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Chesterfield 3-2 Sheffield United

Eoin Doyle
Doyle has scored 13 goals in 11 games for Chesterfield this season

Chesterfield defeated neighbours Sheffield United 3-2 as both sides had a man sent off in an eventful match.

Jimmy Ryan hit a 25-yard opener for the Spireites just before Blades striker Michael Higdon was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Daniel Jones.

Chesterfield keeper Tommy Lee saw red for bringing down Ryan Flynn, before Gary Roberts doubled the hosts' lead.

Eoin Doyle made it 3-0 with 18 minutes to go before Marc McNulty and Neill Collins set up a tense finish.

Former Hibernian striker Doyle has now scored 13 goals in 11 games for Chesterfield this season, including a run of nine goals in the last six matches.

Chesterfield United manager Paul Cook speaks to BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's not a big victory, it's just a victory. You don't have big victories, that's for you media people to build up.

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Paul Cook: Chesterfield manager on Sheffield Utd win

"What you can do well these days is build up pressure on managers. We've just got three points.

"Today is a great day for us, to beat a team as established as Sheffield United is great for us.

"Today is our day, we'll enjoy it. And we're show Sheffield United the respect they deserve."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Decisions changed the game. One or two of our decisions but mainly from the officials.

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Clough on Chesterfield v Sheff Utd

"I thought Michael Higdon's sending off in the context of the game was a yellow card.

"I thought the turning point was on about 20 minutes when Jamie Murphy got brought down one-on-one with the keeper.

"I thought we did enough to get back into it. There were one or two offside decisions that didn't go our way."

Line-ups

Chesterfield

  • 1LeeBooked at 41mins
  • 2Darikwa
  • 23Evatt
  • 29MargreitterBooked at 18mins
  • 3JonesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Morsy
  • 8Ryan
  • 26Johnson
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forClucasat 66'minutes
  • 10O'SheaSubstituted forWrightat 42'minutes
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forGnanduilletat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Gardner
  • 9Gnanduillet
  • 12Clucas
  • 16Raglan
  • 18Boco
  • 24Banks
  • 31Wright

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 15Collins
  • 26McCarthy
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forHarrisat 67'minutes
  • 8DoyleBooked at 8mins
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forMcNultyat 51'minutes
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 63'minutes
  • 10ScougallBooked at 59mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 21HigdonBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 6Basham
  • 12McNulty
  • 16Davies
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner
Referee:
Mark Brown
Attendance:
9,723

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterfieldAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Chesterfield 3, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chesterfield 3, Sheffield United 2.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Sheffield United 2. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Booking

Daniel Jones (Chesterfield) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Daniel Jones (Chesterfield).

Georg Margreitter (Chesterfield) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Clucas.

Attempt blocked. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Attempt saved. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Sheffield United 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Eoin Doyle.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 3, Sheffield United 0. Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Jay McEveley.

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Sam Clucas replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Ryan Flynn.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Sam Morsy (Chesterfield).

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Patrick McCarthy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Daniel Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces James Wallace.

Second Half

Second Half begins Chesterfield 2, Sheffield United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Chesterfield 2, Sheffield United 0.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield).

Patrick McCarthy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Patrick McCarthy (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jimmy Ryan (Chesterfield).

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Chesterfield 2, Sheffield United 0. Gary Roberts (Chesterfield) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Chesterfield. Myles Wright replaces Jay O'Shea.

Dismissal

Thomas Lee (Chesterfield) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Foul by Thomas Lee (Chesterfield).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City1174022101225
2Swindon1063122111121
3Peterborough116231611520
4MK Dons1061325141119
5Preston105412011919
6Chesterfield105321914518
7Bradford115331511418
8Notts County11452127517
9Rochdale115151912716
10Fleetwood11443108216
11Sheff Utd105141516-116
12Oldham113621413115
13Doncaster104241115-414
14Crawley11425814-614
15Coventry113441214-213
16Walsall112631011-112
17Barnsley103341416-212
18Gillingham113351215-312
19Yeovil113351016-612
20Leyton Orient102441113-210
21Colchester112361417-39
22Port Vale112361118-79
23Scunthorpe112181125-147
24Crewe11119829-214
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