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  • Date:22 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Attendance:20,725
  • Evans (68)
  • Crofts (60) Crofts (79)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

A cross is delivered by Ched Evans, clearance by Leon Barnett.

94mins

Joe Mattock produces a cross, clearance by Andrew Crofts.

93mins

David Fox takes a short corner.

91mins

Ched Evans delivers the ball, John Ruddy makes a save.

89mins

Richard Cresswell leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Bogdanovic.

88mins

Mark Yeates produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

88mins

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham on Joe Mattock, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Michael Nelson comes on in place of Zak Whitbread.

86mins

(Norwich) makes a substitution, with Michael Nelson coming on for Zak Whitbread.

83mins

David Fox goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Rob Kozluk replaces Stephen Quinn. Ched Evans fouled by David Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

83mins

David Fox goes into the book. (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Rob Kozluk coming on for Stephen Quinn. David Fox concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. Direct free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

82mins

Joe Mattock delivers the ball.

81mins

Caution for Stephen Quinn.

80mins

Andrew Crofts finds the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Norwich.The ball is sent over by Simon Lappin, clearance made by Shane Lowry. David Fox takes the inswinging corner,

78mins

The referee shows Adam Drury a yellow card. Foul by Adam Drury on Jamie Ward, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

The referee penalises Andrew Crofts for handball. Jamie Ward takes the free kick.

76mins

Ched Evans has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand upright.

75mins

Simeon Jackson leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Wilbraham. Handball decision goes against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.

74mins

Grant Holt crosses the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.

73mins

Effort on goal by Chris Martin from 20 yards. Steve Simonsen makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, Close range headed effort by Grant Holt misses to the right of the goal.

69mins

Simon Lappin replaces Wesley Hoolahan.

69mins

Ched Evans fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Norwich.

68mins

Simeon Jackson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Adam Drury gets a block in.

67mins

The referee blows for offside against Leon Barnett. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

64mins

Mark Yeates joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marcus Bent.

64mins

A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Russell Martin. Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Richard Cresswell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

64mins

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, clearance by Russell Martin.

63mins

Corner from right by-line taken by David Fox.

61mins

The referee cautions Steve Simonsen for dissent.

61mins

Andrew Crofts finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Norwich.Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Adam Drury gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by David Fox, the assist for the goal came from David Fox.

59mins

The ball is crossed by Jamie Ward, save made by John Ruddy.

58mins

The ball is sent over by Jamie Ward, Elian Parrino takes a shot. Comfortable save by John Ruddy.

57mins

Elian Parrino crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Martin.

56mins

Simeon Jackson delivers the ball, Shane Lowry makes a clearance.

53mins

Grant Holt sends in a cross.

52mins

Simeon Jackson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Corner taken by Jamie Ward, Marcus Bent takes a shot. John Ruddy makes a save.

50mins

The offside flag is raised against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.

50mins

Chris Martin produces a cross, Shot from 12 yards by Simeon Jackson. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

49mins

Adam Drury crosses the ball.

49mins

Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Centre by Stephen Quinn, Leon Barnett manages to make a clearance.

48mins

Effort on goal by Grant Holt from 12 yards. Save by Steve Simonsen.

47mins

Effort on goal by Richard Cresswell from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

46mins

Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Chris Martin results in a free kick. Jamie Ward produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

45mins

Shane Lowry receives a caution. Shane Lowry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin. Chris Martin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick,

44mins

Jamie Ward delivers the ball, clearance by David Fox.

43mins

Foul by Nick Montgomery on Wesley Hoolahan, free kick awarded. David Fox takes the direct free kick.

42mins

The ball is crossed by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Elian Parrino.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, Marcus Bent produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

40mins

Grant Holt concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Jamie Ward.

40mins

David Fox challenges Marcus Bent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Montgomery crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Adam Drury.

39mins

Centre by Simeon Jackson, blocked by Shane Lowry. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, clearance made by Shane Lowry.

38mins

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

36mins

Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Richard Cresswell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

33mins

Leon Barnett concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Strike comes in from Ched Evans from the free kick.

33mins

Jamie Ward sends in a cross, clearance made by Leon Barnett.

29mins

The referee penalises Jamie Ward for handball. Direct free kick taken by David Fox.

28mins

The ball is crossed by Joe Mattock.

27mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, clearance by Zak Whitbread. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Andrew Crofts makes a clearance.

25mins

David Fox crosses the ball, clearance made by Elian Parrino.

24mins

Simeon Jackson sends in a cross, save by Steve Simonsen. Corner from the right by-line taken by David Fox, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

23mins

Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Martin. Direct free kick taken by Wesley Hoolahan.

23mins

Ched Evans takes a brilliant shot. Leon Barnett gets a block in.

22mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Ward, save by John Ruddy.

21mins

Wesley Hoolahan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jamie Ward, clearance by Adam Drury.

21mins

The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, clearance made by Zak Whitbread.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward, clearance by Grant Holt.

18mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Simeon Jackson. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

17mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

15mins

Effort on goal by Jamie Ward from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

14mins

The referee shows Andrew Crofts a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Andrew Crofts. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.

13mins

The referee penalises Zak Whitbread for handball. Direct free kick taken by Nick Montgomery.

12mins

The ball is sent over by Wesley Hoolahan, clearance by Shane Lowry.

11mins

Effort from just outside the box by Ched Evans goes over the bar.

10mins

Jamie Ward takes the inswinging corner, Effort on goal by Ched Evans from 6 yards. Clearance by Zak Whitbread.

