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English FA Cup

Tuesday, 3 February 2015,

Sheff United
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Preston NE
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Bramall Lane
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Bramall Lane
  • Attendance: 13,161
  • 38' Jamie Murphy
  • 63' Paul Gallagher
  • 69' Paul Huntington
  • 73' Paul Gallagher - pen

Sheffield United

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Preston North End

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New recruits miss out for Blades

Sheffield United will be without new signings Jason Holt, John Brayford, Kieron Freeman and Paul Coutts for their FA Cup replay against Preston.

All four are ineligible for the fourth-round tie and boss Nigel Clough is expected to use his full squad again after making 10 changes for Saturday's win against Swindon from the side beaten by Tottenham in the Capital One Cup last week.

Goalkeeper Mark Howard rested a back problem at the weekend and defender Bob Harris was absent due to a family bereavement, but both are expected to be in contention.

Ryan Flynn has missed the last three games due to an Achilles problem and is also expected to return to the squad.

Preston, who are winless in their last seven games, will be without cup-tied duo Daniel Johnson and Sam Johnstone.

Midfielder Johnson made his debut in the Lilywhites' 2-1 defeat to Crawley on Saturday but his appearance in Oldham's defeat against Doncaster prevents him from facing the Blades. Neil Kilkenny could return in his spot.

Johnstone also played in that second-round tie, one of three appearances in the competition made while on loan with Doncaster this season, so Thorsten Stuckmann will return in goal.

Loanees Paul Gallagher and Jermaine Beckford are able to play, with the latter pushing for a return after missing the last three games through illness.

91'+4

Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston North End) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Offside called on Jamie Murphy

91'+4

Jose Baxter crosses the ball.

91'+4

Throw-in: Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes it (Defending)

91'+3

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) Free Kick at 94'

91'+3

Robert Harris commits a foul on Joe Garner resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

91'+2

Jamie Murphy hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

91'+1

James McEveley clears the ball from danger.

91'+1

Kyel Reid crosses the ball.

91'+1

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

91'

James McEveley hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

91'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

90'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

89'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

88'

Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston North End) Free Kick at 88'

88'

Preston North End makes a sub: John Welsh enters for Scott Laird. Reason: Tactical

88'

Preston North End makes a sub: Joe Garner enters for Kevin Davies. Reason: Tactical

87'

Louis Reed commits a foul on Paul Gallagher resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

86'

Throw-in: Robert Harris takes it (Defending)

85'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

85'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

85'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Attacking)

84'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Attacking)

84'

Mark Howard (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 84'

83'

Preston North End makes a sub: Kyel Reid enters for Chris Humphrey. Reason: Tactical

83'

Offside called on Scott Laird

83'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

82'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

81'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

81'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

80'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Attacking)

80'

Mark Howard takes a long goal kick

80'

Sheffield United makes a sub: Diago De Girolamo enters for Michael Doyle. Reason: Tactical

79'

Paul Gallagher hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

78'

Mark Howard takes a long goal kick

77'

Paul Gallagher hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

77'

Chris Basham clears the ball from danger.

77'

Chris Humphrey crosses the ball.

77'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

76'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

76'

Chris Basham hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

75'

Chris Basham hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

75'

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 75'

75'

Josh Brownhill commits a foul on Jamal Campbell-Ryce resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

73'

1 - 3

Paul Gallagher hits the penalty kick with his right foot to the lower left corner and scores!!

73'

James McEveley commits a foul on Chris Humphrey resulting on a penalty for Preston North End

72'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

72'

Callum Woods clears the ball from danger.

72'

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.

72'

Scott Laird clears the ball from danger.

72'

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.

72'

Scott Laird clears the ball from danger.

71'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

71'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

70'

Paul Huntington

69'

1 - 2

Goal!! Paul Huntington hits a right footed shot to the lower left corner from the right 6 yard and scores!! Preston North End now leads 2 - 1

69'

Paul Huntington hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

69'

That last goal was assisted by Scott Laird

68'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

68'

Throw-in: Michael Doyle takes it (Attacking)

67'

Thorsten Stuckmann makes the save (Catch)

67'

Robert Harris hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

66'

Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston North End) Free Kick at 66'

65'

Offside called on Jamal Campbell-Ryce

65'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

64'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

64'

Sheffield United makes a sub: Louis Reed enters for Steven Scougall. Reason: Tactical

63'

1 - 1

Goal!! Paul Gallagher hits a right footed shot to the upper right corner from the centre and scores!! The game is now tied at 1

63'

Paul Gallagher hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

63'

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) Free Kick at 63'

62'

Robert Harris commits a foul on Chris Humphrey resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

61'

Tom Clarke clears the ball from danger.

