Sheffield beats Bristol City 1-0 to reach FA Cup quarter-finals
Billy Sharp helped Sheffield United beat 10-man Bristol City 1-0 to take them through to England’s FA Cup quarter-finals.
Sharp beat Max O'Leary from 12 yards with an excellent penalty into the bottom corner after 66 minutes, to give the Blades the narrow victory they deserved against a dogged but limited Bristol City side.
Bristol City was reduced to 10 men after Alfie Mawson received a red card in the second-half for a handball on the line.
United had the better chances in both halves, with Max Lowe striking the bar before the break and David McGoldrick pulling a fine stop out of O'Leary after it, while Nahki Wells selfishly wasted the Robins' best chance of note with Jamie Paterson waiting for a tap-in.
McGoldrick could have doubled their lead only a minute later but shot wide as the Blades took control of this chilly cup tie.
Sheffield United have a five-day rest before their next game, a trip to the capital to face West Ham on Monday; kick-off at 6pm.
Bristol City are back in action at Watford on Saturday afternoon; Kick-off at 3pm.