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  • Date:14 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Gigg Lane
  • Attendance:6,970
  • Cresswell (53) Evans (61)
    Williamson (80)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90mins

Lee Williamson decides to take a short corner.

89mins

James Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Cresswell. Ched Evans goes off and Chris Porter comes on.

84mins

Marcus Williams replaces Stephen Quinn.

81mins

Lee Williamson gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-3 Sheff Utd.The assist for the goal came from Richard Cresswell. (Bury) makes a substitution, with Shaun Harrad coming on for David Amoo.

77mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Picken by Richard Cresswell. Peter Sweeney restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Joe Skarz.

70mins

Steven Schumacher concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McDonald. (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for David Worrall. Stephen Quinn crosses the ball in from the free kick, Peter Sweeney manages to make a clearance.

67mins

Shot on goal by Steven Schumacher from just inside the area goes over the target.

66mins

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Peter Sweeney, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

65mins

Giles Coke on for Mark Carrington.

62mins

Goal scored by Ched Evans from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bury 0-2 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Kevin McDonald.

62mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Bishop. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Efetobore Sodje concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Michael Doyle has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Cameron Belford.

58mins

Unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Ched Evans results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

54mins

Richard Cresswell gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bury 0-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

53mins

Header from close range by Richard Cresswell misses to the right of the goal.

47mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Cresswell. Cameron Belford takes the free kick.

46mins

Mark Carrington challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle, Kevin McDonald has a shot on goal from long range that goes wide left.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line, Andy Bishop has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

44mins

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Doyle.

43mins

Corner taken by Peter Sweeney from the right by-line, clearance by Richard Cresswell.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Schumacher on Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Lecsinel Jean-Francois restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken by Steven Schumacher from the left by-line played to the near post, Ched Evans manages to make a clearance.

34mins

Neill Collins challenges Andy Bishop unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Carrington takes the free kick.

32mins

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes. Mark Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Corner taken by Lee Williamson, Andy Bishop manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Picken.

29mins

Steven Schumacher takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

25mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Cameron Belford.

19mins

Harry Maguire fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the indirect free kick.

18mins

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Skarz. Free kick taken by Cameron Belford.

3mins

Lecsinel Jean-Francois fouled by Andy Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Williamson takes the indirect free kick.

2mins

Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Peter Sweeney.

Match Preview

No worries for Shakers Bury boss Richie Barker has no new injury or suspension worries for the visit of high-flying Sheffield United. On-loan Leicester midfielder Shane Byrne continues to struggle with the ankle injury he sustained in December's 4-1 loss to Colchester, so Mark Carrington is expected to continue in midfield. Bury head into the game in 10th position in npower League One, seven points shy of the play-off places that Barker believes they can challenge. "It's a good incentive," he told BBC Radio Manchester. "You don't just want to be marooned around about 13th and the players going `are we looking up or down?'. "Being only four places - maybe quite a few points - but four places outside the play-offs, that should really give the players something to work for over the next four months. Once we get past the 50-point mark then we'll have an eye on where we need to go." Sheffield United are expected to be unchanged as they look to cut the gap on leaders Charlton. Manager Danny Wilson has no new injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to tinker with his line-up following Tuesday night's impressive 4-0 home win over Yeovil. Stephen Quinn returned to the starting line-up after being rested for last weekend's FA Cup win over Salisbury and set up the first two goals for Richard Cresswell and fellow midfielder Michael Doyle. Another midfielder, Lee Williamson, scored two second-half goals and will also be hoping to retain his place in the line-up. Matt Lowton returned to the right-back slot against Yeovil after resting a hamstring niggle and is likely to continue, with Lecsinel Jean-Francois on the opposite flank. The Blades jumped back into second place in the table in midweek with an eighth successive home win.

Formation:433Manager: Richie Barker

Bury

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Wilson

Sheff Utd

  • Cameron Belford
  • Phil Picken
  • Efetobore Sodje
  • Mark Hughes
  • Joe Skarz
  • Steven Schumacher
  • Mark Carrington
  • Peter Sweeney
  • David Amoo
  • Andy Bishop
  • David Worrall
  • SUBS
  • Richie Branagan
  • Lenell John-Lewis
  • Giles Coke
  • Ashley Eastham
  • Shaun Harrad

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Match Report

Blades keep pace at the top Sheffield United strengthened their grip on the second automatic promotion place with a 3-0 win at Bury thanks to goals from Richard Cresswell, Ched Evans and Lee Williamson. The Shakers, who went down to their first home defeat in the league since October 29, held their own in a goalless first half. The Blades failed to build on their early pressure and almost conceded when goalkeeper Steve Simonson spilled Bury midfielder Steve Schumacher's long-range drive. But after the break Cresswell sprang the offside trap to race on to Kevin McDonald's through ball and slot the ball calmly past Bury goalkeeper Cameron Belford. Evans doubled the Blades' lead just after the hour, turning sharply inside the penalty area to slam the ball home at the near post. Williamson completed the scoring nine minutes from time, drilling defender Matt Lowton's cut-back into the corner of the net.

Form Guide

    WLDWLW
  • Bury
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • WWWWLW

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 4 - 0
  • Bury
  • 03/09/2011
  • Bury
  • 1 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 14/03/1989
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 1
  • Bury
  • 29/10/1988
  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 0
  • Bury
  • 01/03/1980
  • Bury
  • 1 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 20/10/1979

Top Scorers

Bury

  • A Bishop 7
  • P Sweeney 4
  • L John-Lewis 3
  • M Jones 3
  • D Amoo 2
  • E Sodje 1
  • S Schumacher 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 11
  • R Cresswell 5
  • L Williamson 5
  • C Porter 5
  • M Lowton 3
  • S Quinn 2
  • R Flynn 2
  • N Montgomery 1
  • M Doyle 1
  • N Mendez-Laing 1
  • H Maguire 1
  • E Tonne 1

Goals

Bury

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 49
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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