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Sheff Wed   0 - 1   Bristol City

Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Bristol City

Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Bristol City

Sheffield Wednesday slipped into the relegation zone after Bristol City snatched a winner 10 minutes from time.

The hosts began brightly with Tom Soares and Marcus Tudgay firing over but City settled and keeper Lee Grant did well to stop Lewin Nyatanga's shot.

Robins' Stephen Henderson was also kept busy, saving Darren Potter's free-kick.

The Owls were denied a penalty when Darren Purse was felled, but then got caught as Nicky Maynard burst through the defence to poke in the late winner.

Wednesday were left shell-shocked by the late strike at Hillsborough and almost suffered again when David Clarkson's low shot rebounded off the woodwork in the closing stages.

With Watford picking up a point at home to high-fliers West Brom and Crystal Palace beating Preston, the loss meant Wednesday dropped into the relegation places on goal difference.

It was a bitter pill for the home side to swallow having dominated for long periods with Leon Clarke, Tudgay and Purse all squandering good opportunities.

However, City's fine run extends to five unbeaten games under caretaker manager Keith Millen, despite hopes of a play-off spot remaining only a remote possibility.


Sheffield Wednesday manager Alan Irvine:

"Not getting any points makes safety harder but I still believe if we win another two of our games we have got a really good chance of staying in this division.

"I am optimistic we can win games. The remaining four games are all games that could go either way.

"The players are going to need mental toughness and plenty of determination, desire and energy. We can still do it."

Bristol City caretaker manager Keith Millen:

"After the five games we've had you can't help but enjoy it and I am just delighted with the way the lads have worked for me.

"The motivation is that they are enjoying their football. The commitment to get three points to see where it takes us is good.

"I am meeting the chairman tomorrow. The five games looks better on my CV, but I haven't officially applied for the job yet."

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Monday, 5 April 2010

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Wed 0-1 Bristol City FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Maynard 81

    Sheff Wed

    • 01 Grant
    • 02 Spurr
    • 04 Purse
    • 15 Beevers
    • 32 Nolan
    • 14 Potter (Jeffers 73)
    • 17 O'Connor
    • 30 Soares yellow card
    • 07 Tudgay
    • 18 Clarke
    • 19 Varney

    Substitutes

    • 22 O'Donnell,
    • 03 Buxton,
    • 05 Hinds,
    • 20 Simek,
    • 33 Gray,
    • 11 Esajas,
    • 09 Jeffers

    Bristol City

    • 30 Henderson
    • 02 Orr yellow card
    • 04 Fontaine yellow card
    • 06 Carey
    • 32 Nyatanga
    • 07 Elliott
    • 11 Hartley (Sno 90+1)
    • 14 Skuse
    • 20 Campbell-Ryce
    • 10 Maynard (Maierhofer 90+4)
    • 31 Haynes yellow card (Clarkson 73)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Collis,
    • 33 Sawyer,
    • 08 Johnson,
    • 17 Sproule,
    • 29 Sno,
    • 09 Clarkson,
    • 37 Maierhofer
    Ref: SalisburyAtt: 19,688
    SHEFF WED
    BRISTOL CITY

    Possession

    • Sheff Wed 53%
    • Bristol City 47%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Wed 5
    • Bristol City 6

