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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,460) 29th December 2013 - Kick off 15:00

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Sheff Utd 3

J Murphy (9)
J Baxter (56)
R Flynn (67)

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Tranmere 1

A Taylor (85)

Blades cut through Tranmere

Last Updated: 29/12/13 8:34pm

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Ryan Flynn: Amongst the goals

Ryan Flynn: Amongst the goals

Goals from Jamie Murphy, Jose Baxter and Ryan Flynn saw Sheffield United claim a deserved 3-1 victory over Tranmere Rovers.

United, now unbeaten in their last eight games, climbed above the visitors in the table after delivering an assured performance bristling with purpose and attacking intent.

Ash Taylor, the Rovers defender, brought some respectability to the scoreline by firing home in the closing stages, but Nigel Clough's side were well worth the win.

Murphy ensured United seized control of this crucial League One fixture between two teams fighting for their lives towards the foot of the table by turning the ball home beyond Tranmere goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams in the seventh minute.

Ronnie Moore, the Rovers manager, has warned that poor defending threatens to undermine the visitors' prospects of avoiding relegation and those frailties were in evidence again when the former Scotland Under-21 international fired home on the turn after Neill Collins had met Baxter's corner.

Murphy's compatriots Flynn and Stephen McGinn went close soon after as United threatened to overwhelm Rovers.

But Lowe served notice that Moore's team would not go down without a fight when he tested George Long's handling having earlier seen a close-range effort cleared off the goal-line by Harry Maguire.

However, when Baxter and Flynn pounced after the break, Rovers crumbled.

McGinn and Porter, who later drew a superb save from Fon Williams, combined to present Baxter with the opportunity to claim his fourth goal in only five outings before Flynn's powerful finish put the game beyond Rovers' reach although Taylor reduced the deficit late in the game.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40