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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
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1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40