Oxford Utd 0-3 Sheffield Utd

Kevin McDonald and Alfie Potter

Sheffield United advanced into the fourth round of the FA Cup with goals from Tony McMahon, Dave Kitson and Nick Blackman defeating Oxford United.

McMahon found the net with a first-half free kick from 20 yards before Kitson bundled home from close range.

Tom Craddock saw his near-post shot turned behind by Blades keeper George Long while Justin Richards inexplicably fired high and wide for the U's.

But Blackman sealed victory with a neat half volley four minutes from time.


Oxford United manager Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford:

"I wanted to show what our true colours were and we did.

"Maybe in the big moments in the game we lacked a touch of quality where they showed their class.

"I didn't think it was a free-kick for the first goal but I could talk about that all day long.

"I thought our boys caused them a few problems. We rode our luck also but we were playing against good players. We pushed them all the way and we made them have a difficult afternoon."

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