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Peterborough   1 - 0   Sheff Utd

Peterborough 1-0 Sheff Utd

Peterborough 1-0 Sheff Utd

Craig Mackail-Smith grabbed the only goal of the game as the Championship's bottom side Peterborough further dented Sheffield United's promotion push.

The striker stooped to head home from close range just before the break to settle a dour game at London Road.

Before that Blades keeper Mark Bunn had saved well from Charlie Lee's header.

The visitors were lacklustre in attack, with Stephen Quinn's blocked shot their best effort, and Posh saw out only their sixth win this season.


Peterborough boss Jim Gannon
"I genuinely feel we won't pick up the results we need but all I want us to do is show fighting spirit.

"I think it's important to be brutally honest, it's not reverse psychology.

"When I came to the club we had three wins out of 28 and we needed to win nine out of 18, it was an incredible task to ask of the players."

Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell:
"It started badly with Ched Evans going off with a broken collarbone, and then Jamie Ward went off with a hamstring and also Lee Williamson with a hamstring.

"It's never easy at the best of times. That is seven or eight players out with injuries in a squad of 21, 22, so you can see why we have got a problem.

"It has been like that twice this season. I said for the run-in that we could not afford injuries or suspension but we have got them by the bucketload now."

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Peterborough 1-0 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Mackail-Smith 40

    Peterborough

    • 01 Lewis
    • 04 Morgan
    • 05 Zakuani
    • 16 Little
    • 06 Lee
    • 08 Frecklington (Torres 46 yellow card)
    • 14 Rowe
    • 25 Green
    • 07 Dickinson yellow card
    • 09 Mclean (Geohaghan 68)
    • 12 Mackail-Smith

    Substitutes

    • 13 McKeown,
    • 30 Griffiths,
    • 34 Geohaghan,
    • 17 Day,
    • 22 Torres,
    • 23 Crook,
    • 31 Korentang

    Sheff Utd

    • 23 Bunn
    • 05 Morgan
    • 06 Nosworthy yellow card
    • 19 Stewart yellow card
    • 21 Bartley
    • 04 Montgomery
    • 12 Williamson (Yeates 46 yellow card)
    • 15 Harper
    • 09 Evans yellow card (Camara 8)
    • 17 Cresswell
    • 18 Ward (Quinn 41)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Bennett,
    • 16 Taylor,
    • 20 Seip,
    • 34 Lowton,
    • 11 Yeates,
    • 28 Quinn,
    • 37 Camara
    Ref: SinghAtt: 6,674
    PETERBOROUGH
    SHEFF UTD

