Carlisle   3 - 2   Sheffield Utd

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Carlisle 3-2 Sheffield United

Carlisle 3-2 Sheffield United

Carlisle United overcame promotion rivals Sheffield United in a pulsating encounter at Brunton Park.

Francois Zoko gave the hosts the lead when he controlled Jon-Paul McGovern's lofted pass and drilled home before Ched Evans tapped in the equaliser.

Zoko restored the lead with a well executed diving header but Evans again restored parity when his deflected shot bamboozled keeper Adam Collin.

But McGovern won it for Carlisle when he collected a return pass to hit home.

The result sees the Blades drop out of the League One automatic promotion places, with local rivals Sheffield Wednesday leapfrogging them following a 2-1 win against Tranmere.

Meanwhile, victory sees Carlisle move to seventh, with only goal difference keeping them out of the play-off zone.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We played very well. How we lost the game, I don't know. We hit the post on three occasions.

"We felt a bit aggrieved for the second goal that we had against us, it was two or three yards offside, but it's one of those days where it does happen.

"We're well prepared for it. We're not expecting it but we are prepared for it."

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Monday, 2 January 2012

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Carlisle 3-2 Sheffield Utd FT
(HT 2-2)
  • Zoko 2
  • Zoko 15
  • McGovern 71
  • Evans 7
  • Evans 45+1

Carlisle

  • 01 Collin
  • 03 Robson yellow card
  • 06 Murphy
  • 19 Ribeiro
  • 25 Michalik
  • 04 McGovern
  • 11 Thirlwell
  • 12 Taiwo (Madden 82)
  • 21 Berrett
  • 13 Zoko
  • 14 Miller

Substitutes

  • 20 Gillespie,
  • 05 Livesey,
  • 24 Chantler,
  • 27 McKenna,
  • 10 Madden

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 03 Lescinel
  • 15 Collins yellow card
  • 19 Maguire
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 08 Doyle (Beattie 88)
  • 11 Flynn (Williamson 75)
  • 27 McDonald
  • 28 Quinn
  • 09 Evans
  • 21 Porter (Cresswell 61)

Substitutes

  • 25 Long,
  • 06 Ertl,
  • 14 Williamson,
  • 10 Beattie,
  • 17 Cresswell
Ref: AdcockAtt: 7,721
CARLISLE
SHEFFIELD UTD

