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Sheff Utd   0 - 1   Scunthorpe

Sheffield Utd 0-1 Scunthorpe Utd

Paul Hayes' goal in first-half injury time moved Scunthorpe eight points clear of the relegation zone to dent Sheffield United's play-off hopes.

Hayes turned in Donal McDermott's cross to claim his 12th goal of the campaign and secure Iron's third straight win.

Paul Connolly went closest for the home side when he saw his first-half shot blocked on the line by David Mirfin.

But Blades keeper Steve Simonsen was forced into a fine save to deny Garry Thompson a second for Scunthorpe.



Blades boss Kevin Blackwell told BBC Sheffield:

"It was another little cameo of our season. We shot ourselves in the foot.

"We had the chances to kill the game off and then got mugged.

"The goal was a poor one, individual errors again.

"But it was the chances we missed which cost us, especially in the first half. They were gilt-edged."

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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-1 Scunthorpe FT
(HT 0-1)
    • Hayes 45+2

    Sheff Utd

    • 23 Simonsen
    • 06 Nosworthy
    • 16 Taylor
    • 21 Bartley
    • 31 Connolly
    • 04 Montgomery
    • 11 Yeates (Little 59)
    • 15 Harper (Camara 53) (Williamson 78)
    • 28 Quinn
    • 07 Henderson
    • 17 Cresswell

    Substitutes

    • 13 Bennett,
    • 19 Stewart,
    • 20 Seip,
    • 34 Lowton,
    • 12 Williamson,
    • 25 Little,
    • 37 Camara

    Scunthorpe

    • 01 Murphy
    • 03 Williams
    • 15 Mirfin (Canavan 34)
    • 32 Raynes
    • 02 Wright
    • 04 Togwell
    • 08 McCann (O'Connor 60)
    • 11 Thompson
    • 16 Woolford
    • 20 McDermott (Forte 74 yellow card)
    • 09 Hayes

    Substitutes

    • 22 Lillis,
    • 26 Canavan,
    • 33 McNulty,
    • 18 O'Connor,
    • 19 Wright,
    • 14 Forte,
    • 17 May
    Ref: BoothAtt: 23,005
    SHEFF UTD
    SCUNTHORPE

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 47%
    • Scunthorpe 53%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 5
    • Scunthorpe 6

