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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Port Vale 2, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  8. Substitution

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Harrison McGahey.

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Port Vale. Chris Lines replaces Louis Dodds.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Richard Duffy (Port Vale).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Stefan Scougall.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United).

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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