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  • English League 1
  • 12 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Gigg Lane
  • Attendance: 3,064
BuryBuryvSheff UtdSheff Utd
02
  • Forte, 38
  • Murphy, 60

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Match ends, Bury 0, Sheffield United 2.

90+4 mins:Second Half ends, Bury 0, Sheffield United 2.

90+3 mins:Foul by Zac Thompson (Bury).

90+3 mins:Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

90+2 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Joe Ironside tries a through ball, but Joe Ironside is caught offside.

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

89 mins:Carl Regan (Bury) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89 mins:Foul by Carl Regan (Bury).

89 mins:Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Dave Kitson tries a through ball, but Dave Kitson is caught offside.

86 mins:Foul by Carl Regan (Bury).

86 mins:Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

84 mins:Offside, Bury. David Healy tries a through ball, but David Healy is caught offside.

82 mins:Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury).

82 mins:Barry Robson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Substitution, Bury. David Healy replaces Andy Bishop.

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

82 mins:Stéphane Zubar (Bury) wins a free kick.

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

81 mins:Carl Regan (Bury) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Foul by Carl Regan (Bury).

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

75 mins:Foul by Andy Bishop (Bury).

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

74 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Barry Robson replaces Jonathan Forte.

73 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

68 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy tries a through ball, but Jamie Murphy is caught offside.

65 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

62 mins:Substitution, Bury. David Worrall replaces Steven Schumacher.

62 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

60 mins:Goal! Bury 0, Sheffield United 2. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

59 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

58 mins:Foul by Stéphane Zubar (Bury).

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

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

58 mins:Stéphane Zubar (Bury) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Offside, Bury. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

54 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Jonathan Forte tries a through ball, but Jonathan Forte is caught offside.

53 mins:Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Bury) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Steven Schumacher with a cross.

52 mins:Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United).

50 mins:Foul by Steven Schumacher (Bury).

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

47 mins:Foul by Joe Skarz (Bury).

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

47 mins:Foul by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).

47 mins:Steven Schumacher (Bury) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Offside, Bury. Andy Bishop tries a through ball, but Andy Bishop is caught offside.

Second Half begins Bury 0, Sheffield United 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Bury 0, Sheffield United 1.

45+1 mins:Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

45+1 mins:Foul by Steven Schumacher (Bury).

45+1 mins:Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

42 mins:Nicholas Ajose (Bury) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).

40 mins:Carl Regan (Bury) wins a free kick.

40 mins:Foul by Nicholas Ajose (Bury).

40 mins:Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Goal! Bury 0, Sheffield United 1. Jonathan Forte (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Stéphane Zubar (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

36 mins:Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

36 mins:Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Corner, Bury.

34 mins:Attempt blocked. Zac Thompson (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

33 mins:Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

30 mins:Foul by Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United).

30 mins:Steven Schumacher (Bury) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Danny Higginbotham tries a through ball, but Danny Higginbotham is caught offside.

27 mins:Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

27 mins:Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Foul by Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Bury).

26 mins:Jonathan Forte (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Foul by Tom Soares (Bury).

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

21 mins:Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Ryan Flynn.

21 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

19 mins:Corner, Bury.

19 mins:Attempt saved. Nicholas Ajose (Bury) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

15 mins:Attempt missed. Nicholas Ajose (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

11 mins:Offside, Bury. Nicholas Ajose tries a through ball, but Nicholas Ajose is caught offside.

9 mins:Foul by Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United).

9 mins:Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick.

7 mins:Foul by Stéphane Zubar (Bury).

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

6 mins:Attempt missed. Steven Schumacher (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

5 mins:Foul by Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United).

5 mins:Steven Schumacher (Bury) wins a free kick.

5 mins:Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 12 February 2013, 7:45pm
  • Gigg Lane
  • Attendance: 3,064
BuryBuryvSheff UtdSheff Utd
02
  • Forte, 38
  • Murphy, 60

match report

Sheffield United closed the gap on the automatic promotion places in League One to three points with a 2-0 win at Bury on Tuesday.

Jonathan Forte's first goal since returning to the club on loan from Southampton and a Jamie Murphy strike sealed the points at Gigg Lane.

It was a particularly disappointing night for Bury manager Kevin Blackwell, who was facing his former club for the first time since being sacked as manager in 2010.

But revenge never looked on the cards as United enjoyed the better chances, Forte denied early on by Trevor Carson.

The Bury 'keeper also scrambled to keep out a Harry Maguire header while George Long tipped away a Nick Ajose effort at the other end.

The visitors eventually went in front seven minutes before the break when Forte cut in from the flank to fire into the bottom corner.

Ashley Eastham spurned a great chance to equalise soon after the break, blasting over from Steven Schumacher's free-kick.

And Bury paid the price, allowing Murphy to seal the win with a powerful finish after some catastrophic defending from a corner.

team line-up

1Trevor Carson
24Stéphane Zubar
19Carl Regan
3Joe Skarz
6Ashley Eastham
34Ethan Ebanks-Landell
32Zac Thompson
8Steven Schumacher62
35Tom Soares
10Andy Bishop82
15Nicholas Ajose

substitutes

30Cameron Belford
7David Worrall62
25David Healy82
9Craig Jones
37Sebastien Carole
13Mark Carrington

referee

Graham Salisbury

team line-up

25George Long
4Danny Higginbotham
5Harry Maguire
29Anthony McMahon
15Neill Collins
7Ryan Flynn
11Kevin McDonald
8Michael Doyle
23Jamie Murphy
16Jonathan Forte74
14Dave Kitson89

substitutes

6Matthew Hill
36Diego De Girolamo
24Joe Ironside89
35Danny Coyne
2Darryl Westlake
19Barry Robson74
26Callum McFadzean

referee

Graham Salisbury

match stats

possession %4455
shots on target14
shots off target44
corners23
tackles won00
offsides45