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 8
    • Scunthorpe 4

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 8
    • Scunthorpe 2

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 12
    • Scunthorpe 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:00 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+4:29 Effort from outside the penalty box by Nyron Nosworthy goes wide right of the goal.
    • 90:00+3:26 Glen Little takes the inswinging corner, Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 90:00+3:10 The ball is swung over by Glen Little, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
    • 90:00+2:58 Inswinging corner taken by Glen Little.
    • 90:00+2:41 The ball is swung over by Darius Henderson, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:26 Corner from right by-line taken by Glen Little.
    • 90:00+0:04 The official flags Darius Henderson offside. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick. Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marcus Williams. Direct free kick taken by Niall Canavan.
    • 89:58 Glen Little sends in a cross.
    • 89:03 Stephen Quinn challenges Martyn Woolford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Wright takes the free kick.
    • 87:38 Martyn Woolford produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • 87:20 Centre by Richard Cresswell, Martyn Woolford makes a clearance.
    • 86:58 Andy Taylor crosses the ball, clearance by Niall Canavan.
    • 86:53 Richard Cresswell crosses the ball, clearance made by Sam Togwell.
    • 86:31 The ball is crossed by Richard Cresswell, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
    • 85:40 Shot by Paul Hayes. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in.
    • 85:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly by Martyn Woolford. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
    • 84:33 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glen Little, Kyle Bartley takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Togwell.
    • 84:24 The ball is sent over by Glen Little, clearance by Andrew Wright.
    • 83:53 A cross is delivered by Lee Williamson, clearance by Sam Togwell.
    • 83:25 Kyle Bartley sends in a cross, clearance made by Michael Raynes.
    • 79:29 Garry Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:45 Unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Lee Williamson results in a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 77:40 Substitution Lee Williamson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Henri Camara.
    • 77:40 Glen Little sends in a cross, Darius Henderson takes a shot.
    • 76:54 The free kick is swung in right-footed by Glen Little, Michael O'Connor makes a clearance.
    • 76:54 Booking Jonathan Forte booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 76:25 Glen Little fouled by Jonathan Forte, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 74:42 Michael O'Connor challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
    • 73:25 Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Forte coming on for Donal McDermott.
    • 72:57 The ball is crossed by Andy Taylor, Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 72:36 A cross is delivered by Nick Montgomery, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.
    • 72:02 Corner taken by Glen Little from the left by-line.
    • 69:21 The official flags Darius Henderson offside. Free kick taken by Michael O'Connor.
    • 68:48 Centre by Nick Montgomery, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:24 Michael O'Connor challenges Henri Camara unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
    • 67:47 The ball is swung over by Henri Camara, save by Joe Murphy.
    • 66:01 Corner taken by Michael O'Connor from the right by-line, Sam Togwell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 65:46 Garry Thompson takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 64:28 Centre by Kyle Bartley, Niall Canavan fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:53 Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Garry Thompson results in a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the free kick.
    • 62:42 Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Centre by Glen Little, Close range headed effort by Kyle Bartley misses to the right of the goal.
    • 61:12 Garry Thompson challenges Nyron Nosworthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:51 Substitution Michael O'Connor replaces Grant McCann.
    • 58:10 Substitution Mark Yeates leaves the field to be replaced by Glen Little.
    • 57:56 Richard Cresswell produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 57:23 Unfair challenge on Mark Yeates by Martyn Woolford results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from right wing, clearance made by Grant McCann.
    • Correction - 53:17 Grant McCann challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Mark Yeates from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the right by-line, Joe Murphy makes a save.
    • 53:17 Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Grant McCann results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Yeates.
    • 52:24 Substitution Henri Camara joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Harper.
    • 51:31 Paul Connolly fouled by Marcus Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 51:08 Andy Taylor crosses the ball, clearance made by Andrew Wright.
    • 49:53 Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 48:32 Nyron Nosworthy fouled by Garry Thompson, the ref awards a free kick. Kyle Bartley takes the free kick.
    • 47:45 Mark Yeates concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hayes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann, save by Steve Simonsen.
    • 47:19 Paul Connolly crosses the ball, Niall Canavan makes a clearance.
    • 47:09 The ball is sent over by Andy Taylor.
    • 46:44 A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Michael Raynes.
    • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+4:32 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+1:25 Assist on the goal came from Donal McDermott.
    • 45:00+1:25 GOAL - Paul HayesSheff Utd 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Paul Hayes grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Scunthorpe.
    • 45:00+1:17 Centre by Donal McDermott,
    • 44:52 Headed effort on goal by Darius Henderson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • 43:07 Garry Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 42:54 Darius Henderson delivers the ball, clearance by Michael Raynes.
    • 39:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Grant McCann. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:03 Shot from outside the area by Martyn Woolford misses to the left of the target.
    • 38:47 Drilled right-footed shot by Donal McDermott. Blocked by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 38:11 Andy Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Donal McDermott. Free kick taken by Andrew Wright.
    • 36:38 Niall Canavan concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Henderson. Strike comes in from Mark Yeates from the free kick.
    • 35:58 The referee blows for offside against Darius Henderson. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.
    • 35:20 Martyn Woolford crosses the ball, clearance made by Kyle Bartley.
    • 33:08 Substitution (Scunthorpe) makes a substitution, with Niall Canavan coming on for David Mirfin.
    • 30:57 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on David Mirfin. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Wright.
    • 29:59 Garry Thompson takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 29:47 Mark Yeates produces a cross, clearance by David Mirfin.
    • 25:43 Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, Andrew Wright makes a clearance.
    • 25:04 Grant McCann concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. James Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Raynes by Darius Henderson. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:50 Garry Thompson challenges Kyle Bartley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.
    • 21:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Mark Yeates. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:03 Unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Donal McDermott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Taylor.
    • 20:04 The ball is crossed by Richard Cresswell, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Mark Yeates goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 17:24 Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Connolly takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Raynes.
    • 17:15 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, clearance by Andrew Wright.
    • 17:03 Andy Taylor produces a cross, Grant McCann manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:40 The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance by David Mirfin.
    • 16:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright by Richard Cresswell. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Marcus Williams. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Yeates from right wing.
    • 14:30 Richard Cresswell challenges Donal McDermott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Grant McCann from the free kick, Steve Simonsen makes a comfortable save.
    • 13:47 The ball is swung over by Richard Cresswell, Header by Darius Henderson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 11:21 Stephen Quinn produces a cross.
    • 10:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Donal McDermott. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:22 Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Wright. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right wing.
    • 6:30 Effort from inside the area by Garry Thompson misses to the right of the goal.
    • 1:34 Handball by Donal McDermott. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 28 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 38 44 80
    2 West Brom 40 35 79
    3 Nottm Forest 39 23 70
    4 Cardiff 39 17 62
    5 Swansea 40 2 62
    6 Leicester 39 9 61
    7 Blackpool 40 12 57
    8 Doncaster 40 4 55
    9 Middlesbrough 40 9 54
    10 Sheff Utd 40 2 54
    11 Reading 38 -2 52
    12 Coventry 40 -8 52
    13 Bristol City 40 -9 52
    14 Preston 40 -10 49
    15 Barnsley 39 -13 49
    16 Ipswich 40 -8 48
    17 Derby 40 -10 48
    18 QPR 39 -5 47
    19 Scunthorpe 39 -18 47
    20 Sheff Wed 40 -17 44
    21 Watford 38 -9 43
    22 Crystal Palace 39 -5 39
    23 Plymouth 39 -17 37
    24 Peterborough 40 -26 30