Two second-half goals from Paddy Madden gave play-off chasing Yeovil victory at high-flying Sheffield United.

Madden gave the visitors a surprise lead, creating space for himself inside the area before firing low past Blades goalkeeper George Long.

Long was then caught in possession by Madden, who was left with the simple task of walking the ball into the net.

Goalkeeper Marek Stech did well to keep out Nick Blackman's shot, as Yeovil held on for the win.

The result means the Glovers are now just one point off the play-off zone, while Sheffield United are fourth, six points off the automatic promotion places after suffering back-to-back home defeats.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"If you perform as we did today, you don't expect to get much out of the game. I thought for large parts of the game we were a shadow of ourselves.

"We looked fairly nervous and anxious at times. Maybe we have to change our style of play slightly to suit the pitch.

"It's not very often you'll hear me say this, but we were not at the races today and we were second best in too many areas.

"We didn't deserve a great deal today."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 04 Higginbotham
  • 05 Maguire Booked
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 30 Williams (Philliskirk - 89' )
  • 07 Flynn (Ironside - 62' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 10 Blackman
  • 14 Kitson (Cresswell - 74' )
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 02 Westlake
  • 33 Barry
  • 22 Philliskirk
  • 27 Whitehouse
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 24 Ironside

Yeovil

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 05 Webster
  • 18 Burn
  • 08 Upson
  • 14 Foley Booked
  • 19 Dolan Booked (Blizzard - 80' )
  • 22 Dawson
  • 09 Hayter
  • 17 Madden

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 04 Hinds
  • 16 Ralph
  • 06 Blizzard
  • 10 Williams
  • 11 Reid
Ref: Phillips
Att: 20,454

Match Stats

Shots

11 12

On target

5 5

Corners

9 2

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

94:39 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:07

The ball is sent over by Kevin Dawson, clearance made by Michael Doyle.

90:00 +3:32

Dan Burn restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:32 Booking

Booking Harry Maguire is cautioned.

90:00 +3:26

Unfair challenge on Sam Foley by Harry Maguire results in a free kick.

90:00 +3:12

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball, clearance by Dan Burn.

90:00 +2:40

Centre by Tony McMahon.

90:00 +2:15

The ball is delivered by Nick Blackman, clearance made by Byron Webster.

90:00 +1:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Luke Ayling. Free kick taken by Nick Blackman.

90:00 +1:06

A cross is delivered by Paddy Madden, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

88:28 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Danny Philliskirk coming on for Marcus Williams.

87:43

The ball is sent over by Jamie Murphy.

85:59

Foul by Luke Ayling on Joe Ironside, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Marcus Williams, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. The offside flag is raised against Paddy Madden. George Long takes the free kick.

83:20

Unfair challenge on Dominic Blizzard by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. James McAllister takes the direct free kick.

80:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Hayter on Danny Higginbotham. Direct free kick taken by George Long.

80:33

The ball is delivered by Jamie Murphy, Marek Stech makes a save.

79:15 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Dolan leaves the field to be replaced by Dominic Blizzard.

79:15

Jamie Murphy sends in a cross, clearance by Byron Webster. Corner from the left by-line taken by Nick Blackman, Richard Cresswell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

77:46

Unfair challenge on Byron Webster by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

77:12

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Nick Blackman, clearance by Byron Webster.

76:17

Richard Cresswell fouled by Byron Webster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Richard Cresswell is brought on as a substitute for Dave Kitson.

71:54

Edward Upson takes a shot and went wide right of the goal.

70:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, clearance made by Edward Upson.

69:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, clearance made by Matthew Dolan.

69:31

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Edward Upson gets a block in.

69:18

A cross is delivered by Marcus Williams, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

68:41

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Edward Upson results in a free kick. Dave Kitson restarts play with the free kick.

67:37

Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Dawson. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister.

65:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Sheff Utd 0 - 2 Yeovil Paddy Madden fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-2 Yeovil.

64:36

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save.

63:54

Edward Upson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald. Kevin McDonald takes the free kick.

63:20

Byron Webster has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

62:56

A cross is delivered by Nick Blackman, save by Marek Stech.

61:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling by Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Luke Ayling.

60:30 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Flynn goes off and Joe Ironside comes on.

60:30

Foul by Danny Higginbotham on James Hayter, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from James McAllister from the free kick.

60:10

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, save by Marek Stech.

59:54

Ryan Flynn crosses the ball, clearance by Sam Foley.

59:12

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

54:44

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, Edward Upson makes a clearance. A cross is delivered by Nick Blackman, Dave Kitson takes a shot. Luke Ayling manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nick Blackman, clearance made by Byron Webster. Ryan Flynn crosses the ball, clearance by Byron Webster. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire by James Hayter. Shot comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick, blocked by Edward Upson.

54:29

Marcus Williams crosses the ball, Sam Foley makes a clearance.

52:48

Sam Foley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

51:52

Jamie Murphy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Luke Ayling takes the free kick.

50:41

Tony McMahon takes a shot.

48:56

Assist by Byron Webster.

48:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Paddy Madden - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 Yeovil Paddy Madden finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Yeovil.

47:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling by Dave Kitson. James McAllister restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:53

Shot on goal by James Hayter from just inside the area goes over the target.

43:24

Shot on goal comes in from Edward Upson from the free kick.

43:24 Booking

Booking Tony McMahon goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

43:01

Foul by Tony McMahon on Paddy Madden, free kick awarded.

41:12

Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

41:12 Booking

Booking Sam Foley is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

40:59

Sam Foley concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon.

39:55

Sam Foley takes a shot. Save made by George Long.

38:58

Centre by Marcus Williams, Byron Webster makes a clearance.

35:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Sam Foley. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

33:33

Tony McMahon concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hayter. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Edward Upson, Unfair challenge on Danny Higginbotham by Byron Webster results in a free kick. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

32:17

Dave Kitson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.

31:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

30:25

Tony McMahon challenges Sam Foley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Edward Upson crosses the ball in from the free kick. The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Foley. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

30:11

Jamie Murphy is ruled offside. Byron Webster restarts play with the free kick.

28:46

The referee gives a free kick against Kevin McDonald for handball. Marek Stech takes the free kick.

28:20

Corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman from the right by-line, Byron Webster manages to make a clearance.

27:38

James McAllister challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

25:28

Matthew Dolan produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

24:47

Edward Upson sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Doyle.

23:26

The ball is delivered by Luke Ayling, Dan Burn takes a shot. Danny Higginbotham gets a block in. Shot by James Hayter from 18 yards. Save by George Long. Outswinging corner taken by Edward Upson from the right by-line played to the near post, Marcus Williams makes a clearance.

21:16

Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Tony McMahon.

21:16 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Matthew Dolan for unsporting behaviour.

20:52

Matthew Dolan challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

20:15

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Comfortable save by Marek Stech.

19:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Webster on Dave Kitson. Michael Doyle takes the direct free kick.

19:22

Dan Burn is flagged offside by the assistant referee. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

19:01

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Dolan. Direct free kick taken by James McAllister.

18:00

Shot by Michael Doyle from a long way out goes over the target.

17:10

Corner taken by Nick Blackman, Dan Burn makes a clearance.

16:04

The official flags Jamie Murphy offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

15:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paddy Madden on Tony McMahon. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

14:56

Effort on goal by Nick Blackman from long range goes over the crossbar.

10:42

Corner taken right-footed by Edward Upson from the right by-line, clearance by Dave Kitson.

10:30

Centre by Paddy Madden, Marcus Williams manages to make a clearance.

9:52

Danny Higginbotham is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.

9:14

Byron Webster concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Kitson. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

7:45

Effort from the edge of the area by Paddy Madden goes wide of the right-hand post.

6:06

The ball is delivered by Paddy Madden, save made by George Long.

4:06

Matthew Dolan produces a cross, save by George Long.

2:43

The ball is delivered by Luke Ayling.

1:53

Centre by Luke Ayling.

0:59

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Byron Webster. Marek Stech takes the direct free kick.

0:30

Corner taken by Nick Blackman played to the near post, James McAllister makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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