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Sheff Utd   1 - 2   Port Vale

A terrible error from Sheffield United keeper Ian Bennett gave League Two side Port Vale a shock win over the Blades in the first round of the Carling Cup.

Marc Richards was on hand to tap in Sam Stockley's headed pass from two yards to give the visitors the lead.

Blades striker Billy Sharp equalised, receiving the ball from Glen Little before turning neatly and firing home.

On the hour, Bennett allowed Richards' free-kick to slip through his grasp and trickle in to give Vale a famous win.

After a solid if uninspiring showing in their opening Championship fixture against Middlesbrough, Blades boss Kevin Blackwell made a number of changes to his side but still felt it was strong enough to secure progression.

"I put a team out I thought capable of winning but tonight four or five of them have let themselves down badly and I mean badly," said Blackwell.

"There were no plusses. I give people opportunities to perform tonight and they didn't impress me."

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United wasted a number of good opportunities throughout the match and found Vale keeper Chris Martin in inspired form, producing a string of top-class saves including a double block from Jordan Robertson late on.

"We've had enough chances to win by a cricket score. But if you don't take them you are going to get punished," said Blackwell.

Vale manager Micky Adams was delighted with his young goalkeeper and with his side's battling performance.

"Chris has done fantastically well, he has showed what a great prospect he is going to be," said Adams.

"We are not the most eye-catching side, but I don't think that could be labelled at us tonight.

"I thought we tried to play as best we could when we could and defended well and had a bit if luck with 'Benno' but we will take it."


Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We had enough chances to blow them away and we didn't take them.

"Some players might not up to the challenge, it's clear to me now.

"If I can, and I will do, I will shift one or two players on. I'm not standing for this. We should have won. We didn't win. There will be repercussions."

Port Vale manager Micky Adams told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I'm really pleased for everyone connected with the club.

"I said to the lads that there's always a shock somewhere, so why couldn't it be us?

"We knew our keeper would have to have a great night, and what a night he's had."

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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 1-2 Port Vale FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Sharp 33
  • Richards 20
  • Richards 61

Sheff Utd

  • 13 Bennett
  • 06 Kilgallon
  • 16 Taylor
  • 21 Bromby
  • 02 France
  • 10 Reid
  • 20 Howard
  • 25 Little (Treacy 68)
  • 28 Quinn (Montgomery 81)
  • 07 Henderson (Robertson 56)
  • 24 Sharp

Substitutes

  • 22 Haber,
  • 05 Morgan,
  • 40 Roe,
  • 04 Montgomery,
  • 27 Treacy,
  • 39 Robertson

Port Vale

  • 12 Martin
  • 02 Stockley yellow card
  • 05 McCombe
  • 15 Collins
  • 16 Owen
  • 03 Taylor (Horsfield 79)
  • 04 Griffith
  • 07 Loft
  • 10 Fraser yellow card
  • 26 Taylor
  • 09 Richards

Substitutes

  • 32 Lloyd-Weston,
  • 11 Yates,
  • 29 Morsy,
  • 14 Dodds,
  • 28 Horsfield
Ref: HillAtt: 7,627
SHEFF UTD
PORT VALE

