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Bramall Lane (ATT 17,629) 18th April 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Stevenage Stevenage

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J Mousinho (og 10)

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Blades keep Stevenage in mire

Last Updated: 18/04/14 10:59pm

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John Mousinho: Put through his own net

John Mousinho: Put through his own net

Sheffield United kept their slim play-off hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Stevenage after John Mousinho's early own goal proved to be decisive.

The result leaves Stevenage rooted to the foot of the table, seven points from safety with three games to play.

United's Jose Baxter tested Stevenage goalkeeper Chris Day early on with a low shot, which was well saved by Day down to his right.

The home side took a 10th-minute lead when Jamie Murphy's low, driven cross was turned into his own net by Mousinho.

Stevenage threatened to equalise on a couple of occasions around the hour-mark.

John Brayford's slip inside the area let in Luke Freeman, whose shot was well saved by Blades goalkeeper Mark Howard and from the resulting corner, Luke Jones' header was cleared off the goalline by Baxter.

Howard was also called into action soon afterwards, keeping out Francois Zoko's shot.

Stevenage had a chance late on when Freeman fired straight at Howard from the edge of the area, but the Blades held on to extend their unbeaten league run to four matches.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37