February 1, 2013
Clarke double blunts Blades
Leon Clarke scored twice to condemn Sheffield United to a third straight home defeat as Coventry won 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
Clarke gave the visitors a 14th-minute lead and struck again three minutes from time to give the visitors all three points after Dave Kitson had equalised in the 72nd minute.
Coventry's Carl Baker wasted a great early chance, firing off-target from a good position after Stephen Elliott's ball found him unmarked at the far post.
Elliott was the provider again when Clarke scored with a shot from around the six-yard box.
As Coventry continued to dominate, Baker had a shot charged down and Clarke fired in a low shot which was deflected wide.
Jonathan Forte, who has rejoined the Blades on loan from Southampton, shot straight at keeper Joe Murphy soon after coming on as a substitute early in the second half.
Kitson found the net with a header from Barry Robson's corner but Clarke struck the winner, seizing on the loose ball after George Long parried Franck Moussa's low drive.
|Sheffield United||Coventry City|
|25 George Long||1 Joe Murphy|
|15 Neill Collins||24 Richard Wood|
|4 Danny Higginbotham||25 William Edjenguele|
|29 Tony McMahon||21 Cyrus Christie|
|5 Harry Maguire||39 Blair Adams|
|8 Michael Doyle||12 Steven Jennings|
|11 Kevin McDonald||8 Carl Baker|
|7 Ryan Flynn||32 Franck Moussa|
|14 Dave Kitson||11 Gary McSheffrey|
|9 Chris Porter||14 Stephen Elliott|
|23 Jamie Murphy||15 Leon Clarke|
|35 Danny Coyne||Chris Dunn 13|
|2 Darryl Westlake||Jordon Clarke 2|
|19 Barry Robson||Nathan Cameron 5|
|24 Joe Ironside||John Fleck 10|
|17 Richard Cresswell||Adam Barton 16|
|16 Jonathan Forte||Conor Thomas 4|
|36 Diago De Girolamo||Callum Ball 17|
|Jonathan Forte for Chris Porter (54)||Conor Thomas for Stephen Elliott (69)|
|Barry Robson for Jamie Murphy (71)||John Fleck for Gary McSheffrey (73)|
|Tony McMahon (29)||Gary McSheffrey (37)|
|Dave Kitson (37)||Cyrus Christie (65)|
|Kevin McDonald (86)|
|· Squads: Sheffield United | Coventry City|