Porter spot on for Blades

A late penalty from substitute Chris Porter gave Sheffield United a 1-0 win at Colchester.

Last Updated: 25/02/14 at 22:58

Chris Porter: Scored from the spot

Chris Porter: Scored from the spot

More of the games that matter

Watch Manchester City v Manchester United live only on Sky Sports this Super Sunday. Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Porter struck from the spot with three minutes remaining after Freddie Sears had fouled Ben Davies in the area.

The Blades looked more dangerous in a lacklustre first half.

But the closest they came to scoring was when John Brayford's far-post header from a corner was saved low down to his right by goalkeeper Sam Walker.

Tom Eastman's diving header from Brian Wilson's corner floated wide of the near post for the U's, before the visitors went close three minutes before the break when Davies' header flashed wide from Jamie Murphy's delivery.

Jose Baxter's free-kick sailed over the crossbar just before the hour mark for the visitors and the former Everton youngster came even closer to scoring soon afterwards when his fine curling effort came back off the foot of the post.

U's keeper Walker made a wonderful reflex save to deny Davies from point-blank range from Brayford's cross, before Porter struck the winner.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 28 October 2014
19:45
Chesterfld 0-3 Swindon Report
Leyton Or 0-2 Preston Report
Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley 2-2 Bristol C Report
Coventry 3-2 Peterboro Report
Crewe 0-1 Sheff Utd Report
Doncaster 0-0 MK Dons Report
Gillingham 1-1 Crawley Report
Oldham 2-1 Bradford Report
Port Vale 3-0 Leyton Or Report
Preston 3-2 Fleetwood Report

Footer 365

Premier League: Louis Van Gaal confirms Wayne Rooney will captain United in Manchester derby

Louis van Gaal has confirmed Wayne Rooney will play and will captain Manchester United in Sunday's derby against City.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus shrugs off transfer talk

Marco Reus insists his future is the last of his concerns amid reports Bayern Munich want to sign the Dortmund ace.

Premier League: Wenger not ruling out Arsenal title bid

Arsene Wenger is not ruling the Gunners out of the title race despite being nine points behind leaders Chelsea.

Mail Box

A Detailed Defence Of Alex Song And...

...lots more in a mailbox that takes in Manuel Pellegrini's woes, Steven Gerrard's future, Carlo Ancelotti, Alan Pardew and Alan Pardew's daughter. A fine read...

Is Ancelotti A Better Boss Than Mourinho?

That's one shout in the mailbox, although not as controversial as the mail imploring Jose Mourinho to sign Steven Gerrard in January so he can win the title he deserves...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property