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Bramall Lane (ATT 15,437) 12th March 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Carlisle United Carlisle

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J Baxter (28)

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Blades too strong for Cumbrians

Last Updated: 12/03/14 10:32pm

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Jose Baxter: Grabbed the winner against Carlisle

Jose Baxter: Grabbed the winner against Carlisle

Jose Baxter's first-half goal was enough to give Sheffield United their 10th straight win as they beat struggling Carlisle 1-0.

The Blades, who secured their place in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at the weekend, were on top for most of the game and Carlisle had goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to thank for saving them from a heavier defeat.

Pickford was called into action inside the opening minute of the match, keeping out Jamie Murphy's low, angled shot.

Stefan Scougall then shot straight at the Carlisle goalkeeper while Baxter put an effort wide.

Scougall had another chance when he was through on goal, but his shot was saved by Pickford with his legs.

The goal came in the 28th minute when Conor Coady's driven pass found Baxter in the area and he composed himself before putting a low shot just inside Pickford's left-hand post.

Carlisle's best spell came in the latter stages of the game. David Amoo's header was cleared off the goalline by Ben Davies, while Brad Potts and David Symington had efforts deflected wide.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20