Bristol City 0
Kicking towards the Kop in the first half always leaves me with a sense of anxiety and a slightly sick feeling in the pit of my stomach, its not usually a good omen in any way shape or form, and as Annies Song shook the rafters around the ground the feeling gripped me, giving me a sense of we could be in trouble today. But thankfully I needn't have worried, United started bright and completely took control of the game. Bristol managed to steal possession early on, but Elliott's ambitious long range effort was a long way off target. United again took control and didn't allow Bristol to really get any further opportunities, long or close range. We could have taken an early lead after Murphy challenged the City keeper mid air, but he couldn't not get the ball goal-wards and it was cleared by a rather shaky and panicked defender. United then bombarded Bristol with corner after corner, we never got the delivery quite right but you could tell that all
United continued to dominate the game as the second half got underway, they dictated the tempo to suit them and built up pressure, Bristol had no real answer or contingency to come back at us and looked a lost cause, almost swallowed up by the importance of the occasion and unable to deal with the task at hand. Harris tried his look with a free kick but it was saved by City's goalkeeper. United found their second fifty eight minutes in, Murphy runs which had caused Bristol problems all afternoon again troubled the opponents, he used his control and pace to easily go round Osbourne before playing a ball across the face of goal to the man on fire Ryan Flynn who continued his good run of form by hitting his strike past the keeper and into the bottom corner. With a deserved two goal cushion The Blades had truly made their domination count and left a lack luster Bristol side with no real chance of a fightback. Bristol were further tested as Coady tried to add to his goal tally for the season but the third goal remained elusive, that is until Ryan Flynn was brought down in the box by a clumsy challenge after avoiding one just seconds prior.