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Shot by Andy Reid from outside the box goes over the target.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Reid, Kieran Trippier manages to make a clearance.
Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
Goran Lovre leaves the field to be replaced by Paul Hayes.
Foul by Jim O'Brien on Nyron Nosworthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
The offside flag is raised against Goran Lovre. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
Andy Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
Nyron Nosworthy goes into the book. Nyron Nosworthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Goran Lovre. Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
Jason Shackell fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Lowton receives a caution. Matthew Lowton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Hammill. Bobby Hassell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
Unfair challenge on Bobby Hassell by Andy Reid results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Nathan Doyle challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Andy Reid, Luke Steele makes a save.
The ball is delivered by Jim O'Brien, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Jamie Ward coming on for Jean Calve.
Effort on goal by Jim O'Brien from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Mark Yeates receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Yeates challenges Jim O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nathan Doyle.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Jim O'Brien. Free kick crossed right-footed by Kieran Trippier from right wing, Andy Taylor makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Nathan Doyle. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from left wing, save by Luke Steele.
Matthew Lowton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Johnny Ertl.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Garry O'Connor. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
Shot by Bobby Hassell. Save made by Jean Calve.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Doyle on Leon Britton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing, save made by Luke Steele.
Shot from just outside the area by Ched Evans goes over the bar.
Short corner taken by Mark Yeates.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill played to the near post, Close range header by Goran Lovre goes wide of the left-hand post.
Adam Hammill takes a shot. Save by Jean Calve.
Andy Reid takes the inswinging corner, Goran Lovre makes a clearance.
Jason Shackell concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Ertl. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnny Ertl.
(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Steve Simonsen coming on for Richard Wright.
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Hammill, clearance made by Jean Calve.
Corner taken by Adam Hammill from the left by-line played to the near post, Johnny Ertl fouled by Jason Shackell, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Wright takes the free kick.
Garry O'Connor booked for dissent. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Garry O'Connor by Nyron Nosworthy. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Hammill from right channel.
Ched Evans is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Andy Reid takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Jason Shackell.
Hugo Colace is booked. Free kick awarded for a foul by Hugo Colace on Johnny Ertl. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Taylor from left wing.
Adam Hammill takes a shot. Richard Wright makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Bobby Hassell. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.
Mark Yeates takes a shot.
Handball decision goes against Nathan Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Richard Wright.
Hugo Colace grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Jim O'Brien.
Effort on goal by Mark Yeates from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jim O'Brien on Leon Britton. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
Jason Shackell fouled by Johnny Ertl, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Steele takes the free kick.
Kieran Trippier receives a caution. Kieran Trippier gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Yeates. Andy Reid crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Jason Shackell.
Effort on goal by Jim O'Brien from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Adam Hammill from the right by-line, Johnny Ertl manages to make a clearance.
Kieran Trippier delivers the ball, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Garry O'Connor. Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Kieran Trippier results in a free kick. Mark Yeates produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Jim O'Brien.
Foul by Hugo Colace on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.
Ched Evans takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
The official flags Jim O'Brien offside. Richard Wright takes the free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Andy Taylor misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Reid by Jason Shackell. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Reid.
Corner taken short by Mark Yeates.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Jean Calve. Free kick crossed by Adam Hammill, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
Short corner taken by Adam Hammill.
Nathan Doyle takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.
Centre by Kieran Trippier, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
Adam Hammill sends in a cross, clearance by Andy Reid.
The referee blows for offside against Goran Lovre. Free kick taken by Richard Wright.
Andy Taylor challenges Jim O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Mark Yeates takes a short corner.
Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
Hugo Colace fouled by Andy Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Hassell restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Goran Lovre by Nick Montgomery. Adam Hammill fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Shackell by Nick Montgomery. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Nathan Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Reid. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right wing.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jim O'Brien. Free kick taken by Richard Wright.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates played to the near post, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
The referee gets the game started.
