September 27, 2017 / 9:16 PM / 2 months ago

Sheffield United go second with Wolves victory

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheffield United climbed to second in England’s second-tier Championship on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory against 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers who spurned the chance to go top themselves.

Soccer Football - Carabao Cup Third Round - Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Bristol Rovers - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - September 19, 2017 Bristol Rovers' Dom Telford (L) in action with Wolves' Conor Coady Action Images/Craig Brough

After an even opening between two of the Championship’s form sides, Wolves’ former Sheffield United defender Conor Coady was dismissed after he pulled back Leon Clarke -- denying him a goalscoring chance in the 15th minute.

The hosts capitalised on their numerical advantage with Clarke scoring twice against his former club either side of a missed penalty from Wolves’ Ruben Neves.

United have 21 points from 10 games -- two behind leaders Cardiff City and one ahead of Wolves and Leeds United.

United’s rivals Sheffield Wednesday, in 14th, suffered a 1-0 defeat against struggling Birmingham City who climbed one place to 22nd thanks to Isaac Vassell’s second-half goal.

Reporting By Tom Hayward; Editing by Toby Davis

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