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  • Cresswell (62), de Vries (90 og)
  • Date:2010-04-24
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
  • Attendance:25966
  • Referee:Shoebridge, R

Live Commentary

90mins

That's it, it's all over, the referee has blown the final whistle.

90mins

Goal!! Sheff Utd have scored with Richard Cresswell putting it in the back of the net.

86mins

The referee has booked Gary Monk.

83mins

Nick Montgomery goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

75mins

Cedric van der Gun is being taken off, Lee Trundle has come on in his place.

75mins

Swansea are replacing Darren Pratley with Andrea Orlandi.

69mins

Gary Naysmith is being taken off, Marcel Seip has come on in his place.

64mins

Nathan Dyer is replaced by David Cotterill.

64mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Henri Camara with Ched Evans.

62mins

Goal!! Richard Cresswell scores for Sheff Utd.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

45mins

Richard Cresswell is booked for unsporting behaviour.

33mins

Sheff Utd are replacing Stephen Quinn with Mark Yeates.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, April 24th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Sheff Utd face Swansea at 3pm on Saturday, April 24th.


Match Report

Swansea's hopes of as top-six finish will be decided at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday after they dominated from start to finish but couldn't find a cutting edge as they lost 2-0 at Sheffield United.

The Welsh side were kept at bay by United keeper Paddy Kenny, who was playing his first game of the season after serving a nine-month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

He pulled off a string of saves before the Blades side scored twice after the break through Richard Cresswell and an own goal from the unfortunate Dorus de Vries and with Blackpool winning at Peterborough, Swansea must beat Doncaster to keep their hopes of a play-off berth alive.

Swansea, the Championship's lowest scoring side, almost snatched the lead on 26 minutes.

Mark Gower drilled the ball across the face of the United goal but Shefki Kuqi and Cedric Van Der Gun both failed to add the finishing touch.

United were in trouble again when the lively Nathan Dyer pumped the ball across the field to the unmarked Gower whose right-footed strike was scooped up by Kenny.

Swansea then had claims for a penalty waved away referee Scott Mathieson minutes before the break.

Kenny's remarkable comeback continued as he conjured up a spectacular stop to tip Federico Bessone's curling free-kick around the post with the deftest of touches.

Kenny hampered Swansea's hopes of a breakthrough with another vital save, leaping at the near post to tip away Bessone's teasing free-kick under pressure from Kuqi before the United keeper pulled off another stunning save stretching to snatch Pratley's long-range strike.

Cresswell struck in the 64th minute after Ashley Williams' blunder was gratefully accepted by Glen Little.

He then teed up substitute Mark Yeates who provided the vital cross from the left flank and the former Stoke striker cooly controlled the ball before hammering it into the roof of the net.

De Vries was then left helpless as Cresswell wriggled his way into the area in the 89th minute before crossing only for the keeper to divert the ball into his net.

Sheffield United

Swansea City

Corners

410

Fouls

177

Goal attempts

511

Shots off target

34

Offsides

00

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