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Sheff UtdSheffield United4ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0

Sheffield United 4-0 Scunthorpe United

Jason Holt
Jason Holt (left) is on loan at Sheffield United from Hearts

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."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 26FreemanBooked at 10mins
  • 6Basham
  • 5Brayford
  • 3Harris
  • 18CouttsSubstituted forDoyleat 79'minutes
  • 35Holt
  • 11Baxter
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 32DaviesSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 8Doyle
  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 14Done
  • 16Davies
  • 29Adams

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 32LleraBooked at 84mins
  • 6Canavan
  • 17TownsendBooked at 25mins
  • 22O'Neil
  • 18LundstramBooked at 37mins
  • 35OsbourneSubstituted forvan Veenat 60'minutes
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forBoyceat 86'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 16AdelakunSubstituted forWoottonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 15Evans
  • 25Boyce
  • 29Wootton
  • 30Williams
  • 37Davey
  • 39Anyon
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
19,442

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home9
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Brayford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Andrew Boyce replaces Gary McSheffrey.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 4, Scunthorpe United 0. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  10. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

  11. Post update

    Penalty Sheffield United. Marc McNulty draws a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin van Veen.

  14. Booking

    Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Miguel Angel Llera (Scunthorpe United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Ryan Flynn.

  18. Goal!

    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.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces Paul Coutts.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City38258573324183
2Preston372110663323173
3Swindon37217965392670
4MK Dons38209976403669
5Sheff Utd3817101155431261
6Peterborough38175164646056
7Barnsley38167155150155
8Rochdale371651663501353
9Doncaster381411134848053
10Fleetwood381410143943-452
11Oldham381410144956-752
12Chesterfield37149145449551
13Bradford361312114642451
14Gillingham381212145256-448
15Port Vale38146184753-648
16Walsall371113133641-546
17Coventry381013154354-1143
18Scunthorpe371110164860-1243
19Crawley381110174364-2143
20Notts County37119173750-1342
21Crewe38126203568-3342
22Leyton Orient37109184753-639
23Colchester38108204663-1738
24Yeovil3889212858-3033
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