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  • Date:2010-04-03
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Attendance:24808
  • Referee:Walton, P

Live Commentary

90mins

It's red. He's off. Paul Connolly has been sent off.

90mins

Martin Devaney is booked for unsporting behaviour.

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

84mins

Glen Little is being taken off, Lee Williamson has come on in his place.

83mins

Barnsley are replacing Iain Hume with Martin Devaney.

80mins

Darren Moore goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

77mins

Paul Connolly goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

46mins

Barnsley are replacing Emil Hallfredsson with Franca Anderson Silva.

46mins

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

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by P Walton

45mins

Nick Montgomery goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

43mins

Andy Taylor goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

39mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Jamie Ward with Mark Yeates.

28mins

Jordan Stewart is being taken off, Andy Taylor has come on in his place.

24mins

Nathan Doyle is booked for unsporting behaviour.

12mins

Hugo Roberto Colace goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

0mins

The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

0mins

Sheff Utd face Barnsley at 3pm on Saturday, April 3rd.


Match Report

Sheffield United squandered a hatful of chances as they were held to a goalless draw against South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Bramall Lane.

The hosts dominated from start to finish but were denied three points by a combination of poor finishing and a string of fine saves from Barnsley stopper Luke Steele.

United, with just one win from seven, almost found a way through in the opening minutes, Richard Cresswell picking out Jamie Ward, but the diminutive striker stumbled when well-placed.

The Barnsley keeper pulled off a stunning save minutes later from Richard Cresswell's header.

Glen Little's teasing header landed perfectly for Cresswell but Steele was equal to the test.

Ward saw his close range strike charged down by Steele before he limped off in the 34th minute with a hamstring injury that could keep him out for the rest of the campaign.

Barnsley, weakened by the absence of injured striker Daniel Bogdanovic, struggled to break down the United defence with Chris Morgan facing Iain Hume for the first time since his clumsy challenge left the Canadian with a fractured skull in November 2008.

Hugo Colace's free-kick tested Blades keeper Steve Simonsen and at the other end substitute Mark Yeates tried his luck with a long-range strike but his effort sailed high over the target as the home side grabbed a stranglehold on the game.

Little dragged the ball wide from inside the area and Luke Potter almost sliced the ball into his own net.

In the dying minutes, Steele pulled off another spectacular stop to keep out Darius Henderson's goal-bound header.

There was further misery for United as defender Paul Connolly was dismissed with seconds to go for a second bookable offence.

Sheffield United

Barnsley

Corners

113

Fouls

1118

Goal attempts

111

Shots off target

70

Offsides

20

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