Blades go to Lions den

Last updated : 30 January 2003 By @blades_mad1889

The Blades last game was on Saturday in FA Cup round five. The Blades got to round five by beating Ipswich Town 4-3 at home. United took a 3-0 lead with two goals from birthday boy Michael Brown and one from Phil Jagielka. However the Horses hit back three goals in six minutes when Thomas Gaardsoe, Tommy Miller (penalty) and Darren Bent all struck to equalise. However United spoiled the Town party when Paul Peschisolido was on hand to snatch home the winner in the 90th minute.

United go into the game with Michael Tonge back from suspension, however Shaun Murphy is expected to miss the game as he is suffering from a broken nose. Long term injury's is Nick Montgomery (6 weeks) who has a bone chipped in his ankle and Iffy Onoura who is out until the end of the season. United can also welcome back Dean Windass who missed the cup game due to being cup-tied.

Possible Line-Up (4-4-2): Paddy Kenny, Robert Kozluk, Phil Jagielka, Robert Page, Wayne Quinn, Peter Ndlovu, Stuart McCall, Michael Brown, Michael Tonge, Dean Windass, Steve Kabba. Substitutes: Wilko de Vogt, Richard Eghill, Wayne Allison, Paul Peschisolido, Steve Yates.

The Lions FA Cup was against Southampton at the Friends Provident St Mary's Stadium where the game ended 1-1. Steve Claridge scored Millwall's goal but Kevin Davies equalised in the last minute for the


Steven Reid is defiantly out as he is suspended for the Division One clash. On the injury front is Neil Harris (Ankle), Stuart Nethercott (Grion), Mark Philips (Hamstring), Andy Roberts (Unknown), Tim Cahill and Joe Dolan (both Curciate Knee) as well as Richard Sadlier (Hip), Ben May and Christope Kinet will be missing.

On top of that is the news that recently ex-Blade, Tottenham and Barnsley defender David Tuttle has called it a day at the age of 30 due to a long term battle with injury.

Possible Line-Up (4-4-2): Tony Warner, Matt Lawrence, Robbie Ryan, Paul Robinsin, Darren Ward, David Livermore, Dennis Wise, Paul Ifill, Peter Sweeney. Kevin Braniff, Steve Claridge. Substitutes: Willy Gueret, Ronnie Bull, ???, Charlie Hearn, Sergei Baltacha.

Blades-Mad would like to thank Lions fan Gary Miles who runs

Our last trip to the Lions Den was not a memorable one as the Blades sunk to a 2-0 defeat. Stuart Neathercott (18mins) and Christophe Kinet (82) both scored in the victory.

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Prediction: Millwall 0-1 Sheffield United