BORO slipped to their third successive away defeat as Sheffield United extended their run to one loss in 12, writes GORDON COX at Bramall Lane, where the Blades have not conceded a goal for over eight hours.
Sheffield United: Bunn; Walker, Morgan (Capt), Seip, Taylor, Williamson (Ward 70) Montgomery, Harper, Quinn, Cresswell (Henderson 89), Evans (Camara 70). Subs: Bennett (gk); Fortune, Stewart, Geary.
Middlesbrough: Coyne; McMahon, Wheater, Riggott, Hoyte, Flood (Franks 75), O'Neil (Capt), Osbourne, Robson, Aliadiere (Johnson 63), Killen. Subs: Steele (gk); Bennett, Arca, L Williams, Bent.
Referee: Andy D'Urso, Essex.
Sheffield United: Cresswell, 18, foul on McMahon; Quinn, 33, ungentlemanly conduct; Williamson, 51, foul on Flood.
Middlesbrough: Robson, 33, persistent misconduct; O'Neil, 34, dissent.
Conditions: Cool and damp
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