Sheff Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough

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Sheff Utd   1 - 2   Middlesbrough

Highlights: Sheffield United 1-2 Middlesborough

Marvin Emnes scored a late winner as Middlesbrough sent Sheffield United to the bottom of the Championship table with a 2-1 victory at Bramall Lane.

Matthew Bates fired the visitors ahead from 12 yards but Matthew Lowton headed the Blades level before the break.

Joe Mattock tested Boro stopper Paul Smith with an angled drive while United keeper Steve Simonsen kept out volleys from Scott McDonald and Rhys Williams.

But Simonsen was beaten by a low shot from striker Emnes in the last minute.

The defeat, coupled with Preston picking up a point at Portsmouth and Scunthorpe recording a 4-1 victory over Championship leaders QPR, consigned the Blades to the bottom of the table, seven points from safety.

The Blades conceded in the 18th minute when Bates latched on to Andrew Taylor's cross and fired home but Lowton nodded Bjorn Helge Riise's back-post cross into the net to reward the home side for a spell of concerted pressure.

Both goalkeepers made crucial saves to keep their respective sides in the game with Simonsen hurling himself full length to keep out a Wiliams volley while Smith denied Darius Henderson from close-range.

The Blades had been chasing victory with substitute Marcus Bent guilty of missing a gilt-edged chance from Bjorn Helge Riise's corner on the edge of the six-yard box while Joe Mattock lashed a 20-yard volley wide.

And they were made to pay when Julio Arca picked out Emnes' run through the middle and the Dutchman calmly tucked his shot inside Simonsen's far post to move Boro 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

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Saturday, 9 April 2011

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Lowton 28
  • Bates 18
  • Emnes 89

Sheff Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 03 Nosworthy (Bent 69)
  • 20 Mattock yellow card
  • 21 Lowry yellow card
  • 23 Collins
  • 34 Lowton
  • 08 Doyle (Tonne 86)
  • 28 Quinn
  • 38 Riise
  • 07 Henderson
  • 10 Bogdanovic (Yeates 75)

Substitutes

  • 13 Aksalu,
  • 22 Kozluk,
  • 30 James,
  • 11 Yeates,
  • 24 McAllister,
  • 19 Tonne,
  • 37 Bent

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Smith
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus
  • 24 Hines
  • 25 Williams yellow card
  • 26 Taylor
  • 27 Bennett yellow card
  • 29 McMahon
  • 10 Bailey (Arca 63)
  • 07 McDonald (Halliday 87)
  • 32 Emnes (Tavares 90+1)

Substitutes

  • 21 Coyne,
  • 12 Davies,
  • 19 Halliday,
  • 20 Arca,
  • 33 Smallwood,
  • 37 Tavares,
  • 11 Kink
Ref: WoolmerAtt: 21,572
SHEFF UTD
MIDDLESBROUGH

Possession

  • Sheff Utd 54%
  • Middlesbrough 46%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Utd 8
  • Middlesbrough 6

