Shaun Miller scored twice as Sheffield United thrashed promotion rivals Stevenage to go second in League One.

Neill Collins headed Ryan Flynn's cross into the net from inside the box to hand the Blades an early lead.

Miller almost doubled the lead when his shot was saved by Steve Arnold before Mark Roberts headed in from Filipe Morais's corner to make it 1-1.

Two close-range strikes from Miller on his first league start put Blades 3-1 up and Chris Porter headed in a fourth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Any time you score four goals it's always pleasing, particularly at home in front of your home supporters.

"We played very well from start to finish and dominated the game.

"We got done with a bit of a sucker punch just before half time from a set-play.

"Shaun (Miller) has been due his first start in the league and we've been watching him closely, and he looked bright."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Westlake
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 30 Williams
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 09 Porter (Cresswell - 89' )
  • 10 Blackman
  • 12 Miller (Cofie - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 16 McAllister
  • 22 Philliskirk
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 19 Cofie
  • 24 Ironside

Stevenage

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Gray
  • 03 Hills
  • 04 Charles
  • 14 Roberts
  • 06 Tansey (Freeman - 61' )
  • 08 Dunne (Grant - 72' )
  • 10 Morais Booked
  • 25 Risser
  • 09 Haber (Agyemang - 72' )
  • 11 Akins

Substitutes

  • 16 Day
  • 22 Comminges
  • 29 Ngala
  • 07 Grant
  • 32 Shroot
  • 15 Freeman
  • 24 Agyemang
Ref: Jones
Att: 17,984

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

10 3

Corners

8 10

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +3:32

Shot by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to far post, resulting in open play.

90:00 +2:46

Foul by Oliver Risser (Stevenage) on Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left channel, passed.

90:00 +2:00

Foul by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) on Darius Charles (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Darius Charles (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

90:00 +1:53

Defending throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

90:00 +1:15

Goal kick taken long by George Long (Sheff Utd).

90:00 +0:26

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd) on Filipe Morais (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Anthony Grant (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

88:41 Substitution

Substitution Sheff Utd substitution: Shaun Miller replaced by John Cofie (tactical).

88:35 Substitution

Substitution Sheff Utd substitution: Chris Porter replaced by Richard Cresswell (tactical).

86:29

Assist (cross) by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd) from left wing.

86:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Porter - Sheff Utd 4 - 1 Stevenage headed goal by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) (top-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Sheff Utd 4-1 Stevenage.

86:24

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd),

84:16

Goal kick taken long by George Long (Sheff Utd).

83:14

Header by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Luke Freeman (Stevenage) to near post, clearance by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Luke Freeman (Stevenage) to far post, resulting in open play.

82:33

Cross by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd), blocked by Luke Freeman (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to near post, clearance by Patrick Agyemang (Stevenage).

81:12

Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

79:55

Cross by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd), resulting in ball out of play. Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by David Gray (Stevenage) to centre, resulting in open play. Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) on Luke Freeman (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Lee Hills (Stevenage) from left wing, passed.

79:12

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

78:42

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

78:06

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to centre, clearance by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd).

77:34

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) on Anthony Grant (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Darius Charles (Stevenage) from left wing, resulting in open play.

77:15

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

76:57

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

76:26

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd) on Anthony Grant (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Oliver Risser (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

75:56

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

75:24

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

75:13

Shot by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right.

74:40

Foul by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) on Chris Porter (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left channel, passed.

73:59

Foul by Lucas Akins (Stevenage) on Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by George Long (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:59

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) on Anthony Grant (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Arnold (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.

72:40

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to near post, clearance by David Gray (Stevenage).

71:53 Substitution

Substitution Stevenage substitution: Marcus Haber replaced by Patrick Agyemang (tactical).

71:38 Substitution

Substitution Stevenage substitution: James Dunne replaced by Anthony Grant (tactical).

69:09

Assist (header) by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area.

69:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Miller - Sheff Utd 3 - 1 Stevenage goal by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) left-footed (bottom-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Sheff Utd 3-1 Stevenage.

68:40

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd),

67:37

Shot by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd). Foul by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) on Oliver Risser (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

66:56

Defending throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

65:52

Cross by Filipe Morais (Stevenage), save (punched) by George Long (Sheff Utd). Cross by Filipe Morais (Stevenage), clearance by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd). Goal kick taken short by George Long (Sheff Utd).

65:19

Defending throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

64:37

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) on Oliver Risser (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Darius Charles (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

62:50

Cross by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd), blocked by David Gray (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to far post, resulting in open play.

62:12

Cross by Luke Freeman (Stevenage), save (caught) by George Long (Sheff Utd).

61:34

Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Arnold (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.

60:42

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

60:42 Substitution

Substitution Stevenage substitution: Greg Tansey replaced by Luke Freeman (tactical).

59:43

Shot by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) right-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (tipped over) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to far post, clearance by Lucas Akins (Stevenage).

59:02

Cross by David Gray (Stevenage), resulting in open play.

57:29

Defending throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

56:53

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

56:35

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

54:49

Assist (cross) by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd) from left side of penalty area.

54:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Miller - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Stevenage goal by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Sheff Utd 2-1 Stevenage.

