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    Preston North End 0 Burnley 0
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    Alex Neil’s side were denied a pre-season win over Premier League Burnley by the lack of HawkEye at Deepdale on Tuesday afternoon.

    Just before half-time Scott Sinclair smashed an effort that was headed onto the cross bar by a Clarets centre half, but the ball came down behind the line and then bounced clear, but the officials did not see it and without the technology, the goal was not awarded.

    And despite having the better chances on the afternoon, the game finished goalless.

    It was a completely different outfield line-up to the one that were victorious in the EFL Cup three days earlier, whilst Burnley had a powerful looking frontline including Chris Wood, Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil.

    The Lilywhites started brightly in the warm September sunshine, with Billy Bodin capitalising on a mistake by young centre half Bobby Thomas and almost closing down Will Norris in the visitors’ goal, the former Wolves custodian just getting the ball clear at the feet of the onrushing Welshman.

    McNeil, who was surprisingly left out of England’s U21 squad this week, saw a snap shot saved low to his right by Connor Ripley – playing 90 minutes for the second game in succession, but after the first half drinks break the home side were on top.

    On the half hour mark, Sinclair saw an effort blocked by Thomas, after a superb defence-splitting through ball by skipper Paul Gallagher and shortly after Bodin saw a right-footed effort saved by Norris.

    Six minutes before the interview, PNE’s No.39 was brought down by Jimmy Dunne just inches outside the penalty area and Gallagher fired a vicious free kick past the wall, with Norris making a superb stop, at full stretch, push the ball around his left-hand post and out for a corner.

    Just before the break came the controversial moment that could have broken the deadlock. A Gallagher cross from the right was powered deep into the six yard box and headed down by Jayden Stockley perfectly into the path of Sinclair who fired on target, with Phil Bardsley getting his head on the ball, but it came off the bar, down behind him and out, with referee Jeremy Simpson and his assistant at that end, Phil Dermott neither seeing the ball had crossed the line and without the HawkEye system, no goal was given.

    After the half-time break it was PNE who continued to be on the front foot; more good play from Stockley – this time down the left – saw him create space, before reversing the ball back to the former Celtic man, but his curling effort was wide of the right-hand post.

    With 17 minutes left, some clever footwork from Bodin, saw him backheel the ball from the edge of the box to create space for Johnson and Sinclair, but neither could get the ball out from under their feet and between Dunne and Thomas they were able to smother the ball away.

    Jordan Storey – who did well against Wood and Rodriguez, alongside Ben Davies – went close with 13 minutes left, heading a Gallagher free kick from the left just over the bar.

    But, as is always the case, the side had to be wary to the last, with Ripley making a good save low to his left with a minute to go, to deny Swedish substitute Joel Mumbongo from grabbing a winner for Sean Dyche’s men, which would have been very much against the run of play.

    PNE line-up: Ripley, Rafferty, Hughes, Ledson, Storey, Davies, Bodin (Barkhuizen, 81), Gallagher (c) (Potts, 78), Stockley, Johnson (Bayliss, 81), Sinclair. Subs not used: Hudson, Earl, Pearson, Bauer, Harrop, Huntington.

    Burnley line-up: Norris (Jensen, 46), Bardsley (Lowton, 61), Dunne, Thomas, Taylor (Pieters, 61), Gudmundsson (Goodridge, 71), Brownhill (Elva-Fountaine, 81), Westwood (c) (Benson, 61), McNeil (Richardson, 81), Wood (Vydra, 61), Rodriguez (Mumbongo, 71). Subs not used: Richter, Thompson.

    Referee: Mr J Simpson
     
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    Sheffield United Football Club is a professional football club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, which competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football. They formed in 1889, as an offshoot of Sheffield United Cricket Club, and are nicknamed The Blades due to Sheffield's history of steel production.[2] They have played home games at Bramall Lane since their formation.

    Sheffield United won the original Football League in 1898 and the FA Cup in 1899, 1902, 1915 and 1925. They were beaten finalists in the FA Cup in 1901 and 1936, and reached the semi-finals in 1961, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2014. They reached the semi-finals of the League Cup in 2003 and 2015.

    Sheffield United were the first club in English football to achieve promotion from the newly formed Second Division to the First Division in 1892–93. The club was also a founder member of the Premier League in the 1992–93 season, during which they scored the first ever goal of the Premier League era. Brian Deane was the scorer of the first goal in a 2–1 win at Bramall Lane, against the eventual champions, Manchester United.

    Since the club's formation, they have played in tiers 1 through to 4 of the football league. They are one of only four clubs to have finished as champions of each of the top four tiers of the football league. Most of the club's history however has been spent in tier 1.

    For most of the club's history they have played in red and white striped shirts with black shorts. Their closest rivals are Sheffield Wednesday, with whom they contest the Steel City derby.

