Evans fires Blades to summit

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Sheffield United moved to the top of npower League One after a superb goal by Ched Evans saw the Blades claim a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe.

The Iron had to play 65 minutes with 10 men after Andy Barcham was sent off for a lunge at Michael Doyle but the hosts went ahead on the stroke of half-time thanks to Chris Dagnall's curled right-footed shot.

United have not yet lost this season and Evans ensured they would come away from Glanford Park with a point when he fired home with his back to goal.

The draw puts the south Yorkshire side top, ahead of Charlton on goal difference after the Addicks beat Exeter 2-0 at The Valley.

The Grecians were reduced to 10 men in the 19th minute when Daniel Nardiello was dismissed for foul and abusive language and they fell behind two minutes before the break when Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his sixth goal of the season.

The south London club wrapped up the win nine minutes from time when Wright-Phillips' cross was converted by Dale Stephens.

MK Dons started the afternoon on top but ended it in third after Gary Madine scored twice as Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a 3-1 win.

All the goals came in the second half, Madine putting the Owls ahead nine minutes after the break and doubling the lead 11 minutes later when he headed home Liam Palmer's cross.

The visitors were given some hope when Angelo Balanta slotted home with 13 minutes left but Palmer turned scorer when he shot home into the centre of the goal. Jabo Ibehre was sent off for a second yellow card deep into injury time for the Dons.

A Kevin O'Connor penalty nine minutes before the break guided Brentford to a 1-0 victory at Wycombe while Huddersfield are fifth after a 2-0 win over Tranmere thanks to goals by Gary Roberts (24) and Scott Arfield (82).

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Andy Barcham
Milton Keynes Dons
Sheffield Wednesday
Daniel Nardiello
Michael Doyle
Jabo Ibehre
Chris Dagnall
Scunthorpe United
League One
Gary Madine
Huddersfield Town
Angelo Balanta
Kevin O'Connor
Gary Roberts
Sheffield United
Kevin O'Connor
Ched Evans
Tranmere Rovers
Charlton Athletic
Bradley Wright-Phillips
Dale Stephens

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