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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,165) 11th February 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Mohareb

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

Sheff Utd 3

W Hoskins (66)
C Evans (73)
K McDonald (90+1)

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Blades hot on the heels of Owls

Last Updated: 11/02/12 7:14pm

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Hoskins: Netted on his debut

Hoskins: Netted on his debut

Will Hoskins' debut goal helped Sheffield United to a 3-0 win over Wycombe as Danny Wilson's side moved up to third in League One.

Substitute Hoskins pounced in the 66th minute, five minutes after replacing Richard Creswell, before Ched Evans and Kevin McDonald sealed the points to leave the Blades just one point behind Sheffield Wednesday with two games in hand over their city rivals.

After an opening period of dominance from the promotion-chasing home side, Wycombe top scorer Stuart Beavon fired narrowly wide of the upright after 15 minutes before McDonald saw a right-footed drive fly inches wide of a post at the other end.

Evans had a golden chance to put the hosts ahead within five minutes of the restart but the usually reliable striker smashed Matt Lowton's throughball the wrong side of the right post.

Hoskins then replaced Cresswell and the Brighton loanee made an immediate impact, reacting quickest to Michael Doyle's ball into the box to slot underneath Nikki Bull.

The Blades doubled their advantage seven minutes later when leading scorer Evans swivelled and fired into the bottom right-hand corner. And Scottish midfielder McDonald completed the scoring with a 25-yard deflected drive in added time.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 40 46
18 Leyton Orient 39 45
19 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
20 Scunthorpe United 38 44
21 Notts County 38 43
22 Crawley Town 39 43
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33