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  • Date:18 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bramall Lane
Goal!

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93:50 +3.50

Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.

93:40 +3.40

David Cotterill produces a cross, Jean Calve makes a clearance.

92:08 +2.08

(Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Danny Batth coming on for Ched Evans.

91:54 +1.54

Alan Tate produces a cross, Steve Simonsen makes a save.

91:26 +1.26

Alan Tate produces a cross, Jean Calve manages to make a clearance.

90:02 +0.02

Mark Yeates has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

89:05

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

88:05

A cross is delivered by Scott Sinclair.

87:49

Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick.

86:39

Ched Evans takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save. Short corner worked by Mark Yeates.

86:18

The ball is swung over by Darren Pratley, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.

86:11

Angel Rangel crosses the ball.

85:35

The ball is crossed by Andrea Orlandi, clearance by Kyle Bartley.

85:08

Andrea Orlandi takes the outswinging corner, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

82:07

Andrea Orlandi delivers the ball.

81:35

Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the left by-line, Nyron Nosworthy manages to make a clearance.

81:28

The ball is sent over by Andrea Orlandi, Leon Britton gets a block in.

81:11

The ball is sent over by Andy Taylor, save by Dorus De Vries.

80:54

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Ashley Williams.

80:12

The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel, save by Steve Simonsen.

79:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrea Orlandi, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

79:45

Andrea Orlandi delivers the ball, Mark Yeates gets a block in.

79:30

Angel Rangel produces a cross, clearance made by Jean Calve.

78:28

Alan Tate sends in a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Ashley Williams misses to the left of the target.

76:52

Jamie Ward joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Reid. Nyron Nosworthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

75:24

Scott Sinclair produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

71:24

Ashley Williams challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Reid delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

71:08

David Cotterill crosses the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.

68:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Joe Allen. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

65:52

Nathan Dyer goes off and David Cotterill comes on.

65:36

Ched Evans crosses the ball, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

64:19

Mark Yeates takes a short corner.

64:12

Centre by Mark Yeates, blocked by Angel Rangel.

63:26

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

61:45

Scott Sinclair sends in a cross, Header by Darren Pratley from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

61:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Darren Pratley. Joe Allen takes the direct free kick.

59:53

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

58:48

Alan Tate challenges Ched Evans unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andy Reid, Dorus De Vries makes a comfortable save.

55:54

The ball is crossed by Andy Reid.

54:23

The ball is swung over by Jean Calve.

53:48

The ball is crossed by Jean Calve, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

50:56

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andrea Orlandi, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

50:39

Nathan Dyer delivers the ball, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.

49:08

Corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line to the near post, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance.

48:57

Jermaine Easter crosses the ball, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.

47:37

Andrea Orlandi takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Alan Tate takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen. Darren Pratley challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

47:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Allen by Stephen Quinn. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

45:15

Nyron Nosworthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

45:07 +0.07

Scott Sinclair takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

45:01

Jermaine Easter on for Craig Beattie. (Swansea) makes a substitution, with Darren Pratley coming on for Mark Gower.

43:03

Ched Evans grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Andy Reid.

42:30

Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, clearance by Andrea Orlandi.

41:38

The referee cautions Mark Yeates for unsporting behaviour. Mark Yeates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrea Orlandi. Direct free kick taken by Alan Tate.

40:44

Foul by Andrea Orlandi on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.

38:06

A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Ashley Williams manages to make a clearance.

37:25

Jean Calve produces a cross, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

36:50

Stephen Quinn fouled by Andrea Orlandi, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

36:20

The ball is sent over by Mark Gower, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.

31:24

Mark Yeates sends in a cross, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

30:15

Alan Tate challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick.

29:58

Centre by Angel Rangel, clearance made by Jean Calve.

28:40

Joe Allen fouled by Andy Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.

27:35

Stephen Quinn is caught offside. Garry Monk restarts play with the free kick.

24:40

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

24:09

Leon Britton fouled by Mark Gower, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick.

23:57

Jean Calve crosses the ball, clearance by Garry Monk.

23:17

The official flags Scott Sinclair offside. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

21:53

Inswinging corner taken by Andrea Orlandi from the right by-line played to the near post, Garry Monk produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

21:34

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Andy Taylor gets a block in.

19:41

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

17:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Garry Monk. Garry Monk takes the free kick.

16:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Angel Rangel. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

16:12

Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Tate. Free kick taken by Alan Tate.

15:09

Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Allen. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

13:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Garry Monk. Garry Monk takes the direct free kick.

12:25

Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Ashley Williams results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Andy Reid from the free kick, blocked by Mark Gower.

10:16

Ched Evans takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

9:00

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Quinn. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.

8:44

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, clearance by Ashley Williams.

7:54

Shot from outside the penalty box by Mark Yeates goes wide right of the goal.