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    Everton Football Club (/ˈɛvərtən/) is an English professional football club based in Liverpool that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football. The club has competed in the top division for a record 117 seasons, missing only four top-flight seasons (1930–31, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54) since the creation of the Football League, of which it was a founding member. Everton is the second-longest continuous serving club in English top flight football[2] and has won nine league titles, five FA Cups, one European Cup Winners' Cup and nine Charity Shields.

    Formed in 1878, Everton won their first League Championship during the 1890–91 season. After winning four more League Championships and two FA Cups, the club experienced a post-World War II lull until a revival in the 1960s. A period of sustained success came in the mid-1980s, when Everton won a further two League Championships, one FA Cup, and the 1985 European Cup Winners' Cup. The club's most recent major trophy was the 1995 FA Cup.

    The club's supporters are colloquially known as "Evertonians" or "Blues". Everton's main rivals are Liverpool, whose home stadium at Anfield is just under one mile away from Everton's home at Goodison Park, and the two clubs contest the Merseyside derby. Everton has been based at Goodison Park since 1892, having moved from its original home at Anfield following a disagreement over its rent. The club's home colours are royal blue shirts with white shorts and socks.


    Two friendlies to round off the strangest of pre seasons The United games kicks off at 2 pm on Friday and the Everton game at 3 pm on Saturday suspect the game on Saturday will not be far off the side that will play Swansea on teh opening day.
     
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    1 all Johnson penalty
     
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    Blades 2-1 Sharp penalty
     
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    2 all Stockley 91 mins
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    Blades 2-2 Preston - report
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    United's pre-season friendly against Preston North End on Friday ended all square, with the visitors equalising in the final seconds of the game.

    John Lundstram's first-half opener was cancelled out by a Daniel Johnson penalty, only for Billy Sharp to score with a spot-kick of his own minutes later. The Blades looked on course for another win until Jayden Stockley scored from a late corner.

    For the final pre-season action before the Premier League opener against Wolves, Lundstram started, whilst McBurnie partnered Sharp in attack.

    It was a very quiet opening 15 minutes or so on a lovely afternoon at S2. Norwood won and delivered a free-kick from a dangerous position, but Bauer did enough to stop Jack Robinson getting on the end of it. Moments later, Norwood sent in a cross from the left, it wasn't cleared properly, but Pearson blocked Lundstram's goal bound effort.

    At the other end, Preston threatened three times is six minutes, including hitting the woodwork twice in as many seconds. Foderingham was equal to Bodin's tame effort, but was indebted to his goal frame as Sinclair hit the post having beaten the challenges of Robinson and Jagielka, before Barkhuizen rattled the bar on the rebound.

    But it was the Blades who took the lead in the latter stages of the first period. Bryan's cross from the left wasn't cleared properly and after Osborn was denied, McBurnie teed up LUNDSTRAM who calmly stroked the ball home into the bottom corner.

    Within 60 seconds of the restart, United could have doubled the lead. Mousset beat the offside trap but dragged his effort wide of Hudson's far post. And that miss was punished by the visitors on 54 minutes. Barkhuizen advanced into the area following a slip by Jagielka and referee Moss pointed straight to the spot following a challenge by the retreating Robinson. From 12 yards, North End skipper JOHNSON sent Foderingham the wrong way.

    But before the hour, United were back in front. Pearson was adjudged to have handled in the box under pressure from Mousset and unsurprisingly, SHARP converted from the spot for his third goal of pre-season.

    The game remained open and both sides were creating chances, the most obvious one saw Osborn rattle the bar with a shot after Basham had robbed Sinclair high up the pitch. But with the last action of the contest, Preston managed to draw level. Gallagher's corner from the left caused United problems and STOCKLEY was able to bundle the ball home.


    Blades: Foderingham, Baldock, Basham, Lundstram (Slater 45), McBurnie (Mousset 45, Hackford 72), Sharp, Jagielka, Norwood, J. Robinson, Osborn, Bryan.
    Unused: Verrips, Gordon, Graham, Brunt.
     
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    Sheffield United 2 Preston North End 2




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    Preston North End grabbed a deserved equaliser with the last touch of the game against Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

    Alex Neil’s men twice came from behind to stay unbeaten in pre-season, in their penultimate outing before the Championship kicks-off at home to Swansea City in a week’s time.

    John Lundstram gave the hosts the lead, against the run of play, nine minutes before half-time, but the sides exchanged penalties before the hour mark, firstly Daniel Johnson levelling matters, before home skipper Billy Sharp put his team back in front just before the hour mark.

    However, in the final move of the match, two North End substitutes combined, with Jayden Stockley bravely getting on the end of Paul Gallagher’s left-wing corner to head home past Wes Foderingham to make it 2-2.

    It was an entertaining game, with the Lilywhites in their new blue away kit, skippered by Johnson, coming into the game after the opening 20 minutes, when the best chance fell the way of the home side, Ben Osborn crossing from the left, winning a corner off Patrick Bauer, before Scott Sinclair made a good block to deny Lundstram’s effort from the right corner of the penalty area.

