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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Attendance:15,892
  • Evans (38) Cresswell (56)
    Evans (63)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro delivers the ball, Neill Collins makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

92mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Harry Bunn. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

90mins

Brian Barry-Murphy fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Brian Barry-Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

88mins

Effort on goal by Harry Bunn from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

88mins

Nick Montgomery on for Kevin McDonald.

87mins

Corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, Lecsinel Jean-Francois makes a clearance.

83mins

The ball is swung over by David Ball, Neill Collins gets a block in. Chris Porter is brought on as a substitute for Richard Cresswell. Outswinging corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Harry Maguire makes a clearance. Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance made by Neill Collins.

82mins

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Richard Cresswell has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

82mins

Stephen Quinn goes off and Ryan Flynn comes on.

81mins

Centre by Stephen Quinn, Stephen Jordan makes a clearance.

80mins

Brian Barry-Murphy takes a corner. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from the left by-line, Lecsinel Jean-Francois manages to make a clearance.

79mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Dean Holden goes over the bar.

78mins

Harry Bunn sends in a cross, blocked by Stephen Quinn. Brian Barry-Murphy decides to take a short corner. Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, clearance made by Neill Collins.

76mins

Harry Maguire fouled by Roland Bergkamp, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire. Effort on goal by Ched Evans from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

76mins

The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, clearance by Dean Holden.

75mins

Stephen Jordan challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

73mins

Roland Bergkamp is brought on as a substitute for Ashley Grimes.

72mins

Ched Evans is ruled offside. Dean Holden takes the free kick.

71mins

The referee blows for offside against Ched Evans. Free kick taken by Matthew Edwards.

69mins

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Brian Barry-Murphy manages to make a clearance.

68mins

Gary Jones takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

66mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Matthew Edwards gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Lee Williamson, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Stephen Darby gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Stephen Darby makes a clearance. Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, Header from deep inside the area by Harry Maguire goes harmlessly over the crossbar. Nicky Adams goes off and Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro comes on.

63mins

Richard Cresswell fouled by Stephen Jordan, the ref awards a free kick. Ched Evans scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-0 Rochdale.Richard Cresswell provided the assist for the goal.

61mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Edwards.

61mins

Matthew Lowton produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

57mins

Lecsinel Jean-Francois crosses the ball, Richard Cresswell gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Rochdale.Lecsinel Jean-Francois provided the assist for the goal.

57mins

Effort on goal by Lecsinel Jean-Francois from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

56mins

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson, Dean Holden manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Lecsinel Jean-Francois crosses the ball, Matthew Edwards makes a save.

56mins

Matthew Lowton delivers the ball, save by Matthew Edwards.

54mins

Matthew Edwards comes on in place of David Lucas.

53mins

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

51mins

Lecsinel Jean-Francois is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Edwards takes the direct free kick.

51mins

A cross is delivered by Nicky Adams, clearance made by Neill Collins.

50mins

The ball is sent over by Lee Williamson, Shot from close range by Ched Evans misses to the right of the target.

47mins

Jason Kennedy fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Darby restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Handball decision goes against Lecsinel Jean-Francois. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Brian Barry-Murphy from right wing, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

44mins

Stephen Jordan concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lee Williamson from left channel, Dean Holden makes a clearance.

43mins

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Stephen Quinn has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

42mins

Matthew Lowton has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

40mins

Lee Williamson delivers the ball, save by David Lucas.

39mins

Ched Evans scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Rochdale.

37mins

The ball is sent over by Stephen Quinn, save by David Lucas.

37mins

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by David Lucas.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, David Lucas makes a save.

34mins

Foul by Richard Cresswell on Stephen Jordan, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Lucas.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Richard Cresswell, clearance made by Dean Holden.

31mins

Nicky Adams delivers the ball, clearance by Neill Collins.

31mins

A cross is delivered by Lee Williamson, Stephen Jordan manages to make a clearance.

30mins

Foul by Ashley Grimes on Harry Maguire, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

30mins

Harry Bunn takes a shot. Stephen Quinn gets a block in.

29mins

Corner taken by Brian Barry-Murphy, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

28mins

The ball is delivered by Lecsinel Jean-Francois, Stephen Darby gets a block in.

27mins

Ched Evans crosses the ball, clearance by Jason Kennedy.

26mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Grimes by Harry Maguire. Brian Barry-Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Lecsinel Jean-Francois manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Foul by Harry Bunn on Lecsinel Jean-Francois, free kick awarded. Matthew Lowton restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Effort from long range by Ched Evans goes wide right of the target.

20mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton.

18mins

The ball is crossed by David Ball, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

18mins

The ball is swung over by Nicky Adams, save by Steve Simonsen.

16mins

David Ball fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Gary Jones restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Short corner taken by Lee Williamson. Lee Williamson delivers the ball.

14mins

Effort from long distance by David Ball goes wide right of the target.

14mins

Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Darby. David Lucas takes the indirect free kick.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Nicky Adams, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

12mins

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, save by David Lucas.

11mins

Centre by Nicky Adams.

10mins

Unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick. David Lucas takes the indirect free kick.

10mins

Lee Williamson crosses the ball, Stephen Darby makes a clearance.

7mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.

7mins

Centre by Kevin McDonald, David Lucas makes a save.

6mins

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. David Lucas makes a save. Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Gary Jones.

1mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Gary Jones. Michael Doyle takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Beattie to wait for second coming Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson is expected to resist the temptation to include James Beattie in his squad for the home game with Rochdale. Beattie recently returned for a second stint at Bramall Lane following his release in the summer from Rangers and is currently working on his fitness. But the 33-year-old has been battling illness and a calf strain this week and may have to wait longer for his second debut. Wilson has no new injury or suspension problems, but on-loan defender Marcus Williams will play his last match before returning to parent club Reading. Defenders Johnny Ertl and Lecsinel Jean-Francois both appeared for the reserves in midweek. The former is continuing his comeback after an eight-month injury lay-off due to cruciate ligament damage. Midfield pair Kevin McDonald and Ryan Flynn are also pushing for recalls after appearing for the second string. Rochdale manager Steve Eyre has no new injury worries. Pim Balkestein has returned to Spotland after undergoing the first stage of rehabilitation from groin surgery with parent club Brentford. The centre-back has resumed light training, but the Bramhall Lane clash comes too soon for him. Shin splints vicim Joe Widdowson made his comeback for Dale reserves in midweek but is not expected to be involved. Midfielders Joe Thompson (thigh) and Simon Hackney (abdominal) remain long-term absentees, alongside Scottish defender Marc Twaddle (back). Dale were out of action last weekend following their elimination from the first round of the FA Cup and have a record of one win in their last eight npower League One matches.

Formation:442Manager: Danny Wilson

Sheff Utd

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Eyre

Rochdale

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Matthew Lowton
  • Harry Maguire
  • Neill Collins
  • Lecsinel Jean-Francois
  • Lee Williamson
  • Michael Doyle
  • Kevin McDonald
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Ched Evans
  • Richard Cresswell
  • SUBS
  • George Long
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Johnny Ertl
  • Ryan Flynn
  • Chris Porter

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Match Report

Evans at the double for Blades In-form striker Ched Evans scored twice as Sheffield United eased to a 3-0 win at home to Rochdale to make it five wins in a row for Danny Wilson's men. Evans opened the scoring in the 39th minute after Dale defender Stephen Jordan failed to head clear from Lecsinel Jean-Francois' ball into the area. An earlier shot from Evans was parried by David Lucas while United goalkeeper Steve Simonsen made a brave block to deny Nicky Adams. Rochdale had to make a change in goal at the end of the first half when Lucas received a blow to the head and was taken off on a spinal board after receiving lengthy treatment. After Evans missed the target from just a few yards out while under pressure from Stephen Darby, Richard Cresswell made it 2-0 when he steered the ball in at the near post following a good cross from Jean-Francois after 57 minutes. Evans scored his eighth goal in five games with a superb 25-yard free-kick to seal the points for the Blades in the 64th minute before Simonsen kept out efforts from Harry Bunn and Gary Jones.

Form Guide

    DWDLWW
  • Sheff Utd
  • VS
  • Rochdale
  • LDLLWL

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 6
  • C Porter 4
  • R Cresswell 3
  • L Williamson 3
  • M Lowton 3
  • S Quinn 2
  • N Montgomery 1
  • N Mendez-Laing 1
  • H Maguire 1
  • E Tonne 1

Rochdale

  • A Grimes 5
  • G Jones 3
  • D Ball 3
  • M Holness 3
  • J Akpa Akpro 2
  • N Adams 2
  • B Barry-Murphy 1
  • J Kennedy 1
  • N Eccleston 1

Goals

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 55
    • Goals per game 33
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Rochdale

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 22
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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