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  • Date: Sat 06 February 2010
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Ref: Salisbury, G
  • Attendance: 25,300

Sheffield United vs Derby County

Team Lineups

Sheffield United

Mark Bunn (Ian Bennett, 68)
Nyron Nosworthy
Jordan Stewart
Toni Kallio
Nick Montgomery
Mark Yeates
Lee Williamson
Stephen Quinn
Darius Henderson (Jamie Ward, 63)
Ched Evans (Henri Camara, 69)
Richard Cresswell

Derby County

Stephen Bywater
Jay McEveley
Shaun Barker
Jake Buxton
Nicky Hunt
Paul Green
Robbie Savage
Kris Commons (Chris Porter, 83)
Stephen Pearson (Gary Teale, 72)
Michael Tonge
Rob Hulse (Russell Anderson, 90)

Match Report
Midfielder Lee Williamson struck with seconds to go as Sheffield United kept alive their hopes of reaching the play-offs with a 1-1 draw against Derby County. Kevin Blackwell's side had been trailing to a 17th-minute goal from Robbie Savage as Nigel Clough's Derby side dominated the game. United, without key defenders Chris Morgan and Andy Taylor, mounted a last-ditch challenge as Williamson pounced to leave the Sheffield side in seventh place, pushed out of the top six on goal difference. Derby, with four wins from their last five games, started in confident fashion, Kris Commons cutting in from the right flank before pumping over a low cross. Former United striker Rob Hulse slid in to connect but dragged the ball wide of the target. New boy Mark Yeates almost crowned his home debut with a goal for the Sheffield side minutes later, surging into the area only to see his fierce strike blocked by Stephen Bywater. Lee Williamson lashed in the rebound but it was blocked by Shaun Barker. Derby snatched the lead with a stunning goal on 17 minutes. A poor clearance fell to veteran midfielder Savage who hammered the ball past a stunned Mark Bunn from 30 yards. The Pride Park side almost grabbed a second with United in disarray, Commons outpacing Jordan Stewart as he fired in a low drive from a tight angle, the ball being beaten away at the near post by Bunn. United crumbled again. Ex-United midfielder Michael Tonge steamed in from the right but his shot from eight yards was blocked by Bunn. Tonge, on loan from Stoke City, carved out another opportunity, his looping cross finding Paul Green. The midfielder's volley beat Bunn but dipped the wrong side of the bar. Former Wigan striker Henri Camara came on for the ineffective Darius Henderson and the move almost produced an immediate result. Stewart fired in a long-range strike that was pushed away by the diving Bywater. Camara pounced only to see the Derby keeper fling out a hand to deflect the ball around the post. With seconds to go, Yeates cut inside from the right and squared the ball to Williamson who drilled a low shot into the bottom right-hand corner.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

90
Substitution
 

Rob Hulse is replaced by Russell Anderson.

90
Goal
 

Goal!! Sheff Utd have scored with Lee Williamson putting it in the back of the net.

83
Substitution
 

Kris Commons is replaced by Chris Porter.

72
Substitution
 

Derby are replacing Stephen Pearson with Gary Teale.

69
Substitution
 

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

68
Substitution
 

Sheff Utd are replacing Mark Bunn with Ian Bennett.

63
Substitution
 

Darius Henderson is being taken off, Jamie Ward has come on in his place.

62
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Toni Kallio.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

37
Yellow Card
 

Lee Williamson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

17
Goal
 

Goal!! Derby have scored with Robbie Savage putting it in the back of the net.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Saturday, February 6th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Sheff Utd face Derby at 3pm on Saturday, February 6th.