Matchday Live: Cherries v Sheffield United

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  • Live score: Cherries 0 Sheffield United 1.
  • Cherries: (4-4-2) Jalal; Francis, Cook, Seaborne, Painter; Ritchie, Arter, O'Kane, Pugh; Pitman, Grabban. Subs: MacDonald, Hughes, Fogden, Fraser, McQuoid, Tubbs, Allsop (g/k)
  • Blades: (4-4-2) Long; McMahon, Maguire, Collins, Higginbotham; Robson, Doyle, McDonald, Flynn; Kitson, Murphy.
  • Subs: Westlake, Hill, Poleon, Ironside, McFadzean, De Girolamo, Coyne (g/k).
  • Referee: Gary Sutton.

4:57pm

Boos ring out as the officials leave the pitch....

4:56pm

Cherries 0 Sheffield United 1.... Poor game. United just too tough to break down and a bit of a bad day at the office for Cherries.

Full match report and reaction on the Echo website from 5pm.

4:51pm

Attendance today is 8,497.

4:51pm

Four minutes of stoppage time to be played.....

4:44pm

United have the ball in the net, but a clear foul by Dave Kitson in the build-up. Referee actually gets one right when chalking it off.

4:39pm

Harry Maguire slices his clearance and it is pushed on to the bar by goalkeeper Long.

4:33pm

Matt Tubbs coming on for Lewis Grabban.

4:32pm

Harry Arter also went in the book moments before the Doyle caution.

4:31pm

Michael Doyle is booked.

4:29pm

Barry Robson is booked. Lucky not to get sent off after applaudng the referee.

4:28pm

Ryan Fraser coming on for Brett Pitman. A home debut for the Scot.

4:22pm

Lively appeals for a penalty after O'Kane's ball in is blocked. Mr Sutton says 'no'.

4:20pm

Ball flashes across the Cherries goal but Kitson can't turn it in.

4:15pm

More delays. Referee has never had control of this one. 

This time it's Pitman down under an apparant off the ball incident and Mr Sutton has done nothing! Truly bizarre.

4:09pm

The Matt Ritchie to left-back switch already looking good. The little fella has seen more of the ball in the opening four minutes of the second half than the whole of the first-half.

4:06pm

Half-time sub: Marcos Painter comes off for Cherries, with Josh McQuoid replacing him. Matt Ritchie moves to left-back

4:05pm

Teams coming out for the second half now.... Big challenge for Eddie Howe's side to break this Sheffield United side down.

3:48pm

Cherries 0 Sheffield United 1.

3:46pm

3:46pm

Two minutes added time this half, although Murphy was down for at least three minutes.

3:45pm

Delay while goalscorer Murphy gets some treatment.....

3:40pm

3:39pm

 

3:36pm

3:35pm

Sorry this isn't more exciting, but it's a poor, poor game.... :(

3:26pm

Good ball in from Ritchie down the right, but nobody on the end of it. Disappointing from Cherries so far.

3:21pm

Jamie Murphy puts United 1-0 in front. Marcos Painter gives the ball away inside the left channel and Murphy's initial shot comes back off the post. But he's on hand to drill home the rebound.

3:19pm

Lewis Grabban is booked. Another strange one.

3:17pm

Matt Ritchie's deflected effort is easily saved by Long.

3:16pm

Crowd baying for the referee's blood here.... A few questionable decisions on corners and free kicks so far.

3:07pm

Training-ground routine for the Cherries corner almost pays off for Pitman, but the ball breaks loose for Arter who fires a fearsome shot goalwards. But Michael Doyle is on the line to block.

3:07pm

Training-ground routine for the Cherries corner almost pays off for Pitman, but the ball breaks loose for Arter who fires a fearsome shot goalwards. But Michael Doyle is on the line to block.

3:06pm

Good save from George Long to deny Grabban. Mazy run from Eunan O'Kane from deep and a perfectly-weighted ball for Grabban to shoot from inside the box, but Long is equal to it.

3:04pm

Barry Robson's effort comes back off the bar for Sheffield United. Long ball from Higginbotham was picked up by Robson, who unleashed a dipping volley that came back off the woodwork.

2:58pm

Warren Feeney here watching his former club today, sitting behind the press box with Stephen Purches. 

Teams now out on the pitch so we're ready to rock and roll.

2:13pm

Eddie Howe has made one change to the side that tasted defeat at Preston last weekend, with Shaun MacDonald dropping to the bench and Eunan O'Kane coming back into midfield.

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2:56pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Ste-V-e says...

Feeling cautiously optimistic about this one..
Feeling cautiously optimistic about this one.. Ste-V-e
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3:45pm Sat 23 Feb 13

alasdair1967 says...

Game of 2 halves get them fired up at half time Eddie
Game of 2 halves get them fired up at half time Eddie alasdair1967
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4:24pm Sat 23 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP
Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP DorsetBlues
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4:27pm Sat 23 Feb 13

alasdair1967 says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP
Mmmgh and its going well for your lot today isn't it
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP[/p][/quote]Mmmgh and its going well for your lot today isn't it alasdair1967
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4:42pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Ste-V-e says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP
Are you at the game today then? Thought not..
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP[/p][/quote]Are you at the game today then? Thought not.. Ste-V-e
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4:49pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Bmthboys says...

Chucked out wiv half hour to go,typical bmth stewards,throwing out there own!!for f@£k all!!not allowed to Coventry game,mite pass on all of em!
Chucked out wiv half hour to go,typical bmth stewards,throwing out there own!!for f@£k all!!not allowed to Coventry game,mite pass on all of em! Bmthboys
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Kinsonite says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP
What a sad little "tw~t" (sounds like cat).. can't keep off our site can u. Obviously fascinated by us, come and see a Championship game next season, instead of L2.

Talking about bubbles bursting, idiot "BANG"..... BANG.... BANG....
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Very good game Dave Kitson class above just hope he can grab a second for the Blades before the final whistle, bit quite from your plastic mac and flask fans today. Bubble is burst. PUP[/p][/quote]What a sad little "tw~t" (sounds like cat).. can't keep off our site can u. Obviously fascinated by us, come and see a Championship game next season, instead of L2. Talking about bubbles bursting, idiot "BANG"..... BANG.... BANG.... Kinsonite
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5:53pm Sat 23 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

Championship? Your on cuckoo land thinking your getting promotion dream on flasher boy. Your team had a good run which most teams in the League go through but now sliding into mid table. As for Pompey yes we are going down but at least we get behind our team win,lose or draw. So get your flasks filled for Coventry on Tuesday I'm sure you have already for another home defeat.
Championship? Your on cuckoo land thinking your getting promotion dream on flasher boy. Your team had a good run which most teams in the League go through but now sliding into mid table. As for Pompey yes we are going down but at least we get behind our team win,lose or draw. So get your flasks filled for Coventry on Tuesday I'm sure you have already for another home defeat. DorsetBlues
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5:57pm Sat 23 Feb 13

DorsetBlues says...

Oh what a hooligan you are did they take your flask away when the Blades score? Didn't know they could throw you out for being a thermos carrier. PUP
Oh what a hooligan you are did they take your flask away when the Blades score? Didn't know they could throw you out for being a thermos carrier. PUP DorsetBlues
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