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Wed 12
    • Bristol City 3

    Corners

    • Sheff Wed 4
    • Bristol City 4

    Fouls

    • Sheff Wed 10
    • Bristol City 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:53 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+4:25 Unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Soares.
    • 90:00+3:42 Substitution Stefan Maierhofer joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Maynard.
    • 90:00+2:10 Tom Soares produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 90:00+0:18 Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
    • 90:00+0:18 Substitution Evander Sno comes on in place of Paul Hartley.
    • 90:00+0:18 The referee blows for offside.
    • 88:57 Foul by Liam Fontaine on Francis Jeffers, free kick awarded. James O'Connor takes the free kick.
    • 86:36 The ball is sent over by Tommy Spurr, save by Stephen Henderson.
    • 84:18 Shot by David Clarkson from inside the penalty box hits the post.
    • 80:43 GOAL - Nicky MaynardSheff Wed 0 - 1 Bristol City Nicky Maynard finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Bristol City.
    • 78:16 Luke Varney takes a shot. Marcus Tudgay gets a block in.
    • 74:22 Inswinging corner taken by Tom Soares, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
    • 73:34 Leon Clarke has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 72:44 Substitution David Clarkson replaces Danny Haynes.
    • 72:17 Substitution Francis Jeffers on for Darren Potter.
    • 71:47 Darren Purse produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 71:36 A cross is delivered by Luke Varney, clearance by Louis Carey.
    • 70:54 The ball is delivered by Cole Skuse.
    • 69:53 Effort on goal by Marvin Elliott from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 68:51 Luke Varney produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
    • 66:16 The referee blows for offside against Danny Haynes. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
    • 65:42 Leon Clarke produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 63:32 Danny Haynes fouled by Mark Beevers, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 62:19 Centre by Luke Varney, blocked by Cole Skuse. Short corner worked by Darren Potter. Centre by James O'Connor, Header from close range by Darren Purse clears the bar.
    • 61:19 Darren Potter has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 60:21 Unfair challenge on Eddie Nolan by Liam Fontaine results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.
    • 58:25 Luke Varney takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
    • 57:31 Jamal Campbell-Ryce challenges Tom Soares unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Potter delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right by-line.
    • 57:11 Luke Varney takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
    • 54:35 Effort on goal by Cole Skuse from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 53:56 Unfair challenge on Danny Haynes by Darren Purse results in a free kick. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
    • 53:33 The ball is sent over by Darren Potter, Liam Fontaine makes a clearance.
    • 50:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Liam Fontaine. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
    • 48:32 Short corner taken by Darren Potter.
    • 47:19 Handball by Marvin Elliott. Darren Potter fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Stephen Henderson.
    • 46:24 Luke Varney takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+3:33 The ref blows to signal half-time.
    • 45:00+1:43 The ball is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
    • 45:00+1:05 Paul Hartley fouled by James O'Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free kick.
    • 45:00+0:13 The ball is swung over by Tom Soares, Effort from deep inside the area by Leon Clarke clears the bar.
    • 43:56 Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
    • 43:56 Booking Liam Fontaine is cautioned.
    • 43:48 Liam Fontaine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James O'Connor.
    • 39:14 Booking Danny Haynes is cautioned.
    • Correction - 39:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Danny Haynes. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.
    • 39:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Haynes on Mark Beevers. Tommy Spurr takes the free kick.
    • 36:20 Leon Clarke produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
    • 35:56 Tommy Spurr crosses the ball.
    • 34:12 Marvin Elliott fouled by Marcus Tudgay, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
    • 32:47 Booking Bradley Orr is given a yellow card.
    • 32:29 Booking Tom Soares is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
    • 30:21 Eddie Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
    • 29:16 The ball is delivered by Bradley Orr.
    • 26:58 Eddie Nolan produces a cross, Louis Carey makes a clearance.
    • 24:50 Corner taken by Paul Hartley, clearance made by Mark Beevers.
    • 24:38 Danny Haynes takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
    • 23:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Leon Clarke. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by James O'Connor. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 20:11 Danny Haynes crosses the ball, Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
    • 15:53 Luke Varney concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Haynes. Paul Hartley restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:27 Marvin Elliott challenges Darren Potter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Potter.
    • 14:16 Cole Skuse challenges James O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
    • 13:32 Shot from deep inside the area by Marcus Tudgay clears the bar.
    • 12:52 Darren Potter takes a inswinging corner.
    • 12:17 Eddie Nolan produces a cross, Stephen Henderson makes a save.
    • 11:42 Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, clearance made by Mark Beevers.
    • 11:01 Corner taken by Paul Hartley from the right by-line.
    • 10:44 Cole Skuse crosses the ball, clearance by Darren Purse.
    • 10:12 Tommy Spurr concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Hartley. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
    • 9:19 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Hartley from the left by-line, Tom Soares manages to make a clearance.
    • 8:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Hartley played to the near post, clearance by Darren Potter.
    • 8:07 Eddie Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Haynes. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Paul Hartley, save by Lee Grant.
    • 7:21 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Maynard on Darren Purse. Darren Potter takes the direct free kick.
    • 6:23 Cole Skuse takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
    • 5:40 Effort on goal by Tom Soares from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 4:44 Marvin Elliott challenges Luke Varney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Spurr takes the direct free kick.
    • 3:52 The ball is sent over by Bradley Orr, Darren Purse makes a clearance.
    • 0:33 Leon Clarke takes a shot. Louis Carey gets a block in.
    • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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    Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Apr 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Newcastle 41 48 89
    2 West Brom 42 38 83
    3 Nottm Forest 42 21 72
    4 Cardiff 42 19 69
    5 Swansea 42 4 65
    6 Leicester 42 9 64
    7 Blackpool 42 16 63
    8 Middlesbrough 42 11 58
    9 Bristol City 42 -8 56
    10 Sheff Utd 42 1 55
    11 Doncaster 42 1 55
    12 Reading 40 0 55
    13 Ipswich 42 -5 54
    14 Coventry 42 -12 52
    15 Barnsley 42 -13 52
    16 Derby 42 -11 51
    17 Preston 42 -12 50
    18 QPR 41 -9 48
    19 Scunthorpe 41 -23 47
    20 Crystal Palace 42 -1 46
    21 Watford 41 -11 45
    22 Sheff Wed 42 -18 45
    23 Plymouth 42 -18 41
    24 Peterborough 42 -27 31