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Sheff Utd   2 - 0   Watford

Sheffield United eased to victory over Watford as summer signing Ched Evans opened his goal account for the Blades.

Jamie Ward had given the hosts an early lead when he drove in a shot after the ball broke to him from a Brian Howard free-kick.

Evans wrapped up the win when he skilfully evaded several lunging defenders before rifling home.

The win could have been more emphatic but Nick Montgomery hit the post with a shot for the Blades late on.


Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"I was pleased with Ched.

"He showed good instincts both in terms of his passing and his finishing.

"We made plenty of chances and were always on the front foot. We were inventive and creative. I was very pleased with them."

Watford manager Malky Mackay:

"Obviously I'm disappointed we lost the game and disappointed with the first goal because we switched off.

"We were going for the equaliser and then the second goal comes.

"I was disappointed with that for other reasons. Then we were chasing the game and looked ragged."

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Saturday, 15 August 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 2-0 Watford FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Ward 12
  • Evans 63

    Sheff Utd

    • 23 Bunn
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Kilgallon
    • 16 Taylor
    • 34 Walker
    • 04 Montgomery
    • 20 Howard
    • 27 Treacy yellow card (Reid 77)
    • 07 Henderson
    • 09 Evans (Quinn 90+3)
    • 18 Ward yellow card (Cotterill 70)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Bennett,
    • 21 Bromby,
    • 02 France,
    • 10 Reid,
    • 25 Little,
    • 28 Quinn,
    • 11 Cotterill

    Watford

    • 01 Loach
    • 02 Mariappa yellow card
    • 06 DeMerit
    • 12 Doyley
    • 24 Williamson
    • 04 Severin
    • 08 Smith
    • 11 McAnuff (Harley 77)
    • 14 Jenkins
    • 10 Graham (Bryan 90+3)
    • 25 Ellington (Sordell 72 yellow card)

    Substitutes

    • 16 Lee,
    • 15 Harley,
    • 33 Hodson,
    • 28 Eustace,
    • 29 Bryan,
    • 18 Hoskins,
    • 31 Sordell
    Ref: OliverAtt: 24,638
    SHEFF UTD
    WATFORD

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 57%
    • Watford 43%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 4
    • Watford 3

