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Sheff Utd   0 - 0   Barnsley

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Sheff Utd 0-0 Barnsley

Sheffield United's hopes of grabbing a play-off spot took a big blow with a goalless draw against Barnsley.

Tykes keeper Luke Steele performed heroically as he tipped over Richard Cresswell's header and saved from Jamie Ward inside the opening nine minutes.

Barnsley slowly improved as Emil Hallfredsson went close and Hugo Colace almost scored from a free-kick.

United's Nick Montgomery and Darius Henderson were denied late on as Paul Connolly saw red for a second yellow.


Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell:

"We never give up. We're not quitters. That's not the way we do things here and it never will be.

"The lads are disappointed, of course they are, because I thought that we were always in control of the game. But we just couldn't get the breakthrough we needed.

"That's the way it goes at times but I thought the determination the boys showed was excellent.

"I can't criticise them for that even though we created more than enough chances to have taken much much more."

Barnsley boss Mark Robins:

"I'm delighted with the point. You could see our legs were going a bit at the end but we battled really hard and dug in when we had to.

"We've not been great away from home lately and so that showed real character and spirit.

"It's always good to get something on the road but especially when you come to one of the Championship's bigger clubs."

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Saturday, 3 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 0-0 Barnsley FT
(HT 0-0)

      Sheff Utd

      • 23 Simonsen
      • 05 Morgan yellow card
      • 06 Nosworthy
      • 19 Stewart (Taylor 28 yellow card)
      • 31 Connolly yellow card, red card
      • 04 Montgomery
      • 25 Little (Williamson 84)
      • 28 Quinn
      • 07 Henderson
      • 17 Cresswell
      • 18 Ward (Yeates 39)

      Substitutes

      • 13 Bennett,
      • 16 Taylor,
      • 20 Seip,
      • 21 Bartley,
      • 11 Yeates,
      • 12 Williamson,
      • 15 Harper

      Barnsley

      • 01 Steele
      • 04 Moore yellow card
      • 06 Foster
      • 19 Butterfield
      • 22 Potter
      • 05 Colace yellow card
      • 14 Hallfredsson (De Silva 46)
      • 25 Hammill
      • 39 Doyle yellow card
      • 07 Hume (Devaney 83 yellow card)
      • 27 Gray

      Substitutes

      • 12 Preece,
      • 45 Thompson,
      • 11 Devaney,
      • 15 De Silva,
      • 23 El Haimour,
      • 21 Macken
      Ref: WaltonAtt: 24,808
      SHEFF UTD
      BARNSLEY

