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Bramall Lane (ATT 15,892) 10th December 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Rochdale Rochdale

Sheff Utd 3

C Evans (39, 64)
R Cresswell (57)

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Evans at the double for Blades

Last Updated: 10/12/11 6:41pm

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Evans: Bagged a brace

Evans: Bagged a brace

An in-form Ched Evans scored twice as Sheffield United eased to a 3-0 win at home to Rochdale to make it five wins in a row.

Evans opened the scoring in the 39th minute after Dale defender Stephen Jordan failed to head clear from Lecsinel Jean-Francois' ball into the area.

An earlier shot from Evans was parried by David Lucas while United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen made a brave block to deny Nicky Adams.

Rochdale had to make a change in goal at the end of the first half when Lucas received a blow to the head and was taken off on a spinal board after receiving lengthy treatment.

After Evans missed the target from just a few yards out while under pressure from Stephen Darby, Richard Cresswell made it 2-0 when he steered the ball in at the near post following a good cross from Jean-Francois after 57 minutes.

Evans scored his eighth goal in five games with a superb 25-yard free-kick to seal the points for the Blades in the 64th minute before Simonsen kept out efforts from Harry Bunn and Gary Jones.

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3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
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6 Rochdale 25 37
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8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
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13 Peterborough United 26 34
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16 Gillingham 27 31
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18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24