Two second half goals from Ben Davies and late substitute Chris Porter sealed Sheffield United’s eighth consecutive win in all competitions. After last night’s victory, the Blades move up to 10th in the table whereas Peterborough, who have only won four of their last ten, stay in 6th.

With the first half looking pretty even in terms of chances, it looked as if the game was just going to fade out with nothing to show. However, Derby loanee Ben Davies, decided to take it upon himself to change that. After a free kick was conceded 25 yards from goal, Davies stepped up and struck the ball so sweetly into the top corner of Olejnik’s goal.

Clough’s men were on the front foot, and from there on in, they never looked like conceding from any Peterborough pressure that was applied on them. But just to make doubly sure, substitute Chris Porter, who’s made quite a name for himself lately, broke one on one after in form Conor Coady showed strength and determination to play the ball in the first place through to him, finishing smartly past Olejnik.

The points were in the bag, and with it, the Blades’ eighth consecutive win in all competitions.

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Sheffield United

Mark Howard – Very little to do all game, but stayed alert and stayed solid. 7.5
Ben Davies – Played very well out of position, and scored a wonder-goal. 8.5
Terry Kennedy – Even with little experience, he played very well and very tight. 8.5
Neill Collins – Showed his experience and controlled his back line well. 8.5
Matt Hill – Shaky start but got a bit better as the game went on. 7.0
Shaun Miller – Shaky throughout but looked lively. 6.5
Michael Doyle (C) – Captained very well. Help play up well, as well as spreading it out. 8.0
Conor Coady – Another brilliant game from the youngster. Looked so comfortable on the ball. 8.5
Stephen McGinn – Looked lively and was unfortunate not to score. 7.5
Callum McFadzean – Brought pace to the game. Went off injured early on. 6.0
Billy Paynter – Flicked the ball on well and had a few chances. 7.0

Substitutions

Ryan Flynn – Came on early. Had a few runs but never really scared the defence. 6.5
Chris Porter – Looked lively even when he came on late. Scored. 7.5
Stefan Scougall – Got stuck in to every challenge. Showed his pace as well. 7.5

Peterborough United

Bobby Olejnik – Never looked that comfortable. Conceded two goals. 7.0
Craig Alcock – Stayed pretty solid throughout. Showed cleverness but he was subbed. 8.0
Shaun Brisley – Other than the goals, he stayed pretty solid again. 7.5
Jack Baldwin – Let some chances past but spread play well. 7.0
Danny Swanson – Spread the ball well and showed his speed. 7.0
Grant McCann – Looked comfortable on the ball. Not strong enough sometimes. 7.5
Tommy Rowe (C) – Lost his marker cleverly when he was attacking. 7.0
Nicky Ajose – Showed very little all game but had a few half chances. 6.0
Conor Washington – The defence kept him quiet but held the ball up well. Subbed. 7.5
Mark Little – Stood his ground well and showed his pace. 8.0
Josh McQuoid – Showed some creativity during his game. Subbed. 7.0

Substitutions

Britt Assombalonga – Very little contribution while he was on the field. 6.0
Michael Bostwick – Showed his strength and his speed but didn’t really contribute much. 7.0
Joe Newell – Contributed nothing of note. 5.0

 

Man of the Match

Ben Davies – Even with him playing out of position, he still showed his class and scored a delightful free kick. 8.5


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Josh is a huge follower of football and has been for years. Also, he is an aspiring sports journalist, always looking out for new opportunities linked with that line of career. Josh has been a passionate Sheffield United fan ever since he was young.