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  • Date:06 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:5,003
  • Mantom (54) Macken (72) Nicholls (80) Nicholls (80)
  • Williamson (64)
    Evans (75)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Macken on Matthew Hill. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

95mins

The offside flag is raised against Will Hoskins. David Grof takes the free kick.

94mins

Chris Porter is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Grof.

91mins

James Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Taylor.

89mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Will Grigg on Matthew Hill. Ched Evans takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Will Hoskins.

85mins

Alex Nicholls fouled by Michael Doyle, the ref awards a free kick. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Will Hoskins is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Flynn.

81mins

Alex Nicholls scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Walsall 3-2 Sheff Utd.Mat Sadler provided the assist for the goal.

79mins

Chris Porter replaces Richard Cresswell.

77mins

Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Butler. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Will Grigg is brought on as a substitute for George Bowerman.

76mins

Ched Evans gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-2 Sheff Utd.Assist by Stephen Quinn.

73mins

A goal is scored by Jonathan Macken from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Walsall 2-1 Sheff Utd.Assist on the goal came from Mat Sadler.

72mins

George Bowerman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

70mins

Matthew Hill takes a shot. Richard Cresswell gets a block in.

69mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson.

69mins

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. David Grof makes a save.

68mins

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Mat Sadler. Free kick taken by Alex Nicholls.

68mins

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

67mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Williamson.

66mins

Ched Evans is ruled offside. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Shot from just outside the box by George Bowerman misses to the right of the goal.

65mins

Lee Williamson scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-1 Sheff Utd.Ched Evans provided the assist for the goal.

62mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier by Michael Doyle. Kevan Hurst restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Matthew Hill fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

56mins

Kevan Hurst takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Richard Cresswell.

56mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kevan Hurst, clearance made by Richard Cresswell.

56mins

Sam Mantom takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

54mins

Kevan Hurst takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Goal scored by Sam Mantom from just inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Walsall 1-0 Sheff Utd.Assist by Kevan Hurst.

53mins

Effort from outside the area by Sam Mantom goes wide right of the goal.

48mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Beevers on Ryan Flynn. (Walsall) makes a substitution, with Alex Nicholls coming on for Jamie Paterson. Andy Taylor takes the direct free kick.

46mins

The referee blows for offside. David Grof takes the indirect free kick.

45mins

Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Florent Cuvelier. David Grof takes the direct free kick.

44mins

The referee penalises Richard Cresswell for handball. Free kick taken by David Grof.

42mins

The referee blows for offside against Jonathan Macken. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

41mins

Kevan Hurst takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Oliver Lancashire has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

40mins

Lee Beevers is brought on as a substitute for Richard Taundry.

39mins

Headed from the edge of the area by Ched Evans goes wide of the left-hand post.

36mins

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

35mins

The official flags Stephen Quinn offside. Free kick taken by David Grof.

34mins

Matthew Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Macken. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.

33mins

Shot by Kevan Hurst. John Egan gets a block in.

31mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Taundry by Ryan Flynn. Direct free kick taken by Richard Taundry.

29mins

Handball by Ryan Flynn. David Grof restarts play with the free kick.

26mins

The referee blows for offside against Kevan Hurst. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

25mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Andy Butler. David Grof takes the direct free kick.

23mins

The official flags Ched Evans offside. Andy Butler takes the direct free kick.

18mins

Lee Williamson fouled by Florent Cuvelier, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, John Egan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Grof. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Taylor on Jonathan Macken. Free kick taken by Sam Mantom.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Jamie Paterson by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Grof.

6mins

Shot from just outside the area by Kevan Hurst misses to the left of the target.

3mins

Shot from just outside the area by Ched Evans misses to the left of the target.

Match Preview

Chambers sidelined for Saddlers Adam Chambers will not return in time for Walsall's home clash against Sheffield United. The midfielder has missed the Saddlers' last two matches with a heel injury and, despite making progress in his recovery, will have to watch from the stands again. That means Anton Peterlin is set to keep his place in the middle of the park having stepped in to replace Chambers for the stalemate at Preston and Saturday's valuable late 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient. Otherwise, manager Dean Smith has no new injury worries as Walsall return to home soil after three matches on the road which have yielded five points. Walsall coach Richard O'Kelly will not take his place in the dugout having been appointed as the new manager of League Two Hereford on Monday. Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson faces a defensive crisis with up to five players ruled out through injury or suspension. Defenders Matt Lowton and Harry Maguire were both sent off in Saturday's 3-2 home defeat to Oldham and serve one-match bans, while Lecsinel Jean-Francois was stretchered off towards the end of the first half with a knee injury. Left-back Marcus Williams is continuing his recovery from a back injury and centre-half Neill Collins missed out against Oldham due to "personal matters". Andy Taylor looks set to continue in the back four after making his first appearance in over 14 months at the weekend following cruciate knee ligament damage, although Collins could return to contention. Johnny Ertl is likely to return to the starting line-up and there could be a debut for 23-year-old Irishman Seamus Conneely. Despite Saturday's defeat, the Blades remain five points clear of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday in the race for automatic promotion.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Danny Wilson

Sheff Utd

  • David Grof
  • Richard Taundry
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Andy Butler
  • Mat Sadler
  • Jamie Paterson
  • Florent Cuvelier
  • Sam Mantom
  • Kevan Hurst
  • Jonathan Macken
  • George Bowerman
  • SUBS
  • Jimmy Walker
  • Will Grigg
  • Lee Beevers
  • Alex Nicholls
  • Anton Peterlin

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Match Report

Saddlers blunt Blades Walsall beat Sheffield United 3-2 to record back-to-back league victories for the first time this season and climb out of the npower League One relegation zone. Midfielder Sam Mantom, signed hours earlier on loan from West Brom, put the Saddlers in front with a great first time shot into the top corner after 55 minutes. The lead lasted just 10 minutes, though, as Lee Williamson latched on to a Ched Evans pass to equalise. Jon Macken's cross-shot restored the home side's lead after 73 minutes. It was the veteran striker's seventh goal of the season. But once again the lead was shortlived as Evans darted through to level things up three minutes later. However, Walsall, unbeaten in five matches, grabbed an 81st-minute winner when substitute Alex Nicholls headed in Mat Sadler's far-post cross. Defences had been well on top in a tight first half and there was nothing to suggest such a thrilling second half.

Form Guide

    LLWWDD
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • WWWLWL

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • Walsall
  • 16/08/2011
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Walsall
  • 31/03/1984
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Sheff Utd
  • 06/09/1983
  • Sheff Utd
  • 3 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 19/02/1983
  • Walsall
  • 0 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 09/10/1982
  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 02/05/1981

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • A Nicholls 4
  • J Macken 3
  • A Butler 3
  • W Grigg 3
  • A Chambers 2
  • K Hurst 2
  • F Cuvelier 2
  • J Paterson 2
  • G Bowerman 2
  • O Lancashire 1
  • E Smith 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 16
  • L Williamson 7
  • R Cresswell 6
  • C Porter 5
  • M Lowton 4
  • S Quinn 3
  • R Flynn 2
  • N Montgomery 1
  • N Collins 1
  • M Doyle 1
  • W Hoskins 1
  • K McDonald 1
  • N Mendez-Laing 1
  • H Maguire 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 31
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 62
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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