League One
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Sheffield United 2-0 Peterborough United

Ben Davies scores the winner

Ben Davies scored a superb free-kick and Chris Porter converted a Conor Coady pass to give Sheffield United their eighth consecutive win.

On-loan Derby midfielder Davies curled the ball in on his home debut just after half-time before substitute Porter drove in the second late on.

The Blades, who kept their sixth league clean sheet in a row, moved up to 10th.

Stephen McGinn earlier hit the post for much-changed United, who face Charlton in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.

McGinn was also denied by Posh keeper Bobby Olejnik and Callum McFadzean's low shot was deflected past the post.

It was a second straight defeat for Peterborough, who offered little and stay sixth.

Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

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Post-match: Posh boss Ferguson

"It was a poor performance. Too slow in the first half.

"We knew they'd sit off us and try and break on the counter attack. But we didn't play with enough tempo.

"We couldn't have started the second half any worse.

"But the simple fact is we couldn't break them down."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 22Davies
  • 6Hill
  • 17CoadyBooked at 65mins
  • 32Kennedy
  • 15Collins
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forScougallat 53'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 12Miller
  • 18PaynterSubstituted forPorterat 66'minutes
  • 26McFadzeanSubstituted forFlynnat 25'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 7Flynn
  • 9Porter
  • 11Baxter
  • 21Scougall
  • 25Long
  • 38Reed

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 31Little
  • 2AlcockSubstituted forNewellat 64'minutes
  • 14Rowe
  • 5Baldwin
  • 4Brisley
  • 7Swanson
  • 11McCann
  • 24WashingtonSubstituted forBostwickat 55'minutes
  • 21Ajose
  • 36McQuoidSubstituted forAssombalongaat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Ntlhe
  • 6Bostwick
  • 8Payne
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 13Day
  • 16Kearns
  • 17Newell
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
16,051

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away14
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0.

Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Peterborough United 0. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Terry Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Joe Newell (Peterborough United).

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Billy Paynter.

Booking

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Joe Newell replaces Craig Alcock.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Billy Paynter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Little (Peterborough United).

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stefan Scougall.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sean Brisley.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mark Little.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Brisley (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Michael Bostwick replaces Conor Washington.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Britt Assombalonga replaces Josh McQuoid.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Terry Kennedy.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Stephen McGinn.

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Conor Coady.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Conor Coady.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves32217457203770
2Leyton Orient34217668333570
3Brentford32207554312367
4Preston341713448341464
5Rotherham341711664432162
6Peterborough33164135144752
7Swindon34138135145647
8Walsall331211103833547
9MK Dons34137144846246
10Sheff Utd33128133638-244
11Port Vale33134164452-843
12Bradford33914104541441
13Crawley2991283437-339
14Coventry32139105956338
15Oldham34108163948-938
16Gillingham34115184357-1438
17Carlisle33107163754-1737
18Colchester32812123741-436
19Tranmere3399154057-1736
20Bristol City34714134956-735
21Crewe3498173863-2535
22Shrewsbury33711153143-1232
23Stevenage3395193353-2032
24Notts County3493224261-1930
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