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Bramall Lane (ATT 18,946) 29th October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Russell

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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Nick Blackman: Netted the winner from the spot

Nick Blackman: Netted the winner from the spot

Nick Blackman's penalty gave Sheffield United a 1-0 home victory over Portsmouth to move second in League One.

The hosts nearly got off to a great start when Blackman threatened early on, firing in a shot which was saved by Mikkel Andersen.

Portsmouth then went close to scoring when a superb long-range effort from Akos Buzsaky struck the woodwork and Scott Allan also had a shot blocked.

United's Neill Collins headed over and Chris Porter put a header wide.

But it was the visitors who looked the more likely scorers in the first half with Allan shooting wide after a strong run into the area and Buzsaky's drive going just over.

Harry Maguire put a shot off-target before Blackman scored from the spot in the 66th minute after Lubomir Michalik's reckless sliding tackle on Porter.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25