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Sheff Utd   0 - 1   Newcastle

Andy Carroll strikes at goal

Sheff Utd 0-1 Newcastle

By Mark Ashenden

Newcastle United returned to the Championship summit after a Chris Morgan own goal condemned Sheffield United to a fourth successive loss.

The injury-ravaged Blades enjoyed the better first-half chances with Darius Henderson and Ched Evans going close.

After the break, Newcastle's Kevin Nolan had a shot tipped over before Ryan Taylor's fizzing effort broke the deadlock via Morgan's boot.

Newcastle survived as Steve Harper's arm kept out a late Henderson header.

Arriving at Bramall Lane after two defeats in three games, Newcastle boss Chris Hughton would have been desperate to reignite their league campaign, particularly having only just signed a new full-time contract.

But it was the hosts, missing nine senior players with injury, who looked more like high-fliers in the opening half hour - superior in possession and more dangerous on the break.

Henderson dragged a shot wide inside the first two minutes and the lively striker then set up Keith Treacy who blazed over.

Apart from a weak Ryan Taylor volley from 12 yards, Newcastle looked short of ideas and they were lucky not to concede with the final kick of the opening period when Evans shot inches wide.

After the break, events turned against Kevin Blackwell's men, who are now without a league win in seven matches and are slipping towards the wrong end of the table.

First, the dazzling Jose Enrique slipped the ball into Nolan on the left, though his curling shot was well saved by Ian Bennett, before Andy Carroll's towering header hit the post.

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Shortly after, Kyle Walker was felled by Nolan and Taylor fired the loose ball goalwards from 25 yards. It took a deflection off Morgan and wrong-footed Bennett to find the left-hand corner.

Sheffield United were incensed as the celebrations continued with Walker still lying on the ground, but the referee appeared to be correct in not halting play.

The superb Carroll almost doubled the lead with a wayward volley over the bar after a Nicky Butt punt.

But the Blades hit back and it was the body of Harper - almost every part of him - that prevented an equaliser with three separate incidents in the dying minutes.

Henderson's toe-poke from six yards was drilled into the keeper's tummy, his legs then stopped Treacy's low shot and with the last action of the game, Henderson saw his point-blank header palmed around the post.


Newcastle manager Chris Hughton:
"It was an ugly win. Sheffield play a style which makes it difficult. You have to be strong and resilient.

"For the majority of the game I thought we handled everything they threw at us. We've just got to make sure we keep up the performances and stay where we are."

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell on the own goal:
"It sums it up. We were fabulous. It was a foul on Kyle Walker and then it goes in off Morgan.

"I thought we were the better side by a mile. That was top class in every respect - there wasn't much wrong. I'm proud of the players."

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Monday, 2 November 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-1 Newcastle FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Morgan (og) 54

    Sheff Utd

    • 13 Bennett
    • 05 Morgan yellow card
    • 06 Kilgallon
    • 19 Stewart (Cotterill 70)
    • 21 Davies
    • 34 Walker (France 60)
    • 15 Harper
    • 27 Treacy
    • 28 Quinn
    • 07 Henderson
    • 09 Evans (Camara 76)

    Substitutes

    • 23 Bunn,
    • 02 France,
    • 10 Reid,
    • 12 Williamson,
    • 25 Little,
    • 11 Cotterill,
    • 37 Camara

    Newcastle

    • 01 Harper
    • 02 Coloccini
    • 03 Jose Enrique
    • 12 Simpson (Ranger 76)
    • 16 Taylor yellow card
    • 28 Kadar
    • 04 Nolan
    • 18 Gutierrez (Harewood 84)
    • 22 Butt
    • 17 Smith
    • 24 Carroll yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 26 Krul,
    • 35 Tozer,
    • 08 Guthrie,
    • 20 Geremi,
    • 10 Harewood,
    • 30 Ranger,
    • 42 Donaldson
    Ref: FriendAtt: 26,536
    SHEFF UTD
    NEWCASTLE

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 48%
    • Newcastle 52%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 12
    • Newcastle 4