5:30

Mark Gower takes the outswinging corner, Alan Tate takes a shot. Comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

The referee gets the game started.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Blades welcome back Williamson Sheffield United begin life after Gary Speed with the visit of Swansea to Bramall Lane. John Carver has been placed in temporary charge following Speed's appointment as the new Wales manager and he will be able to welcome midfielder Lee Williamson back into the squad. Williamson has been out since April with a back injury but continued his comeback with 60 minutes in the reserves in midweek and could be in contention for a place on the bench. Striker Jamie Ward has been laid low with a virus over the last week but he has returned to training and should be involved. Goalkeeper Richard Wright, who lasted just 53 minutes of his debut before suffering a thigh injury against Barnsley last week, will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness. Strikers Daniel Bogdanovic and Richard Cresswell are suspended while defender Chris Morgan, who will act as part of Carver`s backroom team, will not play again this season with a knee problem.M Swansea have no injury or suspension concerns. Skipper Garry Monk made his successful comeback from a calf injury in last Friday`s 1-1 draw with Millwall, returning to the centre of defence alongside Ashley Williams. On-loan striker Jermaine Easter also made his Swans debut as a 56th-minute substitute having recovered from a thigh problem, and he will be hoping for more game time. How manager Brendan Rodgers opts to line up at Bramall Lane remains to be seen but changes are likely after what was a disappointing display against the Lions, with the likes of Darren Pratley, Stephen Dobbie, David Cotterill and Kemy Agustien possible starters. Another option is the inclusion of striker Shefki Kuqi in City`s matchday 18 following his return this week from a three-month loan spell at Championship rivals Derby. Swansea will be coming up against a familiar face in the form of midfielder Leon Britton, who spent eight popular years with the club before completing a summer switch to the Blades.

Formation:451Manager:

Sheff Utd

Formation: 433Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

  • Steve Simonsen
  • Jean Calve
  • Nyron Nosworthy
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Andy Taylor
  • Mark Yeates
  • Leon Britton
  • Stephen Quinn
  • Nick Montgomery
  • Andy Reid
  • Ched Evans
  • SUBS
  • Mihkel Aksalu
  • Johnny Ertl
  • Lee Williamson
  • Jamie Ward
  • Rob Kozluk
  • Danny Batth
  • Matthew Lowton

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Match Report

Evans wins it for Blades Ched Evans grabbed the winner as Sheffield United began life after Gary Speed with a 1-0 home victory over high-flying Swansea in the npower Championship. John Carver has been placed in temporary charge following Speed's appointment as the new Wales manager and saw a spirited display from his charges at Bramall Lane. Evans struck just before the break to give the Blades three vital points in their bid to avoid relegation while Swansea's promotion hopes took a blow. Brendan Rodgers' side were looking to move into second place in the table but faced the unusual scenario of only being backed by around 50 away fans at Bramall Lane. A combination of treacherous snow and a flurry of accidents on the motorways meant that both official supporters' coaches were turned around by the police in the midlands, while a number of Swansea officials were also forced to miss the game. Those who did make the trip had little to see before Blades winger Stephen Quinn had the ball in the net in the 10th minute, only for the goal to rightly be ruled out for offside. Sunderland loanee Andy Reid was looking like an influential figure for the home side whenever he was able to get on the ball, and he went close with a deflected free-kick as United pushed on. Swansea were looking for Scott Sinclair to add some inspiration on their rare attacks and he looked dangerous when he cut in from wide on the left but could not find any power in his shot to trouble Steve Simonsen in the goal. A poor afternoon was then illuminated by a moment of quality as the home side took the lead a minute before the break. Reid provided it with a precise through pass which played Evans clean through on goal and the former Manchester City man clipped an early shot wide of Dorus De Vries and into the corner. Rodgers made a double change at the interval, with Craig Beattie and Mark Gower replaced by Jermaine Easter and Darren Pratley, and Easter was soon involved in an opening. The on-loan MK Dons forward worked a neat one-two with Nathan Dyer before flashing the ball across the face of goal and forcing Kyle Bartley into a fine clearance. Sinclair arrowed a long-range shot into the midriff of Simonsen as the Swans looked to claw their way back level and Pratley flicked a header wide. Swansea were dominating possession but the hosts almost made the game safe with three minutes to go. Substitute Jamie Ward sprinted clear down the right and found Evans inside the area. The striker managed to turn and get in a shot which De Vries smothered at his near post.

Form Guide

    LDWWLL
  • Sheff Utd
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • LWDLWD

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 24/04/2010
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 26/09/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 25/04/2009
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 1
  • Sheff Utd
  • 13/12/2008
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 04/02/1961
  • Sheff Utd
  • 3 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 17/09/1960

Top Scorers

Sheff Utd

  • M Yeates 4
  • C Evans 3
  • R Cresswell 2
  • A Reid 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • D Bogdanovic 1
  • M Lowton 1

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 8
  • S Dobbie 4
  • C Beattie 3
  • D Pratley 3
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1

Goals

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 28
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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