The half-time whistle blows.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee blows for the end of the match.
Hill returns for derby
Barnsley manager Mark Robins could welcome back Matt Hill for the Yorkshire derby with Sheffield United.
The on-loan Wolves defender is nearing a return from a hairline foot fracture and may be ready in time to face the Blades.
Midfielder Martin Devaney and striker Liam Dickinson have both returned from their loan spells at Walsall. Devaney is currently struggling with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to feature while Dickinson could be recalled to the Tykes squad.
Nathan Doyle is also expected to return from suspension having sat out the goalless draw with Watford after being booked for the fifth time this season.
Long-term absentee Jay McEveley has started gym work after a medial ligament injury while Luke Potter has also begun his rehabilitation from a knee problem, but both players are not expected to be back in action until the New Year.
Sheffield United manager Gary Speed has limited striking options.
Daniel Bogdanovic serves the second game of a three-match ban after his sending off in the 3-2 win over Crystal Palace and Richard Cresswell is also unavailable as he starts his three-match ban following his dismissal in the loss at Bristol City.
Jamie Ward is doubtful with an Achilles injury and Darius Henderson is also occupying the sidelines through injury, which leaves Ched Evans the only striking option at Speed's disposal.
Speed could hand on-loan Wolves defender Danny Batth his debut in defence after he signed for the Blades on loan deadline day while defender Chris Morgan (knee) and Lee Williamson (back) are still ruled out.
Andy Reid, who extended his loan with United until the New Year, is set to continue in midfield.
Colace gives Tykes derby delight
Hugo Colace's solitary goal settled a tempestuous South Yorkshire derby that saw Barnsley overcome local rivals Sheffield United 1-0 at Oakwell.
The Argentinian midfielder netted the game's only goal shortly before the break, firing home a superb driven cross from Jim O'Brien to secure Barnsley's first win over United in nine attempts.
The Tykes are in the midst of their best run for a year and the victory extended their unbeaten record to five npower Championship matches, as well as increasing their gap over United to seven points.
Barnsley looked indomitable throughout and rarely looked under threat from United, whose manager Gary Speed is subject of rife speculation linking him with the vacant Wales job.
Heading into the clash, adversary Mark Robins made just one change to the Barnsley side that drew with Watford a fortnight ago, with Nathan Doyle seizing Diego Arismendi's holding midfield role.
The Blades, meanwhile, handed a debut to experienced former England international goalkeeper Richard Wright.
Wright was one of several changes made by manager Speed, with Johnny Ertl, Jean Calve, Andy Taylor and Mark Yeates all returning to the starting line-up.
Both sides attacked with intent from the offset but the first real chance of the match came from a set piece, with Adam Hammill whipping a 25-yard free kick just over the bar.
The former Liverpool trainee's 10th minute effort spurred the Tykes into life, with a goal-bound drive from Doyle smartly blocked by Kyle Bartley five minutes later.
Barnsley continued to run proceedings but the visitors almost capitalised on their inability to break the deadlock, with Taylor's audacious long-range effort coming close.
The home side had their own daring effort from distance on the half hour mark, with O'Brien turning smartly before lashing over from the edge of the box.
O'Brien made amends in the 37th minute by setting up the opening goal, driving across a superb right-wing cross that Colace smashed home from close range.
With the first half having petered out, the Blades' hopes of responding after the restart received an early blow when Wright saw his Blades debut curtailed by injury.
Regular custodian Steve Simonsen came on to replace the 33-year-old and was quickly forced into action, preventing Hammill from extending the home side's lead.
Minutes later Simonsen did well again to palm wide a rasping drive from left-back Bobby Hassell as the Tykes looked to double their advantage.
The home side continued to look dangerous on the attack as the Blades pressed forward in search of a much-needed equaliser.
Despite the raucous support of the 2,003 visiting fans, an equaliser proved elusive as Barnsley's resolute defence held off United's late barrage.
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