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Sheff UtdSheffield United2ColchesterColchester United3

Sheffield United 2-3 Colchester United

Sheffield United lost at home for the second time in four days as Colchester held off a second-half fightback.

George Moncur gave the U's a 2-0 lead at the break with two smart finishes.

The Blades pulled one back when Billy Sharp scored from the spot after Gavin Massey tripped Jay McEveley in the area before Martyn Woolford levelled.

Sordell made it 3-2 before George Elokobi saw red for fouling Sharp in the area but Jamie Jones kept out his penalty.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 15Collins
  • 34EdgarBooked at 78mins
  • 19McEveley
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forHigdonat 89'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 11Baxter
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forScougallat 84'minutes
  • 10Sharp
  • 18SammonSubstituted forMcNultyat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 16Scougall
  • 21Alcock
  • 22Reed
  • 23Higdon
  • 25Long
  • 30Wallace

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 6ElokobiBooked at 86mins
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forKentat 87'minutes
  • 3BriggsBooked at 67mins
  • 2GarvanBooked at 51mins
  • 11Massey
  • 4Edwards
  • 45SordellSubstituted forBonneat 90+5'minutes
  • 18Eastman
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 31HarriottSubstituted forAmbroseat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Wynter
  • 15Kent
  • 17Szmodics
  • 19Bonne
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 28Ambrose
  • 33Parish
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
17,623

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away8
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).

  4. Post update

    Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.

  6. Post update

    Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

    (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

  11. Post update

    Penalty saved! Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Colchester United. Frankie Kent replaces George Moncur.

  13. Dismissal

    George Elokobi (Colchester United) is shown the red card.

  14. Post update

    Penalty Sheffield United. Billy Sharp draws a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty conceded by George Elokobi (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by George Elokobi.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

  18. Post update

    Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Martyn Woolford.