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Port Vale 2-1 Sheffield United

Dany N'Guessan
France-born N'Guessan (right) has turned out for nine different English teams, including Lincoln, Southampton and Swindon

Sheffield United's promotion hopes were dented as Dany N'Guessan's late penalty earned Port Vale victory.

Ben Williamson's flick gave Vale the lead before Blades captain Chris Basham was sent off for fouling Michael Brown.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce equalised from 10 yards but N'Guessan settled the game from the spot after Bob Harris brought down Mark Marshall.

The Blades are sixth, 11 points off an automatic promotion spot, while Vale are four points off the top six.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Port Vale v Sheffield United

"I thought we deserved something out of the game. A couple of decisions went against us which seems to be the way at the moment.

"I didn't think it was a sending off which I thought altered the course of the game.

"The two or three chances we had in the first half, we have to score from one of those. "

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 6DuffyBooked at 74mins
  • 21Veseli
  • 3Dickinson
  • 20Marshall
  • 17Brown
  • 15O'Connor
  • 33N'GuessanSubstituted forDanielat 85'minutes
  • 8DoddsBooked at 68minsSubstituted forLinesat 75'minutes
  • 9Williamson

Substitutes

  • 4Robertson
  • 7Birchall
  • 10Lines
  • 12Johnson
  • 14Daniel
  • 26Nimely
  • 28Campion

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 17McGaheySubstituted forMcNultyat 84'minutes
  • 19McEveley
  • 6BashamBooked at 44mins
  • 3Harris
  • 8Doyle
  • 34CuvelierSubstituted forMcCarthyat 45'minutes
  • 9Murphy
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forReedat 71'minutes
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 32O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 11Baxter
  • 12McNulty
  • 21Higdon
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
  • 26McCarthy
  • 29Adams
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
8,524

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 2, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Sheffield United 1.

(Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Colin Daniel replaces Dany N'Guessan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Harrison McGahey.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 2, Sheffield United 1. Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Penalty Port Vale. Mark Marshall draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Robert Harris (Sheffield United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Lines replaces Louis Dodds.

Booking

Richard Duffy (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Stefan Scougall.

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Yates.

Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Frederic Veseli.

Booking

Louis Dodds (Port Vale) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Port Vale).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale).

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Port Vale 1, Sheffield United 1. Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Attempt missed. Louis Dodds (Port Vale) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Dany N'Guessan (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City22136339211845
2MK Dons21135348192944
3Swindon22135443222144
4Preston22135435201544
5Bradford229673026433
6Sheff Utd229672826233
7Rochdale2294939291031
8Notts County218762723431
9Chesterfield228773231131
10Peterborough2293103029130
11Oldham227962933-430
12Port Vale228592931-229
13Doncaster218582327-429
14Fleetwood227692122-127
15Walsall226972022-227
16Barnsley2275103235-326
17Scunthorpe217592836-826
18Gillingham226792632-625
19Coventry226792431-725
20Leyton Orient2257102934-522
21Crawley2257102136-1522
22Crewe2264121940-2122
23Colchester2255122740-1320
24Yeovil2255121933-1420
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