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Late Late Show At Vale Park

Port Vale
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Sheffield United

Vale Park

25/04/14 8pm

Attendance: 6,394

Referee:

Sheffield United left it late as they secured three points at Port Vale.

The home side looked to be heading for three points when Louis Dodds put them ahead six minutes into the second half.

Jamie Murphy equalised for the blades with seven minutes remaining and not for the first time this season, Chris Porter came off the bench to score the winner in the final minute of the game.

Vale were almost ahead inside five minutes when Chris Lines saw his shot come back off a post whilst the best chance of the first half for United fell to John Brayford but he failed to keep his effort down.

Dodds opened the scoring for Vale when he kept his cool to slot past Mark Howard as United conceded on their travels for only the second game in their last ten on the road.

Jose Baxter almost levelled for United only to be denied by a good save Sam Johnson in the Vale goal.

Murphy levelled for United before Porter netted the winner in injury time, as he beat Johnson with a left foot shot for his ninth goal of the season.

Teams

Port Vale
Johnson, Yates, Williamson, Robertson, Lines, Griffith, Duffy, Dodds, Myrie Williams, Knott

Subs not used
Tomlin, Shuker, Lloyd, Birchall, Smith, Hugill.

Sheffield United
Howard, Brayford, Maguire, Collins (Hill 23), Freeman, Doyle, Flynn, Coady (Davies 78), Scougall, Murphy; Baxter (Porter 72)

Subs not used
Long, McGinn, Paynter, Kennedy


Writer:S2
Date:Saturday April 26 2014
Time: 7:32AM

Comments

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United played some neat football on Vales wide flat pitch. Murphy and Flynn were outstanding, and if the scouts were there Harry put another £1m on his value. MOTM by some distance was Freeman, he defended intelligently and his pace going forward was always a threat. If we had a proper striker, we would have won easily, Baxter is always 5 yards behind where a real striker should be, not his fault, he is a midfielder. As soon as Porter came on, United were able to move forward into more threatening areas. Flynn laid on both passes to set up the goals……and to think that 6 months ago I would gladly have waved him goodbye! Roll on August!
gloucblade
27/04/2014 11:33:00
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agree glouc, thought freeman was playing out of his skin for his contract. great addition if we sign him. pace and the right age, go get him nigel. defo need a couple of strikers, the Vale pair would do nicely. Bit worried about Howards form in the last few games though.
BilboBlade
27/04/2014 11:40:00
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Could do with the season lasting another month.
S2 Blades
27/04/2014 20:01:00
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