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Sheffield United v Reds: Half Time

1 November 2014

Sheff Utd 0
Reds 0

It's still level and goalless at Bramall Lane as a fast start fizzled out in this South Yorkshire derby.

As expected it was a fast start in the South Yorkshire derby and both sides forced a corner each inside the opening two minutes.

The home fans thought Jay McEveley had given them an eighth-minute opener as the ex-Red rose highest at the far post to meet a deep corner but his effort was cleared inside the six-yard box.

Barnsley were trying to remain calm on the ball but were rushing United when the hosts did have possession. The Reds did create a great chance on 15 minutes after Joe Dudgeon cut back in from the left to curl a low cross towards Winnall but the striker scooped over from six yards.

At the other end, Wallace broke clear onto a good square ball from the left but Dudgeon got a foot in at the last-minute to deny him a clean strike on 18 minutes.

Dudgeon again came to the Reds' rescue on 24 minutes as he blocked Campbell-Ryce's attempted cross following a loss of possession by Hourihane inside his own half.

The game hit a bit of a lull just after the half-hour mark with chances drying up at both ends. Although Luke Berry registered a shot on target from 25 yards, but Howard caught with relative ease.

Berry did well to clear Doyle's dangerous ball in from the right on 40 minutes after Campbell-Ryce got lucky on the break for United.



Teams

Sheffield United XI: Howard, Alcock, Harris, Wallace, Doyle, Murphy, Scougall, Baxter, McEveley, Campbell-Ryce, McCarthy.
Subs: Basham, Flynn, McNulty, McGahey, Porter, Reed, Turner.

Barnsley XI: Turnbull, Dudgeon, Berry, Nyatanga, Cranie, Hourihane, Winnall, Williams, Ramage, Bailey, Cole.
Subs: Treacy, Hemmings, Davies, M'voto, Bree, Trotta, Lita.

Referee: Scott Mathieson.

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