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Prenton Park (ATT 9,145) 29th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Haines

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

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A Taylor (og 42)

Own goal keeps Blades believing

Last Updated: 29/03/13 5:49pm

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Ash Taylor: Unfortunate own-goal

Ash Taylor: Unfortunate own-goal

Sheffield United's dreams of automatic promotion were boosted after Ash Taylor's own-goal gave them a 1-0 win against Tranmere.

The Blades never looked threatened by Rovers as they produced a classic away performance, while Barry Robson and Ryan Flynn both went close.

Jonathan Forte had the game's clearest opportunity in the 24th minute, playing a neat one-two with Dave Kitson, but stand-in skipper Owain fon Williams was equal to his effort.

The Blades took the lead minutes before the break, with Tony McMahon's ambitious free-kick taking a huge deflection off Taylor as he tried to clear and flying past fon Williams.

Both sides were cagey after the restart, with only on-loan Manchester United man Sean McGinty testing George Long for Rovers.

Flynn nearly sealed all three points for United, but his fiercely struck effort five minutes from time smashed against fon Williams' bar and away to safety.

Robson went even closer a minute later, but former Rochdale keeper fon Williams tipped his superb strike over the bar.

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11 Sheffield United 41 56
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18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
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