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Port Vale 0-3 Sheffield United

Already-promoted Sheffield United took a huge step towards securing the League One title as they ran out comfortable winners at Port Vale.

First-half goals from Jay O'Shea and Leon Clarke sent the Blades on their way to victory before Matt Done added the third in stoppage time.

The Blades will be crowned champions should Bolton fail to win at Oldham on Saturday, but the result leaves Vale in the relegation zone and a point from safety.

The visitors got off to a flying start, scoring after two minutes when Chris Basham's pass found O'Shea, whose low shot beat Deniz Mehmet from a tight angle.

Basham was again the provider on the half-hour mark when his cross found Clarke, who rifled a splendid volley into the roof of the net from just inside the box.

Clarke almost had a second after 49 minutes when he raced clear after latching onto a poor back pass, but was denied by Mehmet.

Done rounded off a perfect day three minutes into stoppage time, slotting home from Kieron Freeman's low cross.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Mehmet
  • 2PurkissSubstituted forReevesat 37'minutes
  • 39Bikey Amougou
  • 24Smith
  • 20Geraldo Rosa
  • 6Taylor
  • 12Pugh
  • 11Foley
  • 10HooperSubstituted forTurnerat 78'minutes
  • 44EaglesSubstituted forKellyat 84'minutes
  • 9Cicilia

Substitutes

  • 4Streete
  • 7Kelly
  • 18Turner
  • 19Tanser
  • 28de Freitas
  • 31Reeves
  • 38Fasan

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 25Moore
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'Connell
  • 6Basham
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 4Fleck
  • 15Coutts
  • 11DoneBooked at 51mins
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forFreemanat 55'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forChapmanat 71'minutes
  • 27ClarkeSubstituted forMcNultyat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 7McNulty
  • 18Freeman
  • 21Duffy
  • 24Lafferty
  • 32Chapman
  • 44Carruthers
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
8,999

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Port Vale 0, Sheffield United 3. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieron Freeman.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Port Vale).

  5. Post update

    John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Leon Clarke.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Sam Kelly replaces Chris Eagles.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Dan Turner (Port Vale).

  10. Post update

    John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Smith (Port Vale).

  13. Post update

    Nathan Smith (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces JJ Hooper.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Chris Eagles (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

    Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Billy Sharp.

  19. Post update

    Foul by JJ Hooper (Port Vale).

  20. Post update

    Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd432710683453891
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4321121060411975
4Bradford431918658391975
5Scunthorpe4321101272512173
6Millwall4319131162501270
7Southend4319121268501869
8Rochdale431810156760764
9Bristol Rovers431712146262063
10Oxford Utd43179175852660
11Peterborough431610175857158
12MK Dons431413165453155
13Wimbledon431316145252055
14Walsall421316134952-355
15Charlton431118145252051
16Northampton43149205969-1051
17Gillingham431213185773-1649
18Oldham421115162942-1348
19Shrewsbury431211204460-1647
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale421112194466-2245
22Swindon431111214360-1744
23Chesterfield43910243970-3137
24Coventry43812233563-2836
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