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  • English League 1
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Bramall Lane
  • Attendance: 19,941
Sheff UtdSheff UtdvHartlepoolHartlepool
2
  • Doyle, 30
  • Maguire, 90+5
3
  • Howard, 7
  • Humphreys, 54
  • Howard, 72

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Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Hartlepool United 3.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Hartlepool United 3.

90+5 mins:Goal! Sheffield United 2, Hartlepool United 3. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

90+5 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

90 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

89 mins:James Poole (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Foul by James Poole (Hartlepool United).

89 mins:Jordan Chappell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

88 mins:Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

88 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

87 mins:Foul by Evan Horwood (Hartlepool United).

87 mins:Jordan Chappell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Corner, Hartlepool United.

84 mins:Corner, Hartlepool United.

84 mins:Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

84 mins:Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Joe Ironside replaces Dave Kitson.

82 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Richard Cresswell replaces Michael Doyle.

81 mins:Foul by Steve Howard (Hartlepool United).

81 mins:Marcus Williams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

80 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. Andy Monkhouse replaces Jonathan Franks.

78 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

76 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

76 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

76 mins:Attempt blocked. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Chappell with a cross.

74 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

72 mins:Goal! Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 3. Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by James Poole with a cross.

71 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

71 mins:Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

70 mins:Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

70 mins:Foul by Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United).

70 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. Neil Austin replaces Simon Walton.

69 mins:Sam Collins (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68 mins:Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

68 mins:Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Jordan Chappell replaces John Cofie.

65 mins:Attempt saved. John Cofie (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

64 mins:Foul by Marcus Williams (Sheffield United).

64 mins:Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

63 mins:Foul by Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United).

63 mins:John Cofie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

61 mins:Foul by Antony Sweeney (Hartlepool United).

61 mins:Marcus Williams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Substitution, Hartlepool United. James Poole replaces Charlie Wyke.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

56 mins:Foul by Evan Horwood (Hartlepool United).

56 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Goal! Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 2. Richie Humphreys (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

51 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn tries a through ball, but Ryan Flynn is caught offside.

51 mins:Attempt blocked. John Cofie (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Blackman with a cross.

49 mins:Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

46 mins:Foul by Steve Howard (Hartlepool United).

46 mins:Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 1.

45+2 mins:Attempt missed. Richie Humphreys (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

45+1 mins:Corner, Hartlepool United.

45 mins:Attempt blocked. Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42 mins:Foul by Steve Howard (Hartlepool United).

42 mins:Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Dave Kitson (Sheffield United).

42 mins:Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

39 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

39 mins:Foul by Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United).

39 mins:Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

34 mins:Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

30 mins:Goal! Sheffield United 1, Hartlepool United 1. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

29 mins:Foul by John Cofie (Sheffield United).

29 mins:Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

24 mins:Offside, Hartlepool United. Charlie Wyke tries a through ball, but Charlie Wyke is caught offside.

23 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

22 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

20 mins:Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

20 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

19 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18 mins:Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

18 mins:Charlie Wyke (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Offside, Hartlepool United. Charlie Wyke tries a through ball, but Charlie Wyke is caught offside.

13 mins:Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

13 mins:John Cofie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Foul by Dave Kitson (Sheffield United).

12 mins:Simon Walton (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

10 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

9 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

8 mins:Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

8 mins:Peter Hartley (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Goal! Sheffield United 0, Hartlepool United 1. Steve Howard (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Evan Horwood with a cross.

5 mins:Attempt blocked. Jonathan Franks (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

2 mins:Attempt blocked. Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

2 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

1 mins:Foul by Sam Collins (Hartlepool United).

1 mins:John Cofie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 29 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Bramall Lane
  • Attendance: 19,941
Sheff UtdSheff UtdvHartlepoolHartlepool
2
  • Doyle, 30
  • Maguire, 90+5
3
  • Howard, 7
  • Humphreys, 54
  • Howard, 72

match report

Two goals from veteran striker Steve Howard helped Hartlepool to a surprise 3-2 success at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

Hartlepool ended their miserable 22-game winless run and the Blades' unbeaten home league record.

Lifelong Sheffield Wednesday fan Ritchie Humphreys also found the net for the visitors, with Michael Doyle and Harry Maguire scoring for the hosts, who began the day top of League One but slip to second place after this shock defeat.

Bottom-of-the-table Pools took a surprise seventh-minute lead when Howard headed home Evan Horwood's pin-point cross.

Buoyed by that early goal, the visitors put the Blades' defence under pressure for a spell with Howard missing the target after being put through on goal. Jonathan Franks also put an effort off target.

The hosts then enjoyed a good spell of possession with Nick Blackman having a shot on the run saved by Scott Flinders.

But a 30th-minute error from Flinders brought the Blades level, Doyle's 25-yard shot slipping through the goalkeeper's hands and into the back of the net.

Humphreys put Hartlepool back in front with a near-post shot after 54 minutes, George Long got a hand to the ball but could not keep it out.

Howard handed them a two-gaol cushion with a looping header from James Poole's cross in the 72nd minute.

The visitors hung on until stoppage tim when Maguire's 12-yard finish made it 3-2 but it was too little, too late for Danny Wilson's side.

team line-up

25George Long
5Harry Maguire
6Matthew Hill
30Marcus Williams
2Darryl Westlake
8Michael Doyle82
7Ryan Flynn
11Kevin McDonald
14Dave Kitson82
19John Cofie67
10Nick Blackman

substitutes

32Terry Kennedy
17Richard Cresswell82
35Danny Coyne
24Joe Ironside82
21Jordan Chappell67
22Danny Philliskirk
16David McAllister

referee

Darren Deadman

team line-up

1Scott Flinders
5Sam Collins
29Peter Hartley
6Evan Horwood
15Antony Sweeney
7Jonathan Franks80
19Jordan Richards
3Richie Humphreys
8Simon Walton69
39Steve Howard
36Charlie Wyke60

substitutes

10James Poole60
18Jack Baldwin
22Darren Holden
2Neil Austin69
11Andy Monkhouse80
31Adam McHugh
33Luke James

referee

Darren Deadman

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target63
shots off target35
corners123
tackles won00
offsides12