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Blades extend winning run

Goals from Ben Davies and Chris Porter saw Sheffield United beat Peterborough 2-0 to record their eighth straight win in all competitions.

The home side dominated from the off in Tuesday night's League One clash at Bramall Lane and were never seriously tested by Darren Ferguson's Posh side.

Stephen McGinn had a shot on the run saved by Bobby Olejnik and Callum McFadzean's low drive from the edge of the area was deflected wide.

McGinn then went close to scoring with a low drive which beat Olejnik but came back off the keeper's right-hand post. Billy Paynter, following up, shot straight at Olejnik.

As the home side continued to press, Shaun Miller made a good run into the area before firing over.

Davies (47) struck the opener with a superbly flighted free-kick over the defensive wall - the ball going into the top right-hand corner of Olejnik's net.

After McGinn fired off-target from a good position and Conor Coady shot just over, substitute Porter (88) added a second goal with a good finish after being sent clear through the middle.

The Blades are now 10th in the table, eight points behind sixth-placed Peterborough with 13 games remaining.