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Sheff Utd   1 - 1   Doncaster

Sheffield United v Doncaster

Sheffield Utd 1-1 Doncaster

Striker Richard Cresswell grabbed an equaliser for Sheffield United as he made his full league debut at home for the club against Doncaster.

James Hayter had fired the visitors ahead just before half-time when he raced on to a Dean Shiels' pass and slid the ball under keeper Mark Bunn.

But Cresswell headed after Glen Little had teed him up with a pin-point cross.

Darius Henderson almost earned the Blades a late win but his header thundered against the crossbar.

The opening stages had seen some meaty challenges expected of a local derby and, with plenty of new faces in both line-ups, the first half was short on rhythm or incident.

Rovers had to contend with midfielder Mark Wilson limping off and being replaced by Gareth Roberts but they still managed to open the scoring.

Hayter was set up by Shiels and retained his composure under pressure to beat Bunn.

The home faithful was growing increasingly frustrated before being appeased by Cresswell's 65th minute goal, while Rovers held on for an eighth league draw in 11 games so far this season.


Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"Overall I can't complain. We've done most of the things we asked.

"The debutants all did well. I think we've signed 12 or 13 players now and at times we do look a bit disjointed.

"But we dominated and they didn't pose us many problems."

Doncaster Rovers boss Sean O'Driscoll wants to add to his squad because of his injury problems:

"Every manager in the Football League wants to add to his pool.

"But it could be imperative now I've got one or two more injuries.

"The (international) break's come for us, so we'll get a clearer picture of where we are. Ideally we'd love to, but whether it's possible I'm not sure."

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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 1-1 Doncaster FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Cresswell 65
  • Hayter 45

Sheff Utd

  • 23 Bunn
  • 05 Morgan
  • 19 Stewart
  • 21 Davies
  • 34 Walker
  • 04 Montgomery (France 46)
  • 25 Little (Cotterill 82)
  • 28 Quinn
  • 07 Henderson
  • 09 Evans (Treacy 75)
  • 17 Cresswell

Substitutes

  • 13 Bennett,
  • 06 Kilgallon,
  • 16 Taylor,
  • 02 France,
  • 10 Reid,
  • 27 Treacy,
  • 11 Cotterill

Doncaster

  • 01 Sullivan
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 06 Chambers
  • 20 Shackell
  • 21 Hird
  • 10 Spicer (Dumbuya 90+2)
  • 15 Wilson (Roberts 37 yellow card) (Heffernan 75)
  • 17 Woods
  • 23 Webster
  • 12 Hayter
  • 22 Shiels

Substitutes

  • 13 Smith,
  • 03 Roberts,
  • 24 Dumbuya,
  • 25 Elliott,
  • 07 Guy,
  • 14 Heffernan,
  • 29 Fairhurst
Ref: ProbertAtt: 26,211
SHEFF UTD
DONCASTER

Possession

  • Sheff Utd 55%
  • Doncaster 45%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Utd 10
  • Doncaster 7

