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Newcastle United

  • Løvenkrands 45’ (pen.)
  • Nolan 72’

Sheffield United

  • Cresswell 22’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Newcastle United
    • Sheffield United
    • - This is a night that Newcastle will not forget for a while. The performance was not spectacular but their promotion is sealed and the players are able to celebrate with their fans. Congratulations to Newcastle United for winning promotion back to the Premier League.
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at St James' Park.
    • 90+2' Ameobi has a goal disallowed for offside. Nolan shoots from 20 yards out and his effort is saved by Simonsen only for Ameobi to tap it home but as he celebrates the assistant referee raises his flag. Correct decision.
    • 90+1' Gutierrez isn't finished yet and runs at Nosworthy with pace once again but his cross is palmed away.
    • 90+1' Routledge comes off and will be replaced by Ryan Taylor.
    • 90' The game has fizzled out slightly here. The forth official indicates four minutes will be added on.
    • 88' Substitution for Sheffield United - Seip will come off for Kyle Bartley, on loan from Arsenal.
    • 86' Newcastle sub - Barton replaces Guthrie.
    • 86' Routledge picks up a needless yellow card with a blatant handball on the halfway line. Silly.
    • 84' Guthrie appears to have been caught and looks like he may have to come off. He shakes his head as the physio runs on to take a look. Joey Barton is warming up.
    • 82' Newcastle substitution and Ameobi will come on for Peter Lovenkrands. Great reception for the lad. Yeates comes on Cresswell for Sheffield United.
    • 77' Seip goes into the book for a foul on Andy Carroll.
    • 75' Guthrie floats the ball to the far post for Carroll who heads it back across goal and it is cleared for a corner.
    • 74' 'Stand up if you're going up' echoes around St James' Park. Now it's party time for the Geordies.
    • 73' GOAL! Newcastle get the goal that they have deserved. Guthrie works it well down the left and his ball in is never quite cleared. Simpson knocks it back goalwards and Lovenkrands heads it across to Nolan who produces a sublime scissor-kick to give the newly-promoted Newcastle the lead.
    • 71' Sheffield United sub - Glenn Little is on for Williamson.
    • 70' Good run from Harper at the other end but he just pulls his shot wide of the left post.
    • 69' Fabulous run from Jonas Gutierrez. Harper throws it out to the Argentinian on the halfway line and he beats Nosworthy, cuts inside and curls an effort which is tipped on to the post. Top save.
    • 64' Sheffield United break and Henderson has a chance on the edge of the box but his curled shot is very comfortable for Harper.
    • 63' Great pace from Enrique and another lovely through ball as he plays in Lovenkrands but the striker seems to panic and blasts it over the ball. Should have done much better.
    • 60' An hour gone between these two sides and Newcastle have 30 minutes left if they want to celebrate promotion with a win. It has been a tight confrontation between these two so far, but the Magpies have edged it with the chances they've created.
    • 59' The ball breaks to Lovenkrands on the left-hand side of the box and he strikes it first time with immense power but it is always rising and ends up with the fans behind the goal.
    • 58' Newcastle work the ball well and get into yet another crossing position but Luis Enrique fluffs his ball in and it flies over the bar.
    • 54' Routledge does brilliantly to get past Taylor who is much to tight to the winger but, with the adrenaline pumping, he takes a very heavy touch and it goes out for a goal kick. Poor.
    • 50' What a waste. The ball is knocked back to Harper and he hits row Z with that effort.
    • 49' Sheffield United win a free kick on the right-hand side of the box after the ball strikes Guthrie's arm. Decent chance here.
    • 48' The cameras pan to Gary Speed in the crowd who seems a bit perplexed. He is armed with a walkie talkie having been sent to the stands.
    • 46' Guthrie just delays his pass to play Carroll in and the Newcastle striker is flagged offside.
    • 45' We are underway in the second half at St James' Park.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle is blown and it is 1-1 here at St James' Park after a controversial penalty brings Newcastle level.
    • 45+1 Newcastle win another corner and Carroll plays the same tricks. The ball is headed out to Gutierrez on the edge and his shot is ballooned over the bar.
    • 45' Gary Speed has been sent to the stands as a result of his protests.
    • 45' Two minutes added on.
    • 44' GOAL! Newcastle level through a Lovenkrands penalty. Morgan and Carroll were tangling in the box and the corner had to be retaken while the referee had a word. From the retaken cross, more shirt-tugging resulted in the ref pointing to the spot. Carroll is delighted. Morgan is distraught. It's one of those we see every game but rarely given. Definitely a foul though.
