• Date: Sat 03 April 2010
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Ref: Walton, P
  • Attendance: 24,808

Sheffield United vs Barnsley

Team Lineups

Sheffield United

Steve Simonsen
Chris Morgan
Nyron Nosworthy
Jordan Stewart (Andy Taylor, 28)
Paul Connolly
Nick Montgomery
Glen Little (Lee Williamson, 84)
Stephen Quinn
Darius Henderson
Richard Cresswell
Jamie Ward (Mark Yeates, 39)


Luke Steele
Darren Moore
Steve Foster
Jacob Butterfield
Luke Potter
Hugo Roberto Colace
Emil Hallfredsson (Franca Anderson Silva, 46)
Adam Hammill
Nathan Doyle
Iain Hume (Martin Devaney, 83)
Andy Gray

Match Report
Sheffield United squandered a hatful of chances as they were held to a goalless draw against South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Bramall Lane. The hosts dominated from start to finish but were denied three points by a combination of poor finishing and a string of fine saves from Barnsley stopper Luke Steele. United, with just one win from seven, almost found a way through in the opening minutes, Richard Cresswell picking out Jamie Ward, but the diminutive striker stumbled when well-placed. The Barnsley keeper pulled off a stunning save minutes later from Richard Cresswell's header. Glen Little's teasing header landed perfectly for Cresswell but Steele was equal to the test. Ward saw his close range strike charged down by Steele before he limped off in the 34th minute with a hamstring injury that could keep him out for the rest of the campaign. Barnsley, weakened by the absence of injured striker Daniel Bogdanovic, struggled to break down the United defence with Chris Morgan facing Iain Hume for the first time since his clumsy challenge left the Canadian with a fractured skull in November 2008. Hugo Colace's free-kick tested Blades keeper Steve Simonsen and at the other end substitute Mark Yeates tried his luck with a long-range strike but his effort sailed high over the target as the home side grabbed a stranglehold on the game. Little dragged the ball wide from inside the area and Luke Potter almost sliced the ball into his own net. In the dying minutes, Steele pulled off another spectacular stop to keep out Darius Henderson's goal-bound header. There was further misery for United as defender Paul Connolly was dismissed with seconds to go for a second bookable offence.
Live Text Commentary
Red Card

It's red. He's off. Paul Connolly has been sent off.

Yellow Card

Martin Devaney is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.


Glen Little is being taken off, Lee Williamson has come on in his place.


Barnsley are replacing Iain Hume with Martin Devaney.

Yellow Card

Darren Moore goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

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


Barnsley are replacing Emil Hallfredsson with Franca Anderson Silva.

Second half

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

Half time

Half time whistle is blown by P Walton

Yellow Card

Nick Montgomery goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Andy Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Sheff Utd are replacing Jamie Ward with Mark Yeates.


Jordan Stewart is being taken off, Andy Taylor has come on in his place.

Yellow Card

Nathan Doyle is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Yellow Card

Hugo Roberto Colace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Sheff Utd face Barnsley at 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd.