Blades triumph over the Millers in fiery South Yorkshire derby

Sheffield United continued their promotion push after a 2-0 victory against 10-man Rotherham United.

The Blades opened the scoring on the five minute mark after a clever corner routine and a smart finish from Jack O’Connell.

The game then set into a pattern of Rotherham pressure especially coming in the form of the long throw of Millers captain Will Vaulks.

This all changed on the 28th minute. After giving the ball away, Vaulks dived into a rash challenge on United full-back George Baldock and was rightly red carded by referee Geoff Eltringham.

The new found numerical advantage gave United the opportunity to lay siege on the Rotherham box.

Ollie Norwood and David Mcgoldrick both missed good chances for the Blades and the Millers goalkeeper Marek Rodák brilliantly saved a headed chance from Enda Stevens.

The Blades wrapped the game up on 74 minutes. A short corner between Norwood and John Fleck led to the ball being squared to Mark Duffy who hit a terrific shot on the half volley into the top corner.

The win leaves Sheffield United third in the Championship, two points behind the automatic promotion spots.

Rotherham United remain in the relegation zone one point from safety in 22nd place.