• Date: Tue 09 February 2010
  • Venue: Deepdale
  • Ref: Ilderton, E
  • Attendance: 10,270
Preston North End

Preston North End

James (10)

Parkin (71)

2 - 1

Preston North End vs Sheffield United

Team Lineups

Preston North End

Andy Lonergan
Michael Hart
Youl Mawene
Sean St Ledger
Billy Jones
Chris Sedgwick (Keith Treacy, 78)
Paul Coutts
Matty James (Darren Carter, 90)
Ross Wallace (Chris Brown, 90)
Danny Welbeck
Jon Parkin

Sheffield United

Ian Bennett
Nyron Nosworthy
Kyle Bartley
Derek Geary
Toni Kallio
Nick Montgomery
Mark Yeates
Lee Williamson
Stephen Quinn (Jamie Ward, 58)
Ched Evans (Henri Camara, 64)
Richard Cresswell (Darius Henderson, 72)

Match Report
Preston North End beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Deepdale in front of a crowd of 10,270. Preston central midfielder and 18-year-old debutant Matthew James, on loan from Manchester United, opened the scoring in the tenth minute. He fired into the bottom right corner from 20 yards after left winger Ross Wallace had found Preston striker Jon Parkin on the left. He beat his man and crossed to Danny Welbeck, who laid the ball to James whose shot was deflected beyond Blades goalkeeper Ian Bennett. Twenty one-year-old central midfielder Paul Coutts, signed from Peterborough United on January deadline day, had a long-range shot hit a defender and loop into the gloves of Bennett after 14 minutes. Parkin held off his man and turned and hit the underside of the crossbar with a sweetly struck half-volley over the keeper from a Wallace flicked pass after 28 minutes. Sheffield United almost scored from the restart when Mark Yeates was through on goal and drilled a shot from the angle which hit Preston goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan and bounced off the far post and away in the 46th minute. Parkin beat two men and had a 30-yard low left-foot shot saved and Kyle Bartley was booked by referee Eddie Ilderton from Tyne and Wear for a foul on Welbeck in the 57th minute. Jamie Ward replaced Stephen Quinn in the 58th minute. Henri Camara replaced Ched Evans in the 64th minute. Darius Henderson replaced Richard Cresswell in the 72nd minute. Wallace crossed to Welbeck and Nyron Nosworthy fouled him in the box and the referee awarded Preston a penalty. Parkin's spot-kick went slightly to the keeper's left and was parried but the rebound was tapped home low into the middle to make it 2-0 in the 71st minute. Keith Treacy replaced Chris Sedgwick in the 78th minute. Derek Geary crossed to Mark Yates who took the ball down on his chest and volleyed into the bottom right from eight yards in the 81st minute. Coutts fouled Ward and was booked in the 88th minute and Chris Brown replaced Wallace two minutes later. Darren Carter replaced man-of-the-match James right at the end.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90
Substitution
 

Matthew James is replaced by Darren Carter.

90
Substitution
 

Ross Wallace is replaced by Chris Brown.

88
Yellow Card
 

Paul Coutts goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

81
Goal
 

Goal!! Mark Yeates scores for Sheff Utd.

78
Substitution
 

Chris Sedgwick is being taken off, Keith Treacy has come on in his place.

72
Substitution
 

Richard Cresswell is replaced by Darius Henderson.

71
Goal
 

Goal!! Jon Parkin scores for Preston.

64
Substitution
 

Ched Evans is being taken off, Henri Camara has come on in his place.

58
Substitution
 

Stephen Quinn is replaced by Jamie Ward.

57
Yellow Card
 

Kyle Bartley goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by E Ilderton

10
Goal
 

Goal!! Preston have scored with Matthew James putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Preston face Sheff Utd at 7:45pm on Tuesday, February 9th.