Sheffield United moved to within three points of the League One automatic promotion places with a win at Bury.

Shakers boss Kevin Blackwell was facing the Blades for the first time since he was sacked from the Bramall Lane post, but saw his side go behind when Jonathan Forte cut inside to strike.

Ashley Eastham then blasted the hosts' best chance over the bar.

They were made to pay when Jamie Murphy capitalised on some poor defending to fire home a second goal.

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Sheffield United manager Dany Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's a great three points again on the road and they are all bonus times as we always say.

"If we going to make any sort of challenge for the top two, we have to come away from home and win games. The last two results have been terrific for us.

"It's there for us. If we can keep this momentum that we've got now, we're going to be challenging that's for sure."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 06 Eastham
  • 19 Regan Booked
  • 24 Zubar
  • 34 Ebanks-Landell
  • 08 Schumacher (Worrall - 62' )
  • 32 Thompson
  • 35 Soares
  • 10 Bishop (Healy - 82' )
  • 15 Ajose

Substitutes

  • 30 Belford
  • 07 Worrall
  • 09 Jones
  • 13 Carrington
  • 37 Carole
  • 25 Healy

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 04 Higginbotham
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 14 Kitson (Ironside - 89' )
  • 16 Forte (Robson - 74' )
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 02 Westlake
  • 06 Hill
  • 19 Robson
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 24 Ironside
  • 36 De Girolamo
Ref: Salisbury
Att: 3,064

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

2 4

Corners

2 3

Fouls

15 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:37 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +2:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Zac Thompson. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

90:00 +1:37

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Ironside. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

88:33

Free kick taken by George Long.

88:33 Substitution

Substitution Joe Ironside replaces Dave Kitson.

88:33 Booking

Booking Carl Regan booked for unsporting behaviour.

88:26

Carl Regan challenges Jamie Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:06

The offside flag is raised against Dave Kitson. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

85:43

Carl Regan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Murphy. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

83:52

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Healy. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

81:48

Ethan Ebanks-Landell challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

81:07

Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with David Healy coming on for Andy Bishop.

81:07

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Zubar.

80:03

Ryan Flynn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Regan. Direct free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

76:49

Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Carl Regan results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham takes the free kick.

74:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Bishop on Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by George Long.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution Barry Robson replaces Jonathan Forte.

72:57

Corner taken by Ryan Flynn played to the near post, Tom Soares makes a clearance.

67:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jamie Murphy. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

64:15

Shot by Jonathan Forte from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

61:44 Substitution

Substitution Steven Schumacher goes off and David Worrall comes on.

61:44

Effort from outside the area by Jamie Murphy goes wide right of the goal.

59:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Murphy - Bury 0 - 2 Sheff Utd Jamie Murphy grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 0-2 Sheff Utd.

58:49

Ryan Flynn takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Steven Schumacher.

57:39

Foul by Stephane Zubar on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

57:07

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Zubar. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

54:27

The referee blows for offside against Andy Bishop. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

53:12

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Forte. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

52:00

Kevin McDonald is adjudged to have handled the ball. Centre by Steven Schumacher, Close range effort by Ashley Eastham misses to the right of the goal.

49:26

Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Kitson. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

46:57

Joe Skarz gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. George Long takes the direct free kick.

46:42

Unfair challenge on Steven Schumacher by Jamie Murphy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steven Schumacher.

45:11

The official flags Andy Bishop offside. George Long takes the free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:42

Ryan Flynn has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

45:00 +0:05

Steven Schumacher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

41:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Ajose by Tony McMahon. Steven Schumacher crosses the ball in from the free kick, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

39:46

Carl Regan fouled by Jamie Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

39:21

Nick Ajose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by George Long.

37:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Jonathan Forte - Bury 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Jonathan Forte finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Sheff Utd.

37:11

Shot from long distance by Stephane Zubar goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:26

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Tom Soares. George Long takes the free kick.

33:32

Zac Thompson takes a shot. Tony McMahon gets a block in.

32:23

Ryan Flynn has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Save made by Trevor Carson.

29:09

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Steven Schumacher, free kick awarded. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

27:18

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

26:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Harry Maguire. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Schumacher from left channel.

25:34

Ethan Ebanks-Landell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte. Danny Higginbotham takes the direct free kick.

21:41

Tom Soares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

20:10

Ryan Flynn takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Neill Collins takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

19:24

The ball is sent over by Joe Skarz, save made by George Long.

18:38

Nick Ajose has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Save by George Long. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Joe Skarz from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jamie Murphy.

14:09

Nick Ajose produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

10:39

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Ajose. George Long takes the indirect free kick.

8:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Soares by Danny Higginbotham. Zac Thompson restarts play with the free kick.

6:18

Dave Kitson fouled by Stephane Zubar, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

4:54

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Schumacher. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Steven Schumacher.

4:11

Shot on goal by Jamie Murphy from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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