    Possession

    • Peterborough 46%
    • Sheff Utd 54%

    Attempts on target

    • Peterborough 7
    • Sheff Utd 5

    Attempts off target

    • Peterborough 4
    • Sheff Utd 3

    Corners

    • Peterborough 4
    • Sheff Utd 3

    Fouls

    • Peterborough 10
    • Sheff Utd 24
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:06 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+3:36 The ball is swung over by Mark Yeates, Headed effort from inside the area by Chris Morgan misses to the left of the goal.
    • 90:00+2:44 Corner taken by Dominic Green from the left by-line, Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.
    • 90:00+1:56 Stephen Quinn challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Little restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:31 Foul by Kyle Bartley on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Charlie Lee.
    • 90:00+0:25 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Yeates, Effort from deep inside the area by Nick Montgomery misses to the left of the target.
    • 87:02 Richard Cresswell challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Morgan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 86:48 Sergio Torres sends in a cross.
    • 86:01 Craig Morgan takes the indirect free kick.
    • 86:01 Booking Booking for Jordan Stewart for unsporting behaviour.
    • 85:47 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Jordan Stewart.
    • 85:39 The ball is sent over by Nyron Nosworthy, clearance made by Craig Morgan.
    • 84:30 Outswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
    • 82:23 A cross is delivered by Mark Yeates, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
    • 80:51 Unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Kyle Bartley results in a free kick. Dominic Green fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 79:00 Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
    • 79:00 Booking Liam Dickinson is cautioned.
    • 78:54 Liam Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn.
    • 77:42 Liam Dickinson fouled by Nyron Nosworthy, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 76:45 Foul by Jordan Stewart on Liam Dickinson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 75:15 Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 75:15 Booking Mark Yeates receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 75:03 Foul by Mark Yeates on Tommy Rowe, free kick awarded.
    • 74:41 Mark Little produces a cross, clearance by Jordan Stewart.
    • 73:39 Mark Little delivers the ball, save made by Mark Bunn. Effort from deep inside the area by Tommy Rowe clears the bar.
    • 72:21 Nick Montgomery challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 70:59 James Harper challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 69:15 The ball is swung over by Dominic Green. The assistant referee signals for offside against Dominic Green. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
    • 68:34 Unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Chris Morgan results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Dominic Green from the free kick, save by Mark Bunn.
    • 67:34 Substitution Aaron Mclean goes off and Exodus Geohaghon comes on.
    • 66:19 Charlie Lee sends in a cross, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
    • 65:06 Chris Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Dickinson. Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 63:52 Tommy Rowe produces a cross, save made by Mark Bunn.
    • 62:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Little by Jordan Stewart. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
    • 60:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dominic Green on Stephen Quinn. Nyron Nosworthy takes the indirect free kick.
    • 59:47 James Harper gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 58:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Stewart on Craig Mackail-Smith. Craig Morgan takes the direct free kick.
    • 55:53 Sergio Torres sends in a cross.
    • 51:48 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Liam Dickinson gets a block in.
    • 50:34 Craig Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Shot comes in from James Harper from the free kick.
    • 46:29 Booking Booking for Sergio Torres.
    • 45:53 Stephen Quinn fouled by Mark Little, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
    • 45:01 Substitution Sergio Torres replaces Lee Frecklington.
    • 45:01 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Mark Yeates coming on for Lee Williamson.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+5:12 It is the end of the first-half.
    • 45:00+4:31 James Harper sends in a cross, Mark Little makes a clearance.
    • 45:00+1:22 Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Lee. Direct free kick taken by Lee Frecklington.
    • 45:00+0:44 James Harper produces a cross, save made by Joe Lewis.
    • 44:03 A cross is delivered by James Harper, Tommy Rowe makes a clearance.
    • 42:14 Henri Camara takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 41:13 Lee Frecklington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. James Harper takes the free kick. The ball is swung over by James Harper.
    • 40:55 Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn.
    • 40:24 Substitution Stephen Quinn is brought on as a substitute for Jamie Ward.
    • 40:16 Centre by Mark Little.
    • 39:06 GOAL - Craig Mackail-SmithPeterborough 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Craig Mackail-Smith scores a headed goal from close in. Peterborough 1-0 Sheff Utd.
    • 38:23 Liam Dickinson sends in a cross, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy. Corner taken left-footed by Dominic Green from the right by-line to the near post, Charlie Lee takes a shot.
    • 35:15 Centre by Tommy Rowe, save by Mark Bunn.
    • 34:05 Mark Little delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Dominic Green from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Kyle Bartley.
    • 32:30 Dominic Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Indirect free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 30:16 Nyron Nosworthy produces a cross.
    • 29:05 Lee Frecklington crosses the ball, clearance made by Chris Morgan.
    • 28:21 The ball is swung over by Jamie Ward, Joe Lewis makes a save.
    • 27:41 Craig Morgan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. James Harper crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Craig Morgan.
    • 25:48 Craig Morgan takes the free kick.
    • 25:48 Booking Nyron Nosworthy goes into the book.
    • 25:44 Foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Craig Mackail-Smith, free kick awarded.
    • 24:41 Tommy Rowe crosses the ball.
    • 24:05 Charlie Lee delivers the ball. Dominic Green produces a cross, save by Mark Bunn.
    • 23:26 Foul by Richard Cresswell on Charlie Lee, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 22:42 Jordan Stewart delivers the ball.
    • 20:54 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by James Harper, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:45 Lee Frecklington takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 19:06 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Liam Dickinson. Mark Bunn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 18:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith by Chris Morgan. Tommy Rowe restarts play with the free kick.
    • 17:05 Richard Cresswell is penalised for a handball. Joe Lewis restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:21 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Lee. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
    • 11:55 Nick Montgomery challenges Liam Dickinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Morgan restarts play with the free kick. Mark Little fouled by Jordan Stewart, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Dickinson shoots direct from the free kick.
    • 11:02 Dominic Green concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Williamson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward, Charlie Lee manages to make a clearance.
    • 9:35 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
    • 8:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Mclean on Kyle Bartley. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 7:39 Substitution Henri Camara joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ched Evans.
    • 7:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Stewart on Craig Mackail-Smith. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.
    • 7:15 Lee Frecklington produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
    • 5:43 Joe Lewis takes the free kick. Dominic Green takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Frecklington, clearance by Chris Morgan.
    • 5:43 Booking The referee cautions Ched Evans for unsporting behaviour.
    • 5:38 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Lewis by Ched Evans.
    • 1:53 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Joe Lewis.
    • 1:18 The ball is delivered by Lee Williamson, Header from close in by Jamie Ward misses to the left of the target.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 9 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 34 40 72
    2 West Brom 35 30 66
    3 Nottm Forest 35 22 64
    4 Swansea 35 8 59
    5 Leicester 34 9 54
    6 Cardiff 34 14 52
    7 Blackpool 35 10 50
    8 Coventry 35 -6 49
    9 Sheff Utd 35 0 48
    10 Middlesbrough 35 7 47
    11 Doncaster 35 2 45
    12 Bristol City 35 -9 45
    13 Barnsley 34 -10 45
    14 Preston 35 -8 44
    15 QPR 34 -4 43
    16 Derby 34 -7 42
    17 Ipswich 35 -7 41
    18 Watford 33 -6 39
    19 Reading 32 -9 38
    20 Scunthorpe 34 -20 38
    21 Crystal Palace 34 -1 37
    22 Sheff Wed 35 -18 37
    23 Plymouth 34 -17 30
    24 Peterborough 35 -20 27


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