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 9
    • Newcastle 6

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 7
    • Newcastle 6

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 10
    • Newcastle 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:27 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+4:30 Effort from just outside the area by Keith Treacy goes over the bar.
    • 90:00+3:33 Nile Ranger gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Morgan. Keith Treacy restarts play with the free kick.
    • Correction - 90:00+2:59 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper. Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, clearance by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 90:00+2:59 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Fabricio Coloccini makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+2:42 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Andrew Carroll gets a block in.
    • 90:00+2:29 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Cotterill, clearance by Nile Ranger.
    • 90:00+2:23 Matthew Kilgallon delivers the ball, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance.
    • 90:00+1:18 Matthew Kilgallon sends in a cross, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Tamas Kadar manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:55 The ball is delivered by David Cotterill, Keith Treacy takes a shot. Steve Harper makes a save.
    • 90:00+0:15 David Cotterill crosses the ball, save made by Steve Harper.
    • 89:50 A cross is delivered by David Cotterill.
    • 89:33 Marlon Harewood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:16 Nicky Butt sends in a cross, save by Ian Bennett.
    • 88:47 Nicky Butt decides to take a short corner.
    • 88:39 Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, blocked by David Cotterill.
    • 87:06 A cross is delivered by Keith Treacy.
    • 85:42 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.
    • 85:30 Ryan France produces a cross, Andrew Carroll manages to make a clearance.
    • 85:04 The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, blocked by Henri Camara.
    • 83:51 Substitution Jonas Gutierrez goes off and Marlon Harewood comes on.
    • 83:04 Centre by David Cotterill, save by Steve Harper.
    • 82:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Darius Henderson. David Cotterill restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:26 Jonas Gutierrez fouled by Darius Henderson, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Taylor takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:56 A cross is delivered by Ryan France, Tamas Kadar manages to make a clearance.
    • 79:51 Keith Treacy sends in a cross.
    • 79:42 Jonas Gutierrez is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 79:01 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Carroll on Andrew Davies. Direct free kick taken by Chris Morgan.
    • 78:15 Shot from just outside the box by Ryan France goes over the bar.
    • 77:49 Keith Treacy takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Andrew Carroll.
    • 76:13 Jonas Gutierrez sends in a cross.
    • 75:01 Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 75:01 Substitution Nile Ranger on for Danny Simpson.
    • 75:01 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Henri Camara coming on for Ched Evans.
    • 75:01 Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 73:39 Danny Simpson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Ched Evans shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Steve Harper.
    • 73:13 Matthew Kilgallon delivers the ball, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 72:42 The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Fabricio Coloccini.
    • 72:07 Keith Treacy takes a short corner.
    • 71:57 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Butt.
    • 71:13 Handball decision goes against Danny Simpson. Ched Evans takes the direct free kick.
    • 71:01 Matthew Kilgallon produces a cross, blocked by Danny Simpson.
    • 70:53 David Cotterill sends in a cross, Danny Simpson manages to make a clearance.
    • 69:09 Ian Bennett takes the direct free kick.
    • 69:09 Substitution David Cotterill on for Jordan Stewart.
    • 69:09 Foul by Alan Smith on Ian Bennett, free kick awarded.
    • 68:23 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Jordan Stewart takes a shot. Tamas Kadar gets a block in.
    • 65:02 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Keith Treacy.
    • 64:55 The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Ryan France gets a block in.
    • 63:59 Centre by Fabricio Coloccini, free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Carroll on Chris Morgan. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
    • 63:24 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the left by-line, clearance by Andrew Davies.
    • 62:12 Corner taken by Keith Treacy from the left by-line, clearance by Andrew Carroll.
    • 61:11 Keith Treacy sends in a cross, Header from close range by Jordan Stewart clears the bar.
    • 60:39 Foul by Andrew Carroll on Andrew Davies, free kick awarded. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 60:26 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
    • 59:42 Substitution Ryan France joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kyle Walker.
    • 58:32 The ball is sent over by Keith Treacy, clearance by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 56:45 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Kevin Nolan misses to the left of the target.
    • 55:33 Andrew Carroll has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 53:57 Chris Morgan gets a block in.
    • 53:57 GOAL - Chris MorganSheff Utd 0 - 1 Newcastle Own goal by Chris Morgan. Sheff Utd 0-1 Newcastle.
    • 52:43 Ryan Taylor takes a shot.
    • 51:50 Ryan Taylor crosses the ball, Headed effort from close in by Andrew Carroll bounces off the post.
    • 51:16 Ryan Taylor takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
    • 51:05 Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.
    • 48:41 Matthew Kilgallon delivers the ball, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance.
