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Sheffield Utd 4-4 Exeter

Sheff Utd 4-4 Exeter

Sheffield United and Exeter City played out an absorbing eight-goal draw.

Daniel Nardiello made the most of a defensive mix-up to put the Grecians in front before David Noble's deflected 25-yard effort made it 2-0.

The hosts hit back through Matty Phillips' strike and close-range goals from Billy Clarke and Matt Lowton.

John O'Flynn's header levelled for the visitors only for Phillips to net his second of the day but James Dunne's angled drive gave Exeter a point.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"That's a roller coaster for any manager isn't it, you can't legislate for individual mistakes and that's what it was.

"There's been simple balls to deal with and we haven't dealt with them and that's been the disappointment.

"We didn't defend anywhere near like we did on Tuesday evening (beat MK Dons 2-1), we we're massively loose in key areas and we were punished for it.

"When you score four goals at home you expect to win, that's the simple assessment of it. When you score four goals in front of your home fans you should be going home with a smile on your face, we're coming away with a bit of a grimace."

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"What a fantastic game of football, I'm very proud to see my team compete today and be part of such a great football match.

"It was a bizarre game and I'm really making every effort to enjoy it because it's just a brilliant game of football to be involved with.

"We've had a very good week, seven points out of nine, six away goals. So it feels worthwhile now having got this point."

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheffield Utd 4-4 Exeter FT
(HT 1-2)
  • M Phillips 45
  • Clarke 65
  • Lowton 70
  • M Phillips 85
  • Nardiello 9
  • Noble 23
  • O'Flynn 82
  • Dunne 86

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Lowton
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 30 Williams
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 27 McDonald (Doyle 81)
  • 28 Quinn
  • 32 M Phillips
  • 17 Cresswell (Evans 57)
  • 26 Clarke (Porter 81)

Substitutes

  • 01 Simonsen,
  • 03 Lescinel,
  • 08 Doyle,
  • 09 Evans,
  • 21 Porter

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 05 Archibald-Henville yellow card
  • 11 Golbourne (O'Flynn 51)
  • 18 Coles
  • 04 Dunne
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 08 Noble
  • 12 Oakley
  • 35 Taylor
  • 10 Nardiello

Substitutes

  • 40 Pidgeley,
  • 26 Bennett,
  • 31 McNish,
  • 19 O'Flynn,
  • 20 Logan
Ref: CooteAtt: 17,052
SHEFFIELD UTD
EXETER

