Sheff Utd 4-1 Chesterfield- Report
Report of match 28th March 2012
Sheff Utd 4-1 Chesterfield- Report.
Red hot Ched too sharp for Spireites
Ched Evans hit the 30-goal mark for the season with a hat-trick in a 4-1 home win over bottom-of-the-table Chesterfield as Sheffield United reclaimed second spot in League One.
On-loan midfielder Franck Moussa quickly cancelled out Lee Williamson's opener for the Blades to send the sides into half-time level at 1-1 before Wales international Evans' second-half treble.
United's Matt Lowton had the first real chance, firing in a shot that was parried by goalkeeper Tommy Lee. Chesterfield's Jordan Bowery then tried a 20-yard shot which went wide and Josh Thompson's back-heeled effort was saved by Blades keeper Steve Simonsen.
Williamson gave the hosts a 38th-minute lead with a fine volley after Marcus Williams' cross was chested down by Richard Cresswell but Moussa equalised six minutes later, beating Simonsen with a superb strike from long range.
Evans, who had a free-kick well saved by Lee just before the break, scored from the penalty spot three minutes into the second-half after being fouled by Nathan Smith. He then ran into the area unchallenged to side-foot past Lee after Williamson rolled a free-kick into his path on the hour mark.
The striker completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute, beating Lee at his near post after surging into the box from the right-hand side.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Wednesday, 28th March 2012 Kick off: 19:45 Venue: Bramall Lane|
Evans 49 (pen), 60, 63
|4 - 1||Chesterfield
|28||Stephen Quinn (O'Halloran 82)|
|9||Ched Evans (Beattie 79)|
|17||Richard Cresswell (Hoskins 61)|
|29||Michael O'Halloran (Quinn 82)|
|10||James Beattie (Evans 79)|
|7||Will Hoskins (Cresswell 61)|
|7||Mark Allott (Randall 69)|
|21||Jordan Bowery (Ajose 69)|
|9||Craig Westcarr (Boden 69)|
|23||Mark Randall (Allott 69)|
|11||Nick Ajose (Bowery 69)|
|19||Scott Boden (Westcarr 69)|
|Sheff. Utd. cards shown|
|Chesterfield cards shown|
|48 mins||Craig Westcarr||Dissent|