Result: Callum McFadzean goal gives Sheffield United advantage

Sheffield United have a 1-0 lead after the first leg of their League One playoff semi-final against Yeovil Town.

Sheffield United have taken a step closer to the League One playoff final after beating Yeovil Town 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final at Bramall Lane this evening.

Sheffield United's Callum McFadzean celebrates a goal against Yeovil Town on May 3, 2013© PA Photos

The Blades had two appeals for penalties turned down in the first half, but there were few clear-cut chances for either side in the opening period.

There was a further blow from United when midfielder Barry Robson was forced off after just 32 minutes with a suspected broken rib.

The home side made a strong start to the second half, and some early pressure resulted in a goal inside the opening two minutes, with substitute Callum McFadzean blasting the ball in for his first goal for the club.

The 19-year-old almost added his second as he raced into the box in the 63rd minute, but Yeovil keeper Marek Stech was able to block his effort.

The visitors appealed for a penalty late on when a Paddy Madden cross appeared to strike Harry Maguire on the arm, but the referee did not agree.

The teams meet again at Huish Park on Monday for a place in the playoff final at Wembley later this month.

Sheffield United's Callum McFadzean celebrates a goal against Yeovil Town on May 3, 2013
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