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  • Date:28 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
Goal!

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94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Sean St. Ledger. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

94mins

Callum Davidson sends in a cross, clearance by Kyle Bartley.

94mins

Close range shot by Nick Montgomery goes wide of the left-hand post.

92mins

Matthew James produces a cross, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Jamie Ward is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

91mins

Foul by Billy Jones on Jamie Ward, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Ward.

90mins

Joshua King has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

89mins

Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew James. Free kick taken by Matthew James.

89mins

Jamie Ward delivers the ball, clearance by Matthew James.

87mins

Jon Parkin fouled by Kyle Bartley, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Coutts shoots direct from the free kick.

85mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy Jones. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

84mins

Danny Mayor takes the inswinging corner, Jon Parkin is adjudged to have handled the ball. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor. Jon Parkin is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

83mins

Joshua King fouled by Stephen Jordan, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Stephen Jordan for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Mayor, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

81mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Ward for handball. David Gray goes off and Adam Barton comes on. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

81mins

Jamie Ward sends in a cross, clearance by Craig Morgan.

81mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Yeates.

79mins

Paul Hayes goes off and Jon Parkin comes on.

77mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, Danny Mayor manages to make a clearance.

75mins

Matthew Lowton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jean Calve.

74mins

Jean Calve scores from 35 yards to to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Preston.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.

73mins

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.

73mins

Danny Mayor produces a cross, save by Steve Simonsen.

72mins

Centre by Stephen Jordan, Sean St. Ledger fouled by Kyle Bartley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

72mins

David Gray challenges Mark Yeates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

71mins

The referee gives a free kick against Richard Cresswell for handball. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

70mins

The ball is sent over by Jean Calve, clearance made by Billy Jones.

69mins

The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, Joshua King takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

69mins

Paul Hayes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Calve. Indirect free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Calve by Craig Morgan. Billy Jones is cautioned. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

67mins

David Gray crosses the ball, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

63mins

Mark Yeates takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

62mins

The ball is swung over by Billy Jones, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.

61mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Yeates.

60mins

Johnny Ertl fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Ched Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Mark Yeates. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

60mins

Centre by Danny Mayor, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

59mins

Joshua King takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

53mins

Keith Treacy leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Mayor.

53mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Billy Jones clears the bar.

52mins

Joshua King takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

52mins

Leon Britton concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Coutts. Keith Treacy takes the free kick.

51mins

The ball is delivered by Leon Britton, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

51mins

Paul Hayes takes a short corner.

50mins

Paul Coutts crosses the ball, Leon Britton makes a clearance.

49mins

Paul Coutts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Free kick taken by Kyle Bartley.

48mins

Jamie Ward concedes a free kick for a foul on Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

48mins

Paul Coutts takes the inswinging corner, save made by Steve Simonsen.

47mins

Nick Montgomery challenges Billy Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Nick Montgomery. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

47mins

David Gray produces a cross.

46mins

The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, Billy Jones makes a clearance.

45mins

Nick Montgomery challenges Joshua King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from left channel, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.

45mins

The ball is delivered by Jean Calve, Sean St. Ledger makes a clearance.

44mins

Keith Treacy produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.

44mins

The ball is crossed by Jean Calve.

42mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Britton by Matthew James. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward, save by Andy Lonergan.

42mins

The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, save by Steve Simonsen.

41mins

Richard Cresswell is ruled offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Matthew James. Free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

39mins

Inswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Richard Cresswell.

36mins

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Ched Evans.

35mins

Jean Calve takes a shot. Clearance by Craig Morgan.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Callum Davidson.

33mins

Andy Lonergan produces a cross.

33mins

Shot by Jean Calve from a long way out goes over the net.

33mins

Keith Treacy takes a shot. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.

32mins

Centre by Jean Calve.

28mins

Kyle Bartley takes a shot.

28mins

Foul by Matthew James on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Johnny Ertl.

27mins

Johnny Ertl takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the net.

26mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

25mins

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Coutts to the near post, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.

25mins

Keith Treacy crosses the ball, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

24mins

Jamie Ward is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

22mins

Jean Calve produces a cross, Craig Morgan gets a block in.

21mins

The referee penalises Kyle Bartley for handball. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Stephen Jordan crosses the ball, clearance made by Callum Davidson.

13mins

Leon Britton challenges Joshua King unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy, Leon Britton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Morgan. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Richard Cresswell from the left by-line, clearance made by Keith Treacy.

10mins

The ball is delivered by Nyron Nosworthy, save by Andy Lonergan.

9mins

The ball is crossed by Jean Calve.

