January 12, 2013
Madden-ing day for United
Two second-half goals from Paddy Madden gave Yeovil a 2-0 victory at high-flying Sheffield United.
Madden had a great chance to score early on when Harry's Maguire's weak header back left goalkeeper George Long exposed but he fired wide of the target.
Madden put another effort off-target and Long was forced to turn a James Hayter shot over the bar.
United's best effort before the break came from Tony McMahon who sent a free-kick wide.
Madden opened the scoring in the 49th minute, creating space for himself inside the area before firing low past Long after receiving the ball from Byron Webster.
After McMahon put a long-range shot just over, Madden increased Yeovil's lead midway through the half following an error from Long.
The keeper hesitated on the ball and he was caught in possession by the alert Madden who was left with the simple task of walking the ball into the net.
Nick Blackman had a shot saved by Marek Stech as the hosts tried to pull a goal back but United have now suffered back-to-back home defeats.
|Sheffield United||Yeovil Town|
|25 George Long||1 Marek Stech|
|4 Danny Higginbotham||3 Jamie McAllister|
|29 Tony McMahon||18 Daniel Burn|
|30 Marcus Williams||5 Byron Webster|
|5 Harry Maguire||2 Luke Ayling|
|8 Michael Doyle||22 Kevin Dawson|
|11 Kevin McDonald||14 Sam Foley|
|7 Ryan Flynn||8 Edward Upson|
|14 Dave Kitson||19 Matthew Dolan|
|10 Nick Blackman||9 James Hayter|
|23 Jamie Murphy||17 Patrick Madden|
|35 Danny Coyne||Gareth Stewart 12|
|2 Darryl Westlake||Richard Hinds 4|
|33 Aaron Barry||Nathan Ralth 16|
|22 Daniel Philliskirk||Gavin Williams 10|
|27 Elliott Whitehouse||Dominic Blizzard 6|
|17 Richard Cresswell||Reuben Reid 11|
|24 Joe Ironside|
|Joe Ironside for Ryan Flynn (62)||Dominic Blizzard for Matthew Dolan (80)|
|Richard Cresswell for Dave Kitson (74)|
|Daniel Philliskirk for Marcus Williams (89)|
|Tony McMahon (44)||Matthew Dolan (22)|
|Harry Maguire (90)||Sam Foley (42)|
|· Squads: Sheffield United | Yeovil Town|