Sheffield United made it 10 wins in a row as they beat Carlisle to continue their rise up the League One table.

The FA Cup semi-finalists dominated for long spells with Carlisle goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in good form.

Former Everton midfielder Jose Baxter scored the only goal when he shot low past Pickford from Conor Coady's pass on 28 minutes.

Carlisle's David Amoo had a header cleared off the line by Ben Davies late on as the visitors pressed.

Nigel Clough's Blades, who beat Charlton to reach the FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, have moved into the top 10 having been troubled by relegation for much of the season.

The defeat leaves Carlisle just one points and two places above the drop zone.

Pickford was called into action inside the opening minute of the match, keeping out Jamie Murphy's low, angled shot and then saving Stefan Scougall's shot.

Scougall had a shot saved by Pickford with his legs before Baxter broke the deadlock.

Carlisle's best spell came in the latter stages of the game, as Amoo, Brad Potts and David Symington went close.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 22 Davies Booked
  • 03 Harris
  • 17 Coady
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 07 Flynn (Freeman - 86' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Baxter (Porter - 69' )
  • 21 Scougall (McGinn - 68' )
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 06 Hill
  • 09 Porter
  • 12 Miller
  • 14 McGinn
  • 18 Paynter
  • 25 Long
  • 28 Freeman

Carlisle United

  • 18 Pickford
  • 31 Pearson
  • 04 Chantler (Brough - 92' )
  • 21 Berrett
  • 39 Chimbonda
  • 28 Brown
  • 16 Potts
  • 08 Noble (Symington - 63' )
  • 09 Miller
  • 07 Amoo
  • 25 Byrne (Gomez Novo - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 19 Symington
  • 20 Fleming
  • 24 Redmond
  • 27 Brough
  • 29 Guy
  • 30 Meppen-Walter
  • 33 Gomez Novo
Ref: Carl Boyeson
Att: 15,437

Match Stats

Shots

8 7

On target

5 2

Corners

5 4

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0.

90:00 +5:35 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0.

90:00 +4:58

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

90:00 +1:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Patrick Brough replaces Chris Chantler.

90:00 +0:25

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

89:57

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

86:11

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:11

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

85:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieran Freeman replaces Ryan Flynn.

82:54

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

80:43

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

80:43

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:31

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

78:31

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:07

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

76:53

Attempt blocked. David Symington (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:34

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

74:13

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

74:13

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:59

Hand ball by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

71:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Sam Byrne.

69:55

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

69:55

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Jose Baxter.

67:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Stefan Scougall.

64:22

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Liam Noble because of an injury.

62:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

62:09

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:35

Delay in match Liam Noble (Carlisle United) because of an injury.

60:09

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

60:09

Liam Noble (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:05

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

56:16

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:16

Foul by James Pearson (Carlisle United).

55:13

Attempt blocked. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

53:11

Hand ball by James Pearson (Carlisle United).

50:17

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:17

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

47:56 Booking

Booking Ben Davies (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

47:49

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

47:49

Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0.

44:50

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:50

Foul by Lee Miller (Carlisle United).

41:10

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:24

Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

37:43

Attempt missed. Sam Byrne (Carlisle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:03

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

33:03

Lee Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:19

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Coady.

25:23

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

25:23

Reece Brown (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:55

Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:40

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:40

Foul by James Berrett (Carlisle United).

20:31

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Reece Brown.

18:33

Delay in match Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

18:14

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

15:22

Attempt missed. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:19

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

11:02

Attempt saved. David Amoo (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:33

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

4:53

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:18

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris Chantler.

1:00

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:00

Foul by Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United).

0:28

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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