54:06

Cross by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd), resulting in open play. Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd),

53:24

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd), header by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

53:08

Foul by David Gray (Stevenage) on Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left wing, passed.

52:08

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

52:00

Attacking throw-in by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd).

51:23

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

50:42

Cross by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd), resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

50:22

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

50:09

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

49:45

Goal kick taken short by George Long (Sheff Utd).

48:17

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

47:54

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd), header by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

47:36

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

47:23

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

47:04

Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

45:44

Shot by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), resulting in open play. Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to far post, resulting in open play. Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +3:20 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:35

Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd) from own half, save (punched) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

45:00 +1:35 Booking

Booking Filipe Morais (Stevenage) booked for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +1:28

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) on Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

45:00 +1:22

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

45:00 +1:12

Cross by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd), blocked by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

45:00 +0:28

Defending throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

44:23

Assist (pass) by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) from left by-line.

44:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Roberts - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Stevenage headed goal by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) (bottom-right of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Sheff Utd 1-1 Stevenage.

43:54

Cross by Greg Tansey (Stevenage), clearance by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to centre,

43:29

Cross by Filipe Morais (Stevenage), clearance by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd). Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

42:56

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd) on James Dunne (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by James Dunne (Stevenage) from right channel, passed.

42:41

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

42:21

Shot by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.

41:41

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd), blocked by David Gray (Stevenage). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to far post, resulting in open play.

41:28

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

40:24

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

40:17

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

39:58

Shot by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

39:22

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

38:33

Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

38:04

Cross by Lucas Akins (Stevenage), resulting in ball out of play. Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

37:50

Cross by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd), clearance by Mark Roberts (Stevenage).

36:56

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to near post, clearance by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd). Handball by Greg Tansey (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

36:10

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

35:49

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

35:22

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) on Darius Charles (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Arnold (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.

35:03

Handball by Marcus Haber (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

33:52

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

33:17

Defending throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

33:01

Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage) on Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.

32:43

Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

30:59

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) on Lucas Akins (Stevenage). Free kick curled right-footed by Greg Tansey (Stevenage) from left channel (12 yards), hit wall. Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to far post, clearance by Neill Collins (Sheff Utd).

29:32

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) to near post, clearance by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd).

29:08

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

28:46

Cross by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd), save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

28:26

Cross by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd), clearance by James Dunne (Stevenage).

27:48

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

26:10

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

25:15

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to far post, resulting in open play. Defending throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

24:51

Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage) on Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left wing, resulting in open play.

21:55

Goal kick taken short by George Long (Sheff Utd).

21:35

Shot by Oliver Risser (Stevenage) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.

21:19

Attacking throw-in by David Gray (Stevenage).

20:53

Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Roberts (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

20:34

Marcus Haber (Stevenage) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

20:05

Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Arnold (Stevenage) from own half, passed.

19:49

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd).

18:04

Assist (cross) by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left channel.

18:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Porter - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Stevenage headed goal by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) (bottom-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (6 yards).Sheff Utd 1-0 Stevenage.

17:47

Cross by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd),

16:27

Cross by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darius Charles (Stevenage). Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Kevin McDonald (Sheff Utd). Cross by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd), resulting in open play.

15:52

Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage) on Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

14:50

Defending throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

14:21

Cross by Lee Hills (Stevenage), header by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), brilliant save (parried) by George Long (Sheff Utd).

14:10

Attacking throw-in by Lee Hills (Stevenage).

13:41

Cross by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd), header by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

13:21

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

13:10

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darius Charles (Stevenage).

12:53

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) on Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) from left wing, passed.

11:20

Cross by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd), shot by Shaun Miller (Sheff Utd) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Darius Charles (Stevenage). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd) to centre, clearance by Mark Roberts (Stevenage). Cross by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd), save (caught) by Steve Arnold (Stevenage). Goal kick taken long by George Long (Sheff Utd).

10:52

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

10:35

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

9:45

Cross by Oliver Risser (Stevenage), foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage) on Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by George Long (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

9:11

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheff Utd) on Marcus Haber (Stevenage). Free kick taken right-footed by Filipe Morais (Stevenage) from left channel, resulting in open play.

8:17

Cross by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd), foul by Chris Porter (Sheff Utd) on Darius Charles (Stevenage). Free kick taken left-footed by Steve Arnold (Stevenage) from own half, resulting in open play.

7:23

Attacking throw-in by Marcus Williams (Sheff Utd).

7:11

Attacking throw-in by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd).

6:37

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

6:11

Shot by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) left-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.

5:56

Attacking throw-in by Nick Blackman (Sheff Utd).

5:45

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

5:15

Attacking throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

4:54

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

4:02

Lucas Akins (Stevenage) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by George Long (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.

3:55

Goal kick taken long by Steve Arnold (Stevenage).

3:37

Shot by Michael Doyle (Sheff Utd) volleyed left-footed from right channel (25 yards), over the bar.

2:56

Foul by David Gray (Stevenage) on Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd). Free kick crossed right-footed by Ryan Flynn (Sheff Utd) from left wing, clearance by Mark Roberts (Stevenage).

2:20

Defending throw-in by Darryl Westlake (Sheff Utd).

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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