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  • Date: Tue 09 March 2010
  • Venue: London Road Ground
  • Ref: Booth, R
  • Attendance: 6,674

Peterborough United vs Sheffield United

Team Lineups

Peterborough United

Joe Lewis
Craig Morgan
Gaby Zakuani
Mark Little
Charlie Lee
Lee Frecklington (Sergio Raul Torres, 46)
Tommy Rowe
Dominic Green
Liam Dickinson
Aaron Mclean (Exodus Geohaghon, 68)
Craig Mackail-Smith

Sheffield United

Mark Bunn
Chris Morgan
Nyron Nosworthy
Jordan Stewart
Kyle Bartley
Nick Montgomery
Lee Williamson (Mark Yeates, 46)
James Harper
Ched Evans (Henri Camara, 8)
Richard Cresswell
Jamie Ward (Stephen Quinn, 41)

Match Report
Craig Mackail-Smith celebrated his return to the Peterborough United starting line-up with a goal that consigned Sheffield United to yet another away defeat, a 1-0 reverse at London Road It was the seventh successive setback on the road for Kevin Blackwell's notoriously poor travellers and after going behind five minutes before the break, they never looked like rescuing even a point. Although manager Jim Gannon has conceded that bottom of the table Posh are destined to make a rapid return to League One, they are not going down without a fight and Mackail-Smith set the standard with a display of non-stop running and sheer effort. Posh quickly settled to their task with Lee Frecklington crossing for Dominic Green to fire straight at Mark Bunn, before Frecklington himself sent a low drive narrowly wide. Bunn also did well to pull down a soaring Tommy Rowe centre under strong pressure from home frontmen Liam Dickinson and Aaron McLean. Ched Evans was booked for a challenge on Posh goalkeeper Joe Lewis in a rare United break, but hurt himself in the process and was soon replaced by Henri Camara. Then Nyron Nosworthy's name also found its way into referee Jamail Singh's book for a foul. Nosworthy did well to put a Dickinson cross behind for a corner, but it brought pressure on the United goal with Green's flag-kick headed against the underside of the bar by Charlie Lee. Mackail-Smith won a scramble to get to the loose ball and his header went in past a despairing Bunn, again off the bar. There was a crazy start to the second half with Sergio Torres, who ran out to replace Frecklington without being officially substituted, yellow-carded for his trouble before even touching the ball. Posh did go through the correct procedure when McLean gave way to Exdous Geohaghon on 68 minutes and the long-haired midfielder was soon forcing United to pack their penalty area with his trademark long throws, although Posh never succeeded in getting a second goal to kill off the game completely.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

87
Yellow Card
 

Jordan Stewart is booked for unsporting behaviour.

79
Yellow Card
 

Liam Dickinson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

76
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Mark Yeates.

68
Substitution
 

Aaron McLean is replaced by Exodus Geohaghon.

47
Yellow Card
 

Sergio Raul Torres is booked for unsporting behaviour.

46
Substitution
 

Lee Frecklington is replaced by Sergio Raul Torres.

46
Substitution
 

Sheff Utd are replacing Lee Williamson with Mark Yeates.

Second half
 

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by R Booth

41
Substitution
 

Sheff Utd are replacing Jamie Ward with Stephen Quinn.

40
Goal
 

Goal!! Peterborough have scored with Craig Mackail-Smith putting it in the back of the net.

26
Yellow Card
 

Nyron Nosworthy is booked for unsporting behaviour.

8
Substitution
 

Ched Evans is replaced by Henri Camara.

6
Yellow Card
 

Ched Evans goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Kickoff
 

It's 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 9th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Peterborough face Sheff Utd at 7:30pm on Tuesday, March 9th.