Final- day target as Sharp hits milestone
CHAMPIONS Sheffield United need to win their final game to hit the 100 points mark for the season.
They entertain relegated Chesterfield on Sunday with one Blades player having already reached a notable milestone.
Billy Sharp scored twice to take his career tally to 201 goals as his Sheffield United side recorded their sixth successive league victory with a comfortable win at MK Dons.
Sharp’s goals in the second half came after strike partner Leon Clarke had put the visitors ahead before the break.
Backed by 7,251 travelling fans, Sharp looked set to celebrate inside nine minutes but his shot struck the post following good work from Chris Basham.
Chris Wilder’s team went ahead on the stroke of half-time, though, as Clarke rose to head home John Fleck’s corner.
Sharp added a brace in the second half after confusion in the Dons defence twice saw the forward race through on goal before firing home to make it 29 for the season.
The victory was also United’s 10th double of the campaign – a record for the club.
They comfortably overcame some pre-match changes to record victory.
Central defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell was named on the teamsheet, replacing Jake Wright, who had fallen ill overnight, but the Wolves loanee suffered a hamstring problem in the warm-up and so James Wilson started the game and United were left with six substitutions.