December 26, 2012
Blades too strong for Iron
Goals from Shaun Miller, Dave Kitson and Nick Blackman gave npower League One leaders Sheffield United a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Scunthorpe.
Miller ran from deep before slotting a low shot past goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall to give the hosts a fourth-minute lead.
Scunthorpe went close to equalising before the break when Damien Mozika's header came back off the crossbar and George Long saved Andy Barcham's follow up.
Long also kept out a Tom Newey free-kick towards the end of the first half while, at the other end, Miller had a shot deflected wide.
Kitson extended the Blades' lead after 56 minutes, meeting Tony McMahon's free-kick with a firm header.
After Newey was adjudged to have fouled Ryan Flynn in the area, Blackman rounded off the scoring from the penalty spot with six minutes remaining.
|Sheffield United||Scunthorpe United|
|25 George Long||26 Steve Mildenhall|
|6 Matthew Hill||6 Paul Reid|
|15 Neill Collins||21 Tom Newey|
|29 Tony McMahon||2 Christian Ribeiro|
|5 Harry Maguire||15 Niall Canavan|
|8 Michael Doyle||19 Michael Collins|
|11 Kevin McDonald||16 Mark Duffy|
|7 Ryan Flynn||7 James Ryan|
|14 Dave Kitson||8 Damien Mozika|
|12 Shaun Miller||22 Karl Hawley|
|10 Nick Blackman||11 Andy Barcham|
|35 Danny Coyne||Sam Slocombe 1|
|30 Marcus Williams||Callum Kennedy 3|
|2 Darryl Westlake||Robbie Gibbons 14|
|16 David McAllister||Nathan Ellington 27|
|17 Richard Cresswell||Adda Djeziri 29|
|19 John Cofie||Mike Grella 10|
|24 Joe Ironside||Matt Godden 17|
|John Cofie for Shaun Miller (46)||Nathan Ellington for James Ryan (63)|
|Marcus Williams for Neill Collins (50)||Adda Djeziri for Karl Hawley (78)|
|Richard Cresswell for Dave Kitson (85)||Callum Kennedy for Mark Duffy (90)|
|Tony McMahon (24)|
|· Squads: Sheffield United | Scunthorpe United|