Possession

  • Sheffield Utd 50%
  • Exeter 50%

Attempts on target

  • Sheffield Utd 13
  • Exeter 8

Attempts off target

  • Sheffield Utd 8
  • Exeter 2

Corners

  • Sheffield Utd 12
  • Exeter 2

Fouls

  • Sheffield Utd 12
  • Exeter 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:49 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:53 Stephen Quinn sends in a cross, Chris Porter challenges Artur Krysiak unfairly and gives away a free kick. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
  • 90:00+3:44 Centre by Stephen Quinn, Matt Oakley manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:11 The ball is swung over by Steve Tully.
  • 90:00+1:32 The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 90:00+1:15 A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Jake Taylor.
  • 90:00+0:12 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, clearance by David Noble.
  • 89:29 Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.
  • 89:23 Matthew Lowton delivers the ball, Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.
  • 87:45 Matt Oakley takes a shot. Neill Collins gets a block in.
  • 85:55 GOAL - James DunneSheffield Utd 4 - 4 Exeter James Dunne grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 4-4 Exeter.
  • 84:46 Assist by Ched Evans.
  • 84:46 GOAL - Matt PhillipsSheffield Utd 4 - 3 Exeter Matt Phillips gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 4-3 Exeter.
  • 84:34 Michael Doyle produces a cross, David Noble makes a clearance.
  • 83:55 The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Danny Coles.
  • 81:59 The assist for the goal came from Daniel Nardiello.
  • 81:59 GOAL - John O'FlynnSheffield Utd 3 - 3 Exeter John O'Flynn finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Sheff Utd 3-3 Exeter.
  • 81:35 Outswinging corner taken by Matt Phillips.
  • 80:02 Indirect free kick taken by George Long.
  • 80:02 Substitution Chris Porter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Clarke.
  • 80:02 Substitution Michael Doyle comes on in place of Kevin McDonald.
  • 80:02 Steve Tully is ruled offside.
  • 78:59 John O'Flynn produces a cross, save by George Long.
  • 78:42 Centre by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Harry Maguire.
  • 77:28 Foul by Matthew Lowton on Daniel Nardiello, free kick awarded. Matt Oakley takes the indirect free kick.
  • 76:59 Effort from the edge of the box by Ched Evans goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 76:51 Ched Evans sends in a cross, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
  • 76:38 The ball is delivered by Matt Oakley, clearance made by Marcus Williams.
  • 75:46 Daniel Nardiello is caught offside. Free kick taken by George Long.
  • 75:21 Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, Troy Archibald-Henville manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:29 Short corner taken by Matt Oakley.
  • 73:20 The ball is delivered by Steve Tully, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.
  • 72:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Jake Taylor. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.
  • 70:00 Harry Maguire provided the assist for the goal.
  • 70:00 GOAL - Matthew LowtonSheffield Utd 3 - 2 Exeter Matthew Lowton fires in a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-2 Exeter.
  • 69:32 Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Harry Maguire takes a shot.
  • 69:10 Short corner taken by Billy Clarke from the left by-line.
  • 68:45 Ched Evans takes a shot. Troy Archibald-Henville gets a block in.
  • 68:26 Centre by Matt Phillips.
  • 67:45 A cross is delivered by Matt Phillips, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 67:32 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball.
  • 66:19 Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. George Long makes a save.
  • 66:02 Foul by Matthew Lowton on David Noble, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.
  • 65:51 Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, Artur Krysiak makes a save.
  • 65:23 Marcus Williams fouled by Liam Sercombe, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Williams restarts play with the free kick.
  • 64:40 Marcus Williams provided the assist for the goal.
  • 64:40 GOAL - Billy ClarkeSheffield Utd 2 - 2 Exeter A goal is scored by Billy Clarke from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-2 Exeter.
  • 64:12 The ball is crossed by Marcus Williams,
  • 63:19 Kevin McDonald sends in a cross, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
  • 62:55 Short corner worked by Stephen Quinn.
  • 61:41 Corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Lowton misses to the right of the target.
  • 61:18 Ched Evans takes a shot. Matt Oakley gets a block in.
  • 60:31 Booking Troy Archibald-Henville goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 60:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Troy Archibald-Henville. Billy Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Troy Archibald-Henville. Free kick taken by Billy Clarke.
  • 59:07 Matthew Lowton concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Coles. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.
  • 58:36 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
  • 57:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on David Noble. Troy Archibald-Henville restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:47 Substitution Ched Evans comes on in place of Richard Cresswell.
  • 56:16 Stephen Quinn takes a inswinging corner.
  • 55:31 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Billy Clarke, Neill Collins takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
  • 55:14 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball.
  • 53:50 John O'Flynn delivers the ball, save by George Long.
  • 53:10 David Noble fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Tully restarts play with the free kick.
