Sheffield United 1 - 2 Bristol City

Match info: League One at Bramall Lane

Date: 09/08/2014 KO: 12:15 Ref: Att: 19,889

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Sheff Utd

Michael Higdon 32


Bristol C

Aaron Wilbraham 20
Wade Elliott 72

FT (ht: 1-1)

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  • Sheff Utd 1 Bristol City 2. Big win on the opening weekend for City. They grind out the points and are up and running. United played well, but must wait for their first points.

  • Pack back to Fielding. He hammers into the sky. That should be it.

  • Time running out and United don't have the ball. Wilbraham with good strength. He finds Smith, who darts into the box. His cut back is aimed towards Emmanuel-Thomas, who slips.

  • McNulty down the right and able to feed a cross to the near post. United have no runners in that area and Fielding can drop onto the ball. City playing the clock now.

  • Emmanuel-Thomas involved immediately. He helps to bundle the ball into the path of Smith. Rush of blood from 25 yards out as he sees a wayward drive sail away into the crowd.

  • Baldock withdrawn to make way for Emmanuel-Thomas. Not a bad option for City to have on the bench - another 20-goal striker. Strength in depth could be key.

  • Campbell-Ryce with a wayward cross from the right which sails away on the far side. Opportunity for City to make their final change.

  • Five minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  • Murphy's dipping cross from the left is pounced upon by Fielding. City dropping very deep. Another cross from Davies is met by Flint. He's been a rock for City today.

  • Elliott being withdrawn by City. Wagstaff sent on in his place. First job, defend a throw. He does that, forcing another. McNulty then turns the ball into the box, but Higdon is facing away from goal when he gathers.

  • McNulty loses the ball, then finds it. Cross from the right is scuffed badly. United still in possession. Davies wins a throw. Campbell-Ryce cuts onto his left foot, but another poor cross is nodded out by the first man.

  • Fielding drills long. Can't find a team-mate. United can come again. Harris bombing down the left, but forced too close to the by-line and his cut back is easily cleared.

  • Davies' corner flicked through the box by Basham. Ball flicks off McNulty in front of goal and ends up rolling wide. United turn to their bench again, bringing on Baxter in place of Basham.

  • Rushed effort from Baldock. He had more time than he realises and ends up slicing a wild shot high into the stands. United in a hurry to get the ball back. Campbell-Ryce wins a corner down the right.

  • Reed over halfway, but forced sideways. Cross hung into the box from deep drops Higdon's way. Flint rises in front of him and the United striker can't make telling contact. Header rolls well wide.#

  • Davies down towards the corner flag. Cunningham sticks with him, but has a tug of his shirt. Free-kick in a promising position - wide on United's right. Davies takes himself. Delivery glanced out by Flint.

  • Wilbraham working hard up top, but catches Harris this time and concedes a free-kick. City chasing everything in midfield, giving United no time in possession.

  • Off the line. Campbell-Ryce with a low shot which ricochets into Murphy. He shoots on the turn and Fielding gets enough on the ball to prevent it from beating him and those behind him on the line. Ball flicks up onto the post and City react quickest to clear.

  • Cunningham all alone as he runs at the heart of the United defence. He looks to flick the ball onto his right boot, but gets it caught under his feet and the door is slammed in his face.

  • Keep-ball from City. Up to United to go and get it back. Pack into the feet of Wilbraham. He reverses a pass into Baldock. No way through on this occasion. Neat interplay though.


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