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  • Date:19 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Attendance:23,728
  • Eric Lichaj - og (54) Riise (73)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:03 +5.03

Mark Yeates fouled by Max Gradel, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.

93:45 +3.45

Davide Somma concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

89:56

Mark Yeates is brought on as a substitute for Daniel Bogdanovic.

89:37

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

89:32

Centre by Bjorn Helge Riise.

88:36

The referee red cards Billy Paynter for violent conduct.

88:25

Shane Lowry fouled by Billy Paynter, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

88:01

The referee cautions Shane Lowry for unsporting behaviour.

86:48

Centre by Max Gradel, Richard Cresswell manages to make a clearance.

86:05

The referee blows for offside against Sam Vokes. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

85:25

Max Gradel delivers the ball.

84:21

Handball by Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

83:04

Robert Snodgrass goes off and Sanchez Watt comes on.

82:37

Ched Evans goes off and Richard Cresswell comes on.

81:36

Unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

79:43

Foul by Joe Mattock on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Barry Bannan, save by Steve Simonsen.

78:41

The ball is swung over by Eric Lichaj.

78:16

Bjorn Helge Riise sends in a cross, Leigh Bromby gets a block in.

77:28

A cross is delivered by Eric Lichaj, save by Steve Simonsen.

77:05

Daniel Bogdanovic challenges Eric Lichaj unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

76:02

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

75:55

Barry Bannan crosses the ball, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

74:26

Davide Somma replaces George McCartney.

73:33

Goal scored by Bjorn Helge Riise from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Leeds.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

73:17

Centre by Bjorn Helge Riise, clearance made by Leigh Bromby.

72:48

Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.

71:28

Bjorn Helge Riise comes on in place of Nick Montgomery.

69:42

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Bannan, clearance by Nick Montgomery.

68:46

George McCartney challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

67:19

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.

66:39

The official flags Max Gradel offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

66:01

Billy Paynter is brought on as a substitute for Luciano Becchio. Andrew O'Brien fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

65:02

The ball is crossed by Max Gradel, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

63:09

Effort from outside the box by Barry Bannan goes wide right of the target.

62:58

The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

59:23

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

58:11

The official flags Max Gradel offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

56:32

Nick Montgomery is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Barry Bannan, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

56:03

Ched Evans is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Kasper Schmeichel by Ched Evans results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

54:06

Own goal by Eric Lichaj. Sheff Utd 1-0 Leeds.The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, Nick Montgomery provided the assist for the goal.

52:45

Foul by Nick Montgomery on George McCartney, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Bradley Johnson goes over the bar.

51:26

Barry Bannan has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.

50:48

Shot from just outside the box by Sam Vokes goes over the crossbar.

49:23

Barry Bannan challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.

49:16

A cross is delivered by Barry Bannan, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

48:14

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the left by-line, save made by Steve Simonsen.

48:08

George McCartney sends in a cross, Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

45:53

A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

45:30 +0.30

The ball is crossed by George McCartney, clearance by Shane Lowry.

44:06

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.

43:05

Outswinging corner taken by Daniel Bogdanovic from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Sam Vokes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

42:52

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

40:58

Headed effort on goal by Daniel Bogdanovic from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.

39:36

The ball is delivered by Nick Montgomery, clearance by Leigh Bromby.

38:57

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Robert Snodgrass.

38:46

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

36:20

Stephen Quinn produces a cross.

35:40

Shot from just outside the box by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the goal.

34:51

Centre by Nick Montgomery, Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

32:49

Max Gradel takes a shot and went wide right of the net.

30:53

Matthew Lowton fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.

30:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Jonathan Howson. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

28:58

Stephen Quinn takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

28:48

The ball is swung over by Nick Montgomery, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

28:13

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Eric Lichaj.

28:04

The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery, clearance made by Leigh Bromby.

27:52

The ball is sent over by Joe Mattock.

26:56

Nick Montgomery has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

25:50

Foul by Eric Lichaj on Ched Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Bogdanovic, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

24:20

Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Stephen Quinn delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.

21:30

The ball is sent over by Nick Montgomery, Header from close in by Sam Vokes misses to the right of the target.

20:20

Andrew O'Brien is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Stephen Quinn fouled by Andrew O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Bogdanovic from left wing, Andrew O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

19:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Nick Montgomery. Leigh Bromby takes the direct free kick.

16:53

Eric Lichaj crosses the ball, Max Gradel has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

15:05

A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, save made by Steve Simonsen.

14:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Michael Doyle. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

12:30

Eric Lichaj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

10:45

Stephen Quinn takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

8:40

Barry Bannan concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

6:16

The referee penalises Daniel Bogdanovic for handball. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

3:32

Sam Vokes takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

3:02

Eric Lichaj gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.

2:13

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the target.

