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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: SHEFFIELD UNITED v IRON

17 February 2017

Sky Bet League One’s top two meet at Bramall Lane on Saturday, when the Iron visit leaders Sheffield United.

The Blades and Graham Alexander’s side sit first and second respectively in the table heading into the weekend’s fixture.

Both teams also go into the match on the back of midweek draws, with Chris Wilder’s men picking up a point on the road at Bristol Rovers and Scunthorpe drawing at home against Walsall.



Sam Mantom trained on Thursday after his recent groin injury lay-off, and Alexander says his fitness will be evaluated ahead of the encounter.

One man who’ll definitely miss out is Jordan Clarke (hamstring), with the Iron boss revealing the full-back will join the rest of the group on Monday.



Both had to settle for a share the spoils when they last met, in a 2-2 draw at Glanford Park back in September.

After a tight opening 30 minutes, the visitors landed the first blow through Chris Basham, who slotted home following a well-worked free-kick.

The Iron’s response was impressive though and they got their reward 10 minutes after the break, as Josh Morris lashed home from inside the penalty area.

Blades goalscorer Basham then saw red for a challenge on Scunthorpe midfielder Neal Bishop, ahead of Duane Holmes firing home an unstoppable shot on 83 minutes.

However, the away side levelled through Billy Sharp, who converted from the spot after David Mirfin had fouled Stefan Scougall.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 24 Sep
LG 1
Iron 2-2 Blades
Morris, Holmes
2015-16 - Sun 8 May
LG 1
Blades 0-2 Iron
Hopper, Madden
2015-16 - Sat 19 Dec
LG 1
Iron 0-1 Blades

2014-15 - Tue 24 Mar
LG 1
Blades 4-0 Iron

2014-15 - Sat 14 Mar
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Blades
Bishop
2012-13 - Wed 26 Dec
LG 1
Blades 3-0 Iron

2012-13 - Sat 8 Sep
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Blades
Clarke
2011-12 - Wed 29 Feb
LG 1
Blades 2-1 Iron
Duffy
2011-12 - Sat 10 Sep
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Blades
Dagnall
2010-11 - Tue 22 Feb
CHAMP
Iron 3-2 Blades
Garner 2, Miller
2010-11 - Tue 14 Sep
CHAMP
Blades 4-0 Iron

2009-10 - Sun 28 Mar
CHAMP
Blades 0-1 Iron
Hayes
2009-10 - Sat 17 Oct
CHAMP
Iron 3-1 Blades
McCann 2, Hayes
2007-08 - Sat 7 Feb
CHAMP
Blades 0-0 Iron

2007-08 - Sat 1 Sep
CHAMP
Iron 3-2 Blades
Crosby, Paterson, Sparrow
1983-84 - Tue 27 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Blades
Bell
1983-84 - Tue 1 Nov
DIV 3
Blades 5-3 Iron
Dey, Broddle, Wilson
1981-82 - Sat 20 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Blades
Moss, Telfer
1981-82 - Sat 26 Sep
DIV 4
Blades 1-0 Iron

1960-61 - Sat 25 Feb
DIV 2
Iron 1-1 Blades
Godfrey
1960-61 - Sat 8 Oct
DIV 2
Blades 2-0 Iron

1959-60 - Sat 13 Feb
DIV 2
Blades 2-1 Iron
Thomas
1959-60 - Sat 26 Sep
DIV 2
Iron 1-1 Blades
Marriott
1958-59 - Sat 28 Mar
DIV 2
Iron 1-3 Blades
Harburn
1958-59 - Sat 11 Oct
DIV 2
Blades 4-1 Iron
M Jones

Our full record against Sheffield United is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
13
4
7
2
20
18
Away
12
3
1
8
13
23
TOTAL
25
7
8
10
33
41



Having netted 20 times in League One so far this season, Billy Sharp sits as the division’s top scorer.

The former Iron man has found the back of the net in three of his last five matches, and will be expected to lead the line for the Blades on Saturday.



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