Chesterfield 0-1 Sheffield Utd

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Ched Evans scores a late winner as Sheffield United beat Chesterfield to keep their neighbours bottom of the table.

Ched Evans got the winner as Sheffield United beat Chesterfield to keep their neighbours bottom of the table.

With eight minutes remaining, the Welsh striker picked the ball up 30 yards from goal, beat two defenders and fired home from 15 yards out.

The struggling Spireites had hit the crossbar in the 62nd minute from Leon Clarke's overhead kick.

Blades' Stephen Quinn, who had a strike ruled out for offside, forced a good injury-time save from Greg Fleming.

Veteran Chesterfield striker Jack Lester came off the bench late on after more than two months on the sidelines with a broken arm but he could not find a leveller.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

We matched Blades and lost - Sheridan

Chesterfield manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Obviously result-wise I'm very disappointed but I thought we were really in the game and I'm gutted that we haven't ended up getting anything out of the game.

"They are a good team. I think they will definitely be up there at the end of the season.

"I think we matched them in lots of departments and for the majority of the game and it just really hurts that we haven't got anything."

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think the last few weeks we've been talking about tightening up at the back and in certain areas, and we've been given rewards with that.

"I think the performance today was very, very strong again and it had to be.

"John and Chesterfield put out a very strong side against us today and they made it very difficult, very physical at times.

"From our part in it, there were pockets where we could have done better with the situations that developed, but a fantastic moment of inspiration from Ched and it separates the two teams but it was a typical hard-fought derby game."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Chesterfield

  • 13 Fleming
  • 02 Trotman Booked
  • 06 Ford
  • 25 Talbot
  • 32 Griffiths
  • 07 Allott
  • 18 Johnson (Westcarr - 86' )
  • 16 Mendy
  • 21 Bowery
  • 31 Clarke (Lester - 87' )
  • 34 Obadeyi (Morgan - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Whitaker
  • 11 Mattis
  • 17 Morgan
  • 09 Westcarr
  • 14 Lester

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 30 Williams
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 Williamson (Flynn - 74' )
  • 20 McAllister
  • 28 Quinn
  • 09 Evans
  • 21 Porter (Ertl - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 03 Lescinel
  • 06 Ertl
  • 11 Flynn
  • 27 McDonald
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 9,259

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

6 6

Corners

6 6

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:58 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:58

Dean Morgan has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

90:00 +4:24

Ched Evans is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Greg Fleming.

90:00 +2:52

Corner taken short by Stephen Quinn.

90:00 +2:25

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Save by Greg Fleming.

90:00 +1:38

Marcus Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Morgan. Greg Fleming takes the direct free kick.

88:47 Substitution

Substitution Johnny Ertl on for Chris Porter.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Dean Morgan comes on in place of Temitope Obadeyi.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Jack Lester on for Leon Clarke.

85:48 Substitution

Substitution Lee Johnson leaves the field to be replaced by Craig Westcarr.

83:16

Lee Johnson crosses the ball, Steve Simonsen makes a save.

81:23

Assist by Stephen Quinn.

81:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Ched Evans - Chesterfld 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Ched Evans scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chesterfield 0-1 Sheff Utd.

80:55

Lee Johnson sends in a cross, save made by Steve Simonsen.

79:43

Temitope Obadeyi takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

78:58

Effort on goal by David McAllister from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.

78:30

The ball is swung over by Drew Talbot, save by Steve Simonsen.

76:40

Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn, Drew Talbot makes a clearance.

76:23

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Greg Fleming makes a save.

75:15

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Porter. Greg Fleming takes the indirect free kick.

74:50

Neal Trotman fouled by Chris Porter, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Johnson takes the direct free kick.

74:33

Leon Clarke produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Flynn comes on in place of Lee Williamson.

73:41

The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot.

73:17

The ball is sent over by Drew Talbot, clearance by Matthew Lowton.

73:07

The ball is swung over by Noel Alexandre Mendy, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.

69:45

The official flags Stephen Quinn offside. Free kick taken by Greg Fleming.

67:34

Leon Clarke produces a cross.

66:00

Unfair challenge on Jordan Bowery by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Greg Fleming takes the free kick.

