Bury 0-3 Sheffield Utd

Sheffield United completed the double over Bury to remain in the League One automatic promotion places.

Richard Cresswell beat the offside trap to latch onto Kevin McDonald's through ball to put the Blades ahead.

Ched Evans turned sharply in the area to make it two and Lee Williamson drilled Matt Lowton's cut-back into the corner of the net.

The best chance for Bury, who had not lost at home since the fell to Steve Schumacher.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bury manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Manchester:

Blades had superior quality - Barker

"I thought we more than matched them from the 18-yard box to the 18-yard box and our football was great.

"Unfortunately, they had slightly better quality in the final third and, with their finances, it means you can attract slightly better players.

"We've sold four players in six months now so I think it proves we're doing something right."

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Blades were outstanding - Wilson

"It was outstanding. Sometimes you can go over the top and say things about the players but as a manager you can't ask for anything more. That's a proper team performance.

"A lot of teams, and a lot of fans, will underestimate the challenge when you come here but we certainly we didn't do that and we saw in the first half how difficult they can be."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Bury

  • 01 Belford
  • 02 Picken
  • 03 Skarz
  • 16 Sodje
  • 17 Hughes
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 07 Worrall (J-Lewis - 70' )
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 13 Carrington (Coke - 65' )
  • 10 Bishop
  • 19 Amoo (Harrad - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Branagan
  • 18 Eastham
  • 15 Coke
  • 12 J-Lewis
  • 25 Harrad

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 03 Lescinel
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 Williamson
  • 27 McDonald
  • 28 Quinn (Williams - 84' )
  • 09 Evans (Porter - 89' )
  • 17 Cresswell (Beattie - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 30 Williams
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 10 Beattie
  • 21 Porter
Ref: Miller
Att: 6,970

Match Stats

Shots

4 8

On target

2 6

Corners

3 3

Fouls

6 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:10 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

89:51

Short corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line.

88:15 Substitution

Substitution Chris Porter is brought on as a substitute for Ched Evans.

88:15 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with James Beattie coming on for Richard Cresswell.

83:21 Substitution

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

80:21 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Shaun Harrad coming on for David Amoo.

80:21

Richard Cresswell provided the assist for the goal.

80:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Williamson - Bury 0 - 3 Sheff Utd Lee Williamson fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-3 Sheff Utd.

76:07

Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Picken. Peter Sweeney takes the direct free kick.

72:47

Joe Skarz crosses the ball.

69:35

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball in from the free kick, Peter Sweeney manages to make a clearance.

69:35 Substitution

Substitution David Worrall goes off and Lenell John-Lewis comes on.

69:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Kevin McDonald.

66:04

Shot on goal by Steven Schumacher from just inside the area goes over the target.

65:12

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Sweeney. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

64:13 Substitution

Substitution Giles Coke on for Mark Carrington.

61:59

Assist by Kevin McDonald.

61:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Ched Evans - Bury 0 - 2 Sheff Utd Ched Evans grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 0-2 Sheff Utd.

61:01

Andy Bishop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

58:52

Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Michael Doyle from the free kick, Cameron Belford makes a save.

57:35

Mark Hughes fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Cameron Belford restarts play with the free kick.

53:24

Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

53:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Bury 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Richard Cresswell scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Sheff Utd.

52:34

Close range headed effort by Richard Cresswell misses to the right of the goal.

46:54

The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

45:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Mark Carrington. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle, Kevin McDonald has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

44:18

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, Header by Andy Bishop from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

43:52

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Doyle.

42:59

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, Richard Cresswell makes a clearance.

39:33

Unfair challenge on Lecsinel Jean-Francois by Steven Schumacher results in a free kick. Lecsinel Jean-Francois restarts play with the free kick.

36:26

Corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Ched Evans.

33:04

Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Carrington.

32:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Mark Hughes.

30:19

Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Andy Bishop.

30:01

Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Picken.

28:15

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

24:35

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

18:14

Foul by Andy Bishop on Harry Maguire, free kick awarded. Matthew Lowton takes the indirect free kick.

17:11

Foul by Richard Cresswell on Joe Skarz, free kick awarded. Cameron Belford takes the indirect free kick.

2:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lecsinel Jean-Francois by Andy Bishop. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Williamson.

1:54

Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, Peter Sweeney makes a clearance.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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