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Bramall Lane (ATT 19,298) 13th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: E Ilderton

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Swindon Town Swindon

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C Porter (37)
D Kitson (82)

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Robins rocked by Blades

Last Updated: 13/04/13 6:59pm

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Chris Porter: Opened the scoring

Chris Porter: Opened the scoring

Chris Morgan's reign as Sheffield United boss got off to the perfect start as promotion rivals Swindon were beaten 2-0 at Bramall Lane.

United, previously without a home win since mid-February, dispensed with the services of Danny Wilson in midweek and tasked their former centre-half with the job of trying to steer them back into the Championship.

On this evidence, it appears an inspired move as Morgan's men were well worth their victory.

Chris Porter's 38th-minute effort ensured the Blades' superb first-half display did not go unrewarded. The striker, starting for the first time since returning from a loan spell at Shrewsbury, powered home Tony McMahon's in-swinging free-kick to end the hosts two month wait for a goal at Bramall Lane.

McMahon, who struck the woodwork with another set-piece soon afterwards, had earlier delivered the cross from which Harry Maguire had a shot deflected onto a post while Jamie Murphy twice went close as Swindon looked like being overwhelmed.

The visitors, though, began the second period in much more decisive fashion. Nevertheless, Porter could have doubled United's advantage on the hour mark after meeting Ryan Flynn's pass only for his control to let him down.

Simon Ferry produced a well-timed tackle to thwart David Kitson after Michael Doyle's pass fortuitously wriggled its way though.

But the former Reading centre-forward was not to be denied and made sure of the points with a commanding header from another superb McMahon delivery.

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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