• Date: Mon 05 April 2010
  • Venue: Hillsborough
  • Ref: Salisbury, G
  • Attendance: 19,688

Sheffield Wednesday vs Bristol City

Team Lineups

Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Grant
Tommy Spurr
Darren Purse
Mark Beevers
Eddie Nolan
Darren Potter (Francis Jeffers, 73)
James O'Connor
Tom Soares
Marcus Tudgay
Leon Clarke
Luke Varney

Bristol City

Stephen Henderson
Bradley Orr
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Lewin Nyatanga
Marvin Elliott
Paul Hartley (Evander Sno, 90)
Cole Skuse
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Nicky Maynard (Stefan Maierhofer, 90)
Danny Haynes (David Clarkson, 73)

Match Report
Bristol City's Nicky Maynard struck nine minutes from time to push Sheffield Wednesday back into the relegation zone following a costly 1-0 home defeat. Wednesday have must-win games against Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Cardiff and Crystal Palace to avoid dropping into League One. It's a tough task for the Sheffield side, who failed to find a cutting edge against a Bristol side already secure in mid-table. Wednesday produced the positive start demanded by manager Alan Irvine with Tom Soares and Marcus Tudgay hammering half-chances over the target. Bristol responded in emphatic manner as Lee Grant pulled off a string of stops. Midfielder Cole Skuse was foiled by the Wednesday keeper, who snatched his long-range strike on the line before tipping Paul Hartley's free-kick over the top. Wednesday were caught out again as Danny Haynes got the better of centre back Mark Beevers, cutting inside to pick out Maynard. His close-range strike was palmed away by Grant before the Sheffield keeper conjured up another stop after pushing Marvin Elliott's fierce strike from 20 yards around the post. Luke Varney almost found a way through in the 47th minute after weaving past two defenders, but his low shot hit Stephen Henderson's legs as he charged off his line. Leon Clarke lashed a shot from 20 yards inches wide of the far post before Bristol snatched the lead in the 81st minute when Maynard rounded Beevers to slot the ball beyond Grant from 12 yards. Substitute David Clarkson almost added a second five minutes from time but his low shot cannoned off the foot of the post.
Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

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

90
Substitution
 

Nicky Maynard is being taken off, Stefan Maierhofer has come on in his place.

90
Substitution
 

Paul Hartley is replaced by Evander Sno.

81
Goal
 

Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.

73
Substitution
 

Bristol City are replacing Danny Haynes with David Clarkson.

73
Substitution
 

Darren Potter is replaced by Francis Jeffers.

Second half
 

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

Half time
 

Half time whistle is blown by G Salisbury

44
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Liam Fontaine.

40
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Danny Haynes.

33
Yellow Card
 

The referee has booked Bradley Orr.

33
Yellow Card
 

Tom Soares is booked for unsporting behaviour.

Kickoff
 

It's 3pm on Monday, April 5th, the match has kicked off.

Awaiting Kickoff
 

Sheff Wed face Bristol City at 3pm on Monday, April 5th.