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Sheff UtdSheffield United4ColchesterColchester United1

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

  • 7Sanchez Watt
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Colchester United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kenneth McEvoy (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Colchester United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Gavin Massey.

  7. Post update

    Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jason Holt (Sheffield United).

  10. Post update

    Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Jamie Murphy.

  12. 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.

  13. Post update

    Penalty Sheffield United. Paul Coutts draws a foul in the penalty area.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Gavin Massey (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Robert Harris (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Robert Harris.

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Dion Sembie-Ferris (Colchester United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Matt Done.

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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