Blades down Pompey to go second
Nick Blackman’s penalty gave Sheffield United a 1-0 home victory
over Portsmouth to move second in League One.
The hosts nearly got off to a great start when Blackman
threatened early on, firing in a shot which was saved by Mikkel
Portsmouth then went close to scoring when a superb long-range
effort from Akos Buzsaky struck the woodwork and Scott Allan also
had a shot blocked.
United’s Neill Collins headed over and Chris Porter put a header
But it was the visitors who looked the more likely scorers in
the first half with Allan shooting wide after a strong run into the
area and Buzsaky’s drive going just over.
Harry Maguire put a shot off-target before Blackman scored from
the spot in the 66th minute after Lubomir Michalik’s reckless
sliding tackle on Porter.