Blades continue push toward league summit Mannone spot on to pile misery on Leeds
SHEFFIELD United extended their superb start to the season with a 1-0 win over Ipswich, putting them level points on with Sky Bet Championship leaders Cardiff.
Chris Wilder’s team sit in second place, trailing by only one goal, after their dominant win over the Tractor Boys.
Both sides hit the crossbar during the match, but Ipswich were perhaps fortunate to lose the game by only the one goal.
The home team controlled the majority of the first half before making the pressure count early in the second when Chris Basham headed home the winner in the 49th minute. VITO Mannone saved a stoppage-time penalty to ensure Mo Barrow’s goal was enough to end Reading’s winless run and inflict a third straight Sky Bet Championship defeat on former club Leeds.
United were handed a lifeline after Samuel Saiz was brought down in the box but Mannone kept out Pablo Hernandez’s weak spot-kick to give the Royals their first win in seven games.
The hosts rarely threatened in the opening 45 minutes, with only lone striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga getting sight of the Reading goal. However, it was Reading who grabbed the winner six minutes from time after Barrow kept his composure in front of goal.