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  • Date:26 May 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:52,100
Huddersfield win 8-7 on penalties
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133mins

Spot kick missed by Steve Simonsen.

132mins

Alex Smithies scores a penalty. Huddersfield 8-7 Sheff Utd on penalties.

132mins

Matthew Hill scores a penalty. Huddersfield 7-7 Sheff Utd on penalties.

131mins

Penalty scored by Sean Morrison. Huddersfield 7-6 Sheff Utd on penalties.

131mins

Penalty scored by Michael O'Halloran. Huddersfield 6-6 Sheff Utd on penalties.

130mins

Penalty scored by Jack Hunt. Huddersfield 6-5 Sheff Utd on penalties.

130mins

Penalty scored by Michael Doyle. Huddersfield 5-5 Sheff Utd on penalties.

129mins

Calum Woods scores a penalty. Huddersfield 5-4 Sheff Utd on penalties.

129mins

Harry Maguire scores a penalty. Huddersfield 4-4 Sheff Utd on penalties.

128mins

Gary Roberts scores a penalty. Huddersfield 4-3 Sheff Utd on penalties.

128mins

Penalty scored by Stephen Quinn. Huddersfield 3-3 Sheff Utd on penalties.

127mins

Jordan Rhodes scores a penalty. Huddersfield 3-2 Sheff Utd on penalties.

127mins

Chris Porter scores a penalty. Huddersfield 2-2 Sheff Utd on penalties.

126mins

Penalty scored by Scott Arfield. Huddersfield 2-1 Sheff Utd on penalties.

125mins

Penalty missed by Andy Taylor.

124mins

Penalty scored by Peter Clarke. Huddersfield 1-1 Sheff Utd on penalties.

124mins

Penalty taken by Matthew Lowton is saved by Alex Smithies.

123mins

Penalty taken by Alan Lee saved by Steve Simonsen.

123mins

Foul by Jordan Rhodes on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

123mins

Neill Collins scores a penalty. Huddersfield 0-1 Sheff Utd on penalties.

122mins

Penalty missed by Damien Johnson.

121mins

Sean Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter. Andy Taylor replaces Nick Montgomery. Michael Doyle takes the direct free kick.

121mins

Power penalty taken by Lee Williamson saved by Alex Smithies.

121mins

A save by Steve Simonsen from penalty by Tommy Miller.

119mins

Michael O'Halloran fouled by Peter Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

116mins

Lee Novak leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Arfield.

115mins

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson.

114mins

Chris Porter takes a shot. Peter Clarke gets a block in.

113mins

Damien Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter. Booking for Damien Johnson for unsporting behaviour. Lee Williamson shoots direct from the free kick, save by Alex Smithies.

111mins

Jordan Rhodes fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Roberts crosses the ball, Peter Clarke takes a shot. Clearance by Matthew Lowton.

110mins

Michael O'Halloran challenges Jack Hunt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Damien Johnson.

110mins

Calum Woods produces a cross, clearance by Nick Montgomery.

109mins

Alan Lee takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

108mins

Alan Lee concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Michael O'Halloran replaces Ryan Flynn. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

107mins

The ball is crossed by Damien Johnson, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

106mins

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Roberts, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

106mins

Harry Maguire challenges Jordan Rhodes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire receives a yellow card. Calum Woods takes the free kick.

106mins

A cross is delivered by Jack Hunt, blocked by Ryan Flynn.

106mins

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Alex Smithies.

102mins

Matthew Hill challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

101mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Roberts by Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

100mins

The ball is crossed by Neill Collins, Jack Hunt gets a block in.

99mins

Damien Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.

98mins

Harry Maguire fouled by Daniel Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Alan Lee. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

98mins

Stephen Quinn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Peter Clarke. Matthew Lowton crosses the ball.

97mins

Foul by Jack Hunt on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.

95mins

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson, Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Smithies. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

94mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Chris Porter takes a shot. Blocked by Calum Woods.

92mins

Lee Novak crosses the ball.

91mins

Jack Hunt delivers the ball, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

91mins

Sean Morrison produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

89mins

Stephen Quinn produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

88mins

A cross is delivered by Daniel Ward, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

87mins

Lee Novak takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

86mins

Chris Porter has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

85mins

Richard Cresswell leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Porter.

