Date: 30th December 2013 at 6:43am
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Sheffield United produced one of their best performances of the season to sweep aside Tranmere Rovers at Bramall Lane.

The blades secured a 3-1 win as they scored more than one goal in the league for the first time since October.

Jamie Murphy gave United the perfect start when he swivelled and shot to score following a header from Neil Collins inside the opening ten minutes.

Austin Taylor nearly put through his own goal to extend the blades lead in the first half when his attempted clearance cannoned off the crossbar.

Inform Jose Baxter doubled the blades lead early in the second half as he had time and space to pick his spot and Ryan Flynn added a third halfway through the second half as they once again walked through the Tranmere defence.

Taylor scored a late consolation for Tranmere but nothing was going to deny blades an important three points as they move into 2014 on the up.

The win extended the blades unbeaten run to nine games and they climb into 17th place in League One, their highest position since the opening month of the season.


Sheffield United

Long, McMahon, Maguire, Collins ,Hill, Flynn (Cuvelier 83), Doyle, Baxter (Coady 70), McGinn (Lappin 75), Porter, Murphy

Subs not used:
Howard, L. Taylor, Brandy, Kennedy.

Fon Williams, Holmes (Power 44), Horwood, Koumas, Ridehalgh, A. Taylor, Lowe, Atkinson (Akpa Akpro 61), Robinson (Kirby 61), Jennings, Peterson

Subs not used
Rowe, Stockton, Mooney.

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One Reply to “Blades finish the year with a bang”

  • Good to see the goals going in at last. Some good movement off the ball, Murphy, Baxter and Flynn linked up well. NC seems to have got Flynn playing – at last – thank god. I’ll bet Harry & Collo were disappointed with their soft goal. Great overall improvement, lets hope we can carry it on at Walsall on Wednesday.

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