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Sheffield United 1-0 Bristol Rovers

Sheffield United extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers following a second-half goal from substitute Harry Chapman.

It was a fairly evenly contested first half with Ollie Clarke shooting narrowly wide for the visitors from 20 yards after collecting a loose ball.

For the hosts, John Fleck put a shot just wide and Rovers keeper Kelle Roos saved Billy Sharp's effort with his legs. Sharp also fired wide and Stefan Scougall had an effort blocked.

Rovers threatened in the latter stages of the half with Chris Lines having a free-kick well saved by Simon Moore and Easter heading over.

Easter wasted a great chance after the re-start, firing wide after being put through by Ellis Harrison.

Ollie Clarke put a long-range effort straight at Moore and Harrison had a low shot saved.

The goal came when Daniel Lafferty's cross from the left was met by a Chapman header after 65 minutes.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men a minute later when Easter was sent-off after clashing with Jack O'Connell.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Moore
  • 15CouttsBooked at 37mins
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forBrownat 90+4'minutes
  • 8ScougallSubstituted forChapmanat 54'minutes
  • 24Lafferty
  • 11Done
  • 10SharpSubstituted forLaveryat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
  • 36Brooks

Bristol Rovers

Formation 5-3-2

  • 33Roos
  • 2LeadbitterBooked at 90mins
  • 15J ClarkeSubstituted forBodinat 63'minutes
  • 4Lockyer
  • 36Clarke-Salter
  • 3BrownSubstituted forJamesat 74'minutes
  • 8O Clarke
  • 14Lines
  • 34BoatengBooked at 30minsSubstituted forMooreat 62'minutes
  • 17EasterBooked at 66mins
  • 9Harrison

Substitutes

  • 1Mildenhall
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 23Bodin
  • 29James
  • 30Gaffney
  • 35Colkett
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
19,196

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Reece Brown replaces Mark Duffy.

  5. Booking

    Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

    Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Booking

    Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Leadbitter (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Simon Moore.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Billy Sharp.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United).

  19. Post update

    Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1063124101421
2Bury106221911820
3Bradford10460127518
4Northampton10451169717
5Port Vale105231512317
6Sheff Utd105231313017
7Bolton10442108216
8Gillingham104331719-215
9Peterborough103431713413
10Bristol Rovers103431314-113
11Chesterfield103341615112
12Charlton102621211112
13Fleetwood103341515012
14MK Dons103341314-112
15Rochdale103341213-112
16Oxford Utd103341011-112
17Millwall103341720-312
18Swindon103251115-411
19Southend103251119-811
20Walsall102441116-510
21Wimbledon92341114-39
22Shrewsbury102351015-59
23Oldham10163510-59
24Coventry9054410-65
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