Sheff Wed 1-0 Sheff Utd- Report
Report of match 26th February 2012
Sheff Wed 1-0 Sheff Utd- Report.
Owls soar to derby day success
Chris O'Grady's second-half goal was enough to give Sheffield Wednesday a 1-0 win at home to arch-rivals Sheffield United in the Steel City derby.
O'Grady, who had earlier shot wide, met Lewis Buxton's cross with a near-post header to score the decisive goal in the 73rd minute to move the Owls up to third place in the table and to within two points of their neighbours.
Lee Williamson went close to giving United a 16th-minute lead when his free-kick from just outside the area struck the underside of the crossbar and bounced down on to the goal-line. Stephen Bywater easily saved Richard Cresswell's follow-up.
At the other end, Steve Simonsen saved a Chris Lines free-kick and Reda Johnson headed over.
Towards the end of the first half, United striker Ched Evans put a long-range effort wide.
O'Grady struck and the Blades rallied but Evans saw his low free-kick easily saved by Bywater. The Wednesday goalkeeper also kept out a shot from substitute Ryan Flynn and tipped over a header from Matt Lowton in injury time.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Sunday, 26th February 2012 Kick off: 13:00 Venue: Hillsborough|
|1 - 0||Sheff. Utd.
|7||David Prutton (Jones 63)|
|27||Michail Antonio (Llera 90+1)|
|30||Ryan Lowe (Madine 59)|
|32||Miguel Llera (Antonio 90+1)|
|16||Mike Jones (Prutton 63)|
|14||Gary Madine (Lowe 59)|
|28||Stephen Quinn (Beattie 86)|
|4||Nick Montgomery (Flynn 79)|
|17||Richard Cresswell (Hoskins 84)|
|7||Will Hoskins (Cresswell 84)|
|10||James Beattie (Quinn 86)|
|11||Ryan Flynn (Montgomery 79)|
|Sheff. Wed. cards shown|
|Sheff. Utd. cards shown|