Ex Owl Makes Debut

Last updated : 30 September 2009 By @blades_mad1889

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It was a night never to forget as the Blades fought back to draw three-three with the Blues; Darius Henderson had given the home side a 1-0 lead when a mistake by keeper Richard Wright allowed Henderson to head home (9 minutes), but Ipswich found a breath

richard cresswell (left)

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of resurgence and with goals from Jonathan Walters (24), Grand Leadbitter (34) and Gareth McAuley (70) sprung themselves into a 3-1 lead.

United, never beaten clawed a goal back by a swift move from Henderson (77) and four minutes into stoppage time another mistake by Wright allowed Chris Morgan (90+4) to stab home at the far post, moments later the game could have been won when James Harper shot agonisingly wide with the keeper beaten.

In the first half centre-half Matthew Kilgallon was forced to leave the field of play early through injury with the Blades trailing two-one and was replaced by Andrew Davies. The defender returned to the side after missing the humiliating 2-1 defeat in Swansea - he had made his debut in the historic 3-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

The former Middlesbrough defenders performance against the Blues on Tuesday can be nothing more than described as average; overall the whole team were poor and unprofessional against an Ipswich side whom had failed to notch a win this season.

However Davies wasn't at fault for Town's third goal which was scored by McAuley with twenty minutes remaining of the match. With Kilgallon now likely to be out injured its expected that Davies will return to the fold alongside captain Chris Morgan in our South Yorkshire derby against Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane this Saturday.

Meanwhile striker Richard Creswell's performance against Ipswich was indescribable; he was thrown onto the pitch under difficult circumstances with thirteen minutes remaining after Darius Henderson had netted his second goal in the hope that a leveller could be found.

Though Cresswell himself could have had an opportunity to score shortly before Morgan sent the home crowed into disarray. The ball was crossed into the box with Cresswell lurking at the far post unmarked, but the ball was flicked on by a United forward and took the ball away from a sliding Cresswell whom no doubt would have found the net had he connected. He will most probably once again be selected for the substitutes bench in our game against Rovers this weekend.