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Mark Yeates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Erik Tonne. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Marvin Emnes leaves the field to be replaced by Mickael Tavares.
Marcus Bent is adjudged to have handled the ball. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Marvin Emnes finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Julio Arca.
Andy Halliday is brought on as a substitute for Scott McDonald. Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tony McMahon.
Erik Tonne is brought on as a substitute for Michael Doyle.
Joe Mattock produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Scott McDonald is caught offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
Bjorn Helge Riise takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Marcus Bent has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
The ball is swung over by Bjorn Helge Riise, Andrew Taylor gets a block in.
Shane Lowry goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Shane Lowry on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Mark Yeates comes on in place of Daniel Bogdanovic.
The ball is crossed by Bjorn Helge Riise, Close range headed effort by Darius Henderson clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Joe Mattock results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Darius Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Marcus Bent is brought on as a substitute for Nyron Nosworthy.
Corner taken by Paul Smith from the right by-line, clearance by Darius Henderson.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Brilliant save by Steve Simonsen.
Tony McMahon takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Shane Lowry.
Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Smith.
Centre by Darius Henderson, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Darius Henderson, clearance by Tony McMahon.
Julio Arca joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Bailey.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn, Close range headed effort by Joe Mattock goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Rhys Williams fouled by Joe Mattock, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Header by Neill Collins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, clearance made by Seb Hines.
The offside flag is raised against Darius Henderson. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Nyron Nosworthy results in a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
Matthew Lowton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
Tony McMahon is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
Shot from long distance by Nicky Bailey goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon to the near post, clearance made by Neill Collins.
Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Joe Mattock takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
Seb Hines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
Nyron Nosworthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Joe Mattock.
Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball, clearance by Stephen McManus.
Unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise, Scott McDonald gets a block in.
Joe Bennett is given a yellow card.
A cross is delivered by Bjorn Helge Riise, save by Paul Smith.
The ball is swung over by Bjorn Helge Riise, save made by Paul Smith.
The offside flag is raised against Bjorn Helge Riise. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Bjorn Helge Riise, Darius Henderson has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
Centre by Nyron Nosworthy, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
The referee books Joe Mattock for unsporting behaviour. Joe Mattock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tony McMahon, Header from deep inside the area by Rhys Williams goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Shot by Scott McDonald. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
Michael Doyle produces a cross, clearance by Seb Hines.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Matthew Lowton. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
Centre by Joe Bennett, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.
Bjorn Helge Riise produces a cross, save by Paul Smith.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Shane Lowry. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
Centre by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Stephen McManus.
Matthew Lowton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Sheff Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough.Bjorn Helge Riise provided the assist for the goal.
Rhys Williams goes into the book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic by Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephen Quinn.
Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Nicky Bailey gets a block in.
Short corner taken by Stephen Quinn.
Bjorn Helge Riise crosses the ball, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
The ball is sent over by Stephen Quinn, save by Paul Smith.
A cross is delivered by Bjorn Helge Riise, Nicky Bailey gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line.
Michael Doyle takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a brilliant save.
Matthew Bates fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Andrew Taylor.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Seb Hines makes a clearance.
Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey.
Marvin Emnes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bjorn Helge Riise on Joe Bennett. Free kick taken by Andrew Taylor.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson by Seb Hines. Free kick crossed right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise from left channel.
Andrew Taylor has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Corner from right by-line taken by Stephen Quinn.
Bjorn Helge Riise takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
Foul by Scott McDonald on Shane Lowry, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance by Shane Lowry.
Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
Stephen McManus challenges Neill Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
Tony McMahon takes a outswinging corner.
Rhys Williams sends in a cross, blocked by Joe Mattock.
Evans worry for Blades
Striker Ched Evans is a major doubt for Sheffield United's vital clash with Middlesbrough.
The Welshman is suffering from a knee injury and was substituted in the 3-0 defeat at QPR.
