Walsall 4 Sheffield United 1: Blades winning run brought to abrupt halt by Saddlers

Walsall v Sheffield United
Walsall v Sheffield United
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Table topping Sheffield United were brought back to earth with a bump after a shock 4-1 defeat at Walsall.

Blades had won their last six League One matches but were very much second best against their mid-table hosts.

Amadou Bakayoko scored an early opener for the Saddlers but Blades were soon back on level terms through Jack O'Connell's header.

But second-half goals from Jason McCarthy, Joe Edwards and Erhun Oztumer - with a penalty - secured a comprehensive win for the hosts.

Blades remain on top of the table but saw their lead chopped to one point as second-placed Scunthorpe edged out Northampton 2-1.

Kevin van Veen headed the visitors in front but Alex Revell levelled late in the first half for Northampton, before Josh Morris grabbed the 83rd-minute winner when he curled in from the edge of the area.

Scunthorpe are now five points clear of Bolton, who lost 2-1 at home to Swindon

Meanwhile, Bradford City slipped to a single goal defeat at Shrewsbury Town.