The FA Cup - Second Round
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Sheffield United 3-0 Plymouth Argyle

Sheffield United twice scored from the spot as they beat League Two Plymouth to reach the third round of the FA Cup.

After Reuben Reid had missed a penalty for Argyle, Jose Baxter put the Blades in front from the spot following Ben Purrington's pull on Marc McNulty.

Baxter extended their lead with another penalty eight minutes later when Peter Hartley fouled Jamie Murphy.

The League One side added a third late on when McNulty flicked home Florent Cuvelier's low cross.

It could have been different had Argyle not missed the chance to take the lead early in the second-half when Reid put his penalty well over.

There was controversy for United's second penalty as the referee decided to show a yellow card to Curtis Nelson when it was meant for Hartley.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 6Basham
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forCuvelierat 85'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forReedat 76'minutes
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forMcNultyat 45'minutes
  • 21Higdon
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 17McGahey
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
  • 27Kennedy
  • 31Khan
  • 34Cuvelier

Plymouth

Formation 4-3-3

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 29HartleyBooked at 62mins
  • 3PurringtonBooked at 54minsSubstituted forNorburnat 72'minutes
  • 11BlizzardSubstituted forHarveyat 80'minutes
  • 28O'Connor
  • 13Kellett
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9Reid
  • 8BantonSubstituted forCoxat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 14Harvey
  • 24Allen
  • 25Bentley
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
7,348

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Higdon with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tyler Harvey.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 3, Plymouth Argyle 0. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florent Cuvelier with a cross following a corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reuben Reid.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Florent Cuvelier (Sheffield United).

  10. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Jose Baxter.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Harris.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Louis Reed (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Higdon with a headed pass.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Dominic Blizzard.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).

  19. Post update

    Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.