League One
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Sheffield United 4-1 Colchester United

Jose Baxter
Jose Baxter has scored eight goals from midfield this season

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.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 5Brayford
  • 6Basham
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forHoltat 61'minutes
  • 18Coutts
  • 8Doyle
  • 9MurphySubstituted forAdamsat 83'minutes
  • 11Baxter
  • 14DoneSubstituted forMcNultyat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 22Reed
  • 27Kennedy
  • 29Adams
  • 35Holt

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 20Clohessy
  • 2Wynter
  • 18Eastman
  • 15Briggs
  • 38Fox
  • 32Lapslie
  • 21MasseySubstituted forMcEvoyat 89'minutes
  • 28Szmodics
  • 3GordonSubstituted forSembie-Ferrisat 52'minutes
  • 42Porter

Substitutes

  • 7Watt
  • 11Marriott
  • 12Lewington
  • 23Vincent-Young
  • 25McEvoy
  • 27Bonne
  • 37Sembie-Ferris
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
17,162

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home4
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Jamie Murphy.

Goal!

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!

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

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Matt Done.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jason Holt replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Colchester United 0. Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by John Brayford.

Hand ball by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Dion Sembie-Ferris replaces Ben Gordon.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chris Porter (Colchester United) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 0.

Delay in match Matt Done (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City28187353233061
2Swindon29176655292657
3MK Dons29168560273356
4Preston29158644281653
5Oldham29111084140143
6Sheff Utd2712693631542
7Chesterfield2911994238442
8Bradford2811893733441
9Fleetwood30118113030041
10Walsall29101093231140
11Doncaster2810993333039
12Rochdale271151149381138
13Peterborough29115133637-138
14Notts County29108113135-438
15Gillingham30108124045-538
16Port Vale30106143745-836
17Barnsley29105143843-535
18Crewe29105142951-2235
19Scunthorpe2797113843-534
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester2977153550-1528
22Yeovil3077162342-1928
23Crawley3069152754-2727
24Leyton Orient2868143544-926
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