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Gigg Lane (ATT 3,064) 12th February 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: G Salisbury

Bury Bury vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Bury 0

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Sheff Utd 2

J Forte (38)
J Murphy (60)

Blades carve out three points

Last Updated: 12/02/13 10:58pm

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Jamie Murphy: Wrapped up the points

Jamie Murphy: Wrapped up the points

Sheffield United closed the gap on the automatic promotion places in League One to three points with a 2-0 win at Bury on Tuesday.

Jonathan Forte's first goal since returning to the club on loan from Southampton and a Jamie Murphy strike sealed the points at Gigg Lane.

It was a particularly disappointing night for Bury manager Kevin Blackwell, who was facing his former club for the first time since being sacked as manager in 2010.

But revenge never looked on the cards as United enjoyed the better chances, Forte denied early on by Trevor Carson.

The Bury 'keeper also scrambled to keep out a Harry Maguire header while George Long tipped away a Nick Ajose effort at the other end.

The visitors eventually went in front seven minutes before the break when Forte cut in from the flank to fire into the bottom corner.

Ashley Eastham spurned a great chance to equalise soon after the break, blasting over from Steven Schumacher's free-kick.

And Bury paid the price, allowing Murphy to seal the win with a powerful finish after some catastrophic defending from a corner.

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8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
10 Walsall 43 57
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bristol City 43 53
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16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 42 39