Possession

  • Carlisle 52%
  • Sheffield Utd 48%

Attempts on target

  • Carlisle 6
  • Sheffield Utd 10

Attempts off target

  • Carlisle 4
  • Sheffield Utd 5

Corners

  • Carlisle 6
  • Sheffield Utd 6

Fouls

  • Carlisle 12
  • Sheffield Utd 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:11 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:21 Short corner taken by Lee Miller from the left by-line.
  • 90:00+2:30 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko by Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Lee Miller.
  • 90:00+1:01 Foul by James Beattie on Paul Thirlwell, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
  • 89:11 Jon-Paul McGovern sends in a cross, Francois Zoko produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 88:26 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson, save made by Adam Collin.
  • 87:41 Substitution James Beattie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Doyle.
  • 87:27 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, clearance made by Matthew Robson.
  • 86:06 Short corner taken by Jon-Paul McGovern from the right by-line.
  • 84:42 Lee Williamson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Francois Zoko.
  • 82:34 James Berrett decides to take the corner short.
  • 81:11 Free kick taken by Christian Ribeiro.
  • 81:11 Substitution Patrick Madden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Tom Taiwo.
  • 81:11 Booking The referee cautions Neill Collins for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:58 Foul by Neill Collins on Lee Miller, free kick awarded.
  • 76:52 Centre by Ched Evans, Lubomir Michalik makes a clearance.
  • 76:35 The ball is crossed by Christian Ribeiro, Nick Montgomery makes a clearance.
  • 75:20 Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.
  • 74:25 Substitution Lee Williamson is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Flynn.
  • 73:46 Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
  • 72:35 Peter Murphy challenges Richard Cresswell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.
  • 70:43 Assist on the goal came from Lee Miller.
  • 70:43 GOAL - Jon-Paul McGovernCarlisle 3 - 2 Sheffield Utd Jon-Paul McGovern finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 3-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 67:35 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, save made by Adam Collin.
  • 66:06 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn from the right by-line, clearance by Christian Ribeiro.
  • 63:53 Unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Neill Collins results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Robson.
  • 63:31 Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.
  • 62:44 Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Francois Zoko results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.
  • 62:01 James Berrett takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 61:41 Lee Miller challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lecsinel Jean-Francois takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:52 Lee Miller is ruled offside. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:19 Substitution Richard Cresswell on for Chris Porter.
  • 60:05 Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Ched Evans hits the post.
  • 59:19 Centre by Matthew Robson, Nick Montgomery makes a clearance.
  • 56:55 Corner taken by James Berrett, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Peter Murphy goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 56:22 The ball is crossed by Francois Zoko, Lecsinel Jean-Francois makes a clearance.
  • 55:46 Tom Taiwo crosses the ball, clearance by Harry Maguire.
  • 54:35 Unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lubomir Michalik.
  • 53:31 The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery.
  • 53:00 Lee Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.
  • 51:55 Shot by Matthew Robson. Blocked by Nick Montgomery.
  • 48:53 Christian Ribeiro concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:00 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
  • 45:00+0:22 GOAL - Ched EvansCarlisle 2 - 2 Sheffield Utd Ched Evans scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Carlisle 2-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 44:17 Foul by Lee Miller on Ched Evans, free kick awarded.
  • 43:19 Corner taken by Ryan Flynn, Chris Porter takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
  • 42:38 Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, clearance made by Christian Ribeiro.
  • 41:24 Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn, save made by Adam Collin.
  • 40:49 Harry Maguire produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 39:30 James Berrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Ched Evans. Strike comes in from Ched Evans from the free kick, Tom Taiwo gets a block in.
  • 38:16 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Porter. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
  • 37:18 Effort on goal by Paul Thirlwell from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 34:59 Effort on goal by Michael Doyle from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 31:42 Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Save by Adam Collin.
  • 29:40 Jon-Paul McGovern takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
  • 28:57 Christian Ribeiro crosses the ball, Nick Montgomery manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett, clearance made by Neill Collins.
  • 26:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Peter Murphy. Ryan Flynn takes the direct free kick.
  • 25:27 Matthew Robson sends in a cross.
  • 20:30 Michael Doyle has an effort at goal from just inside the box that bounces off the post.
  • 19:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro by Neill Collins. Adam Collin restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:16 Booking Matthew Robson is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 17:39 Ched Evans fouled by Matthew Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 15:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Porter on Peter Murphy. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
  • 14:22 The assist for the goal came from Lee Miller.
  • 14:22 GOAL - Francois ZokoCarlisle 2 - 1 Sheffield Utd Francois Zoko scores a headed goal from close range. Carlisle 2-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 13:38 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the right by-line, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
  • 12:58 Nick Montgomery concedes a free kick for a foul on Francois Zoko. James Berrett takes the direct free kick.
  • 11:39 Effort from inside the area by Lee Miller misses to the left of the target.
  • 10:40 Chris Porter fouled by Lubomir Michalik, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Porter restarts play with the free kick. Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ched Evans goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 9:53 Tom Taiwo crosses the ball, clearance by Stephen Quinn.
  • 9:22 Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Zoko. James Berrett takes the direct free kick.
  • 9:05 Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save made by Adam Collin.
  • 6:46 Assist by Harry Maguire.
  • 6:46 GOAL - Ched EvansCarlisle 1 - 1 Sheffield Utd Ched Evans scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Carlisle 1-1 Sheff Utd.
  • Correction - 6:46 The assist for the goal came from Harry Maguire.
  • Correction - 6:01 Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Porter. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
  • 6:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Peter Murphy. Ryan Flynn takes the direct free kick.
  • 3:15 Chris Porter takes a shot. Adam Collin makes a save.
  • 2:45 Michael Doyle fouled by James Berrett, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Montgomery takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 1:17 Jon-Paul McGovern provided the assist for the goal.
  • Correction - 1:17 GOAL - Francois ZokoCarlisle 1 - 0 Sheffield Utd A goal is scored by Francois Zoko from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 1:17 Assist by Jon-Paul McGovern.
  • 1:17 GOAL - Francois ZokoCarlisle 1 - 0 Sheffield Utd A goal is scored by Francois Zoko from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Carlisle 1-0 Sheff Utd.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 2 Jan 2012 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Charlton 24 30 54
2 Sheffield Wed 24 14 49
3 Sheffield Utd 24 18 47
4 MK Dons 24 23 46
5 Huddersfield 24 20 44
6 Stevenage 24 12 38
7 Carlisle 24 -1 38
8 Brentford 24 1 35
9 Bury 24 -4 34
10 Bournemouth 24 -1 33
11 Notts County 24 3 32
12 Colchester 24 -4 32
13 Preston 24 -5 32
14 Oldham 24 -4 31
15 Leyton Orient 24 -7 31
16 Tranmere 23 -3 29
17 Hartlepool 24 -6 29
18 Scunthorpe 24 -7 23
19 Walsall 24 -7 22
20 Exeter 24 -17 22
21 Yeovil 24 -11 21
22 Wycombe 24 -12 20
23 Rochdale 23 -16 20
24 Chesterfield 24 -16 16

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