Blades back in business
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Brown from the penalty spot and the ever-dangerous Steve Kabba [pictured] got the goals for Neil Warnock's side, as Alan Lee's penalty late on was not enough to salvage a point for Ronnie Moore's Millers.
In very wet conditions at Millmoor, The Blades looked the more dangerous to score early on and it was Kabba who forced Chris Swailes to take him down in Rotherham's penalty area, with the referee duly pointing the spot.
Brown was able to send Mike Pollitt the wrong way and give the away side a deserved 1-0 lead.
They nearly made it two as Dean Windass made a fine turn-and-shot, which brought an excellent save from Pollitt.
The home side then went close to equalising in first half injury time when Chris Sedgwick got on the end of a flicked far post corner to scream it across the face of the goal.
The second half saw Rotherham pressing to equalise but it was The Blades who doubled their lead just after the hour mark.
Brown played a one-two with Kabba on edge of the area and he picked out Peter Ndlovu on the right edge of the box, his shot was parried by Pollitt but the on-rushing Kabba was on hand to fire the rebound home from seven yards.
With The Blades in control, they were made to sweat in the final stages after Robert Page was adjudged to have tripped Lee in the the box for a penalty to Rotherham.
Lee stroked the spot-kick past Paddy Kenny to make it 2-1 but the remaining nine minutes and injury time failed to bring a second Rotherham goal, as Sheffield United ran out deserved winners on the night.
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Rotherham United 1-2 Sheffield United
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