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Blades through after another dramatic shoot-out

Sheffield United booked their place in the FA Youth Cup fifth round with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win at Millwall.

The blades won on penalties 8-7 after the game had finished 2-2, with United coming from 2-0 down.

Louis Reed won the penalty shoot-out for United as he netted after twenty penalties.

Millwall raced into a 2-0 first half lead. Kyron Farrell beat Eastwood with a long-range effort before Ben Thompson doubled the lead from a free-kick.

United introduced Diego De Girolamo at the start of the second half and he helped the blades quickly got back into the game. Eyre pulled a goal back within ten minutes of the restart and they were level ten minutes later when Whitman equalised from the penalty spot after a foul on Eyre.

Eyre almost won the game late on for United but he fired wide after getting in behind the Millwall defence.

In a tight and tense extra-time, Tomi Adeloye and Kris Twardek came closest to scoring for Millwall but the game ended as the blades went to penalties for the third time in four rounds.

Penalties
Millwall - Alfie Pavey (Saved) 0-0
Blades - Ben Whitman (Hit bar) 0-0
Millwall - Fred Onyedinma (Scored) 1-0
Blades - Dan Cockerline (Scored) 1-1
Millwall - Keaton Wood (Saved) 1-1
Blades - Diego De Girolamo (Scored) 1-2
Millwall - Joe Guinchard (Scored) 2-2
Blades - Connor Dimaio (Scored) 2-3
Millwall - Kris Twardek (Scored) 3-3
Blades - Joe Paling (Missed) 3-3

Sudden-Death
Millwall - Tomi Adeloye (Scored) 4-3
Blades - Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Scored) 4-4
Millwall - Ritchie Danquah (Scored) 5-4
Blades - Kyle Scarisbrick (Scored) 5-5
Millwall - John Prince Rylah (Scored) 6-5
Blades - Ioan Evans (Scored) 6-6
Millwall - Kyron Farrell (Scored) 7-6
Blades - Julian Banton (Scored) 7-7
Millwall - Sid Nelson (Hit bar) 7-7
Blades - Louis Reed (Scored) 7-8*

Sheffield United will now face Everton at home in the fifth round.

Team
Eastwood, Scarisbrick, Paling, Whiteman, Evans, Banton, Ishmail, Dimaio, Eyre, Calvert-Lewin, Coustrain

Subs used
Cockerline, De Girolamo


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Date:Monday January 20 2014

Time: 9:46PM

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