As it happened- Norwich City 1:0 Sheffield United

Last updated : 21 September 2008 By Jamie Furniss
90:00+1 - GOAL: Lee Croft scored an injury time winner for Norwich.

89:00 - Danny Webber was one-on-one on goal but the goalkeeper does really well to pull off a save.

86:00 - Hendrie's curl couldn't sneak in to the net. The ball went wide.

85:00 - Russell hits the ball over the bar.

79:00 - Paddy Kenny pulls off a magnificent save. Sibierski boots the ball to the ground and Kenny has to dive high with the ball looping into the top corner.

77:00 - Cureton launches the ball straight into the palms of Paddy Kenny.

76:00 - End to end football at Carrow Road. Goal-kick Blades.

72:00 - Wes Hoolahan comes on for City.

70:00 - Kenny comes to the rescue when Fotheringham could've taken the league.

68:00 - Danny Webber and James Beattie combine together but their end product, unfortunately, isn't a goal.

65:00 - Morgan can't keep his shot on target from a corner. Meanwhile Gary Speed thought he were fouled in the process.

60:00 - Substitution - Billy Sharp is replaced by Danny Webber.

55:00 - Speed's powerful header zooms over the crossbar.

52:00 - Gary Speed slots the ball into the net but he were offside.

51:00 - Montgomery slips through a hurdle of defenders and saw his effort rebound off the post.

46:00 - A fast tempo greets the second half. The game has a real pace about it.

45:00 - The match recommences and United will be surging for their first league victory since Blackpool.

45:00+4 - After an entertaining first-half, the score line reamins a 0:0 stalemate.

45:00+2 - Paddy Kenny pulls off an impressive diving save.

45:00 - Kilgallon's long-range volley is nowhere near the goal.

41:00 - Montgomery does well in his defensive duties.

36:00 - Cotterill gets caught offside while trying to attack.

34:00 - James Beattie put the ball well wide from the resulting free-kick.

33:00 - Billy Sharp wins a free-kick after Drury handled.

30:00 - Beattie's back post header didn't trouble the goalkeeper.

29:00 - Cotterill curls the ball round the wall with Marshall having to parry the ball wide.

24:00 - Billy Sharp narrowly missed the target and could've taken the lead.

22:00 - Cotterill's crosses are proving difficult for Norwich to contend with. Beattie came close.

20:00 - Beattie flicked the ball in the air from Cotterill's cross but Marshall collected.

19:00 - Quinn released the ball rapidly and lost possession.

14:00 - Gary Speed was involved in the action again. From the resulting
corner he conceded a foul in the Norwich area and the referee blew for a free-kick for the Canaries.

13:00 - Halford's throw once again proved a threat. Gary Speed lept up above the defender to head the ball towards goal with the keeper having to tip the ball round the post.

9:00 - Paddy Kenny hesitated and did a goalkeeping error but had to prevent the ball from going in off of the Norwich striker by redeeming himself and pulling off a superb save.

8:00 - Beattie's flick-on layed off Stephen Quinn who blasted the ball straight at the goalkeeper.

4:00 - A long throw by Greg Halford caused hesitation in the Norwich penalty area but Beattie couldn't get onto the end of it.

1:00 - The Canaries put pressure on immediately with the Blades having to clear their lines comfortably.

0:00 - The match gets underway at Carrow Road.

14:47 - Another eleven fixtures are to be played in the Championship this afternoon.

Birmingham City v Blackpool
Bristol City v Doncaster Rovers
Coventry City v QPR
Crystal Palace v Plymouth Argyle
Derby County v Cardiff City
Nottingham Forest v Charlton Athletic
Preston North End v Wolves
Sheffield Wednesday v Ipswich Town
Southampton v Barnsley
Swansea v Burnley
Watford v Reading

2:17pm - The last visit down to Carrow Road was an unforgettable one when Matt Kilgallon's header was ruled out for offside. Replays showed that the defender was clearly onside and the goal should have stood. Let's hope we get the rub of the green today!

2:10pm - Confirmed Blades team


Substitutions to be confirmed...

2:00pm - Welcome to the Match Thread for Norwich City vs Sheffield United. Both teams come into the game disappointed after two un-pleasing results. Norwich came off worst when they encountered QPR while the Blades were given a tough ride by Coventry City.