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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

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3.

Full Time

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

Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.

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

Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Frankie Kent replaces George Moncur.

Dismissal

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

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

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by George Elokobi.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.

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

Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Martyn Woolford.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3. Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kane Vincent-Young.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

David Edgar (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

Marvin Sordell (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Darren Ambrose replaces Callum Harriott.

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

Attempt missed. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United).

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matthew Briggs (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Briggs (Colchester United).

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Mark Howard.

Attempt saved. Owen Garvan (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham6420113814
2Walsall6411114713
3Sheff Utd540195412
4Burton540174312
5Rochdale632193611
6Swindon6321128411
7Coventry5311126610
8Chesterfield631297210
9Wigan631276110
10Fleetwood622210828
11Bradford622268-28
12Bury6141111107
13Oldham61415507
14Barnsley6213610-47
15Port Vale51316426
16Southend613257-26
17Doncaster613235-26
18Shrewsbury612368-25
19Scunthorpe612358-35
20Peterborough6114611-54
21Millwall5113410-64
22Blackpool6114412-84
23Colchester5032510-53
24Crewe6024612-62
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