0:59

Foul by Michael Doyle on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

0:37

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

Match Preview

Triple blow for Blades Sheffield United will be without defender Johnny Ertl and suspended pair Darius Henderson and Lee Williamson for the derby clash with Leeds. Ertl is waiting for the results of a scan after sustaining what is feared to be a serious knee injury while playing for the reserves in midweek. Henderson and Williamson were sent off in last week's 3-0 defeat at Watford. Striker Henderson, back in the starting line-up for the first time in 11 months after a hamstring injury against former club Watford last week, was sent off for two yellow card offences. Midfielder Williamson was shown a straight red card for his aerial challenge on Lloyd Doyley and starts a four-game ban as it was his second dismissal of the season. Defender Matt Lowton has not trained this week and is doubtful due to a knock sustained in the reserves but midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise, on loan from Fulham, is back in the squad following a hamstring strain. Leeds boss Simon Grayson has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from for the trip. Long-term absentee Patrick Kisnorbo is the only member of the squad who is unavailable. Right-back Paul Connolly is available to return from a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and played a full 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek. However, he is unlikely to start against the Blades due to the impressive form of on-loan Villa youngster Eric Lichaj, who has extended his loan at Elland Road until the end of the season. Club captain Richard Naylor is also available despite missing the 6-0 reserves win over Gateshead in the week with a knock. Sanchez Watt, Lloyd Sam and Ross McCormack are all pushing for starting roles after impressing for the second string.

Formation:433Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

Formation: 451Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Shane Lowry
  • Joe Mattock
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Michael Doyle
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Daniel Bogdanovic
  • Sam Vokes
  • Ched Evans
  • SUBS
  • Mihkel Aksalu
  • Mark Yeates
  • Richard Cresswell
  • Rob Kozluk
  • Marcus Bent
  • Bjorn Helge Riise
  • Harry Maguire

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Match Report

Blades boost survival hopes with big win Sheffield United handed themselves a relegation lifeline with a deserved 2-0 win over promotion-chasing Leeds. The victory, given to Micky Adams' side by Eric Lichaj's second-half own goal and a Bjorn Helge Riise strike, will not drag them out of the relegation places, but it does offer further proof that they have what it takes to avoid the drop. The Blades were the better side throughout against the division's top scorers, who have now gone two games without a goal and must now be ranked as firm outsiders to make the second automatic promotion spot theirs, especially as they will be a striker light for three games with Billy Paynter seeing red late on. Having ended a 13-match run without a win in their last home game against Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United were eager to impress from the off and former Leeds midfielder Michael Doyle signalled his aggressive intent with a leading elbow into Robert Snodgrass' temple inside the first 60 seconds. Matt Lowton had the Blades' first chance when he headed straight at Kasper Schmeichel from a corner, before at the other end, Max Gradel wasted a glorious opportunity for Leeds when he ghosted in to nod Lichaj's centre wide. Gradel's miss seemed to give the home side some impetus, and they were hard done to in the 21st minute when referee Mike Jones brought play back for a foul by Andy O'Brien on Stephen Quinn, wasting the advantage they had with Daniel Bogdanovic in possession in the box. Former Leeds striker Sam Vokes inexplicably header Doyle's cross towards the corner flag as the Blades began to dominate, and Schmeichel had to produce a stunning one-one-one block to deny Bogdanovic a certain opener after Ched Evans had set him free with a cute back-heel. Snodgrass briefly threatened for Leeds, dragging wide following a Gradel break, before two more stunning saves from Schmeichel closed out the half. First he flew to his left to tip a rising half-volley from Quinn to safety, before he punched an Evans drive over the bar after the Wales striker had been allowed to run at the Leeds defence. Leeds, who were giving Aston Villa loanee Barry Bannan his first competitive start, switched from their favoured five-man midfield at the interval in a bid to establish themselves in the game. It was Sheffield who had the opening chance of the half, though, with Evans driving over from the edge of the box, before Bannan flashed wide from 35 yards. Bradley Johnson should have done better when he connected with a Snodgrass free-kick and Leeds were behind not long after. With 55 minutes gone, Quinn put Nick Montgomery in on Schmeichel's goal and his cross was turned into his own goal by Lichaj. The Villa loanee could do little else with home forwards lurking behind him, and it could have been two moments later had former Blade Leigh Bromby not produced a fine covering tackle to deny Vokes. Bannan threatened the goal from 25 yards as Leeds looked to hit back, but they were unable to do so and effectively lost the game with 16 minutes left. On-loan Fulham man Riise had been on the pitch for just two minutes when he broke on to a Quinn pass and, from inside Schmeichel's six-yard box, drilled home hard and low. Gradel and Bromby tried and failed to ram home from close range after a scuffle, before Paynter saw red with two minutes remaining following an altercation with Shane Lowry, with the Australian defender suggesting he had been stamped on.

Form Guide

    LLLLWL
  • Sheff Utd
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • DDLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 25/09/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 18/04/2006
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 21/10/2005
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 4
  • Sheff Utd
  • 05/04/2005
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 29/08/2004
  • Leeds
  • 4 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 16/04/1990

Top Scorers

Sheff Utd

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

Leeds

  • L Becchio 16
  • M Gradel 12
  • D Somma 11
  • J Howson 9
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • B Paynter 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Goals

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 91
    • Goals per game 32
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 128
    • Goals per game 69
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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