    • 47:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Taylor on James Harper. Free kick crossed right-footed by Keith Treacy, Andrew Carroll manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Jose Enrique by Ched Evans. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Taylor.
    • 45:18 Sanchez Jose Enrique sends in a cross, Ian Bennett makes a save.
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:20 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+1:21 Ched Evans has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
    • 43:42 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save made by Steve Harper.
    • 43:21 Alan Smith takes a shot. Save by Ian Bennett.
    • 42:49 Corner taken by Ryan Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Keith Treacy.
    • 42:33 Fabricio Coloccini crosses the ball, Kyle Walker gets a block in.
    • 41:35 Strike on goal comes in from Keith Treacy from the free kick, Nicky Butt manages to make a clearance.
    • 41:35 Booking The referee shows Ryan Taylor a yellow card.
    • 41:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Ryan Taylor.
    • 39:25 Unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by Chris Morgan results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Ryan Taylor from the free kick.
    • 38:05 James Harper takes a shot. Save by Steve Harper.
    • 37:23 Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 37:23 Booking Andrew Carroll is given a yellow card.
    • 37:07 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Andrew Carroll.
    • 36:42 Handball decision goes against Jordan Stewart. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 35:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Treacy on Sanchez Jose Enrique. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 34:32 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Morgan. Steve Harper takes the free kick.
    • 33:55 Foul by Nicky Butt on Ched Evans, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 30:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Fabricio Coloccini on Darius Henderson. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
    • 30:02 Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 30:02 Booking Chris Morgan booked.
    • 29:49 Chris Morgan challenges Andrew Carroll unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 29:36 Kyle Walker crosses the ball, clearance by Ryan Taylor.
    • 28:03 Darius Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabricio Coloccini. Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:35 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ryan Taylor, Andrew Carroll has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
    • 25:20 The ball is sent over by Kevin Nolan, clearance by Chris Morgan.
    • 24:48 Ched Evans crosses the ball, clearance made by Tamas Kadar.
    • 23:56 Chris Morgan fouled by Andrew Carroll, the ref awards a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
    • 22:20 Ryan Taylor takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.
    • 21:48 Ched Evans is adjudged to have handled the ball. Sanchez Jose Enrique takes the direct free kick.
    • 20:04 Keith Treacy produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
    • 18:29 Keith Treacy crosses the ball, clearance made by Steve Harper. Corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy to the near post, Nicky Butt manages to make a clearance.
    • 18:13 James Harper takes a shot. Blocked by Ched Evans.
    • 17:20 The referee blows for offside against Kevin Nolan. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 16:40 The ball is delivered by Darius Henderson, Effort on goal by Stephen Quinn from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 16:10 Andrew Carroll is ruled offside. Chris Morgan takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:01 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
    • 14:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Nicky Butt. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
    • 13:16 A cross is delivered by Jordan Stewart, Shot from inside the area by Keith Treacy clears the bar.
    • 12:08 A cross is delivered by Jonas Gutierrez, Ian Bennett makes a save.
    • 10:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Carroll by James Harper. Tamas Kadar restarts play with the free kick.
    • 10:09 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy played to the near post, Fabricio Coloccini manages to make a clearance.
    • 10:00 Ched Evans produces a cross, Fabricio Coloccini gets a block in.
    • 8:45 Foul by Danny Simpson on Jordan Stewart, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Kilgallon from left wing, Andrew Carroll makes a clearance.
    • 7:10 Unfair challenge on Fabricio Coloccini by Ched Evans results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Harper.
    • 6:42 The ball is sent over by Ryan Taylor, Andrew Carroll takes a shot. Clearance made by Chris Morgan.
    • 3:44 Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Kilgallon. Ian Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:17 Keith Treacy challenges Alan Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
    • 2:33 Shot by Darius Henderson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 1:00 Fabricio Coloccini concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. Keith Treacy crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Andrew Carroll manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 2 Nov 2009 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 15 13 30
    2 West Brom 15 16 28
    3 Cardiff 15 15 27
    4 Leicester 15 6 27
    5 Bristol City 15 4 25
    6 Middlesbrough 15 6 24
    7 Blackpool 15 6 24
    8 Preston 15 3 24
    9 Nottm Forest 15 3 24
    10 QPR 14 11 23
    11 Swansea 15 1 22
    12 Watford 15 -4 21
    13 Crystal Palace 14 -2 18
    14 Sheff Wed 15 -1 17
    15 Sheff Utd 15 -3 17
    16 Coventry 15 -6 17
    17 Barnsley 15 -8 17
    18 Scunthorpe 15 -9 17
    19 Doncaster 15 -2 15
    20 Derby 15 -9 14
    21 Reading 15 -10 13
    22 Plymouth 15 -12 12
    23 Peterborough 15 -7 11
    24 Ipswich 15 -11 11


    see also
    Newcastle confirm Hughton as boss
    27 Oct 09 |  Newcastle
    Ashley takes Newcastle off market
    27 Oct 09 |  Newcastle



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