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Bramall Lane (ATT 15,783) 17th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Deadman

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Colchester United Colchester

Sheff Utd 3

C Evans (3)
C Porter (12)
S Quinn (72)

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Blades batter sorry Colchester

Last Updated: 17/09/11 6:56pm

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Quinn: Netted for the Blades

Quinn: Netted for the Blades

Goals from Ched Evans, Chris Porter and Stephen Quinn gave Sheffield United a comfortable 3-0 win at home to Colchester.

Evans was quick off the mark, scoring from close-range in the third minute when he was left unmarked following a corner.

After being left exposed again following another defensive lapse, Colchester keeper Mark Cousins was beaten by Porter's 12th-minute chip.

Colchester's Anthony Wordsworth twice went close in the first-half, putting a free-kick just over and then seeing his low shot turned wide by Steve Simonsen.

Simonsen also kept out Andrew Bond, who was through on goal, but it was the Colchester goal which was most under threat. A header from Evans came back off the bar while Porter and Quinn had efforts which went close before the interval.

The woodwork twice came to Colchester's rescue in the second half, from Porter and Matt Lowton, before Quinn wrapped up the win after 71 minutes following Evans' lay-off.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16