    • 42' Nosworthy hits the ball aimlessly into the air and it falls to Lovenkrands whosefirst time volley is well saved by Simonsen. Either side of the keeper there and that was a goal.
    • 41' Great chance for Sheffield United. Newcastle fail to clear their lines from the corner and Seip has a great chance to score but his effort is blocked in the crowded box.
    • 41' Good run from Cresswell in the channel and he makes it into the box but Harper comes out to save well at his feet. Another corner for Sheffield United.
    • 40' Delightful through ball from Jose Enrique to Lovenkrands - the Dane races through and hits it with his left foot at a difficult angle over the bar. Carroll complains that he should have looked up for him.
    • 38' Great header by Carroll from the corner but Morgan puts plenty of pressure on the Newcastle forward and his effort is just wide of the goal.
    • 38' Routledge does well on the right and puts in a clever cross that Nolan heads goalwards but it is deflected out for a corner.
    • 35' Newcastle seeing a lot more of the ball now and Guthrie picks up the ball about 30 yards out before having a pop which bounces in front of the Sheffield United keeper and he is able to pick it up without much trouble.
    • 34' Rash challenger from Montgomerie on the left-hand corner of the box and this provides a decent chance for Newcastle to level things up. Guthrie whips it in with pace and Simonsen does excellently as he had a number of players running across him there.
    • 32' Gutierrez finds Enrique on the left and he flashes the ball across the box about 12 yards out finding Routledge but he drives his first-time effort wide once more.
    • 31' Great play from Gutierrez. He fights off the challenge on the left as he runs past the Blades' defence with ease but his final ball across is to no one and it's cleared for a corner. That was crying out for someone to gamble in the box.
    • 29' Sheffield United are playing some decent stuff since their goal. Quinn is played in on the left hand side of the box but tries to pull it back and Harper can gather the ball. Perhaps he should have shot there.
    • 25' Guthrie tries to reignite the party spirits in Newcastle with a curling effort from 25 yards out but it is well wide and causes no problems.
    • 24' Sheffield United win another corner but this time Harper takes control and claims the ball in a crowd.
    • 22' GOAL! Sheffield United are playing the roles of party poopers. The corner is swung in and Cresswell rises highest to head in from four yards out. The ball seems to hit Henderson's knee on the goal line and he will no doubt try to claim that goal.
    • 22' Short corner is well cleared by the Sheffield defence and the team break all the way up the other end to win a corner of their own.
    • 20' Routledge is causing a lot of problems down the right hand side and eventually wins a corner on the far side.
    • 16' Cresswell has time to chest the ball down inside the Newcastle box but hits his shot over the bar. He won't get many chances and that was quite a decent one.
    • 15' Corner whipped in for Sheffield United and Henderson loses his marker but his header is tame and wide.
    • 14' Great ball from Nolan as he slips a majestic pass into the path of Routledge but his shot is rash and is fired wide of the goal. Should have hit the target at least.
    • 12' Nolan finds Routledge on the right but the winger's cross is too close to Simonsen who does well to keep hold of the ball.
    • 10' Incisive break from the Magpies. Gutierrez wins the ball in his half and sets Guthrie away. He plays Lovenkrands in on the left and the Dane finds Guthrie lingering on the edge of the box but his shot is high and wide.
    • 9' Lovenkrands flagged for offside but replays show that it was the wrong decision. Harsh as he had acres there.
    • 8' Calm defending by Gutierrez and Enrique as they show their class and cooly play the ball out of trouble down Newcastle's left-hand side.
    • 6' Routledge is brought down on the right and Newcastle have a decent opportunity with a free kick on the right about 40 yards out. It's hit towards Carroll but Sheffield United can clear.
    • 1' We are off and underway at St James' Park.
    • - So, Newcastle are guaranteed to be in the Premier League next season which means we should have a party atmosphere at St James Park today. Well done Chris Hughton. Can they clinch the Championship title today or will the Blades have other ideas?
    • - Sheff Utd: Simonsen, Nosworthy, Seip, Morgan, Taylor, Williamson, Montgomery, Harper, Quinn, Henderson, Cresswell. Subs: Bennett, Yeates, Bartley, Little, Geary, Fortune, Lowton.
    • - Newcastle: Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez, Carroll, Lovenkrands. Subs: Krul, Barton, Ryan Taylor, Best, Butt, Ameobi, Kadar
    • - Hello and welcome to live text updates of the Championship clash between Newcastle and Sheffield United from St James' Park.
  • Summary

