Sheff Utd 3-1 Hartlepool- Match Report
Report of match 31st December 2011
Sheff Utd 3-1 Hartlepool- Match Report.
United eight not to win
Sheffield United cruised to their eight straight win, beating Hartlepool 3-1 following first-half goals from Ryan Flynn, Chris Porter and Ched Evans.
After Evans was blocked in the area, Flynn seized on the loose ball to fire low past Scott Flinders in the 12th minute.
Porter doubled the hosts' advantage 11 minutes before half-time with a close-range header after Evans back-heeled into the path of Flynn, who crossed from the left byline
Neale Cooper was taking charge of the first game in his second reign as Hartlepool manager, and his side went close to pulling a goal back in the 38th minute when Jack Baldwin's shot came back off the bar.
Neil Austin also put a free-kick wide as Pools briefly rallied.
Evans made it 3-0 shortly before the break, firing just inside Flinders' right-hand post after receiving the ball from Matt Lowton inside the area.
In the second half Porter missed a good chance, scooping the ball over from eight yards and Flinders made saves from Flynn and Evans.
Peter Hartley grabbed a consolation for the visitors in stoppage time with a low shot.
|Competition: npower League One Kick Off: 13:00 Venue: Bramall Lane Attendance: 20,372|
|3 - 1||Hartlepool U.
|-||Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 1.|
|90+3||Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 1.|
|90+3||Goal! Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 1. Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andy Monkhouse with a cross.|
|90+2||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|80||Substitution, Sheffield United. Nick Montgomery replaces Kevin McDonald.|
|79||Substitution, Sheffield United. James Beattie replaces Chris Porter.|
|78||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|77||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|72||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|67||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|66||Substitution, Hartlepool United. Luke James replaces Sam Collins.|
|62||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|55||Substitution, Sheffield United. Johannes Ertl replaces Matthew Lowton.|
|49||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|46||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|46||Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Brown replaces Jack Baldwin.|
|46||Substitution, Hartlepool United. Adam Boyd replaces Paul Murray.|
|-||Second Half begins Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 0.|
|45+2||First Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 0.|
|45||Corner, Hartlepool United.|
|42||Goal! Sheffield United 3, Hartlepool United 0. Ched Evans (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Lowton with a cross.|
|34||Goal! Sheffield United 2, Hartlepool United 0. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Flynn with a cross.|
|30||Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|19||Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.|
|12||Goal! Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 0. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.|
|3||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|3||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|2||Corner, Sheffield United.|
|-||First Half begins.|
|-||Lineups are announced and players are warming up.|