Chesterfield 0-1 Sheff Utd- Report
Report of match 26th November 2011
Chesterfield 0-1 Sheff Utd- Report.
Evans downs Chesterfield
A superb solo goal from Ched Evans broke the brave resistance of League One bottom club Chesterfield and earned Sheffield United a hard-fought 1-0 win.
Evans produced a rare moment of quality eight minutes from time to settle a frantic game at the B2net Stadium.
Chesterfield had failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous 13 games but they defended well in the first half and Greg Fleming twice saved well from Evans and Chris Porter.
Steve Simonsen denied Lee Johnson just before half time and Fleming again saved from Evans before Leon Clarke struck the United bar with an overhead kick in the 62nd minute.
The game appeared to be heading for stalemate when Evans picked the ball up 30 yards from goal and slipped past two defenders before firing low into the bottom right corner from 15 yards.
Chesterfield responded with a triple substitution but Stephen Quinn almost added a second before 2,000 United fans celebrated a first away League win since October.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 26th November 2011 Kick off: 13:00 Venue: Whittington Moor|
||0 - 1||Sheff. Utd.
|18||Lee Johnson (Westcarr 86)|
|31||Leon Clarke (Lester 87)|
|34||Temitope Obadeyi (Morgan 88)|
|9||Craig Westcarr (Johnson 86)|
|14||Jack Lester (Clarke 87)|
|17||Dean Morgan (Obadeyi 88)|
|14||Lee Williamson (Flynn 74)|
|21||Chris Porter (Ertl 89)|
|11||Ryan Flynn (Williamson 74)|
|6||Johnny Ertl (Porter 89)|
|Chesterfield cards shown|
|13 mins||Neal Trotman||Unsporting behaviour|
|Sheff. Utd. cards shown|