    • 73' GOAL! Newcastle get the goal that they have deserved. Guthrie works it well down the left and his ball in is never quite cleared. Simpson knocks it back goalwards and Lovenkrands heads it across to Nolan who produces a sublime scissor-kick to give the newly-promoted Newcastle the lead.
    • 69' Fabulous run from Jonas Gutierrez. Harper throws it out to the Argentinian on the halfway line and he beats Nosworthy, cuts inside and curls an effort which is tipped on to the post. Top save.
    • 63' Great pace from Enrique and another lovely through ball as he plays in Lovenkrands but the striker seems to panic and blasts it over the ball. Should have done much better.
    • 44' GOAL! Newcastle level through a Lovenkrands penalty. Morgan and Carroll were tangling in the box and the corner had to be retaken while the referee had a word. From the retaken cross, more shirt-tugging resulted in the ref pointing to the spot. Carroll is delighted. Morgan is distraught. It's one of those we see every game but rarely given. Definitely a foul though.
    • 42' Nosworthy hits the ball aimlessly into the air and it falls to Lovenkrands whosefirst time volley is well saved by Simonsen. Either side of the keeper there and that was a goal.
    • 41' Great chance for Sheffield United. Newcastle fail to clear their lines from the corner and Seip has a great chance to score but his effort is blocked in the crowded box.
    • 38' Great header by Carroll from the corner but Morgan puts plenty of pressure on the Newcastle forward and his effort is just wide of the goal.
    • 34' Rash challenger from Montgomerie on the left-hand corner of the box and this provides a decent chance for Newcastle to level things up. Guthrie whips it in with pace and Simonsen does excellently as he had a number of players running across him there.
    • 32' Gutierrez finds Enrique on the left and he flashes the ball across the box about 12 yards out finding Routledge but he drives his first-time effort wide once more.
    • 31' Great play from Gutierrez. He fights off the challenge on the left as he runs past the Blades' defence with ease but his final ball across is to no one and it's cleared for a corner. That was crying out for someone to gamble in the box.
    • 22' GOAL! Sheffield United are playing the roles of party poopers. The corner is swung in and Cresswell rises highest to head in from four yards out. The ball seems to hit Henderson's knee on the goal line and he will no doubt try to claim that goal.
    • 16' Cresswell has time to chest the ball down inside the Newcastle box but hits his shot over the bar. He won't get many chances and that was quite a decent one.
    • 14' Great ball from Nolan as he slips a majestic pass into the path of Routledge but his shot is rash and is fired wide of the goal. Should have hit the target at least.
    • 10' Incisive break from the Magpies. Gutierrez wins the ball in his half and sets Guthrie away. He plays Lovenkrands in on the left and the Dane finds Guthrie lingering on the edge of the box but his shot is high and wide.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • S. Harper
      • D. Simpson
      • F. Coloccini
      • M. Williamson
      • José Enrique
      • K. Nolan Goal
      • D. Guthrie Substitution Out (87′)
      • W. Routledge Yellow Card Substitution Out (90′)
      • J. Gutiérrez
      • P. Løvenkrands Goal Substitution Out (83′)
      • A. Carroll

      Subs

      • N. Butt
      • S. Ameobi Substitution In83′
      • J. Barton Substitution In87′
      • L. Best
      • T. Krul
      • T. Kádár
      • R. Taylor Substitution In90′
    • Starting line-up

      • S. Simonsen
      • N. Nosworthy
      • M. Seip Yellow Card Substitution Out (89′)
      • C. Morgan
      • A. Taylor
      • N. Montgomery
      • J. Harper
      • L. Williamson Substitution Out (71′)
      • S. Quinn
      • D. Henderson
      • R. Cresswell Goal Substitution Out (81′)

      Subs

      • I. Bennett
      • D. Geary
      • G. Little Substitution In71′
      • M. Yeates Substitution In81′
      • J. Fortune
      • K. Bartley Substitution In89′
      • M. Lowton
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