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2016/17 English League One, 2016/2017 English League One
  • Simon Cox (19')
  • Jermaine McGlashan (88')
  • Ethan Ebanks-Lawdell (3')
  • Jack O'Connell (42')
  • Caolan Lavery (72')
  • Kieran Freeman (76')

League One leaders Sheffield United see off Southend in six-goal thriller

League One leaders Sheffield United powered to a sixth win in a row as they saw off Southend United 4-2 at Roots Hall.
The Shrimpers went into the game unbeaten in their last 13 games but the table-topping Blades were confidently able to continue their charge for promotion.
Chris Wilder's side took the lead after just three minutes when Ethan Ebanks-Landell headed home Mark Duffy's left-wing cross but the Shrimpers hit back to equalise in the 19th minute when Simon Cox converted from Marc-Antoine Fortune's pass.
Southend then enjoyed their best spell of the game with Anthony Wordsworth having a 20-yard shot tipped over by Simon Moore before the visitors regained the lead in the 42nd minute as Jack O'Connell converted a Duffy free-kick.
Former Southend loan striker Caolan Lavery made it 3-1 in the 72nd minute with a powerful left-footed shot and - just four minutes later - he also set up Kieron Freeman to score.
But the Shrimpers continued to fight and netted an 88th-minute consolation with substitute Jermaine McGlashan on target.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Sheffield United 40 +32 82
2 Bolton Wanderers 39 +28 75
3 Fleetwood Town 39 +19 69
4 Scunthorpe United 40 +21 67
5 Bradford City 40 +15 66
6 Southend United 39 +13 63
7 Millwall 39 +6 60
8 Oxford United 40 +9 59
9 Rochdale 39 +4 57
10 Bristol Rovers 40 -1 57
11 Peterborough United 40 +1 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 40 +3 54
13 Walsall 39 -2 53
14 Northampton Town 40 -6 50
15 Milton Keynes Dons 39 -1 48
16 Charlton Athletic 39 +3 47
17 Bury 41 -11 46
18 Oldham Athletic 40 -12 45
19 Gillingham 40 -17 45
20 Shrewsbury Town 39 -14 43
21 Port Vale 38 -17 42
22 Swindon Town 40 -18 39
23 Chesterfield 40 -28 33
24 Coventry City 40 -27 32