Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1.
Jose Baxter grabbed a double as Sheffield United moved back in to the League One play-off places with a crushing win over lowly Colchester.
Baxter bundled home the opener from close range and debutant Matt Done made it 2-0 after a glorious move that ended with him scoring with an angled drive.
A classy long-range Jay McEveley shot brought a third Blades goal.
And although Sammie Szmodics replied with a tidy finish, Baxter added number four from the penalty spot.
- 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forHoltat 61'minutes
- 9MurphySubstituted forAdamsat 83'minutes
- 14DoneSubstituted forMcNultyat 67'minutes
- 21MasseySubstituted forMcEvoyat 89'minutes
- 3GordonSubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 52'minutes
- 7Sanchez Watt
- Chris Sarginson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1.
Attempt missed. Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Kenneth McEvoy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Colchester United. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Gavin Massey.
Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).
Foul by Jason Holt (Sheffield United).
Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Jamie Murphy.
Goal! Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
Penalty Sheffield United. Paul Coutts draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Gavin Massey (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Delay in match Robert Harris (Sheffield United) because of an injury.
Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Robert Harris.
Goal! Sheffield United 3, Colchester United 1. Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dion Sembie-Ferris.
Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).
Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Matt Done.