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The John Smith's Stadium (ATT 17,320) 14th February 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Kevin Friend

Huddsf'ld Huddersfield Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

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Collins heads Blades to victory

Last Updated: 14/02/12 10:23pm

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Collins: Headed the winner

Collins: Headed the winner

Defender Neill Collins scored his first goal for Sheffield United as the Blades emerged 1-0 winners from the derby clash with Huddersfield.

Collins, who joined from Leeds in January last year, headed in unmarked only five minutes into the top-of-the-table encounter.

Ryan Flynn curled over a corner from the left to the far post, which Harry Maguire headed back across goal for Collins to nod in from close range.

Striker Richard Cresswell was denied on 37 minutes by a brilliant save from Town keeper Alex Smithies after a shot from Ched Evans rebounded to him.

Town, beaten for only a third time in 55 league matches, hit back when Jordan Rhodes hit a volley against the post after Jack Hunt's cross was half cleared.

Blades skipper Michael Doyle prevented an equaliser by clearing off the line a goalbound Sean Morrison header from a Danny Ward corner.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40