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Plymouth   0 - 1   Sheff Utd

Plymouth  0-1 Sheffield United

Plymouth 0-1 Sheffield United

James Harper grabbed a late winner as Sheffield United piled on the relegation worries for lowly Plymouth.

Blades keeper Carl Ikeme made fine saves to deny both Rory Fallon and Ashley Barnes from 12 yards as Argyle got on top before the break.

The visitors improved on the restart and Nick Montgomery saw a fine 25-yard effort hit the bar.

The Pilgrims also had their chances but Harper drilled home the only goal from 25 yards with two minutes left.


Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock:

"Football can be cruel sometimes. We lost to a stoppage-time goal at Leicester and we lost to a goal near the end again today.

"Carl (Fletcher) has hit the post with a shot and then they go up the other end and score the winner. That's football, especially when you are down in the table where we are at the moment.

"What did please me though was that I was able to field the back four that had been miserly before and I did think there would only be a goal in the game today."

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:

"The defence was superb. The conditions out there were not conducive to good football, it was raining and the wind was howling all over the place.

"It makes it difficult. That's why teams don't like coming down here because you have to keep going and stay focused. It's important.

"We were putting them under good pressure towards the end and in the end we deserved to nick it but I would not have been unhappy with the draw. It was a great strike by James."

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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Plymouth 0-1 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Harper 88

    Plymouth

    • 01 Larrieu
    • 18 Sawyer yellow card (Gow 90+3)
    • 37 Lowry yellow card
    • 39 Gray
    • 02 Duguid
    • 04 Fletcher
    • 11 Kari Arnason
    • 25 Judge
    • 14 Fallon
    • 24 Barnes (Sheridan 86)
    • 32 Mason (Noone 65)

    Substitutes

    • 23 Letheren,
    • 17 Noone,
    • 22 Rede Johnson,
    • 13 Blake,
    • 31 Folly,
    • 21 Sheridan,
    • 26 Gow

    Sheff Utd

    • 30 Ikeme
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Kilgallon
    • 32 Kallio
    • 34 Walker
    • 04 Montgomery yellow card
    • 12 Williamson yellow card (Evans 67 yellow card)
    • 15 Harper
    • 28 Quinn
    • 17 Cresswell (Stewart 85)
    • 18 Ward

    Substitutes

    • 03 Naysmith,
    • 16 Taylor,
    • 19 Stewart,
    • 26 Geary,
    • 02 France,
    • 25 Little,
    • 09 Evans
    Ref: HorwoodAtt: 9,231
    PLYMOUTH
    SHEFF UTD

    Possession

    • Plymouth 49%
    • Sheff Utd 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Plymouth 3
    • Sheff Utd 4

