Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0.
League One play-off hopefuls Sheffield United hammered struggling Scunthorpe.
The Blades took the lead when Jason Holt cut inside and his low cross drifted into the corner.
Jose Baxter made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before the break after Ryan Flynn was tripped in the area by Iron full-back Jordan Clarke.
Jamie Murphy raced away to finish neatly before Baxter netted his second penalty after Miguel Llera was sent off for fouling Marc McNulty in the box.
The result means that the fifth-placed Blades are now six points clear of seventh-placed Barnsley.
Scunthorpe, who have now lost three of their last four matches, remain one point clear of the League One relegation zone with nine games to play.
Scunthorpe boss Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"You've just witnessed probably the best performance from a Sheffield United team that I've seen for a long time. You're talking about a big club who actually turned up tonight and played a game that was absolutely outstanding.
"We conceded a first goal that was a poor first goal to concede. There's been two penalties and in all fairness we've come up against them on an unbelievable good night. I can't do anything about that, you've got to take your hat off to them.
"We've got nine games left in a season where we've been in and around the bottom of the division all the time, so let's put it into some perspective.
"That was a Championship performance from them. They were outstanding."
- 26FreemanBooked at 10mins
- 18CouttsSubstituted forDoyleat 79'minutes
- 7FlynnSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
- 32DaviesSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes
- 32LleraBooked at 84mins
- 17TownsendBooked at 25mins
- 18LundstramBooked at 37mins
- 35OsbourneSubstituted forvan Veenat 60'minutes
- 28McSheffreySubstituted forBoyceat 86'minutes
- 16AdelakunSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes
- 10van Veen
- Mark Heywood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0.
Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt blocked. John Brayford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor Townsend.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Davies.
Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Boyce replaces Gary McSheffrey.
Goal! Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.
Second yellow card to Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).
Penalty Sheffield United. Marc McNulty draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin van Veen.
Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).
Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Ryan Flynn.
Goal! Sheffield United 3, Scunthorpe United 0. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieron Freeman.
Attempt saved. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces Paul Coutts.