61'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

60'

Josh Brownhill crosses the ball.

60'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

60'

Mark Howard makes the save (Parry)

60'

Scott Laird hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

59'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

59'

Robert Harris clears the ball from danger.

59'

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball.

59'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

59'

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) Free Kick at 59'

59'

Sinan Bolat commits a foul on Kevin Davies resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

58'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

58'

Scott Wiseman hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

56'

Throw-in: Tom Clarke takes it (Attacking)

56'

Robert Harris clears the ball from danger.

56'

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball.

55'

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) Free Kick at 55'

55'

Offside called on Sinan Bolat

54'

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) Free Kick at 54'

54'

Steven Scougall commits a foul on Scott Laird resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

53'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

52'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

52'

Mark Howard makes the save (Catch)

52'

Tom Clarke hits a good header. Outcome: save

51'

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball.

51'

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) Free Kick at 51'

51'

Sinan Bolat

51'

Sinan Bolat commits a foul on Callum Woods resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

50'

Michael Doyle hits a good header. Outcome: save

50'

Jose Baxter crosses the ball.

49'

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.

49'

James McEveley (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 49'

48'

Paul Gallagher

48'

Paul Gallagher commits a foul on Jose Baxter resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

48'

Throw-in: Robert Harris takes it (Attacking)

47'

Tom Clarke clears the ball from danger.

47'

Robert Harris crosses the ball.

47'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

46'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

46'

The second half is under way

46'+1

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

46'+1

James McEveley hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

46'+1

Thorsten Stuckmann makes the save (Parry)

46'

Jose Baxter hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

46'

Jose Baxter crosses the ball.

46'

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 46'

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

46'

Josh Brownhill commits a foul on Jamie Murphy resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

45'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

45'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

43'

Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball.

43'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

42'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

42'

Ryan Flynn hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

42'

Paul Gallagher clears the ball from danger.

41'

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.

41'

Kevin Davies clears the ball from danger.

41'

Jose Baxter hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

40'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

40'

Kevin Davies crosses the ball.

40'

Chris Humphrey crosses the ball.

38'

1 - 0

Goal!! Jamie Murphy hits a right footed shot to the lower right corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Sheffield United now leads 1 - 0

38'

Jamie Murphy hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

38'

That last goal was assisted by Michael Doyle

38'

Josh Brownhill clears the ball from danger.

38'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

37'

Josh Brownhill hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

36'

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 36'

36'

Chris Humphrey commits a foul on Robert Harris resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

35'

Throw-in: Robert Harris takes it (Defending)

34'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

34'

Mark Howard takes a long goal kick

34'

Scott Laird hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

34'

Neil Kilkenny (Preston North End) Free Kick at 34'

33'

Jose Baxter commits a foul on Scott Laird resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

33'

Callum Woods crosses the ball.

33'

James McEveley clears the ball from danger.

32'

Mark Howard makes the save (Tip Over)

32'

Scott Laird hits a good header. Outcome: save

31'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

31'

James McEveley hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

30'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

29'

Tom Clarke hits a good header. Outcome: save

28'

Chris Humphrey hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

28'

James McEveley clears the ball from danger.

28'

Paul Gallagher crosses the ball.

28'

Chris Basham clears the ball from danger.

28'

Scott Wiseman crosses the ball.

27'

Sinan Bolat hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

27'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

26'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

25'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

23'

Jamie Murphy crosses the ball.

23'

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 23'

23'

Paul Huntington commits a foul on Sinan Bolat resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

22'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

22'

Throw-in: Callum Woods takes it (Defending)

22'

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 22'

22'

Kevin Davies commits a foul on Robert Harris resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

21'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

21'

Scott Laird (Preston North End) Free Kick at 21'

21'

Michael Doyle commits a foul on Kevin Davies resulting on a free kick for Preston North End

20'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

20'

James McEveley (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 20'

17'

Josh Brownhill commits a foul on Michael Doyle resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

17'

Mark Howard (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 17'

17'

Offside called on Scott Laird

16'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

15'

Paul Gallagher hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

14'

Callum Woods crosses the ball.

