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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Deepdale
  • Attendance:12,076
  • Treacy (54) Treacy (67)
    Ellington (89)
  • Slew (71)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Nathan Ellington challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Montgomery takes the indirect free kick.

92mins

Corner taken by Daniel Bogdanovic from the right by-line, clearance by Bongani Khumalo.

90mins

Nathan Ellington scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 3-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Iain Hume.

89mins

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

88mins

Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.

85mins

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Bogdanovic from the left by-line played to the near post, Darel Russell makes a clearance.

84mins

Matthew Lowton is penalised for a handball. Iain Hume crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Foul by Nathan Ellington on Harry Maguire, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

83mins

Darel Russell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Brown.

82mins

Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Williamson. The referee shows Paul Coutts a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

80mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brown on Harry Maguire. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

78mins

Nathan Ellington comes on in place of Keith Treacy.

77mins

Effort from inside the penalty area by Darius Henderson bounces off the post.

77mins

The offside flag is raised against Paul Coutts. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

75mins

Jordan Slew fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Bogdanovic is brought on as a substitute for Shane Lowry. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

72mins

Paul Coutts is brought on as a substitute for Eddie Johnson. A goal is scored by Jordan Slew from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Preston 2-1 Sheff Utd.

72mins

The ball is crossed by Eddie Johnson, save made by Steve Simonsen.

68mins

Keith Treacy fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Preston 2-0 Sheff Utd.

67mins

Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, clearance by Harry Maguire.

65mins

Darren Carter concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Darren Carter is given a yellow card. Michael Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Williamson. (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Daniel Philliskirk coming on for Bjorn Helge Riise. Shane Lowry restarts play with the free kick.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

The referee books Stephen Quinn for dissent.

60mins

Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Save by Iain Turner. Short corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line.

58mins

Foul by Matthew Lowton on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Keith Treacy from the free kick,

58mins

Chris Brown challenges Harry Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

Iain Hume has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

56mins

Jordan Slew is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

54mins

Billy Jones fouled by Jordan Slew, the ref awards a free kick. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, A goal is scored by Keith Treacy from 35+ yards to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Sheff Utd.

53mins

Darius Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

52mins

Jordan Slew is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

51mins

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

50mins

Eddie Johnson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

49mins

Bjorn Helge Riise takes a shot.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by Billy Jones results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bjorn Helge Riise.

46mins

Chris Brown takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

45mins

Billy Jones delivers the ball, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

43mins

Foul by Chris Brown on Nick Montgomery, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

42mins

Centre by Chris Brown.

38mins

Harry Maguire is adjudged to have handled the ball. The referee shows Harry Maguire a yellow card. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Iain Hume. Direct free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

32mins

Effort on goal by Chris Brown from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

31mins

Effort on goal by Eddie Johnson from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

31mins

The official flags Jordan Slew offside. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

29mins

The ball is crossed by Barry Nicholson, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

29mins

Jordan Slew takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Iain Turner by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.

26mins

Nick Montgomery fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

25mins

Stephen Quinn has an effort at goal from 18 yards.

23mins

Harry Maguire takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

21mins

Craig Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Bjorn Helge Riise.

21mins

Jordan Slew is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Iain Turner.

20mins

Foul by Craig Morgan on Darius Henderson, free kick awarded. Bjorn Helge Riise restarts play with the free kick.

19mins

Shane Lowry challenges Iain Hume unfairly and gives away a free kick. Keith Treacy delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

18mins

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Nicholson by Stephen Quinn. Indirect free kick taken by Iain Turner.

17mins

Eddie Johnson produces a cross, save by Steve Simonsen.

15mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Morgan on Jordan Slew. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise, Iain Turner makes a save.

15mins

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.

14mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iain Hume by Michael Doyle. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Ashbee on Bjorn Helge Riise. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

10mins

Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Brown. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Barry Nicholson from right channel, Darius Henderson manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Unfair challenge on Iain Turner by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Iain Turner takes the free kick.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Bjorn Helge Riise, save made by Iain Turner.

7mins

Short corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise.

5mins

Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter. Michael Doyle goes into the book. Keith Treacy shoots direct from the free kick. Keith Treacy takes a outswinging corner. Keith Treacy takes the outswinging corner, save by Steve Simonsen.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Carter by Jordan Slew. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