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Utd 12
  • Doncaster 2

Corners

  • Sheff Utd 10
  • Doncaster 2

Fouls

  • Sheff Utd 15
  • Doncaster 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:05 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:41 Corner taken by David Cotterill.
  • 90:00+2:07 David Cotterill produces a cross, James O'Connor makes a clearance. Corner from the left by-line taken by Keith Treacy, clearance by Byron Webster.
  • 90:00+1:09 Substitution Mustapha Dumbuya is brought on as a substitute for John Spicer.
  • 90:00+0:47 Outswinging corner taken by David Cotterill from the right by-line.
  • 90:00+0:26 Kyle Walker takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 88:50 The official flags Richard Cresswell offside. Byron Webster takes the indirect free kick.
  • 88:23 Martin Woods takes a shot. Richard Cresswell gets a block in.
  • 87:53 James Chambers takes a shot. Blocked by Kyle Walker.
  • 85:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by James O'Connor. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Cotterill from left channel.
  • 84:53 The ball is swung over by Jordan Stewart, Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
  • 81:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 81:32 Substitution David Cotterill replaces Glen Little.
  • 79:33 Chris Morgan challenges Paul Heffernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Woods has an effort direct from the free kick, blocked by Stephen Quinn.
  • 78:53 The ball is crossed by Keith Treacy, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 77:44 The ball is delivered by Martin Woods, Ryan France manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:53 Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Hayter. Direct free kick taken by Martin Woods.
  • 76:26 Shot by Keith Treacy from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 76:07 Paul Heffernan takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
  • 74:56 Substitution Keith Treacy on for Ched Evans.
  • 74:12 Substitution Paul Heffernan joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Roberts.
  • 73:58 Gareth Roberts has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 70:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Ryan France. A cross is delivered by Glen Little, Darius Henderson produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 70:08 The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 69:24 The ball is crossed by Glen Little, clearance by James O'Connor.
  • 68:26 Jason Shackell fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 66:49 Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Woods. Neil Sullivan takes the indirect free kick.
  • 64:42 Assist on the goal came from Glen Little. Unfair challenge on Martin Woods by Andrew Davies results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Martin Woods.
  • 64:42 GOAL - Richard CresswellSheff Utd 1 - 1 Doncaster Richard Cresswell finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Sheff Utd 1-1 Doncaster.
  • 64:30 The ball is delivered by Glen Little,
  • 63:22 Inswinging corner taken by Martin Woods, Effort on goal by Dean Shiels from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
  • 62:43 Ryan France takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 61:48 Unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Byron Webster results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Glen Little from the free kick, Martin Woods gets a block in.
  • Correction - 61:01 Corner taken by Glen Little from the left by-line, clearance by Byron Webster.
  • 61:00 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Glen Little, clearance by Byron Webster.
  • 60:44 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by James O'Connor.
  • 58:46 Effort from just outside the area by Glen Little goes over the target.
  • 57:31 The ball is sent over by Glen Little, Ched Evans produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 55:55 The referee gives a free kick against Ryan France for handball. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:31 Jordan Stewart crosses the ball, James Chambers manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:18 Ched Evans sends in a cross, comfortable save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 52:56 The ball is sent over by Glen Little.
  • 52:17 Booking Gareth Roberts receives a caution for time wasting.
  • 49:54 Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Spicer. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:38 Richard Cresswell challenges Dean Shiels unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Byron Webster.
  • 47:33 Ched Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 46:57 Foul by Jason Shackell on Darius Henderson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
  • 46:17 Foul by Glen Little on James Chambers, free kick awarded. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 45:29 The official flags Darius Henderson offside. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Sullivan.
  • 45:06 Handball by Kyle Walker. Martin Woods takes the free kick.
  • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Nick Montgomery leaves the field to be replaced by Ryan France.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Ryan France is brought on as a substitute for Nick Montgomery.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:01 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+3:01 Inswinging corner taken by Glen Little from the left by-line, clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 45:00+2:45 Darius Henderson crosses the ball, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 44:13 Dean Shiels provided the assist for the goal.
  • 44:13 GOAL - James HayterSheff Utd 0 - 1 Doncaster James Hayter grabs a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Doncaster.
  • 42:17 The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn.
  • 41:19 James Chambers fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. John Spicer restarts play with the free kick.
  • 38:51 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Andrew Davies goes over the bar.
  • 38:42 Jordan Stewart crosses the ball, clearance made by James Chambers.
  • 37:43 Effort on goal by Stephen Quinn from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • Correction - 36:37 Substitution Mark Wilson goes off and Gareth Roberts comes on.
  • 36:37 Substitution Gareth Roberts is brought on as a substitute for Mark Wilson.
  • 34:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Dean Shiels. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 33:11 Jordan Stewart delivers the ball, clearance by John Spicer.
  • 32:27 The ball is sent over by Martin Woods, Chris Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:50 Martin Woods takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andrew Davies manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:35 Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird. Neil Sullivan takes the free kick.
  • 26:19 Centre by Glen Little, Richard Cresswell has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 25:24 Richard Cresswell sends in a cross.
  • 23:39 Jordan Stewart produces a cross, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 23:22 Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by John Spicer results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 21:01 Shot by Stephen Quinn from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 19:39 Martin Woods gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery. Kyle Walker takes the direct free kick.
  • 18:50 Ched Evans takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 18:03 Outswinging corner taken by Glen Little from the right by-line, Header from close in by Andrew Davies misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:42 Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in.
  • 17:23 Corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the left by-line to the near post, John Spicer manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:50 Corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Andrew Davies goes over the bar.
  • 11:41 A cross is delivered by Glen Little, blocked by James Chambers.
  • 11:15 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the right by-line, clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 11:01 The ball is sent over by Kyle Walker, blocked by Martin Woods.
  • 10:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Mark Wilson. Free kick taken by John Spicer.
  • 9:32 Stephen Quinn produces a cross, save made by Neil Sullivan.
  • 8:22 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on James Chambers. Neil Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 7:26 The ball is crossed by James Chambers.
  • 6:01 Dean Shiels fouled by Jordan Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James O'Connor.
  • 4:44 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Neil Sullivan.
  • 3:22 Shot by Martin Woods. Save by Mark Bunn.
  • 2:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Hayter by Andrew Davies. Martin Woods restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:22 Andrew Davies takes a shot. Neil Sullivan makes a save.
  • 1:54 Byron Webster gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darius Henderson. Jordan Stewart takes the free kick.
  • 1:19 The ball is swung over by Jordan Stewart, Shot by Ched Evans from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 0:52 Unfair challenge on Chris Morgan by James Hayter results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
  • 0:05 John Spicer takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Championship results

3 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Barnsley 2-1 Ipswich R
Coventry 1-1 Leicester R
Crystal Palace 4-1 Blackpool R
Derby 3-0 Sheff Wed R
Newcastle 0-0 Bristol City R
Peterborough 1-2 Nottm Forest R
Plymouth 2-1 Scunthorpe R
Preston 0-0 West Brom R
Reading 0-2 Middlesbrough R
Sheff Utd 1-1 Doncaster R
Swansea 2-0 QPR R
Watford 0-4 Cardiff R

Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 3 Oct 2009 23:59 UK

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


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