Possession

  • Sheff Utd 55%
  • Port Vale 45%

Attempts on target

  • Sheff Utd 11
  • Port Vale 5

Attempts off target

  • Sheff Utd 3
  • Port Vale 3

Corners

  • Sheff Utd 13
  • Port Vale 3

Fouls

  • Sheff Utd 18
  • Port Vale 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+3:30 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy, Gareth Owen manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+3:24 Kyel Reid sends in a cross, Gareth Owen makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+2:11 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Keith Treacy from the right by-line, clearance by Kris Taylor.
  • 90:00+1:23 Booking Tommy Fraser goes into the referee's book for dissent.
  • 90:00+0:31 Keith Treacy challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Fraser restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:59 Nick Montgomery challenges Geoff Horsfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Fraser.
  • 89:19 Keith Treacy takes a corner.
  • 89:04 Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 88:53 The ball is crossed by Andy Taylor, John McCombe makes a clearance.
  • 87:29 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a comfortable save.
  • 86:05 Unfair challenge on Leigh Bromby by Geoff Horsfield results in a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 85:18 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Taylor by Kyel Reid. Kris Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
  • 84:29 Outswinging corner taken by Brian Howard from the left by-line, clearance made by Sam Stockley.
  • 84:20 The ball is crossed by Matthew Kilgallon, clearance made by Gareth Owen.
  • 83:25 Corner taken left-footed by Kris Taylor from the right by-line, Nick Montgomery makes a clearance.
  • 82:23 Geoff Horsfield fouled by Andy Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Kris Taylor delivers the ball, Geoff Horsfield takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.
  • 81:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Leigh Bromby on Geoff Horsfield. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Taylor.
  • 80:38 Kris Taylor takes the free kick.
  • 80:38 Substitution Nick Montgomery comes on in place of Stephen Quinn.
  • 80:38 The offside flag is raised against Jordan Robertson.
  • Correction - 78:53 Substitution Geoff Horsfield comes on in place of Robert Taylor.
  • 78:53 Substitution Robert Taylor goes off and Sam Morsy comes on.
  • 77:29 The referee gives a free kick against Brian Howard for handball. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
  • 74:25 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, save by Ian Bennett. Corner taken left-footed by Robert Taylor, Marc Richards takes a shot. Ian Bennett makes a save.
  • 73:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan France on Marc Richards. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kris Taylor from left wing, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.
  • 73:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Ryan France. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
  • 72:31 Foul by Kris Taylor on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Ryan France restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft by Keith Treacy. Free kick taken by John McCombe.
  • 71:09 Kyel Reid sends in a cross, Chris Martin manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:04 Effort from the edge of the box by Brian Howard goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 69:23 Shot from outside the box by Tommy Fraser misses to the left of the target.
  • 67:12 Substitution Keith Treacy replaces Glen Little.
  • 66:49 Corner from the right by-line taken by Glen Little, Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Owen. Chris Martin takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 66:09 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Glen Little, Jordan Robertson takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
  • 66:09 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the left by-line, Jordan Robertson takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
  • 65:57 Brian Howard takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a save.
  • 65:15 Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 65:15 Booking Booking for Sam Stockley.
  • 64:41 Foul by Sam Stockley on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded.
  • 63:00 Marc Richards takes a shot. Save made by Ian Bennett.
  • 62:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Leigh Bromby. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
  • 61:59 Foul by Robert Taylor on Ryan France, free kick awarded. Ryan France takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:39 GOAL - Marc RichardsSheff Utd 1 - 2 Port Vale Marc Richards finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-2 Port Vale.
  • 59:38 Brian Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith.
  • 58:22 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glen Little from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the box by Leigh Bromby misses to the right of the target.
  • 58:04 Glen Little sends in a cross, Gareth Owen manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:24 Substitution Darius Henderson leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Robertson.
  • 55:05 Sam Stockley handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ian Bennett.
  • 54:58 Robert Taylor produces a cross.
  • 54:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Glen Little, Matthew Kilgallon takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 53:59 Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 52:01 The ball is sent over by Billy Sharp.
  • 51:45 A cross is delivered by Glen Little, clearance made by Gareth Owen.
  • 51:35 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Glen Little.
  • 51:27 The ball is crossed by Glen Little, Sam Stockley gets a block in.
  • 50:52 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Glen Little.
  • 49:10 Glen Little takes the outswinging corner, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Chris Martin makes a comfortable save.
  • 49:00 The ball is crossed by Glen Little, John McCombe makes a clearance.
  • 47:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Anthony Griffith. Matthew Kilgallon takes the free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:10 The ref blows to signal half-time.
  • 44:54 Unfair challenge on Marc Richards by Andy Taylor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Martin.
  • 44:01 Doug Loft crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
  • 43:14 Unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Marc Richards results in a free kick. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 42:51 Unfair challenge on Anthony Griffith by Darius Henderson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John McCombe.
  • 41:29 The ball is swung over by Brian Howard.
  • 40:29 Free kick taken by Ryan France.
  • 38:58 Doug Loft gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 35:41 Foul by Marc Richards on Matthew Kilgallon, free kick awarded. Matthew Kilgallon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:44 Centre by Kris Taylor, Ian Bennett makes a comfortable save.
  • 32:48 Glen Little provided the assist for the goal.
  • 32:48 GOAL - Billy SharpSheff Utd 1 - 1 Port Vale A goal is scored by Billy Sharp from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Port Vale.
  • 32:18 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Owen on Darius Henderson. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.
  • 31:24 Foul by Brian Howard on Doug Loft, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Kris Taylor, Header on goal by John McCombe from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 30:26 Shot from inside the area by Robert Taylor clears the bar.
  • 28:13 Kyel Reid challenges Gareth Owen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
  • 27:02 Marc Richards challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Glen Little from the free kick, blocked by Anthony Griffith.
  • 26:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Sam Stockley. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Glen Little from left wing, Gareth Owen manages to make a clearance.
  • 21:27 Glen Little gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Doug Loft. Free kick taken by Kris Taylor.
  • 19:45 Sam Stockley provided the assist for the goal.
  • 19:45 GOAL - Marc RichardsSheff Utd 0 - 1 Port Vale Marc Richards finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Port Vale.
  • 19:42 The ball is sent over by Robert Taylor.
  • 16:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Griffith on Glen Little. Leigh Bromby takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:26 Kyel Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Doug Loft.
  • 15:53 Centre by Kyel Reid, blocked by Doug Loft.
  • 15:31 A cross is delivered by Ryan France.
  • 14:17 Andy Taylor crosses the ball, free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on Lee Collins. Chris Martin takes the free kick.
  • 13:03 A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, save made by Chris Martin.
  • 11:04 Stephen Quinn produces a cross.
  • 8:51 Andy Taylor sends in a cross.
  • 8:36 Kyel Reid delivers the ball, John McCombe gets a block in.
  • 7:35 Effort from the edge of the box by Glen Little goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 5:55 Outswinging corner taken by Glen Little from the right by-line, clearance made by Sam Stockley.
  • 5:36 Centre by Andy Taylor, Billy Sharp takes a shot. Save by Chris Martin.
  • 2:54 Inswinging corner taken by Glen Little, save by Chris Martin.
  • 2:49 The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid, John McCombe gets a block in.
  • 2:25 Lee Collins challenges Darius Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Glen Little from right channel.
  • 0:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Marc Richards. Ian Bennett takes the free kick.
  • 0:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darius Henderson on Sam Stockley. Direct free kick taken by John McCombe.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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Swansea 3-0 Brighton R
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