    Attempts off target

    • Plymouth 6
    • Sheff Utd 1

    Corners

    • Plymouth 4
    • Sheff Utd 6

    Fouls

    • Plymouth 16
    • Sheff Utd 18
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:51 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+4:21 Booking Ched Evans booked.
    • 90:00+4:07 Jamie Ward challenges Shane Lowry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+2:27 Substitution (Plymouth) makes a substitution, with Alan Gow coming on for Gary Sawyer.
    • 90:00+1:39 Ched Evans is caught offside. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Ched Evans. Ched Evans restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Gray by Ched Evans. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.
    • 89:01 Ched Evans challenges David Gray unfairly and gives away a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the direct free kick.
    • 87:33 GOAL - James HarperPlymouth 0 - 1 Sheff Utd James Harper grabs a goal from outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 0-1 Sheff Utd.
    • 87:19 Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward.
    • 87:03 James Harper takes a shot. Save by Romain Larrieu.
    • 86:23 Stephen Quinn fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 85:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.
    • 84:33 Substitution Cillian Sheridan replaces Ashley Barnes.
    • 84:33 Substitution Jordan Stewart replaces Richard Cresswell.
    • 83:43 Toni Kallio concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone. David Gray takes the free kick.
    • 83:23 Carl Fletcher produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and hits the post.
    • 78:50 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Ward, Shot from 6 yards by Matthew Kilgallon. Save made by Romain Larrieu.
    • 77:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Rory Fallon. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
    • 76:58 Effort on goal by Ashley Barnes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 73:04 Effort on goal by Alan Judge from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 72:26 Rory Fallon fouled by Kyle Walker, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Judge crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 68:33 Corner taken by Jamie Ward from the left by-line played to the near post, Karl Duguid makes a clearance.
    • 67:57 Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Karl Duguid results in a free kick. Matthew Kilgallon takes the direct free kick.
    • 66:38 Substitution Ched Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Williamson.
    • 66:04 Carl Fletcher takes a shot. Chris Morgan gets a block in.
    • 65:20 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on James Harper. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
    • 64:36 Substitution Craig Noone on for Joe Mason.
    • 62:46 Booking Lee Williamson is given a yellow card.
    • 62:39 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
    • 61:51 Jamie Ward takes a short corner.
    • 60:04 Corner taken by Alan Judge, Richard Cresswell makes a clearance.
    • 57:25 Booking The referee books Gary Sawyer for unsporting behaviour.
    • 56:14 Nick Montgomery produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and hits the bar.
    • 55:36 Outswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward from the right by-line, clearance made by Shane Lowry.
    • 55:28 Jamie Ward crosses the ball, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
    • 52:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Morgan. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.
    • 51:23 Carl Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matthew Kilgallon from right channel.
    • 50:22 Gary Sawyer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ward. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn from right wing, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:53 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alan Judge.
    • 48:22 Richard Cresswell is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
    • 47:36 Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Kari Arnason.
    • 46:00 Corner taken by Alan Judge played to the near post, Close range strike by Kari Arnason goes over the bar.
    • 45:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on Gary Sawyer. Romain Larrieu takes the direct free kick.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:09 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 44:22 Richard Cresswell challenges Kari Arnason unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Gray.
    • 42:02 Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Cresswell. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn.
    • 41:32 Unfair challenge on Matthew Kilgallon by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
    • 41:04 Nick Montgomery takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Sawyer.
    • 39:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Nick Montgomery. Shane Lowry takes the direct free kick.
    • 37:22 Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Karl Duguid results in a free kick. Kyle Walker restarts play with the free kick.
    • 36:17 Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. David Gray takes the direct free kick.
    • 34:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alan Judge, Richard Cresswell fouled by Kari Arnason, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
    • 33:38 Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Judge from right wing, clearance by Nick Montgomery.
    • 32:48 Booking Nick Montgomery goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Nick Montgomery. Direct free kick taken by Alan Judge.
    • 31:42 Effort on goal by Joe Mason from 35 yards missed to the left of the net.
    • 30:12 The referee gives a free kick against Richard Cresswell for handball. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.
    • 29:48 Centre by Toni Kallio, Romain Larrieu makes a save.
    • 28:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Cresswell. David Gray restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:09 Booking Shane Lowry is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 26:48 Foul by Shane Lowry on Lee Williamson, free kick awarded. Jamie Ward restarts play with the free kick.
    • 24:38 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Ward, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.
    • 20:16 Chris Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes. Gary Sawyer restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:50 Nick Montgomery fouled by Rory Fallon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 14:24 Foul by Lee Williamson on Kari Arnason, free kick awarded. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.
    • 11:38 Kari Arnason concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Williamson. Toni Kallio takes the direct free kick.
    • 10:37 Toni Kallio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Gray. Free kick taken by Alan Judge.
    • 8:35 Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
    • 7:45 Unfair challenge on Chris Morgan by Ashley Barnes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 6:21 Joe Mason has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
    • 5:39 The referee gives a free kick against Toni Kallio for handball. Free kick crossed right-footed by Alan Judge from right channel, Toni Kallio manages to make a clearance.
    • 3:46 The ball is crossed by Gary Sawyer, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
    • 2:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker by Rory Fallon. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
    • 0:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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    Championship table

    Saturday, 5 December 2009 17:07 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    Full Championship table
    1 Newcastle 19 21 42
    2 West Brom 19 24 38
    3 Nottm Forest 19 10 32
    4 Leicester 19 2 31
    5 Cardiff 19 13 30
    6 Middlesbrough 19 9 29
    7 Swansea 19 0 29
    8 Blackpool 19 7 28
    9 QPR 19 6 28
    10 Sheff Utd 19 0 27
    11 Bristol City 19 0 27
    12 Watford 19 -4 27
    13 Crystal Palace 19 -1 26
    14 Preston 19 -1 25
    15 Barnsley 18 -6 24
    16 Doncaster 19 -1 21
    17 Derby 19 -8 21
    18 Reading 19 -8 20
    19 Coventry 18 -7 19
    20 Sheff Wed 19 -8 18
    21 Scunthorpe 18 -15 18
    22 Ipswich 19 -10 17
    23 Plymouth 18 -13 15
    24 Peterborough 19 -10 13


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