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 12
    • Watford 8

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 6
    • Watford 2

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 18
    • Watford 14
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:22 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+2:25 Substitution Ched Evans leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Quinn.
    • 90:00+2:25 Substitution Michael Bryan on for Danny Graham.
    • 90:00+1:12 Foul by Brian Howard on Scott Severin, free kick awarded. Tommy Smith crosses the ball, Danny Graham takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.
    • 88:30 The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, blocked by Jay DeMerit.
    • 87:23 Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Severin. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
    • 86:08 Kyel Reid takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
    • 84:41 Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:41 Booking Marvin Sordell goes into the referee's book.
    • 83:55 Nick Montgomery has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box hitting the post. Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Sordell on Kyle Walker.
    • 83:06 Unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Jon Harley results in a free kick. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:09 Mark Bunn takes the free kick. Unfair challenge on Mike Williamson by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 78:09 Booking Adrian Mariappa goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 77:44 Adrian Mariappa challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 76:24 Substitution Kyel Reid is brought on as a substitute for Keith Treacy.
    • 76:24 Substitution Jon Harley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jobi McAnuff.
    • 75:33 Tommy Smith fouled by Keith Treacy, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 74:44 The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery.
    • 73:45 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Blocked by Mike Williamson. Corner taken by David Cotterill from the left by-line, Lloyd Doyley makes a clearance.
    • 72:17 Scott Severin has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 71:07 Scott Severin takes the free kick.
    • 71:07 Substitution Marvin Sordell on for Nathan Ellington.
    • 71:07 Brian Howard handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
    • 70:44 Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a save.
    • 70:11 Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line, clearance made by Mike Williamson.
    • 69:16 Substitution David Cotterill replaces Jamie Ward.
    • 67:42 The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker, Shot from deep inside the area by Darius Henderson clears the crossbar.
    • 65:56 Ched Evans challenges Scott Severin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jay DeMerit crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Darius Henderson.
    • 64:30 Brian Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Severin. Shot comes in from Scott Severin from the free kick. Ched Evans challenges Scott Severin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Severin.
    • 62:09 Assist on the goal came from Keith Treacy. The ball is delivered by Nathan Ellington, save by Mark Bunn. Effort on goal by Danny Graham from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 62:09 GOAL - Ched EvansSheff Utd 2 - 0 Watford A goal is scored by Ched Evans from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Watford.
    • 59:02 Adrian Mariappa delivers the ball.
    • 57:35 Direct free kick taken by Jobi McAnuff.
    • 57:35 Booking Jamie Ward is shown a yellow card.
    • 57:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on Lloyd Doyley.
    • 56:37 Kyle Walker takes a shot. Mike Williamson gets a block in.
    • 54:08 Effort from just outside the area by Jobi McAnuff goes over the target.
    • 53:33 Brian Howard takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.
    • 53:11 The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.
    • 52:28 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Adrian Mariappa. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Taylor from right channel, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance.
    • 51:40 Foul by Brian Howard on Jobi McAnuff, free kick awarded. Scott Severin restarts play with the free kick.
    • 50:08 Ched Evans fouled by Jay DeMerit, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Kilgallon takes the direct free kick.
    • 49:35 Scott Loach takes the free kick.
    • 49:35 Booking Keith Treacy booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 49:27 The referee penalises Keith Treacy for handball.
    • 49:00 Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Ross Jenkins makes a clearance.
    • 48:47 Kyle Walker delivers the ball, Tommy Smith gets a block in.
    • 47:05 Scott Severin delivers the ball, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon. Corner taken by Jobi McAnuff, Mike Williamson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
    • 46:16 The ball is swung over by Nathan Ellington, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 45:12 The offside flag is raised against Jamie Ward. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:03 The referee blows for half time.
    • 42:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Mike Williamson on Darius Henderson. The ball is delivered by Brian Howard, Matthew Kilgallon produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 39:29 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.
    • 39:08 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Lloyd Doyley.
    • 38:23 Unfair challenge on Nathan Ellington by Keith Treacy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mike Williamson.
    • 36:23 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, Jay DeMerit manages to make a clearance.
    • 34:39 Jobi McAnuff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 33:24 Scott Severin fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan Ellington produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 31:13 The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, Adrian Mariappa manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jay DeMerit.
    • 29:50 The ball is crossed by Tommy Smith, blocked by Andy Taylor. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jobi McAnuff, Tommy Smith takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Kyle Walker gets a block in.
    • 28:36 The ball is delivered by Ched Evans, Header on goal by Darius Henderson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 27:47 Keith Treacy takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 26:48 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy.
    • 25:57 Ched Evans sends in a cross, clearance made by Jay DeMerit. Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, clearance by Jay DeMerit.
    • 25:38 Nathan Ellington concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 24:01 Ross Jenkins fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Severin takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:51 Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa. Mike Williamson takes the direct free kick.
    • 22:06 Effort from the edge of the area by Ched Evans goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 21:55 Ross Jenkins fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jay DeMerit.
    • 19:46 Ross Jenkins takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.
    • 17:15 Foul by Darius Henderson on Jay DeMerit, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:16 Keith Treacy takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
    • 15:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Jobi McAnuff. Free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 14:37 Jobi McAnuff delivers the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Ross Jenkins clears the bar.
    • 13:17 Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Mike Williamson results in a free kick. Andy Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
    • 11:56 Tommy Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Taylor. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • Correction - 11:22 Keith Treacy provided the assist for the goal.
    • Correction - 11:22 GOAL - Jamie WardSheff Utd 1 - 0 Watford A goal is scored by Jamie Ward from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Watford.
    • 11:22 The assist for the goal came from Keith Treacy.
    • 11:22 GOAL - Jamie WardSheff Utd 1 - 0 Watford Jamie Ward finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Watford.
    • Correction - 10:21 Darius Henderson fouled by Mike Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Keith Treacy,
    • 10:21 Mike Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy,
    • 9:47 Foul by Darius Henderson on Scott Severin, free kick awarded. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 8:30 Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mike Williamson. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.
    • 7:28 A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, blocked by Lloyd Doyley. Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jay DeMerit.
    • 5:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Henderson on Jay DeMerit. Direct free kick taken by Jay DeMerit.
    • 3:59 Foul by Tommy Smith on Keith Treacy, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Andy Taylor.
    • 3:05 The ball is crossed by Danny Graham, Andy Taylor gets a block in. Tommy Smith produces a cross, Shot from inside the area by Danny Graham clears the bar.
    • 2:29 Effort on goal by Jamie Ward from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 1:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Nathan Ellington. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Championship results

    15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Home Team Score Away Team Time
    Barnsley 0-2 Coventry R
    Blackpool 1-1 Cardiff R
    Bristol City 1-0 Crystal Palace R
    Doncaster 1-1 Preston R
    Ipswich 0-0 Leicester R
    Newcastle 3-0 Reading R
    Nottm Forest 0-1 West Brom R
    Peterborough 1-1 Sheff Wed R
    Plymouth 1-1 QPR R
    Scunthorpe 3-2 Derby R
    Sheff Utd 2-0 Watford R
    Swansea 0-3 Middlesbrough R

    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 15 Aug 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Coventry 2 3 6
    2 Cardiff 2 4 4
    3 Newcastle 2 3 4
    4 Middlesbrough 2 3 4
    5 Sheff Utd 2 2 4
    6 Bristol City 2 1 4
    7 Leicester 2 1 4
    8 West Brom 2 1 4
    9 Derby 2 0 3
    10 Scunthorpe 2 -3 3
    11 Preston 2 0 2
    12 Sheff Wed 2 0 2
    13 Blackpool 2 0 2
    14 Doncaster 2 0 2
    15 Plymouth 2 0 2
    16 QPR 2 0 2
    17 Peterborough 2 -1 1
    18 Crystal Palace 2 -1 1
    19 Ipswich 2 -1 1
    20 Nottm Forest 2 -1 1
    21 Barnsley 2 -2 1
    22 Watford 2 -2 1
    23 Reading 2 -3 1
    24 Swansea 2 -4 0


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