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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,860) 16th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Webb

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Colchester United Colchester

Sheff Utd 3

B Robson (pen 4)
K McDonald (73)
D Kitson (90+5)

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Blades back in promotion frame

Last Updated: 16/02/13 6:57pm

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Dave Kiton: Bagged Sheffield United's third goal

Dave Kiton: Bagged Sheffield United's third goal

Sheffield United climbed back into the top two with a 3-0 home win over Colchester on Saturday afternoon.

Barry Robson scored from the spot in the fourth minute after being fouled by Josh Thompson.

The visitors then enjoyed a good spell with Freddie Sears seeing his free-kick deflected wide and Thompson heading over.

Sears also had a shot on the run saved by Blades goalkeeper George Long and fired over, while David Wright put a long-range effort off-target.

The home side came back into the game towards the end of the first half, with Michael Doyle having a 20-yard shot saved by Colchester goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Doyle went close to putting the hosts further ahead in first-half stoppage time when his long-range shot struck a post.

Kevin McDonald beat Walker with a low shot from distance in the 73rd minute to make it 2-0.

Walker then made a good save from Kitson, turning the striker's shot wide.

But Dave Kitson completed the scoring in stoppage time, pouncing on the rebound after Diego De Girolamo's shot had been parried by Walker.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15