Sheffield United secure promotion from League One with win at Northampton

Observer Sport
Sheffield United’s John Fleck celebrates scoring their second goal as fans invade the pitch. Photograph: Tom Jacobs/Reuters

Sheffield United have been promoted from League One with four matches to spare after to their 2-1 victory at Northampton . Also promoted were Doncaster Rovers, who return to League One from League Two at the first attempt.

Goals from Leon Clarke and John Fleck gave United the win they needed and with Bolton losing at Scunthorpe, Chris Wilder’s side are firm favourites to seal the title. They lead second-placed Wanderers by nine points with four games remaining.

Doncaster went down in the final relegation spot last season but stuck by Darren Ferguson, who had been appointed in October 2015. Their faith has been rewarded with five games to go. Tommy Rowe scored the goal that guaranteed promotion. They are six clear of Plymouth in the race for the title.

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