Yeovil 1 Sheff Utd 0: Blades’ unbeaten run comes to end

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough (Picture: Martyn Harrison).Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough (Picture: Martyn Harrison).
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough (Picture: Martyn Harrison).
stephen Arthurworrey was the difference as play-off contenders Sheffield United were dealt a blow by relegation stricken Yeovil Town.

The 20-year-old, who signed on loan from Fulham at the end of October, notched the winner 23 minutes from time to leave the 536 visiting fans with a sour taste in their mouth for their journey back up north.

Arthurworrey’s second goal for the club came from a tap in after Sam Foley’s free-kick was flicked on by Byron Webster before falling to the youngster to bundle in.

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The Blades dominated throughout and started the brighter of the two sides.

Steve Davies had the first meaningful effort of the game with his left-footed effort being blocked for a corner.

Joint leading goalscorer Jamie Murphy hit a long-range effort straight at Arthur Krysiak.

The hosts started the better of the two sides after the interval, Scot Stephen Kingsley firing wide of the target.

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Keiffer Moore rose well above the defence at the back post. Cheers rang out around Huish Park before the visitors managed to get the ball clear.

The defeat ended the visitors’ superb run of eight games unbeaten on the road.

Yeovil Town: Krysiak, Shephard, Arthurworrey, Webster, Smith, Berrett, Foley, Sheehan, Kingsley, Moore, Ugwu (Ofori-Twumasi, 86). Unused substitutes: Weale, Hayter, Leitch-Smith, Hoskins, Grant, Eastmond.

Sheffield Utd: Howard, Flynn (Alcock, 45), Brayford, Basham, Freeman, Done, Doyle, Coutts, Scougall (Baxter, 73), Holt, Davies (Murphy, 40). Unused substitutes: McNulty, Davies, McGahey, Turner.
Referee: T Robinson (West Sussex).