League One
Sheff Utd1Carlisle0

Sheffield United 1-0 Carlisle United

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

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.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 22DaviesBooked at 48mins
  • 3Harris
  • 17Coady
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forFreemanat 86'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forPorterat 69'minutes
  • 21ScougallSubstituted forMcGinnat 68'minutes
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Paynter
  • 25Long
  • 28Freeman

Carlisle

  • 18Pickford
  • 31Pearson
  • 4ChantlerSubstituted forBroughat 90+2'minutes
  • 21Berrett
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 28Brown
  • 16Potts
  • 8NobleSubstituted forSymingtonat 63'minutes
  • 9Miller
  • 7Amoo
  • 25ByrneSubstituted forGomez Novoat 72'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Patrick Brough replaces Chris Chantler.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

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

Foul by Nacho Novo (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieran Freeman replaces Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Chris Chantler (Carlisle United).

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

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

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

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

Hand ball by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nacho Novo replaces Sam Byrne.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Jose Baxter.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Stefan Scougall.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Pearson.

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

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

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

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

Foul by James Pearson (Carlisle United).

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

Hand ball by James Pearson (Carlisle United).

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

Foul by David Amoo (Carlisle United).

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves34237464214376
2Leyton Orient36228670333774
3Brentford34227558312773
4Preston361814452361668
5Rotherham351811666432365
6Peterborough35174145648855
7MK Dons36157145348552
8Walsall361212124039148
9Swindon36138155351247
10Sheff Utd34138133738-147
11Port Vale35144174655-946
12Bradford351014114743444
13Gillingham36135184859-1144
14Coventry35149126463141
15Bristol City36914135459-541
16Crawley3191393539-440
17Colchester34912133944-539
18Oldham36108184053-1338
19Carlisle35107183857-1937
20Stevenage35106193755-1836
21Tranmere3599174162-2136
22Crewe3699184168-2736
23Shrewsbury35712163447-1333
24Notts County3694234364-2131
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