      Possession

      • Sheff Utd 51%
      • Barnsley 49%

      Attempts on target

      • Sheff Utd 7
      • Barnsley 4

      Attempts off target

      • Sheff Utd 7
      • Barnsley 0

      Corners

      • Sheff Utd 11
      • Barnsley 3

      Fouls

      • Sheff Utd 11
      • Barnsley 17
      • Final Result
      • 90:00+3:23 The referee ends the match.
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+2:16 Free kick taken left-footed by Luke Potter (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 90:00+2:16 Sent off Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) dismissed for second bookable offence.
      • 90:00+2:04 Foul by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) on Adam Hammill (Barnsley).
      • 90:00+1:40 Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 90:00+1:40 Booking Martin Devaney (Barnsley) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 90:00+1:30 Foul by Martin Devaney (Barnsley) on Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd).
      • 90:00+0:38 Handball by Stephen Foster (Barnsley). Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd) from left wing, clearance by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 90:00+0:30 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 89:40 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 89:08 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd) to near post, clearance by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley).
      • 88:03 Defending throw-in by Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd).
      • 87:48 Cross by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 87:19 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 86:25 Handball by Andy Gray (Barnsley). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 86:09 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 85:36 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 84:51 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 84:35 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 84:23 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 83:27 Substitution Sheff Utd substitution: Glen Little replaced by Lee Williamson (tactical).
      • 83:11 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 82:42 Substitution Barnsley substitution: Iain Hume replaced by Martin Devaney (tactical).
      • 82:18 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
      • 82:13 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), blocked by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley).
      • 81:36 Foul by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) on Luke Steele (Barnsley). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 80:10 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 79:14 Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 79:14 Booking Darren Moore (Barnsley) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 78:44 Foul by Darren Moore (Barnsley) on Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd).
      • 77:41 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 77:19 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Iain Hume (Barnsley) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
      • 76:30 Free kick curled right-footed by Adam Hammill (Barnsley) from left channel (25 yards), hit wall.
      • 76:30 Booking Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 76:21 Foul by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) on Iain Hume (Barnsley).
      • 74:58 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to far post, header by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) from left side of penalty area (6 yards), fantastic save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 74:33 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), shot by Nick Montgomery (Sheff Utd) left-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 74:11 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 74:05 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 73:16 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 72:53 Cross by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley), resulting in open play.
      • 72:18 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 71:59 Shot by Nick Montgomery (Sheff Utd) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
      • 71:38 Cross by Glen Little (Sheff Utd), shot by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) left-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), blocked by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 71:21 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 70:36 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 69:48 Foul by Iain Hume (Barnsley) on Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 69:41 Cross by Adam Hammill (Barnsley), clearance by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 69:01 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), clearance by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 68:49 Corner from left by-line taken short right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd).
      • 68:43 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), blocked by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 68:37 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 68:09 Defending throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 67:47 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 67:28 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 67:24 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 66:35 Cross by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd), shot by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) left-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
      • 65:13 Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley) on Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 64:05 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 63:11 Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd) on Andy Gray (Barnsley). Free kick taken right-footed by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 62:09 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Iain Hume (Barnsley) to far post, save (caught) by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 61:48 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 60:05 Foul by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley) on Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd). Free kick curled right-footed by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd) from left channel (20 yards), comfortable save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 59:02 Goal kick taken short by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 57:57 Cross by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley), clearance by Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd).
      • 57:15 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 57:06 Cross by Anderson De Silva (Barnsley), blocked by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 56:57 Cross by Luke Potter (Barnsley), clearance by Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd).
      • 56:19 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 55:30 Foul by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd) on Iain Hume (Barnsley). Free kick crossed right-footed by Iain Hume (Barnsley) from right wing, clearance by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 55:01 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to centre, save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 54:31 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to near post, clearance by Hugo Colace (Barnsley).
      • 54:23 Cross by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd), blocked by Stephen Foster (Barnsley).
      • 53:26 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 52:49 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 52:22 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 52:02 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 51:46 Shot by Mark Yeates (Sheff Utd) drilled right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
      • 50:56 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to centre, clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 50:23 Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley) on Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 49:58 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 49:04 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 47:12 Foul by Luke Potter (Barnsley) on Glen Little (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.
      • 46:37 Foul by Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd) on Darren Moore (Barnsley). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 45:59 Free kick taken left-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 45:59 Substitution Barnsley substitution: Emil Hallfredsson replaced by Anderson De Silva (injury).