64:23

Noel Alexandre Mendy produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

63:54

Chris Porter is caught offside. Greg Fleming restarts play with the free kick.

63:18

Drew Talbot produces a cross.

62:08

Effort by Michael Doyle from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

62:00

The ball is swung over by Marcus Williams, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance.

61:16

Effort on goal by Leon Clarke from 6 yards.

60:49

Foul by Michael Doyle on Mark Allott, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Griffiths.

60:21

Leon Clarke takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

59:10

Mark Allott challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Williamson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Leon Clarke.

57:39

Temitope Obadeyi takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

56:40

Inswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance.

56:32

Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.

55:41

Marcus Williams crosses the ball.

55:17

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by Greg Fleming.

54:43

Lee Johnson crosses the ball, Effort from 18 yards by Simon Ford. Steve Simonsen makes a comfortable save.

54:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Williamson on Temitope Obadeyi. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Griffiths, clearance by Chris Porter.

53:32

The referee blows for offside. Greg Fleming takes the free kick.

52:26

Michael Doyle produces a cross, Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

52:21

The ball is sent over by Michael Doyle, clearance made by Simon Ford.

52:09

Unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Simon Ford results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

50:55

The ball is swung over by Temitope Obadeyi, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

50:14

The ball is crossed by Ched Evans, Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

49:02

Stephen Quinn is caught offside. Greg Fleming takes the free kick.

48:29

Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance.

48:22

The ball is delivered by Ched Evans, clearance made by Simon Ford.

46:44

Corner taken by Lee Johnson from the left by-line, Lee Williamson makes a clearance.

46:31

A cross is delivered by Temitope Obadeyi, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:54

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton.

44:30

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.

42:24

Corner taken by Lee Johnson, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

42:09

Lee Johnson takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

41:21

The ball is sent over by Stephen Quinn, Scott Griffiths manages to make a clearance.

38:23

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Johnson, Neal Trotman takes a shot. Matthew Lowton gets a block in.

37:45

Corner taken by Lee Johnson from the left by-line, clearance made by Lee Williamson.

37:29

Ched Evans takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Johnson.

36:17

Jordan Bowery crosses the ball, Chris Porter makes a save.

34:44

Headed effort from close in by Neill Collins bounces off the post.

33:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson, clearance by Lee Johnson.

33:34

A cross is delivered by Ched Evans, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance.

32:42

Temitope Obadeyi delivers the ball, clearance made by Neill Collins.

32:18

Corner taken by Lee Johnson from the right by-line, clearance by Harry Maguire.

32:07

Noel Alexandre Mendy crosses the ball, clearance by Stephen Quinn.

31:30

Unfair challenge on Mark Allott by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson.

30:49

The ball is sent over by Noel Alexandre Mendy.

29:09

Marcus Williams crosses the ball, Drew Talbot manages to make a clearance.

27:36

Stephen Quinn fouled by Lee Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

27:23

Leon Clarke sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

26:28

Ched Evans takes a shot. Greg Fleming makes a save.

26:21

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, clearance made by Simon Ford.

24:32

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson, Simon Ford manages to make a clearance.

24:22

The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Simon Ford makes a clearance.

20:34

Unfair challenge on Steve Simonsen by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

19:19

Shot from outside the box by Temitope Obadeyi misses to the left of the target.

16:10

Lee Johnson challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

12:41

Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Simon Ford makes a clearance.

12:41 Booking

Booking Caution for Neal Trotman.

12:26

Neal Trotman challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:36

Noel Alexandre Mendy crosses the ball, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

9:28

Matthew Lowton sends in a cross, clearance made by Neal Trotman.

8:27

Michael Doyle fouled by Mark Allott, the ref awards a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

7:15

The offside flag is raised against Jordan Bowery. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

6:27

Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

3:19

Lee Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

3:04

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, Greg Fleming makes a comfortable save.

2:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lee Johnson, comfortable save by Steve Simonsen.

1:24

Handball by David McAllister. Direct free kick taken by Simon Ford.

0:42

Drew Talbot sends in a cross, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Lowton by Temitope Obadeyi. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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