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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 2,078) 13th October 2013 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: Kevin Friend

Coventry Coventry City vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Coventry 3

L Clarke (6, 49)
C Wilson (32)

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L Taylor (62, 80)

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League One: Coventry beat struggling Sheffield United 3-2

Last Updated: 14/10/13 2:51pm

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Leon Clarke bagged a brace as Coventry City beat Sheffield United 3-2 in their League One clash at Sixfields on Sunday.

Coventry went ahead early on with Clarke volleying home in the sixth minute after a cross from Blair Adams.

And the Sky Blues added a second in the 32nd minute when Carl Baker pulled the ball back from the byline on the right and Callum Wilson fired into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.

Coventry made it 3-0 in the 49th minute when Clarke netted his second after collecting the ball on the edge of the area and firing a low shot into the corner.

Sheffield United pulled one back in the 62nd minute when Lyle Taylor scored with a low 25-yard free-kick.

And a minute later City stopper Joe Murphy saved Ryan Flynn's shot from close range as United went close to adding a second.

Coventry striker Leon Clarke and Sheffield United midfielder Michael Doyle give their post-match reaction.

Clarke almost scored his third goal in the 70th minute but his low strike was saved by George Long in the United goal.

The Blades made it 3-2 in the 80th minute when the unmarked Taylor headed in his second goal after a cross from the right from Ryan Hall.

But Coventry held on for the win to go 16th in League One, while Sheffield United remain bottom of the table.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
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 43 39

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