• Date: Sun 28 March 2010
  • Venue: Bramall Lane
  • Ref: Booth, R
  • Attendance: 23,005

Sheffield United vs Scunthorpe United

Team Lineups

Sheffield United

Steve Simonsen
Nyron Nosworthy
Andy Taylor
Kyle Bartley
Paul Connolly
Nick Montgomery
Mark Yeates (Glen Little, 59)
James Harper (Henri Camara, 53)
Stephen Quinn
Darius Henderson
Richard Cresswell

Scunthorpe United

Joe Murphy
Marcus Williams, M
David Mirfin (Niall Canavan, 34)
Michael Raynes
Andrew Wright, A
Sam Togwell
Grant McCann (Michael O'Connor, 60)
Garry Thompson
Martyn Woolford
Donal McDermott (Jonathan Forte, 74)
Paul Hayes

Match Report
Scunthorpe United secured a shock 1-0 win to dent Sheffield United's play-off ambitions and boost their own Championship survival hopes. Paul Hayes grabbed his 11th goal of the season to give the visitors the edge in the first half and, despite a second-half fightback by the home side, The Iron hung on. Scunthorpe's breakthrough came in stoppage time at the end of the first half when Nyron Nosworthy was left floundering as Donal McDermott breezed past him down the right. McDermott cut back a neat ball into the path of striker Hayes who struck a low shot out of Steve Simonsen's reach. It left the home side cursing after they had gone close with a hat-trick of early chances that should have seen them edge in front. Darius Henderson produced a super cross and Richard Cresswelll should have hit the target but aimed his header over the top. And when Paul Connelly struck a stinging shot through a crowd of players, David Mirfin blocked and then cleared the danger. Mark Yeates should have given the Sheffield club the lead when he had a clear header from a Cresswell cross but it was high over the bar. Yeates went close again with a free-kick that he curled over the Scunthorpe wall but it drifted over the bar. On the break Scunthorpe menaced and a free-kick from Sam Togwell forced Simonsen to smother at the second attempt. The visitors could have gone in front when a slip by Kyle Bartley let in Garrry Thompson and his shot almost squirmed under the keeper moments before the goal. Ten minutes into the second half, Yeates came within a whisker of the equaliser when he struck a super free-kick but Joe Murphy matched it with a stunning save. Stephen Quinn fired wide, Bartley headed over from Yeates' free-kick and a Henderson header went over after a Glen Little cross. And seconds from the end Murphy saved again when Bartley headed Little's cross towards goal.
Live Text Commentary
Yellow Card

Jonathan Forte goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Donal McDermott is replaced by Jonathan Forte.


Grant McCann is being taken off, Michael O'Connor has come on in his place.


Mark Yeates is replaced by Glen Little.


James Harper is being taken off, Henri Camara has come on in his place.

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.


Goal!! Paul Hayes scores for Scunthorpe.


Scunthorpe are replacing David Mirfin with Niall Canavan.


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

Awaiting Kickoff

Sheff Utd face Scunthorpe at 12:15am on Sunday, March 28th.