4mins

Iain Hume produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

3mins

Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

2mins

Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Brown misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Injury worries for both sides Preston manager Phil Brown will again be without Sean St Ledger and Leon Cort going into the crunch home clash with relegation rivals Sheffield United. The central defensive duo remain sidelined with leg injuries as North End host the bottom-placed Blades with both sides knowing defeat would put a massive dent in their survival hopes. Conor McLaughlin, David Gray and Amine Linganzi are both missing through longer-term injuries and may not feature between now and the end of the season. Despite sustaining a cut to his head, striker Chris Brown is fit after completing 90 minutes against Doncaster in midweek on his return from injury. Preston lie one point above Micky Adams` men but seven points adrift of safety with only five matches remaining. Sheffield United manager Micky Adams could hand late fitness tests to Stephen Quinn, Daniel Bogdanovic and Joe Mattock. Midfielder Quinn is struggling with a knee injury, striker Bogdanovic is nursing a dead-leg and on-loan West Brom defender Mattock has a slight groin strain, but Adams is still hoping they will be available. Adams will be boosted by the return to contention of midfielder Lee Williamson, who has served a four-game ban following his dismissal in last month's defeat at Watford. Strike pair Ched Evans (knee) and Richard Cresswell (groin/Achilles) remain sidelined, but midfielder Nick Montgomery appeared as a substitute in midweek after his wife recently gave birth to twins and could return to the starting line-up. Teenage defender Harry Maguire made an impressive debut against Cardiff on Tuesday night and will be hoping to at least retain his place among the substitutes.

Formation:442Manager: Phil Brown

Preston

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

  • Iain Turner
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Craig Morgan
  • Bongani Khumalo
  • Billy Jones
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Ian Ashbee
  • Darren Carter
  • Keith Treacy
  • Chris Brown
  • Iain Hume
  • SUBS
  • Andy Lonergan
  • Paul Coutts
  • Paul Hayes
  • Nathan Ellington
  • Darel Russell
  • Bailey Wright
  • Daniel Devine

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Match Report

Treacy at the double for Preston Keith Treacy's spectacular second-half double boosted Preston's survival bid and dealt a huge blow to Sheffield United's hopes of avoiding relegation from the npower Championship as North End won 3-1. The Republic of Ireland winger, who had a spell on loan at Bramall Lane last season, opened the scoring in the 55th minute with a speculative long-range shot and then added a second from distance 13 minutes later. United hit back through Jordan Slew with 18 minutes remaining but North End substitute Nathan Ellington added a late third as Phil Brown's side moved four points ahead of the Blades. The result condemned Micky Adams' side to a fourth straight defeat but was a massive boost to Preston as they recorded their third successive home victory. Preston made an encouraging start and went close inside the second minute when Treacy delivered a corner from the right flank. Striker Chris Brown rose to meet the ball with a firm header but his effort flew wide of the mark from 12 yards out. Moments later Treacy collected possession and engineered the space to hit a shot from the edge of the 18-yard box which flew just wide. Preston continued to build up a head of steam and threatened the visitors' goal again in the fourth minute when Iain Hume drove a 20-yard strike wide. The Blades gradually steadied themselves and Stephen Quinn threatened with a shot from distance which forced Preston defender Craig Morgan into a fine block. Having survived the early bombardment, the visitors began to grow in confidence and midway through the first half they went close twice in quick succession. First rookie defender Harry Maguire struck a fierce long-range effort which flew over the crossbar and then Quinn threatened again from distance. The Blades carved out their clearest opening yet in the 29th minute when Slew drilled in a low shot from the edge of the box which drew a fine parried save from Preston goalkeeper Iain Turner. However, the pendulum gradually swung back in Preston's favour and Eddie Johnson went close with a long-range strike and then Brown missed the target from just 12 yards out. Neither side could break the deadlock before the interval, despite North End striker Brown again going close just before the break. However, that changed 10 minutes after the restart when Treacy seized possession and struck a low, left-foot shot into the bottom corner from around 30 yards. The strike sent Deepdale into raptures and it got better for the hosts in the 68th minute when Treacy was again given the time and space to fire a right-foot shot into the top corner from 18 yards. Yet the Blades refused to lie down and hit back with 18 minutes remaining when Slew hit an 18-yard shot into the bottom corner to give his side hope. Five minutes later Darius Henderson cracked a shot against the post from 12 yards but Ellington eased home fears in the last minute when he fired home right-footed from the edge of the 18-yard box.

Form Guide

    WWWLDD
  • Preston
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • WLWLLL

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Preston
  • 28/08/2010
  • Preston
  • 2 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 09/02/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Preston
  • 28/12/2009
  • Preston
  • 0 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 31/01/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Preston
  • 25/10/2008
  • Preston
  • 3 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 29/03/2008

Top Scorers

Preston

  • I Hume 10
  • B Jones 6
  • K Treacy 5
  • B Nicholson 3
  • C Morgan 2
  • P Hayes 2
  • N Ellington 1
  • C Brown 1
  • S St. Ledger 1
  • L Clarke 1
  • A Barton 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 8
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 4
  • M Lowton 3
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • B Riise 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1

Goals

Preston

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 47
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 11 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 15 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 105
    • Goals per game 35
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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