13'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

12'

Kevin Davies hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: hit post

11'

Scott Laird hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

10'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Defending)

10'

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 10'

10'

Josh Brownhill commits a foul on Sinan Bolat resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

10'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Defending)

9'

Thorsten Stuckmann takes a long goal kick

7'

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball.

5'

Throw-in: Scott Laird takes it (Attacking)

5'

Thorsten Stuckmann (Preston North End) Free Kick at 5'

4'

Offside called on Sinan Bolat

4'

Throw-in: Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes it (Defending)

3'

Throw-in: Ryan Flynn takes it (Attacking)

3'

Throw-in: Scott Laird takes it (Defending)

3'

James McEveley clears the ball from danger.

3'

Scott Laird crosses the ball.

3'

Chris Basham clears the ball from danger.

2'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

2'

Throw-in: Scott Wiseman takes it (Attacking)

2'

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) Free Kick at 2'

1'

Kevin Davies commits a foul on James McEveley resulting on a free kick for Sheffield United

1'

Game on!

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Possession

52%
48%
  • Sheffield United
  • Preston North End

Shots

15
17

Shots on target

6
11

Fouls

9
9

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

1
2

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Sheff United1 - 3Preston NE
Preston NE1 - 1Sheff United
Sheff United2 - 1Preston NE
Preston NE1 - 1Sheff United
Preston NE0 - 0Sheff United
Sheff United0 - 1Preston NE

Sheff United

  • 1Mark Howard
  • 19James McEveley
  • 3Robert Harris
  • 7Ryan Flynn
  • 6Chris Basham
  • 10Steven Scougall
  • -> Louis Reed
  • 9Jamie Murphy
  • 8Michael Doyle
  • -> Diago De Girolamo
  • 20Jamal Campbell-Ryce
  • 12Sinan Bolat
  • 11Jose Baxter
  • Subs
  • 27Terry Kennedy
  • 24Iain Turner
  • 2Craig Alcock
  • 16Ben Davies
  • 34Florent Cuvelier

Preston NE

  • 21Thorsten Stuckmann
  • 5Tom Clarke
  • 15Callum Woods
  • 23Paul Huntington
  • 30Josh Brownhill
  • 3Scott Laird
  • -> John Welsh
  • 8Neil Kilkenny
  • 12Paul Gallagher
  • 4Scott Wiseman
  • 9Kevin Davies
  • -> Joe Garner
  • 7Chris Humphrey
  • -> Kyel Reid
  • Subs
  • 31Alan Browne
  • 35Matthew Hudson
  • 40Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
  • 6Bailey Wright

Preston North End rally to set up tie against Manchester United

Preston hit three goals in 10 second-half minutes to dispose of cup kings Sheffield United 3-1 and set up a mouth-watering FA Cup fifth-round home clash with Manchester United.

It looked as if the Blades, who were beaten in the Capital One Cup semi-final by Tottenham last week , would continue their love affair with the cup competitions as they led through Jamie Murphy's first-half opener.

But they were second best throughout and Preston responded in style after the break as Paul Gallagher netted either side of Paul Huntington's header to arrange the meeting with Louis van Gaal's side, who saw off Cambridge 3-0 in their replay on Tuesday night.

It was thoroughly deserved for the visitors, who bossed matters from the off and should have been in front after 12 minutes when a defensive lapse from Chris Basham sent Kevin Davies clear but, with time and space, the veteran striker could only hit the post.

There were further chances for Simon Grayson's men and home goalkeeper Mark Howard made a hat-trick of saves, the best a superb low stop to keep out Tom Clarke's back-post header.

And it was against the run of play when the hosts, who reached the last four of this competition last season, stole into a 38th-minute lead as Murphy cut inside and his low shot went through keeper Thorsten Stuckmann's grasp.

It was an open start to the second half, with both sides threatening, but North End wrapped up the tie with a 10-minute three-goal salvo.

Gallagher's moment of brilliance brought the sides level after 63 minutes as the on-loan Leicester man whipped a stunning 18-yard free-kick into the top corner, and Huntington's header from Scott Laird's corner six minutes later put the visitors ahead.

The game was made safe when Gallagher netted from the spot following Jay McEveley's foul on Chris Humphrey, and United had no response as their impressive cup exploits ended for another season.




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