      • 45:10 Foul by Stephen Foster (Barnsley) on Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd).
      • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
      • 45:00+3:43 The ref blows to signal half-time.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+3:06 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to centre, save (punched) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 45:00+1:36 Free kick curled right-footed by Hugo Colace (Barnsley) from left channel (25 yards), save (caught) by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 45:00+1:36 Booking Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 45:00+1:32 Foul by Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd) on Emil Hallfredsson (Barnsley).
      • 45:00+0:20 Foul by Luke Potter (Barnsley) on Glen Little (Sheff Utd). Free kick crossed right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) from right wing, clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 43:17 Shot by Emil Hallfredsson (Barnsley) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd).
      • 42:29 Free kick taken right-footed by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley) from right channel, resulting in open play.
      • 42:29 Booking Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 42:23 Foul by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd) on Adam Hammill (Barnsley).
      • 41:43 Defending throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 40:51 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 40:46 Cross by Luke Potter (Barnsley), resulting in ball out of play.
      • 40:22 Cross by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd), resulting in open play.
      • 39:25 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Iain Hume (Barnsley) to near post, clearance by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 39:16 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 39:12 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 38:41 Substitution Sheff Utd substitution: Jamie Ward replaced by Mark Yeates (injury).
      • 38:34 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 36:58 Shot by Emil Hallfredsson (Barnsley) left-footed from left channel (35 yards), blocked by Chris Morgan (Sheff Utd).
      • 36:20 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 35:31 Foul by Stephen Foster (Barnsley) on Nick Montgomery (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 34:20 Cross by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd), save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 34:03 Attacking throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 33:57 Defending throw-in by Andy Taylor (Sheff Utd).
      • 32:56 Defending throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 32:31 Cross by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd), save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 31:45 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 31:19 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 30:45 Defending throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 29:57 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 29:16 Foul by Andy Gray (Barnsley) on Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Nyron Nosworthy (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 28:37 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 28:23 Cross by Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd), header by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), missed left.
      • 27:54 Goal kick taken long by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 27:49 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 27:17 Substitution Sheff Utd substitution: Jordan Stewart replaced by Andy Taylor (injury).
      • 25:39 Cross by Andy Gray (Barnsley), clearance by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 25:18 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 24:56 Defending throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 24:38 Shot by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) volleyed right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
      • 23:58 Free kick taken left-footed by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 23:58 Booking Nathan Doyle (Barnsley) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 23:52 Foul by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley) on Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd).
      • 23:42 Cross by Adam Hammill (Barnsley), save (caught) by Steve Simonsen (Sheff Utd).
      • 22:55 Foul by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) on Iain Hume (Barnsley). Free kick crossed right-footed by Iain Hume (Barnsley) from right wing, clearance by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 22:27 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 22:08 Shot by Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed left.
      • 21:32 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 20:56 Foul by Emil Hallfredsson (Barnsley) on Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd) from left channel, passed.
      • 19:36 Foul by Andy Gray (Barnsley) on Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd) from own half, passed.
      • 19:16 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 18:52 Defending throw-in by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 18:10 Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 17:31 Foul by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd) on Luke Potter (Barnsley). Free kick taken left-footed by Luke Potter (Barnsley) from left wing, resulting in open play.
      • 17:18 Cross by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd), clearance by Hugo Colace (Barnsley).
      • 15:48 Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley) on Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd) from left channel, resulting in open play.
      • 15:02 Handball by Nick Montgomery (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 14:10 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 13:59 Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd).
      • 13:53 Cross by Nick Montgomery (Sheff Utd), blocked by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 13:14 Foul by Stephen Foster (Barnsley) on Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd). Free kick taken left-footed by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd) from left wing, resulting in open play.
      • 12:41 Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 11:37 Free kick crossed right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) from left by-line, save (caught) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 11:37 Booking Hugo Colace (Barnsley) booked for unsporting behaviour.
      • 11:31 Foul by Hugo Colace (Barnsley) on Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 11:14 Cross by Glen Little (Sheff Utd), resulting in open play.
      • 10:46 Defending throw-in by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 10:01 Defending throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 9:45 Attacking throw-in by Luke Potter (Barnsley).
      • 8:47 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to far post, shot by Darius Henderson (Sheff Utd) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Darren Moore (Barnsley). Shot by Jamie Ward (Sheff Utd) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (parried) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 8:36 Cross by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd), clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 8:31 Attacking throw-in by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 8:06 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Glen Little (Sheff Utd) to far post, clearance by Darren Moore (Barnsley).
      • 7:44 Cross by Glen Little (Sheff Utd), header by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards), save (tipped over) by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 7:00 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 6:41 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 5:14 Goal kick taken long by Luke Steele (Barnsley).
      • 4:56 Shot by Stephen Quinn (Sheff Utd) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
      • 3:36 Defending throw-in by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 2:57 Attacking throw-in by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 1:53 Foul by Richard Cresswell (Sheff Utd) on Nathan Doyle (Barnsley). Free kick taken right-footed by Luke Steele (Barnsley) from own half, resulting in open play.
      • 1:42 Defending throw-in by Paul Connolly (Sheff Utd).
      • 1:08 Defending throw-in by Jordan Stewart (Sheff Utd).
      • 0:46 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 0:15 Attacking throw-in by Nathan Doyle (Barnsley).
      • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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