84mins

Daniel Ward crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jordan Rhodes misses to the right of the goal.

84mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Sean Morrison takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

83mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Ward, Sean Morrison takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Peter Clarke takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

79mins

Kallum Higginbotham leaves the field to be replaced by Gary Roberts.

79mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton.

78mins

Handball decision goes against Richard Cresswell. Sean Morrison takes the free kick.

77mins

Stephen Quinn has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

75mins

Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Damien Johnson results in a free kick. Ryan Flynn crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

71mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn.

70mins

Nick Montgomery crosses the ball, clearance made by Peter Clarke.

69mins

Kallum Higginbotham has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

69mins

Centre by Lee Williamson, Lee Novak makes a clearance.

68mins

Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line.

66mins

Corner taken right-footed by Kallum Higginbotham from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Jordan Rhodes. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Jack Hunt crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

66mins

The ball is sent over by Calum Woods, clearance by Lee Williamson.

64mins

Nick Montgomery fouled by Damien Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Hill restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Jack Hunt, Matthew Hill makes a clearance.

64mins

Lee Novak sends in a cross, blocked by Matthew Hill.

62mins

The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, save by Alex Smithies.

62mins

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham on Matthew Lowton, free kick awarded. Kallum Higginbotham goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Lowton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Jordan Rhodes makes a clearance.

60mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Kallum Higginbotham, Peter Clarke has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

60mins

The ball is sent over by Kallum Higginbotham, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Unfair challenge on Lee Novak by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Damien Johnson takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephen Quinn, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

57mins

Matthew Hill challenges Kallum Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Daniel Ward.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Daniel Ward. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

54mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Harry Maguire has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

54mins

Matthew Lowton produces a cross, Daniel Ward gets a block in.

54mins

Ryan Flynn delivers the ball, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

54mins

The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Peter Clarke makes a clearance.

53mins

Lee Novak concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Hill. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

51mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Williamson. The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Sean Morrison.

50mins

Ryan Flynn produces a cross, blocked by Jack Hunt.

48mins

Foul by Stephen Quinn on Sean Morrison, free kick awarded. Peter Clarke takes the free kick.

47mins

Jordan Rhodes is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Calum Woods, Daniel Ward takes a shot.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson, Sean Morrison makes a clearance.

44mins

Jack Hunt delivers the ball.

44mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

42mins

Jack Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Ryan Flynn takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, Calum Woods makes a clearance.

39mins

Shot from just outside the area by Jack Hunt misses to the right of the target.

39mins

The ball is swung over by Daniel Ward, clearance made by Matthew Hill.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Flynn on Jack Hunt. Alex Smithies takes the free kick.

37mins

Centre by Matthew Lowton, clearance by Peter Clarke.

37mins

Matthew Hill takes a shot. Sean Morrison gets a block in.

37mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton.

35mins

The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Alex Smithies.

35mins

The ball is swung over by Ryan Flynn, Calum Woods makes a clearance.

32mins

Jack Hunt challenges Ryan Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Stephen Quinn, save made by Alex Smithies.

30mins

Daniel Ward produces a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.

29mins

Stephen Quinn produces a cross.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton, Sean Morrison manages to make a clearance.

28mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, clearance made by Sean Morrison.

27mins

Centre by Tommy Miller, Kallum Higginbotham takes a shot. Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jordan Rhodes by Michael Doyle. Sean Morrison takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Stephen Quinn challenges Peter Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Sean Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins.

21mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Peter Clarke takes the indirect free kick.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Tommy Miller results in a free kick. Matthew Lowton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Alex Smithies.

17mins

Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line, clearance by Jordan Rhodes.

17mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Williamson, Calum Woods manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Ward from the right by-line, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

12mins

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Tommy Miller manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Richard Cresswell produces a cross, clearance by Peter Clarke.

11mins

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Clarke. The ball is delivered by Ryan Flynn.

9mins

Damien Johnson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

9mins

Jack Hunt sends in a cross, Matthew Hill makes a clearance.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods by Stephen Quinn. Direct free kick taken by Kallum Higginbotham.

8mins

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Johnson from the right by-line, save by Steve Simonsen.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Damien Johnson, clearance made by Matthew Hill.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Calum Woods, clearance by Lee Williamson.

6mins

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calum Woods. Free kick taken by Calum Woods.

