Sheffield Utd   3 - 2   Torquay

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A Ched Evans brace helped Sheffield United move into the third round of the FA Cup at the expense of Torquay.

Rene Howe smashed the League Two side ahead from Lee Mansell's flick.

Mark Ellis sliced Matthew Lowton's cross into his own net and Evans, who had earlier hit the post, lashed home as the Blades went in front.

Evans capitalised on an error by Robert Olejnik to increase the hosts' advantage before Danny Stevens thundered home a late consolation.

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Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think we got stronger as the game went on, if I'm quite honest, we didn't start particularly well.

"We gave the upper-hand to Torquay and we could have prevented that but we did start slowly. Thankfully we got our act together and we started to push on in the second half.

"Getting the first goal was important though and we got it and went from strength-to-strength."

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Saturday, 3 December 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheffield Utd 3-2 Torquay FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Ellis (og) 68
  • Evans 69
  • Evans 78
  • Howe 3
  • Stevens 90+4

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 30 Williams (Lescinel 62)
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 Williamson
  • 20 McAllister (McDonald 61 yellow card)
  • 28 Quinn
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Cresswell (Porter 83)

Substitutes

  • 25 Long,
  • 03 Lescinel,
  • 06 Ertl,
  • 04 Montgomery,
  • 11 Flynn,
  • 27 McDonald,
  • 21 Porter

Torquay

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 04 Ellis
  • 05 Robertson yellow card
  • 18 Oastler
  • 07 Mansell yellow card
  • 10 O'Kane
  • 11 Morris yellow card (Atieno 77)
  • 15 Bodin
  • 19 Stevens
  • 09 Howe yellow card

Substitutes

  • 13 Rice,
  • 02 Rowe-Turner,
  • 12 Leadbitter,
  • 20 Aldred,
  • 16 McPhee,
  • 23 Atieno,
  • 24 Yeoman
Ref: SarginsonAtt: 10,105
SHEFFIELD UTD
TORQUAY