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Utd 7
  • Middlesbrough 5

Corners

  • Sheff Utd 10
  • Middlesbrough 6

Fouls

  • Sheff Utd 13
  • Middlesbrough 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:55 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:20 Foul by Mark Yeates on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:42 Erik Tonne challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
  • 90:00+0:45 Substitution Mickael Tavares joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Emnes.
  • 89:25 Marcus Bent is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
  • 88:09 The assist for the goal came from Julio Arca.
  • 88:09 GOAL - Marvin EmnesSheff Utd 1 - 2 Middlesbrough Marvin Emnes fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Middlesbrough.
  • 86:38 Marvin Emnes fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tony McMahon from left channel.
  • 86:38 Substitution Scott McDonald goes off and Andy Halliday comes on.
  • 85:01 Substitution Michael Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Erik Tonne.
  • 84:42 Joe Mattock produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 83:26 Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 82:13 Corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the right by-line played to the near post, Close range effort by Marcus Bent goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 82:01 A cross is delivered by Bjorn Helge Riise, blocked by Andrew Taylor.
  • 79:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Shane Lowry on Rhys Williams. Shot on goal comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick.
  • 79:47 Booking Shane Lowry is cautioned.
  • 77:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on Julio Arca. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 74:58 Substitution Mark Yeates on for Daniel Bogdanovic.
  • 74:18 Centre by Bjorn Helge Riise, Close range header by Darius Henderson goes over the crossbar.
  • 73:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Mattock on Tony McMahon. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:40 The official flags Darius Henderson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Smith.
  • 68:32 Substitution Marcus Bent joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 67:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Smith, Darius Henderson makes a clearance.
  • 67:13 Tony McMahon produces a cross, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
  • 66:45 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 66:32 Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 66:04 A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Shane Lowry.
  • 65:36 Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.
  • 65:13 Darius Henderson delivers the ball, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
  • 64:03 Centre by Darius Henderson, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
  • 62:43 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Julio Arca coming on for Nicky Bailey.
  • 62:07 Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line, Header from close in by Joe Mattock misses to the left of the goal.
  • 60:12 Joe Mattock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 59:23 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Neill Collins misses to the left of the goal.
  • 59:18 Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, Seb Hines makes a clearance.
  • 58:12 Darius Henderson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
  • 57:53 Foul by Scott McDonald on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.
  • 57:23 Foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 55:37 The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Lowton. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
  • 54:53 Shane Lowry fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
  • 54:33 Tony McMahon is adjudged to have handled the ball. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.
  • 53:40 Nicky Bailey produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.
  • 52:39 Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:55 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon played to the near post, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
  • 49:45 A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Michael Doyle gets a block in.
  • 49:29 Stephen Quinn decides to take a short corner.
  • 48:43 A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Joe Mattock takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 47:50 Darius Henderson fouled by Seb Hines, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 46:59 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Marvin Emnes. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
  • 46:19 Joe Mattock produces a cross.
  • 45:23 Bjorn Helge Riise sends in a cross, clearance by Stephen McManus.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:14 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+2:23 Bjorn Helge Riise fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick. Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Scott McDonald gets a block in.
  • 45:00+1:08 Booking Caution for Joe Bennett.
  • 45:00+0:31 Bjorn Helge Riise produces a cross, save by Paul Smith.
  • 42:58 Bjorn Helge Riise produces a cross, save made by Paul Smith.
  • 42:14 Bjorn Helge Riise is ruled offside. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:12 Bjorn Helge Riise crosses the ball, Darius Henderson has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 39:58 The ball is sent over by Nyron Nosworthy, clearance made by Stephen McManus.
  • 38:25 Joe Mattock concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 38:25 Booking Joe Mattock is booked.
  • 37:16 Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • Correction - 36:21 Corner from the left by-line taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
  • 36:21 Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Clearance made by Joe Mattock.
  • 36:05 Joe Bennett produces a cross, Scott McDonald has an effort at goal. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
  • 34:53 Michael Doyle crosses the ball, clearance made by Seb Hines.
  • 33:42 Matthew Lowton fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Stephen McManus.
  • 32:13 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
  • 31:37 Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:06 A cross is delivered by Bjorn Helge Riise, Paul Smith makes a save.
  • 29:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Shane Lowry. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
  • 29:14 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
  • 27:22 Assist by Bjorn Helge Riise.
  • 27:22 GOAL - Matthew LowtonSheff Utd 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Matthew Lowton finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 26:09 Daniel Bogdanovic fouled by Rhys Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Mattock.
  • 26:09 Booking Rhys Williams goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 25:32 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line.
  • 25:14 Centre by Stephen Quinn, Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Nicky Bailey gets a block in.
  • 24:54 Stephen Quinn takes a short corner.
  • 24:28 Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 23:21 The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, save by Paul Smith.
  • 21:31 Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball, Nicky Bailey gets a block in.
  • 21:03 Bjorn Helge Riise sends in a cross, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
  • 20:34 Inswinging corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line.
  • 20:20 Michael Doyle takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.
  • 19:07 Bjorn Helge Riise sends in a cross, Header from close range by Darius Henderson misses to the right of the goal.
  • 17:59 Assist by Andrew Taylor.
  • 17:59 GOAL - Matthew BatesSheff Utd 0 - 1 Middlesbrough A goal is scored by Matthew Bates from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Middlesbrough.
  • 14:55 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Seb Hines makes a clearance.
  • 14:37 Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey.
  • 14:07 Marvin Emnes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Joe Mattock takes the free kick.
  • 13:20 Bjorn Helge Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Andrew Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 9:56 Seb Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Henderson. Free kick crossed by Bjorn Helge Riise.
  • 9:34 Andrew Taylor produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
  • 6:36 Stephen Quinn takes a corner.
  • 6:10 Bjorn Helge Riise takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a comfortable save.
  • 5:19 Shane Lowry fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 4:08 The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance by Shane Lowry.
  • 3:34 Stephen Quinn challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Stephen McManus. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 0:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tony McMahon.
  • 0:11 The ball is sent over by Rhys Williams, blocked by Joe Mattock.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Apr 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 40 37 79
2 Norwich 40 18 70
3 Cardiff 40 19 69
4 Swansea 40 19 69
5 Reading 40 22 66
6 Leeds 40 11 64
7 Millwall 40 13 60
8 Nott'm Forest 40 9 60
9 Leicester 40 4 59
10 Hull 40 4 59
11 Burnley 39 2 57
12 Watford 40 11 56
13 Ipswich 40 1 55
14 Portsmouth 40 0 55
15 Bristol City 40 -5 53
16 Barnsley 40 -10 50
17 Middlesbrough 39 -7 48
18 Coventry 40 -7 46
19 Derby 40 -8 45
20 Doncaster 40 -21 44
21 Crystal Palace 40 -22 42
22 Scunthorpe 40 -38 37
23 Preston 40 -23 35
24 Sheff Utd 40 -29 35

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