5mins

Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Clarke. Alex Smithies takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Lee Novak challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

Match Preview

Rhodes focused on task in hand Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes appears in no hurry to leave the club and, on the eve of his side's npower League One play-off final against Sheffield United, has more pressing matters on his mind. The 22-year-old's record-breaking 40-goal season has helped propel Huddersfield to their third straight play-off campaign and second successive final, while alerting a host of Barclays Premier League clubs to his prodigious talent. Fulham are the latest to reportedly make an offer for a player who has registered five hat-tricks this season, including all four against Sheffield Wednesday - for whom father Andy is goalkeeping coach - and five in a 6-0 rout at Wycombe in January. When told of Fulham's #3.5million offer, Town manager Simon Grayson quipped: "Which leg is that for?", while Rhodes himself is equally dismissive of a big-money move away from West Yorkshire. "It's not in my powers or in my thoughts for anything to happen in the future," he said. "I'm just concentrating on being a Huddersfield Town player and concentrating on the game on Saturday against Sheffield United. "You guys can make up the stories or whatever they might be, rumours or whatever. They don't tend to affect my mindset. "I can only affect what happens on the field and I've tried to block everything else out really and treat it all very much the same. "I just try and do as well as I can in training everyday and give my all. I try to keep learning and better myself, whether that's physical or mental, and I try to make myself a better person as well." Midfielder Scott Arfield appears set to return to contention, but goalkeeper Ian Bennett is struggling. Arfield missed the return leg of Huddersfield's semi-final win over MK Dons due to an ankle problem, while Bennett injured his hand in the same match and was replaced by Alex Smithies, who is likely to continue in goal. Grayson has no other injury or suspension problems and is unlikely to make any unforced changes to the side that started against the Dons. Skipper Peter Clarke is expected to continue alongside Sean Morrison in central defence, with Tommy Miller and Damien Johnson in central midfield, Danny Ward and Kallum Higginbotham on the wings and 40-goal striker Jordan Rhodes continuing his partnership with Lee Novak up front. Sheffield United captain Michael Doyle believes the club's poor record in play-off finals will have no bearing on Saturday's showdown. The Blades have lost all three of their previous play-off finals - all in the Championship - losing 1-0 to Crystal Palace in 1997, 3-0 to Wolves in 2003 and 1-0 to Burnley in 2009, but Irishman Doyle is unmoved by the record books as Danny Wilson's side bid to bounce straight back to the second tier at the first attempt. "There's a good few in this squad that weren't a part of the previous play-offs," said the 30-year-old. "There's not many left that went through the heartache of losing to Burnley, so we're pretty positive and focused on what we've got to do. We're ready. "We've one game to do this and that's what you want at the start of the season. We've got ourselves in this position and that's all we asked for, so it's up to us to go and take it." Doyle, a free signing from Coventry during the January transfer window in 2011 and installed as skipper this season by boss Wilson, also insists the Blades have shaken off the crushing disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion to city rivals Sheffield Wednesday. "Going into the semi-final Stevenage were really confident and I don't think too many people gave us a chance of getting through those games, but we picked ourselves up and showed a lot of character with two great performances," said the former Leeds midfielder, who won automatic promotion with the Whites from League One under current Huddersfield manager Simon Grayson in 2010. United's injured pair Richard Cresswell and Kevin McDonald both hope to be in contention. Cresswell missed the second leg of the Blades' 1-0 semi-final win over Stevenage due to an eye infection understood to have been caused by his contact lenses. The striker could make his 100th start for the club if he is passed fit and will be looking to notch his 11th goal of the season, while manager Danny Wilson must decide whether to start with him alongside Chris Porter. Midfielder McDonald aggravated the hamstring that kept him out for seven matches in February and March and was withdrawn during half-time in the second leg against Stevenage. The Scot has responded well to treatment and will be given until the last minute, but if he fails to make it Nick Montgomery will return to the starting line-up.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

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Formation: 4411Manager: Danny Wilson

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  • Alex Smithies
  • Jack Hunt
  • Sean Morrison
  • Peter Clarke
  • Calum Woods
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Damien Johnson
  • Tommy Miller
  • Daniel Ward
  • Lee Novak
  • Jordan Rhodes
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  • Gary Roberts
  • Tom Clarke
  • Scott Arfield
  • Alan Lee

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