A FIRST half double from Ched Evans and a third from substitute Ryan Flynn gave Sheffield United a comfortable first round victory over Oxford United in the FA Cup, writes Ian Appleyard.
Evans struck in the 15th and the 20th minutes and would have bagged a hat-trick but for two quality saves by Oxford goalkeeper Ryan Clarke.
Substitute Flynn wrapped things up in the 72nd minute - scoring his first goal for the Blades with a close range volley after goalkeeper Clarke missed a high ball.
Blades legend Alan Hodgkinson, now goalkeeping coach with Oxford at the remarkable age of 76, received a tremendous reception from home supporters prior to the game.
That apart, it was a largely forgetable afternoon for both Hodgkinson and Oxford manager Chris Wilder, who is a lifelong Blades supporter and former player at Bramall Lane.
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