9mins

The ball is crossed by David Fox, Header from deep inside the area by Grant Holt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

8mins

Centre by Wesley Hoolahan, Shane Lowry makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by David Fox, clearance by Marcus Bent.

8mins

The ball is swung over by Russell Martin.

7mins

David Fox challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.

6mins

Centre by Joe Mattock, Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

3mins

Wesley Hoolahan concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Mattock. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

1mins

Cross/shot by Ched Evans.

1mins

Ched Evans challenges Simeon Jackson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Zak Whitbread.

The game gets underway.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Bent in line for second Blades bow Marcus Bent could make his second debut for Sheffield United when they host Swansea. The striker scored 20 goals in just 48 league games for the Blades a decade ago and has returned for a second spell on loan from Birmingham. Midfielder Leon Britton will not feature after completing a surprise move back to opponents Swansea but loan signings Joe Mattock and Shane Lowry could make their home debuts. Defender Matt Lowton and midfielder Lee Williamson have both recovered from groin problems, while striker Richard Cresswell is fit again after a shoulder injury. Winger Mark Yeates made a surprise return to the bench during last Saturday's goalless draw at Coventry after recently dislocating his shoulder and he could be considered from the start. Norwich manager Paul Lambert has no fresh injury concerns. Midfielder Henri Lansbury has returned to Arsenal at the end of his current loan spell while Lambert has allowed two fringe players to leave the club. Defender Jens Berthel Askou has joined Championship rivals Millwall on a month-long loan spell while midfielder Owain Tudur Jones has joined Brentford on a similar deal. Reserve goalkeeper Declan Rudd is recovering from a broken jaw so 18-year-old Jed Steer will once more deputise on the bench. Midfielders Andrew Surman and Stephen Hughes are recovering well from knee injuries but will not be involved while centre-half Elliott Ward (calf) is also making good progress.

Formation:442Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Elian Parrino
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Shane Lowry
  • Joe Mattock
  • Richard Cresswell
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Jamie Ward
  • Marcus Bent
  • Ched Evans
  • SUBS
  • George Long
  • Johnny Ertl
  • Daniel Bogdanovic
  • Mark Yeates
  • Lee Williamson
  • Rob Kozluk
  • Matthew Lowton

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Match Report

Crofts lifts Canaries to win Andrew Crofts scored two second-half goals as Norwich enhanced their promotion credentials with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over luckless Sheffield United. The Canaries were second best for much of the first half at Bramall Lane against a struggling United side still searching for their first win under Micky Adams. The Blades once again lacked a cutting edge in attack, however, and were made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal after the break as Crofts fired home either side of Ched Evans' 69th-minute strike. Crofts opened the scoring in the 61st minute after Steve Simonsen had flapped at a David Fox corner, although the hosts felt that Kyle Bartley had been fouled by Simeon Jackson in the attack that led to the set-piece. United quickly got back on level terms as Evans turned his marker and squeezed a right-footed shot into the bottom-left corner. But Crofts struck again with 10 minutes remaining to seal victory for Norwich, the midfielder again finding the net from inside the area after the home side had failed to clear their lines. The win moves Paul Lambert's side up to third in the npower Championship, while United remain just outside the relegation zone. Marcus Bent made his second debut for United after rejoining the club on loan from Birmingham this week. Richard Cresswell was also handed a starting berth, with Johnny Ertl and Lee Williamson dropping to the bench. There was one change to the Norwich side that drew 1-1 with Cardiff last weekend, Jackson coming in for Henri Lansbury. Canaries goalkeeper John Ruddy was forced into action in the sixth minute when Jamie Ward flicked Joe Mattock's left-wing cross towards the bottom-right corner. Grant Holt then saw a header sail over for the visitors, while at the other end Evans blasted a 25-yard half-volley narrowly wide after strike partner Bent had nodded a long ball into his path. Evans had a better opportunity to open the scoring in the 17th minute as he cut into the penalty area from the right, but his left-footed shot lacked power and was comfortably saved. Ruddy denied the striker once more five minutes later, sticking out his left leg to divert the ball over after Evans had chested down a cross from the left and shot powerfully at goal. Chances were few and far between for the remainder of the half, although Evans did go close again in the 34th minute as he curled a free-kick narrowly wide from 25 yards. Holt and Stephen Quinn were both lucky to escape bookings after they were involved in an unsavoury tussle towards the end of the first half. Norwich had offered next to nothing as an attacking force, but came closest to breaking the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when Chris Martin's free-kick struck the crossbar. Richard Cresswell fired over for United and Holt volleyed into the arms of Simonsen in a lively start to the second period. Shane Lowry produced a fine block to deny Jackson on the hour after the striker had got the better of Bartley, but Norwich took the lead from the resulting corner as Crofts capitalised on Simonsen's error. Evans finally found a way past Ruddy eight minutes later following a neat turn inside the area. But it was to be an improving Norwich who finished the stronger, with Martin forcing a sharp stop from Simonsen and Holt heading wide prior to Crofts' late winner.

Form Guide

    WLLLDD
  • Sheff Utd
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • LWWWDD

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 4 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 28/12/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 10/01/2009
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 20/09/2008
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/03/2008
  • Norwich
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 08/12/2007
  • Norwich
  • 2 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 18/03/2006

Top Scorers

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 6
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 3
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • M Lowton 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 10
  • A Crofts 4
  • W Hoolahan 4
  • R Martin 4
  • S Jackson 4
  • C Martin 4
  • M Nelson 2
  • A Drury 1
  • D Fox 1
  • L Barnett 1

Goals

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 25
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 42
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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