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  • Date:20 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Prenton Park
  • Attendance:6,244
  • Labadie (79)
  • Montgomery (43)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:05 +5.05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Enoch Showunmi on Steve Simonsen. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

93:31 +3.31

Lecsinel Jean-Francois crosses the ball. The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

93:13 +3.13

The ball is sent over by Chris Porter, clearance by David Buchanan.

92:52 +2.52

The ball is sent over by Enoch Showunmi, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing makes a clearance.

91:34 +1.34

Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Mustafa Tiryaki results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

90:26 +0.26

Joss Labadie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.

88:36

Robbie Weir sends in a cross, Zoumana Bakayogo challenges Matthew Lowton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

85:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Nick Montgomery. Nick Montgomery is given a yellow card. Michael Kay takes the direct free kick.

83:30

The ball is delivered by Zoumana Bakayogo, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

82:36

Foul by Lecsinel Jean-Francois on Enoch Showunmi, free kick awarded. David Buchanan crosses the ball in from the free kick, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

79:03

The ball is crossed by Robbie Weir. Corner taken short by Martin Devaney. David Buchanan crosses the ball, Joss Labadie grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Tranmere 1-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from David Buchanan. Zoumana Bakayogo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Devaney. Shot by Michael Doyle from outside the box goes high over the target.

78:21

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Joss Labadie manages to make a clearance.

77:27

A cross is delivered by David Buchanan. Ian Goodison is caught offside. Steve Simonsen takes the indirect free kick.

75:24

Andy Robinson fouled by Lee Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Lee Williamson for unsporting behaviour. Joss Labadie is brought on as a substitute for Andy Robinson. Michael Kay delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

72:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Doyle on Andy Robinson. Free kick taken by Andy Robinson.

69:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Michael Kay. The referee books Andy Robinson for unsporting behaviour. Michael Kay takes the direct free kick. John Welsh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

69:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mustafa Tiryaki on Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Lecsinel Jean-Francois restarts play with the free kick.

67:56

Mustafa Tiryaki is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

66:31

Martin Devaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

65:32

Stephen Quinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Buchanan. John Welsh restarts play with the free kick. The ball is delivered by John Welsh, Chris Porter makes a clearance.

64:53

Centre by Andy Robinson, save by Steve Simonsen.

63:39

Martin Devaney produces a cross, Mustafa Tiryaki takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

63:29

David Buchanan sends in a cross, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

62:01

Short corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line.

60:35

Lucas Akins goes off and Mustafa Tiryaki comes on.

59:24

Robbie Weir is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nick Montgomery.

58:43

The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance.

57:39

Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Michael Kay results in a free kick. Jordan Slew leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Porter. Lecsinel Jean-Francois takes the free kick.

54:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Harry Maguire. Andy Robinson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

52:51

The ball is delivered by David Buchanan, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

52:22

The ball is delivered by Lucas Akins, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

49:52

Stephen Quinn takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Enoch Showunmi.

47:15

The referee blows for offside. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

46:37 +1.37

Lecsinel Jean-Francois concedes a free kick for a foul on Lucas Akins. David Buchanan takes the free kick.

45:53

Enoch Showunmi is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

44:49

Enoch Showunmi concedes a free kick for a foul on Neill Collins. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

43:12

Nick Montgomery grabs a goal from a long way out to the top left corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.

41:30

Lecsinel Jean-Francois crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark McChrystal.

37:43

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on John Welsh. Andy Robinson takes the free kick. John Welsh sends in a cross, Jordan Slew manages to make a clearance.

37:08

The referee blows for offside against Jordan Slew. Owain Fon Williams restarts play with the free kick.

34:51

Robbie Weir fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Welsh.

33:51

Foul by Mark McChrystal on Richard Cresswell, free kick awarded. Matthew Lowton takes the direct free kick.

32:18

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Mark McChrystal manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line, Owain Fon Williams makes a clearance. The ball is delivered by Nick Montgomery, save by Owain Fon Williams.

31:23

Enoch Showunmi fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Robinson takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by David Buchanan, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

30:59

Jordan Slew produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Goodison.

29:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Weir by Richard Cresswell. Michael Kay restarts play with the free kick.

27:36

Stephen Quinn challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Quinn booked for unsporting behaviour. Andy Robinson produces a cross, Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

25:37

Martin Devaney crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

25:01

Nick Montgomery challenges Andy Robinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Welsh restarts play with the free kick.

24:03

Martin Devaney produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

23:52

The ball is delivered by Martin Devaney, clearance made by Neill Collins.

