Vital Football

Latest Sheffield United News

Vital Season In Review: January

Vital Season In Review: January

Following an impressive end to the year, Sheffield United entered 2010 full of prosperity and began with a visit from Paul Hart's QPR in the FA Cup 3rd Round.

Jay Simpson put the visitors in front before Richard Cresswell equalised on the stroke of half-time.

A replay was required nine days later, and the Blades ran out 3-2 victors. Cresswell was on the scoreshee again, adding to Lee Williamson's opener, and Jamie Ward's strike to put the Blades three up, and despite the home side pulling two back, it wasn't enough, and lined up a 4th round trip to the Reebok Stadium, for a repeat of the 2008 3rd round tie.

David Carney got the winner for United on that day but history failed to repeat itself, and United were eliminated from the competition following a 2-0 defeat.

Prior to the Blades visit to Bolton, Cresswell claimed the solitary goal as United beat a Middlesborough team that included soon-to-be Manchester City winger Adam Johnson.

Cresswell continued his fine scoring form, bagging the second in United's 3-0 hammering of Reading. Jonathan Fortune had given the Blades an early lead, and Chris Morgan completed the scoring. Mark Bunn saved his second penalty of the season, this time denying Gylfi Sygurdsson.

The Blades, in high spirits following an impressive run of results were brought back down to earht at the Hawthornes, as promotion chasing West Brom put three past Blackwell's men, with only Darius Henderson's penalty as a response.

Monthly grade: C

Monthly record (league): P3 W2 D0 L1 F5 A3 Pts6 Pos6th

Player of the month: Richard Cresswell - Four goals in 6 games led to Kevin Blackwell securing the services of the Stoke City striker on a permanent basis following his loan spell. Cresswell would go on to finish the leading goalscorer for United.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Shepsblade
Date:Tuesday May 18 2010
Time: 11:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield United Articles

More Disappointment For Adkins

Having called on the fans to be 'part of the team' and be positive ahead of the Wigan Athletic tie, going on to lose the game wasn't exactly the plan...

Highlights - Wigan (h)

Sheffield United were beaten two-nil by Wigan in League 1 on Saturday.

Stats: Sheffield United v Wigan Athletic

All the stats from Sheffield United (0) vs (2) Wigan Athletic, Bramall Lane, 6/2/16 Att: 20,304

Match Day Officials v Wigan

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Wigan Athletic this weekend.

Archived Vital Blades Articles

Vital Blades articles from

Site Journalists

Oliver Longden
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wigan MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Long51%
Brayford0%
Edgar0%
Collins0%
McEveley6%
Coutts6%
Hammond0%
Basham25%
Baxter0%
Sammon0%
Sharp12%
Sub - Adams0%
Sub - Done0%
Sub - Campbell-Ryce0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Sheffield United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Rochdale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Sheffield United Results (view all)