Sheffield United 1 Carlisle United 0: Evans nets Blades winner

Danny Wilson’s Sheffield United beat Carlisle United in League One.

Defender Johnny Ertl returned to the Blades squad after eight months on the sidelines with a knee injury. But there was no place for him in the match-day 16.

On loan winger Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is still recovering from a hamstring injury and defenders Chris Morgan and Andy Taylor remain long term absentees.

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Ched Evans put the Blades in front after 21 minutes from a corner, his fourth goal in as many games.

United striker Richard Cresswell should have added a second goal in the second half from the penalty spot, but spurned the chance.

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