English FA Cup
December 1, 2012
Blades late show stuns Vale
Shaun Miller scored two dramatic last-gasp goals to give Sheffield United a memorable 2-1 win over Port Vale and send the hosts into the third round of the FA Cup.
Vale had led until the 90th minute thanks to Tom Pope's 21st goal of the season but visiting boss Micky Adams was to endure a miserable return to Bramall Lane, 18 months after his sacking.
Vale's Clayton McDonald was fortunate not to turn the ball into his own net early on when he diverted Chris Porter's low cross straight at goalkeeper Chris Neal.
The dangerous Pope put Ben Williamson through on goal but George Long did well to block with his legs.
Yet Pope made no mistake himself as he put the visitors in front after 33 minutes, firing low past Long after receiving the ball from Jennison Myrie-Williams.
The hosts started brightly after the break and only a superb save from Neal, down low to his left, prevented Porter's header from finding the net.
Miller wasted a golden opportunity, missing the target from close range with a downward header from Nick Blackman's cross.
But he atoned with a 90th-minute equaliser after getting on to the end of a deep ball from Ryan Flynn, before then pouncing for the winner in the fourth minute of stoppage time after Flynn's shot had been parried.
|Sheffield United||Port Vale|
|25 George Long||1 Chris Neal|
|6 Matthew Hill||24 Richard Duffy|
|15 Neill Collins||2 Adam Yates|
|2 Darryl Westlake||5 John McCombe|
|5 Harry Maguire||14 Clayton McDonald|
|8 Michael Doyle||9 Jennison Myrie-Williams|
|7 Ryan Flynn||23 Ryan Burge|
|16 David McAllister||21 Kingsley James|
|9 Chris Porter||10 Ashley Vincent|
|12 Shaun Miller||11 Tom Pope|
|10 Nick Blackman||19 Ben Williamson|
|35 Danny Coyne||Sam Johnson. 12|
|30 Marcus Williams||Joe Davis 17|
|22 Daniel Philliskirk||Chris Shuker 15|
|24 Joe Ironside||Doug Loft 7|
|26 Callum McFadzean||Robert Taylor 3|
|17 Richard Cresswell||Louis Dodds 8|
|19 John Cofie||Calvin Andrew 16|
|Marcus Williams for Neill Collins (46)||Louis Dodds for Jennison Myrie-Williams (75)|
|John Cofie for David McAllister (66)||Calvin Andrew for Ben Williamson (75)|
|Richard Cresswell for Chris Porter (87)||Robert Taylor for Ashley Vincent (85)|
|Shaun Miller (90)||Richard Duffy (39)|
|Clayton McDonald (52)|
|Ryan Burge (88)|
|Tom Pope (87)|
|· Squads: Sheffield United | Port Vale|