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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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Sheff Utd 2

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.

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

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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