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Sheff Utd   2 - 3   Hull

Jimmy Bullard celebrates scoring Hull's winner

Highlights - Sheff Utd 2-3 Hull

Jimmy Bullard scored a last-minute winner for Hull City as Sheffield United's fightback came to nothing.

The Tigers led on three minutes when striker Jay Simpson fired in before doubling the lead from the spot on half-time after Nyron Nosworthy's foul.

United looked set for a point when Ched Evans scored twice in 11 minutes from passes by Andy Reid and Kyle Bartley.

But Hull won it as Cameron Stewart burst forward in injury time to set up substitute Bullard to win the game.

It was cruel luck on the hosts who battled back brilliantly, having been booed off at the interval when trailing to Simpson's two first-half goals.

United caretaker-manager John Carver named the same side that started last Saturday's 1-0 win over Swansea, his first game in charge Saturday.

But his his side trailed after just three minutes.

Simpson did the damage when he finished brilliantly after on-loan Manchester United midfielder Stewart pulled the ball back following a sweeping move down the right.

Despite the bright start the Blades had to deal with injuries to both Andy Taylor and Stephen Quinn but they battled on and were rewarded for their tenacity in first-half injury time.

Centre-half Nosworthy tripped the impressive Simpson, but the former Arsenal reserve striker stayed cool to send goalkeeper Steve Simonsen the wrong way and double the lead.

Substitute Matt Lowton's header after the break from Reid's corner was United's first decent chance and on the hour they were right back in the game.

Reid's ball into the box fell to Evans and the striker lashed the ball into the bottom corner.

And Evans pounced again with 17 minutes remaining, this time from a hopeful ball forward by on-loan Arsenal defender Bartley, to bring the scores level.

But, with the Blades holding on desperately for a point, Bullard struck in the third minute of injury time.

Sidelined since October with knee ligament damage, he crashed in Stewart's cross for the winner to extend Hull's unbeaten run to seven matches - and earn the Tigers their first win at Bramall Lane since 1971.

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 2-3 Hull FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Evans 62
  • Evans 73
  • Simpson 3
  • Simpson (pen) 45+2
  • Bullard 90+3

Sheff Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 03 Nosworthy yellow card
  • 12 Calve
  • 16 Taylor (Lowton 12)
  • 23 Bartley yellow card
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 08 Britton
  • 11 Yeates
  • 24 Reid yellow card
  • 28 Quinn (Ward 43)
  • 09 Evans

Substitutes

  • 29 Wright,
  • 06 Ertl,
  • 25 Batth,
  • 34 Lowton,
  • 14 Williamson,
  • 10 Bogdanovic,
  • 18 Ward

Hull

  • 29 Mannone
  • 02 Zayatte
  • 25 Gerrard yellow card
  • 30 Rosenior
  • 04 Ashbee yellow card
  • 08 Harper
  • 11 Kilbane (McShane 17)
  • 20 Devitt (Garcia 77)
  • 22 Koren (Bullard 63)
  • 32 Stewart yellow card
  • 23 Simpson

Substitutes

  • 01 Duke,
  • 05 McShane,
  • 12 Bostock,
  • 14 Cairney,
  • 24 Solano,
  • 27 Bullard,
  • 07 Garcia
Ref: MathiesonAtt: 22,688
SHEFF UTD
HULL

Possession

  • Sheff Utd 51%
  • Hull 49%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Utd 4
  • Hull 2