  • 52:24 The ball is sent over by Matt Phillips, Header from deep inside the area by Billy Clarke goes over the bar.
  • 50:38 Substitution John O'Flynn on for Scott Golbourne.
  • 50:31 The ball is swung over by Marcus Williams, Artur Krysiak makes a clearance.
  • 50:19 Short corner worked by Stephen Quinn.
  • 49:41 Matt Phillips crosses the ball, clearance by Steve Tully.
  • 45:25 Matt Phillips fouled by Danny Coles, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Richard Cresswell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:43 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 45:00+1:20 The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 44:47 The assist for the goal came from Marcus Williams.
  • 44:47 GOAL - Matt PhillipsSheffield Utd 1 - 2 Exeter Goal scored by Matt Phillips from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Exeter.
  • 44:44 A cross is delivered by Marcus Williams,
  • 42:45 The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, blocked by Scott Golbourne.
  • 41:46 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 40:49 Matt Phillips takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 39:34 The ball is crossed by Kevin McDonald, Close range headed effort by Harry Maguire misses to the right of the target.
  • 39:18 Billy Clarke takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matt Oakley makes a clearance.
  • 39:01 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Save made by Artur Krysiak.
  • 38:04 The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery.
  • 37:47 Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Golbourne.
  • 37:23 Unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Matt Oakley results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
  • 37:06 Jake Taylor takes a shot. Save by George Long.
  • 36:31 James Dunne produces a cross.
  • 35:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Quinn. Artur Krysiak takes the indirect free kick.
  • 31:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Williams on James Dunne. Steve Tully takes the free kick.
  • 30:25 The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, Matt Phillips takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Coles.
  • 28:57 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Tully. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:19 David Noble is flagged offside by the assistant referee. George Long restarts play with the free kick.
  • 27:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Noble by Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Liam Sercombe.
  • 27:41 Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 27:27 A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Danny Coles makes a clearance.
  • 25:59 The ball is swung over by Marcus Williams, save made by Artur Krysiak.
  • 25:51 Matt Phillips sends in a cross.
  • 22:56 Assist by Scott Golbourne.
  • 22:56 GOAL - David NobleSheffield Utd 0 - 2 Exeter David Noble fires in a goal from long range to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-2 Exeter.
  • 22:33 Foul by Jake Taylor on Marcus Williams, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins.
  • 20:56 Foul by Matthew Lowton on Liam Sercombe, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from David Noble from the free kick.
  • 15:44 Matt Oakley challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Clarke produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 15:15 Unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by David Noble results in a free kick. Matthew Lowton takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:27 Matt Phillips sends in a cross, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.
  • 13:34 Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by George Long.
  • 12:49 Harry Maguire challenges Scott Golbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Matt Oakley, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.
  • 11:56 Centre by Matt Phillips, save by Artur Krysiak.
  • 11:29 Centre by Matt Phillips, clearance by Steve Tully.
  • 10:42 Billy Clarke has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 9:57 Liam Sercombe fouled by Nick Montgomery, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Oakley.
  • 8:55 Assist on the goal came from Scott Golbourne.
  • 8:55 GOAL - Daniel NardielloSheffield Utd 0 - 1 Exeter Daniel Nardiello gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Exeter.
  • 8:09 Corner taken by Matt Phillips from the left by-line to the near post, Steve Tully manages to make a clearance.
  • 7:52 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.
  • 7:29 The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton, blocked by Danny Coles.
  • 6:36 Matt Phillips takes a shot. Danny Coles gets a block in.
  • 5:51 The assistant referee signals for offside against James Dunne. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
  • 4:13 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley from the right by-line, Troy Archibald-Henville has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 4:06 Centre by David Noble, blocked by Neill Collins.
  • 3:09 Billy Clarke is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game started.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 29 Oct 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Charlton 16 22 37
2 Huddersfield 16 21 34
3 Sheffield Wed 16 8 32
4 Sheffield Utd 16 10 29
5 MK Dons 16 11 27
6 Notts County 16 7 27
7 Tranmere 16 3 25
8 Brentford 16 2 25
9 Carlisle 16 -3 25
10 Stevenage 16 5 23
11 Preston 15 0 23
12 Colchester 16 1 22
13 Hartlepool 15 -2 22
14 Oldham 16 -3 22
15 Scunthorpe 16 0 18
16 Bury 16 -7 18
17 Leyton Orient 16 -9 17
18 Bournemouth 16 -7 16
19 Exeter 16 -13 15
20 Walsall 16 -5 14
21 Rochdale 16 -11 14
22 Chesterfield 16 -10 12
23 Wycombe 16 -10 12
24 Yeovil 16 -10 11

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