
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner

Gillingham

  • 30BywaterBooked at 82mins
  • 4Egan
  • 31Hoyte
  • 5Hause
  • 20Davies
  • 3Martin
  • 16LinganziBooked at 29minsSubstituted forHessenthalerat 90+3'minutes
  • 18Pritchard
  • 7LoftBooked at 90mins
  • 10McDonaldSubstituted forNorrisat 70'minutes
  • 24Dickenson

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 23Dack
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
18,487

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home27
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home16
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 2, Gillingham 1. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  5. Post update

    Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Callum Davies (Gillingham).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Amine Linganzi.

  8. Booking

    Doug Loft (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Doug Loft (Gillingham).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

  12. Post update

    James Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 1. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Alcock with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 0, Gillingham 1. Luke Norris (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Booking

    Stephen Bywater (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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