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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!

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94:56 +4.56

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

94:21 +4.21

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

93:01 +3.01

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

90:14 +0.14

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

88:55

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

85:18

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

84:09

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

83:14

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

80:25

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

78:25

Chris Porter replaces Richard Cresswell.

76:55

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

76:16

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

75:43

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.

72:17

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.

71:13

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

69:19

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

68:30

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

68:18

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

67:45

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

67:12

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

66:40

Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Williamson.

65:50

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

65:20

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

64:12

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.

61:05

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

59:31

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

55:58

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

55:35

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

55:10

Sam Mantom takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

53:29

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.

52:17

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

47:07

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.

45:42 +0.42

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

44:42

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

43:36

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

41:23

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

40:26

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.

39:49

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

38:31

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

35:40

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by David Grof.

34:42

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

33:33

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

32:47

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

30:59

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

28:19

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

25:46

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

24:40

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

22:41

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

17:35

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

12:07

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.

10:40

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

6:34

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

5:43

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

2:01

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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