Possession

  • Sheffield Utd 57%
  • Torquay 43%

Attempts on target

  • Sheffield Utd 10
  • Torquay 6

Attempts off target

  • Sheffield Utd 6
  • Torquay 3

Corners

  • Sheffield Utd 6
  • Torquay 3

Fouls

  • Sheffield Utd 10
  • Torquay 11
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:40 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:50 Rene Howe provided the assist for the goal.
  • 90:00+3:50 GOAL - Danny StevensSheffield Utd 3 - 2 Torquay Danny Stevens finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-2 Torquay.
  • 90:00+3:27 Shot by Billy Bodin from 25 yards. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 90:00+2:35 Lecsinel Jean-Francois has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 90:00+1:49 Booking Kevin McDonald shown a yellow card.
  • 90:00+1:28 Foul by Kevin McDonald on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded. Kevin Nicholson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:37 The ball is swung over by Danny Stevens, save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 89:31 Booking The referee shows Rene Howe a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 89:16 Rene Howe challenges Lee Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Harry Maguire.
  • 88:40 The referee blows for offside. Robert Olejnik restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:27 Danny Stevens sends in a cross, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.
  • 85:40 The official flags Lee Mansell offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 85:30 Eunan O'Kane produces a cross, Lecsinel Jean-Francois makes a clearance.
  • 83:28 Centre by Rene Howe.
  • 82:38 Substitution Richard Cresswell leaves the field to be replaced by Chris Porter.
  • 82:16 Kevin Nicholson sends in a cross.
  • 80:52 Ched Evans shoots direct from the free kick.
  • 80:52 Booking Chris Robertson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:32 Chris Robertson is penalised for a handball.
  • 80:10 A cross is delivered by Ched Evans, Richard Cresswell produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
  • 79:54 Taiwo Atieno takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.
  • 79:20 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Mansell from the right by-line, clearance made by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.
  • 77:49 GOAL - Ched EvansSheffield Utd 3 - 1 Torquay Ched Evans gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-1 Torquay.
  • 76:29 Substitution Taiwo Atieno comes on in place of Ian Morris.
  • 76:29 Foul by Joe Oastler on Michael Doyle, free kick awarded. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
  • 75:37 Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Nicholson from the left by-line, clearance by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.
  • 75:30 Danny Stevens sends in a cross, Neill Collins gets a block in.
  • 75:07 The ball is swung over by Richard Cresswell, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
  • 74:19 Shot by Ian Morris from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 73:54 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Mansell, Lecsinel Jean-Francois manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:43 Outswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line played to the near post, Ian Morris manages to make a clearance.
  • 71:19 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 70:54 Kevin Nicholson challenges Lee Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Lowton.
  • 68:47 The assist for the goal came from Harry Maguire.
  • 68:47 GOAL - Ched EvansSheffield Utd 2 - 1 Torquay Goal scored by Ched Evans from deep inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-1 Torquay.
  • 67:53 GOAL - Mark EllisSheffield Utd 1 - 1 Torquay Mark Ellis puts the ball into his own net. Sheff Utd 1-1 Torquay.
  • 65:41 The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 64:18 Centre by Lee Williamson, clearance by Chris Robertson.
  • 63:23 Foul by Kevin Nicholson on Lee Williamson, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lee Williamson from right wing, clearance made by Chris Robertson.
  • 60:54 Substitution Lecsinel Jean-Francois on for Marcus Williams.
  • 60:54 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Kevin McDonald coming on for David McAllister.
  • 60:08 Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Williamson, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 60:08 Booking Caution for Ian Morris.
  • 59:48 Foul by Ian Morris on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded.
  • 58:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Mark Ellis. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lee Williamson from right channel, clearance by Rene Howe.
  • 57:56 Ched Evans takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in.
  • 57:19 Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ian Morris.
  • 57:13 The ball is crossed by Matthew Lowton, blocked by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 56:57 The ball is crossed by Ched Evans.
  • 51:26 Shot by Ched Evans from inside the area bounces off the post.
  • 51:04 Michael Doyle takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 50:52 The ball is swung over by Ched Evans, blocked by Robert Olejnik.
  • 49:53 Foul by Neill Collins on Rene Howe, free kick awarded. Lee Mansell takes the free kick.
  • 49:09 Joe Oastler sends in a cross, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:55 Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 45:58 Unfair challenge on Danny Stevens by Lee Williamson results in a free kick. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:07 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 44:23 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson to the near post, Ched Evans challenges Robert Olejnik unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.
  • 43:40 Ched Evans fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Robert Olejnik.
  • 43:40 Booking Lee Mansell is given a yellow card.
  • 43:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McAllister by Lee Mansell.
  • 40:17 Ched Evans challenges Billy Bodin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Billy Bodin takes the indirect free kick.
  • 39:34 Rene Howe crosses the ball, Joe Oastler takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
  • 38:36 Lee Williamson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eunan O'Kane. Free kick taken by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 33:16 Shot by Lee Mansell from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
  • 32:26 Foul by Richard Cresswell on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded. Chris Robertson takes the free kick.
  • 31:55 Foul by Ched Evans on Lee Mansell, free kick awarded. Eunan O'Kane restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:42 The ball is delivered by Ian Morris, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.
  • 30:01 Stephen Quinn produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 29:32 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Neill Collins takes a shot. Clearance by Mark Ellis.
  • 29:26 Lee Williamson crosses the ball, blocked by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 28:45 Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Neill Collins takes a shot. Lee Mansell gets a block in.
  • 28:28 A cross is delivered by Ched Evans, clearance by Kevin Nicholson.
  • 26:14 Danny Stevens produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 25:03 Lee Williamson takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Mark Ellis.
  • 23:57 Lee Mansell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Ched Evans fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 21:19 Marcus Williams sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Robertson.
  • 20:55 The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance by Mark Ellis.
  • 20:16 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Joe Oastler gets a block in.
  • 18:28 The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Chris Robertson.
  • 18:21 Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Chris Robertson makes a clearance.
  • 15:21 Stephen Quinn is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Robert Olejnik.
  • 13:15 Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Ellis on Stephen Quinn. Lee Williamson crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Harry Maguire misses to the left of the goal.
  • 11:32 The ball is sent over by Matthew Lowton, save by Robert Olejnik.
  • 8:05 Ian Morris takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
  • 7:10 Stephen Quinn fouled by Rene Howe, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
  • 6:06 Marcus Williams crosses the ball.
  • 4:23 Kevin Nicholson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson. Lee Williamson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.
  • 4:09 The ball is swung over by Lee Williamson, clearance by Mark Ellis.
  • 3:57 Lee Williamson crosses the ball, Joe Oastler manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:21 Lee Mansell provided the assist for the goal.
  • 2:21 GOAL - Rene HoweSheffield Utd 0 - 1 Torquay Rene Howe grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Torquay.
  • 1:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on Billy Bodin. Kevin Nicholson takes the indirect free kick.
  • 0:58 Kevin Nicholson produces a cross.
  • 0:29 Foul by David McAllister on Eunan O'Kane, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Mansell.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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