Sheff Utd 2-1 Preston- Match Report
Report of match 18th February 2012
Sheff Utd 2-1 Preston- Match Report.
Evans at the double after penalty woe
Sheffield United came from behind to beat Preston 2-1 to keep their bid for automatic promotion on track.
Graham Cummins bagged his fist goal for North End to give the visitors the lead, but Ched Evans scored twice after missing a first-half penalty.
Evans was fouled by Aaron Brown inside the area shortly after the half hour, only for Lilywhites goalkeeper Thorsten Stuckmann to thwart his weak effort.
In the 38th minute Cummins headed home Nicky Hunt's cross, but it was all square four minutes later when Evans pounced from close range
United's Ryan Flynn went close to scoring before the break, putting in a header which was tipped over the bar by Struckmann.
Matt Lowton's header came back off the bar and James Beattie's follow-up was cleared off the line as the home side pressed for a winner.
The resulting corner, taken by Lee Williamson, was only half-cleared and Evans beat Stuckmann with a firm drive for his 21st goal of the season seven minutes from time.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 18th February 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Bramall Lane|
Evans 42, 83
|2 - 1||Preston N.E.
|27||Kevin McDonald (Montgomery 24)|
|11||Ryan Flynn (Williamson 69)|
|17||Richard Cresswell (Beattie 81)|
|4||Nick Montgomery (McDonald 24)|
|14||Lee Williamson (Flynn 69)|
|10||James Beattie (Cresswell 81)|
|15||Adam Barton (Murphy 87)|
|10||Barry Nicholson (McLaughlin 61)|
|39||Graham Cummins (Douglas 81)|
|27||Jamie Douglas (Cummins 81)|
|34||Rhys Murphy (Barton 87)|
|3||Conor McLaughlin (Nicholson 61)|
|Sheff. Utd. cards shown|
|Preston N.E. cards shown|
|2 mins||Alex Marrow||Unsporting behaviour|
|27 mins||Aaron Brown||Unsporting behaviour|
|44 mins||Graham Cummins||Unsporting behaviour|