22:29

Foul by Andy Robinson on Harry Maguire, free kick awarded. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

21:27

The ball is crossed by Harry Maguire, Jordan Slew takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams. Unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Martin Devaney results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins.

20:52

Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn, save by Owain Fon Williams.

20:11

Unfair challenge on Jordan Slew by Ian Goodison results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

19:09

Lucas Akins challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

16:56

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

16:29

The ball is delivered by Jordan Slew, clearance by Mark McChrystal.

13:51

The ball is crossed by Andy Robinson, Lucas Akins takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen. Andy Robinson decides to take a short corner, Stephen Quinn manages to make a clearance.

12:13

Andy Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Neill Collins. Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, clearance by Enoch Showunmi.

11:29

The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton.

9:51

Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by John Welsh results in a free kick. John Welsh booked. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

9:23

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Owain Fon Williams.

7:44

Foul by Jordan Slew on Ian Goodison, free kick awarded. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

6:03

Martin Devaney challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Martin Devaney for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

5:39

Richard Cresswell fouled by Michael Kay, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

5:19

Robbie Weir takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

4:40

Foul by Richard Cresswell on Robbie Weir, free kick awarded. Andy Robinson takes the direct free kick. The ball is sent over by Martin Devaney, clearance made by Nick Montgomery.

4:11

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison. Direct free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

3:38

Lucas Akins delivers the ball, Enoch Showunmi has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

1:46

Martin Devaney takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

1:09

The ball is sent over by Michael Kay, clearance by Neill Collins.

Match Preview

Double defensive blow for Parry Tranmere boss Les Parry will be without defensive duo Adam McGurk and David Raven for the home clash with high-flying Sheffield United. Both players were sent off during Tuesday's last-gasp 3-2 defeat at Notts County and now serve suspensions. Michael Kay is set to deputise for Raven and Zoumana Bakayogo should take McGurk's place in the side. Veteran defender Ian Goodison was forced off at Meadow Lane after suffering a bang to the head but is hoping to be passed fit for the visit of Danny Wilson's men. Parry said: "He's got a really big cut right in the middle of his forehead. We could have done without that in the circumstances. "So we're not going to take a chance with that, we'll let it heal a bit more and he'll have to have it padded to play the game." Sheffield United midfielder Kevin McDonald is a major doubt for the game due to an ankle injury. McDonald, a free signing from Burnley earlier this month, hurt his ankle in the midweek win over Walsall and is waiting to learn the full extent of the injury. Manager Danny Wilson has plenty of options should McDonald miss out, with Lee Williamson and Michael Doyle both vying for a place in midfield after stepping off the substitutes' bench on Tuesday night to help turn the game in the Blades' favour. Summer signing from Falkirk Ryan Flynn is hoping to give Wilson another midfield option after recovering from a hamstring strain, while striker Chris Porter has returned to full fitness following a dead-leg. Both players sustained their respective injuries during their debuts at Oldham on the opening day of the season.

Formation:4411Manager: Les Parry

Tranmere

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Wilson

Sheff Utd

  • Owain Fon Williams
  • Michael Kay
  • Ian Goodison
  • Mark McChrystal
  • David Buchanan
  • Robbie Weir
  • John Welsh
  • Lucas Akins
  • Martin Devaney
  • Andy Robinson
  • Enoch Showunmi
  • SUBS
  • John Courtney
  • Zoumana Bakayogo
  • Joss Labadie
  • Mustafa Tiryaki
  • Ash Taylor

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Match Report

Rovers hold Blades Nick Montgomery hit a superb first-half goal but Sheffield United dropped their first points of the season in a 1-1 draw with Tranmere. Rovers made the brighter start but were denied through three smart saves by Steve Simonsen from Martin Devaney, Mark McCrystal and Lucas Akins. United gradually warmed to their task and Rovers had keeper Owain Fon Williams to thank for excellent stops from close-range headers by Matt Lowton and Jordan Slew. The deadlock was broken a minute before the break when Blades skipper Montgomery hit the back of the net with a cracker from 30 yards. A header by Rovers substitute Mustafa Tiryaki was well held by Simonsen, but they eventually levelled in the 80th minute. Joss Labadie made an immediate impact as a substitute when heading in David Buchanan's cross.

Form Guide

    WWL
  • Tranmere
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • WWW

Last Meetings

Top Scorers

Tranmere

  • J Welsh 1
  • D Buchanan 1
  • R Weir 1
  • J Labadie 1

Sheff Utd

  • R Cresswell 2
  • L Williamson 1
  • M Lowton 1
  • J Slew 1
  • H Maguire 1

Goals

Tranmere

    • Total goals 7
    • Goals per game 4
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 7
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins

possession


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