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Dramatic late winner sends United into round five

Fulham
0 - 1
Sheffield United

Craven Cottage

04/02/14 7.45pm

Attendance: 10,139

Referee:

Sheffield United booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a dramatic winner in the final minute of extra time at Fulham.

Shaun Miller, who only returned to the side towards the end of last year after ten months out with a cruciate knee ligament injury, came off the bench to head home as the tie looked to be heading towards penalty.

It was no more than United deserved, who looked the more likely to win on the night.

There were few clear-cut chances on a miserable night at Craven Cottage as wind and rain swirled around the ground.

John Brayford, who had been a constant threat down the right for United all night, came closest to opening the scoring before the winner when he broke through the Fulham defence, forcing David Stockdale into a good save.

Mark Howard was making his first appearance in goal for United since the arrival of manager Nigel Clough in October and he had a relatively quiet night, as the United defence were immense throughout.

The blades will now meet either Preston North End or Nottingham Forest at home in round five.

Teams

Fulham
Stockdale, Passley, Hangeland, Burn, Amorebieta, Tanković, Kasami, Parker (Sidwell 68), Dempsey; Kačaniklić (Duff 60), Rodallega (Dejagah 59)

Subs not used
Stekelenburg, Christensen, Karagounis, David

Sheffield United
Howard; Brayford, Maguire, Collins, Harris (Hill 90), Flynn, Coady, McGinn, Scougall (Miller 97), Porter (Baxter 75), Murphy

Subs not used
Long, Kennedy, De Girolamo, Dimaio



After extra time


Writer:S2
Date:Tuesday February 4 2014
Time: 10:29PM

Comments

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Thoroughly deserved as well. Excellent performance. It just makes you wonder why they cannot do this in the league.
S2 Blades
05/02/2014 07:35:00
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