9mins

The referee blows for offside against Ched Evans. Indirect free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.

8mins

Centre by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

7mins

Foul by Joshua King on Nyron Nosworthy, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

5mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Coutts, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

4mins

Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.

4mins

Matthew James takes a shot. Kyle Bartley gets a block in.

3mins

Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Hayes. Strike on goal comes in from Keith Treacy from the free kick.

2mins

The official flags Jamie Ward offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

2mins

Jamie Ward is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

2mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Joshua King. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

1mins

Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

The game gets underway.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half begins.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Jordan could play Defender Stephen Jordan is pushing to make his Sheffield United debut against Preston at Bramall Lane. Jordan, who joined the Blades on a free transfer in the summer, has yet to feature due to a calf strain but has been included in the squad and is likely to be named on the bench. French full-back Jean Calve could also make his debut on Saturday after joining on a season-long loan from AS Nancy earlier this week. Fellow defender Nyron Nosworthy recovered from a knock to play 76 minutes of the 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough last Sunday and is set to keep his place in the side. Striker Darius Henderson and defender Ryan France (both knee) and midfielder Lee Williamson (back) all remain on the sidelines. Preston boss Darren Ferguson looks certain to be able to call on defender Sean St Ledger for the trip. The Republic of Ireland international is returning to full fitness after a hamstring injury sustained during pre-season. He played the first 45 minutes of Tuesday`s Carling Cup win at Bradford but was withdrawn at half-time as a precaution. Yet Ferguson said: "Sean was a complete precaution - he will be okay for Saturday." Fellow centre-back Wayne Brown, a summer signing from Leicester, has yet to make a league appearance for Ferguson`s side. He suffered a hip-flexor injury in pre-season and then picked up a slight calf strain. Midfielder Barry Nicholson remains a long-term absentee as he recovers from a leg injury.

Formation:451Manager: Gary Speed

Sheff Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Jean Calve
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Stephen Jordan
  • Jamie Ward
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Leon Britton
  • Johnny Ertl
  • Richard Cresswell
  • Ched Evans
  • SUBS
  • Mihkel Aksalu
  • Daniel Bogdanovic
  • Mark Yeates
  • Andy Taylor
  • Rob Kozluk
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Matthew Lowton

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Match Report

Calve cuts down Preston Jean Calve marked his Sheffield United debut with a spectacular goal to give Gary Speed his first win as Blades manager, 1-0 over Preston. North End had their moments in a tight contest but a second-half pile-driver from the French defender proved decisive. The victory lifts United out of the early-season relegation zone, while Darren Ferguson's side have now lost three of their opening four games and are without a win on the road since January. Calve and Stephen Jordan made their bows in a United defence that was missing skipper Chris Morgan through injury. Former Blades midfielder Keith Treacy lined-up for Preston and after his spectacular extra-time winner in the midweek Carling Cup tie against Bradford, he caused the home side some discomfort in the opening stages. Following an early sighter, Treacy rattled the crossbar with a third-minute free-kick. Calve then showed he was not afraid to come forward from right-back to try his luck from distance, and speculative long-range efforts proved to be the order of a cagey half. Preston regularly fell behind the ball to stifle spells of United pressure before exploiting the pace of on-loan Manchester United striker Joshua King on the counter attack. In first-half stoppage time North End's David Gray whipped in a cross that narrowly evaded Paul Hayes moments after a similar delivery from Calve had flashed wide of Andy Lonergan's upright at the other end. The second period began with Preston exhibiting the brighter football once more and they created the first clear-cut opening of the contest. King got the better of Nyron Nosworthy and burst into the penalty area to force a save from Steve Simonsen. From the rebound Billy Jones blazed over. Treacy then left the field injured to be replaced by Danny Mayor, but it did not interrupt Preston's rhythm. The danger came from King once more, this time via a rasping 30-yard effort that Simonsen stretched to cling on to. Mark Yeates replaced the ineffective Ched Evans up front for United and his stinging 63rd-minute drive was pushed away impressively by Lonergan. The Blades were enjoying their best spell of pressure in the match and with 17 minutes remaining Calve marked his debut with a goal fit to win any game. The on-loan Nancy full-back cut inside 35 yards from goal before unleashing a speculative effort into the top corner. Calve bizarrely emerged from his goal celebration with cramp and was immediately replaced by Matthew Lowton. Jon Parkin came on for Hayes as Preston pushed for an equaliser and the burly frontman thought he had won a penalty for his side three minutes from time. But referee Iain Williamson adjudged Kyle Bartley's foul to be outside the penalty area and Paul Coutts drilled the resulting free-kick into a well staffed United wall.

possession


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