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Utd 6
  • Hull 3

Corners

  • Sheff Utd 12
  • Hull 2

Fouls

  • Sheff Utd 10
  • Hull 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:32 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+2:59 The assist for the goal came from Cameron Stewart.
  • 90:00+2:59 GOAL - Jimmy BullardSheff Utd 2 - 3 Hull Jimmy Bullard fires in a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-3 Hull.
  • 90:00+2:20 Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
  • 90:00+2:15 Andy Reid crosses the ball, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Montgomery on Liam Rosenior. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 89:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ian Ashbee on Ched Evans. Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel.
  • 89:21 Jean Calve produces a cross.
  • 88:25 Shot from a long way out by Jimmy Bullard goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 87:35 Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, Nyron Nosworthy makes a clearance.
  • 86:39 Corner taken by Andy Reid, save by Vito Mannone.
  • 84:58 Jamie Ward has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 84:10 Anthony Gerrard concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ward. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Andy Reid from right channel, Richard Garcia manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:24 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, Kyle Bartley has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 82:18 The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, Paul McShane makes a clearance.
  • 81:46 Centre by Mark Yeates, clearance by Paul McShane.
  • 80:23 Richard Garcia challenges Nyron Nosworthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 80:11 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Ward. Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick.
  • Correction - 79:02 Ched Evans takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid. A cross is delivered by Andy Reid.
  • 79:02 Ched Evans takes a shot. Corner from right by-line taken by Andy Reid. The ball is sent over by Andy Reid,
  • 78:31 Paul McShane sends in a cross.
  • 77:53 Effort on goal by Andy Reid from long range goes over the crossbar.
  • 76:56 Richard Garcia challenges Nyron Nosworthy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
  • 76:03 Substitution Richard Garcia on for Jamie Devitt.
  • 75:34 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line, Header from close range by Matthew Lowton clears the bar.
  • 74:51 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid, clearance made by Liam Rosenior.
  • 74:45 Centre by Andy Reid, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.
  • 72:56 Andy Reid provided the assist for the goal.
  • 72:56 GOAL - Ched EvansSheff Utd 2 - 2 Hull Ched Evans scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-2 Hull.
  • 72:33 Jean Calve produces a cross, clearance by Paul McShane.
  • 71:36 The ball is swung over by Andy Reid.
  • 70:42 Handball decision goes against Paul McShane. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:22 Cameron Stewart sends in a cross.
  • 69:42 The referee penalises Andy Reid for handball. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 68:55 The ball is sent over by Andy Reid, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 67:58 Unfair challenge on Kyle Bartley by Ian Ashbee results in a free kick. Andy Reid crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Ian Ashbee.
  • 67:38 Booking Ian Ashbee is given a yellow card.
  • 67:30 Booking Kyle Bartley goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 64:54 Booking The referee cautions Cameron Stewart for unsporting behaviour.
  • 64:22 Mark Yeates takes a shot. Blocked by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 61:45 The assist for the goal came from Andy Reid.
  • 61:45 Substitution Jimmy Bullard replaces Robert Koren.
  • 61:45 GOAL - Ched EvansSheff Utd 1 - 2 Hull Ched Evans fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Hull.
  • 60:56 Kyle Bartley fouled by Ian Ashbee, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 59:00 Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Yeates. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
  • 58:35 Paul McShane crosses the ball, clearance by Jean Calve.
  • 57:11 Andy Reid crosses the ball, clearance made by Kamil Zayatte.
  • 54:40 Shot from deep inside the area by Mark Yeates clears the bar.
  • 54:06 Jamie Devitt challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jean Calve.
  • 50:37 Outswinging corner taken by Andy Reid, Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Save by Vito Mannone.
  • 50:31 Andy Reid produces a cross, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
  • 49:42 Paul McShane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Free kick crossed by Andy Reid, Anthony Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
  • 48:50 Mark Yeates sends in a cross, save made by Vito Mannone.
  • 47:55 Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
  • 45:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Paul McShane. Paul McShane restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+7:06 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+6:03 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ched Evans on Kamil Zayatte. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 45:00+4:29 The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior, save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 45:00+1:04 Penalty awarded for a foul by Nyron Nosworthy on Jay Simpson.
  • 45:00+1:04 GOAL - Jay SimpsonSheff Utd 0 - 2 Hull Jay Simpson scores a penalty. Sheff Utd 0-2 Hull.
  • 45:00+0:18 Booking The referee shows Nyron Nosworthy a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 43:42 Centre by Matthew Lowton.
  • 42:43 Substitution Jamie Ward is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Quinn.
  • 41:25 A cross is delivered by Andy Reid, save by Vito Mannone.
  • 39:55 Robert Koren challenges Andy Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Reid takes the free kick.
  • 38:33 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Koren, Ched Evans makes a clearance.
  • 37:01 Centre by Andy Reid.
  • 35:10 The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance.
  • 32:41 Andy Reid sends in a cross.
  • 30:37 Centre by Andy Reid, clearance by Liam Rosenior.
  • 30:15 Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Calve. Andy Reid takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:20 The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton.
  • 28:32 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line.
  • 28:22 The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Kamil Zayatte manages to make a clearance.
  • 26:08 Shot on goal by Anthony Gerrard from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 26:00 The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior, Stephen Quinn makes a clearance.
  • 23:04 Mark Yeates takes the inswinging corner, save by Vito Mannone.
  • 22:08 Corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Anthony Gerrard makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line, Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.
  • 21:31 Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Anthony Gerrard results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right channel, Kamil Zayatte makes a clearance.
  • 21:31 Booking Andy Reid is cautioned by the ref for dissent.
  • 21:19 Booking Anthony Gerrard goes into the referee's book.
  • 19:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Stephen Quinn. Indirect free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 17:25 Centre by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Anthony Gerrard.
  • 16:20 Substitution Paul McShane comes on in place of Kevin Kilbane.
  • 12:47 Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Kilbane. Jamie Devitt fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 11:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ian Ashbee by Nick Montgomery. Liam Rosenior takes the free kick.
  • 11:13 Ched Evans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kamil Zayatte. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.
  • 11:13 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Matthew Lowton coming on for Andy Taylor.
  • 5:06 Mark Yeates challenges Kevin Kilbane unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin Kilbane restarts play with the free kick.
  • 2:25 Cameron Stewart provided the assist for the goal.
  • 2:25 GOAL - Jay SimpsonSheff Utd 0 - 1 Hull Jay Simpson scores a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Hull.
  • 1:09 The ball is delivered by Jamie Devitt, Kyle Bartley manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:42 Nick Montgomery challenges Ian Ashbee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anthony Gerrard.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 26 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 22 26 44
2 Cardiff 22 15 40
3 Leeds 23 4 39
4 Swansea 23 5 37
5 Norwich 22 5 36
6 Coventry 23 2 34
7 Reading 22 10 33
8 Burnley 21 7 32
9 Nott'm Forest 20 7 30
10 Derby 22 6 30
11 Watford 21 5 30
12 Doncaster 21 -2 30
13 Millwall 22 3 29
14 Portsmouth 21 1 29
15 Hull 22 -3 29
16 Barnsley 21 -5 29
17 Leicester 23 -7 29
18 Ipswich 22 -5 27
19 Bristol City 22 -9 26
20 Sheff Utd 22 -12 25
21 Middlesbrough 22 -11 21
22 Crystal Palace 22 -16 21
23 Scunthorpe 20 -12 20
24 Preston 21 -14 19



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