Defender Shane Lowry is nearing a return to fitness after missing the Loftus Road defeat with a knee problem.
But Lee Williamson will definitely miss out through suspension as he serves the second match of his four-game ban.
Three players left Bramall Lane on Thursday, with Richard Wright and Stephen Jordan having their contracts terminated by mutual consent and loanee Jean Calve returning to parent club AS Nancy.
United's survival hopes are hanging by a thread, with the club seven points adrift of safety with just seven games to go.
Middlesbrough midfielder Nicky Bailey could return to the squad.
The former Charlton player missed last Saturday's 3-3 draw with Leicester because of a groin injury but has returned to training and is in with a chance.
However, Scotland international Barry Robson is likely to sit out once again with a hamstring problem.
Willo Flood is unlikely to be risked at Bramall Lane as he continues his recovery from the dislocated kneecap he suffered on the opening day of the campaign, although manager Tony Mowbray is confident he could be as little as a week away after getting two reserve team outings under his belt.
Defender Matthew Bates could return to contention for the first time since suffering a hamstring tear at the beginning of February but Kevin Thomson (hairline leg fracture), Jonathan Franks (ankle), Leroy Lita (hamstring) and Jason Steele (torn side muscle) remain on the sidelines.
Boro beating leaves Blades bottom
Marvin Emnes dealt Sheffield United's relegation fight a hammer blow with an 89th-minute winner for Middlesbrough to send the Blades to a 2-1 defeat and to the bottom of the npower Championship table.
Dutch striker Emnes raced clear on to Julio Arca's late throughball and held his nerve to slide the ball beyond Blades goalkeeper Steve Simonsen for only his third goal of the season to extend Boro's unbeaten run to five matches.
His winner was cruel on United, who had cancelled out Matthew Bates' first-half opener for the visitors through Matthew Lowton before half-time.
Micky Adams' side were chasing the winner when Arca unlocked their defence, but slumped into bottom place as relegation rivals Preston secured a point at Portsmouth, while Scunthorpe upset leaders QPR.
Middlesbrough went ahead in the 18th minute when Bates latched on to Andrew Taylor's cross from the left and drilled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 12 yards.
Taylor had earlier lashed a 20-yard shot just wide, but the Blades went close through Lowton, whose angled drive was blocked by visiting midfielder Nicky Bailey.
Boro goalkeeper Paul Smith pulled off a fine save to keep out a close-range effort from Darius Henderson, installed as Blades' skipper, and Bailey then got in the way of Daniel Bogdanovic's goalbound header as the home side chased an early equaliser.
But United midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise stole away down the left channel in the 28th minute and his cross to the far post was headed home by Lowton as the Blades were rewarded for a concerted spell of pressure.
Boro responded through Emnes, but his 25-yard shot was comfortably gathered by Simonsen.
The stopper then denied the visitors with a brilliant save to keep out Scott McDonald's volley from the centre of the penalty area and from the subsequent corner United defender Joe Mattock blocked Rhys Williams' header.
Williams then headed another corner from Tony McMahon over the crossbar and at the other end Henderson directed Riise's cross just wide as both sides went in search of a second goal before the break.
Mattock, on loan from West Brom, forced another smart save from Smith shortly after the restart with an angled drive from inside the area as the Blades dominated possession.
Blades defender Neill Collins headed Quinn's corner off target and Mattock did likewise, before Simonsen kept out McMahon's shot from the edge of the area at the other end.
Simonsen pulled off an even better save soon after, hurling himself full length to tip away Williams' volley, and Henderson headed Riise's cross over the crossbar as the action flowed from one end to the other.
Blades substitute Marcus Bent spurned a gilt-edged chance from Riise's corner on the edge of the six-yard box and Mattock lashed a 20-yard volley wide as the home side launched a desperate late bid for the winner.
But it was Boro who snatched all the points. Substitute midfielder Arca picked out Emnes' run through the middle and the Dutchman kept his composure to tuck his shot inside Simonsen's far post.
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