    This opportunity brought PNE to life. Billy Bodin saw a left foot shot saved by former Rangers man Foderingham after good build up play by Ben Pearson and Andrew Hughes before the woodwork twice denied them an opener in five seconds!

    It was 32 minutes in and Sinclair managed to evade three tackles and he blasted away through the middle of the Blades defence before finding himself in on goal, the former Celtic man beating his former close Glasgow rival with a shot across the ’keeper, only for it to come off the right-hand upright. It fell perfectly for Tom Barkhuizen, but his shot back towards goal also came off the same post and out for the goal kick.

    And, like most teams that finish in the top half of the Premier League, they punished North End’s profligacy by taking the lead shortly after, Kean Bryan’s cross from the left finding Oli McBurnie, who laid the ball off to Lunstram, five yards further in than his earlier effort, this time finding the bottom left corner of Mathew Hudson’s goal, the young stopper having no chance.

    The visitors made a short-lived change at the break Lys Mousset – who was later substituted himself after an injury – replacing McBurnie and the Frenchman was close to a second less than 90 seconds into the second half, bursting free and beating Hudson, but also dragging his shot wide of the left-hand post.

    And this time it was the visitors who did the punishing for the miss as Barkhuizen – a constant menace in the latter period – getting in behind the United defence and forcing Jack Robinson to bring him down in the penalty area, with Premier League official Jon Moss having no hesitancy in pointing to the spot.

    Johnson took in and coolly sent the goalkeeper who lined up against PNE in the 2015 Play-Off Final the wrong way to level matters, the ball nestling in the bottom right corner.

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    But within three minutes, the official was again pointing to the mark 12 yards from goal, this time in PNE’s penalty area, when he adjudged Pearson handled the ball; Chris Ward the closest assistant making the decision.

    Captain Sharp stepped up and send Hudson the wrong way to put his side back in front.

    On the hour mark Barkhuizen again used his pace to burst through on goal, down a right-hand channel, before seeing Johnson’s run and finding him with a good squared ball, but the No.11 also tried to then pass it on again, to Sinclair, however, he was not as close as DJ had perceived and ball was cleared.

    Sinclair, who was a real thorn in the side of steel city side, found Barkhuizen again with a ball in behind on the left and the attacker burst into the box, before firing with his right foot, but the shot was straight into the arms of Foderingham.

    With 15 minutes left another good chance came when Johnson burst his way through and fed Bodin in space, but the Welsh winger was unable to get his shot away and on the counter the Blades went close to extending their lead as Osborn hit a wicked left-foot shot that cannoned back off the left stanchion of post and bar, Joe Rafferty neatly tidying up with a cool header back into the arms of Hudson from the rebound.

    Two chances to equaliser came in the last three minutes, as Rafferty crossed from the right, flicked on by substitute Brad Potts, but it was taken off the feet of Stockley by Chris Basham and then Potts himself saw Foderingham make a fine save with his feet to deny him from 12 yards.

    But with the game entering the final few seconds, the one final chance came and Gallagher delivered a near perfect left wing corner and a brave leap from Stockley in between Phil Jagielka and Basham saw him get a perfect header on the ball to divert it down into the right corner of the goal for a much-deserved equaliser, followed by Mr Moss’ whistle to draw an entertaining game and a great work out for both sides to a close.

    Sheffield United line-up: Foderingham, Baldock, Basham, Lundstram (Slater, 46), McBurnie (Mousett, 46 (Hackford, 72), Sharp (c), Jagielka, Norwood, Robinson, Osborn, Bryan. Subs not used: Verrips, Gordon, Graham, Brunt, Broadbent.

    PNE line-up: Hudson, Rafferty, Hughes, Pearson, Bauer, Davies, Bodin, Ledson (Potts, 80), Barkhuizen (Stockley, 80), Johnson (Gallagher, 80), Sinclair. Subs not used: Ripley, Fisher, Earl, Bayliss, Harrop, Storey, Huntington, O’Reilly, Baxter, Walker.

    Referee: Mr J Moss
     
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    Preston North End rounded off their pre-season fixture programme at Goodison Park, with Everton the victors by two goals to nil.

    In an entertaining encounter, Alex Neil’s men gave a very good account of themselves and but for the exploits of young goalkeeper Harry Tyrer would have no doubt have taken something from the game.

    It was a fully different starting XI to the one that drew 2-2 with Sheffield United 24 hours previous, with Ethan Walker getting his first senior start down the right-hand side of the front three.

    Carlo Ancelotti’s Blues started brightly, with Connor Ripley making a brilliant reaction save from Gylfi Sigurdsson after 90 seconds, his shot deflecting off Jordan Storey and almost looping over the ’keeper, but for his excellent reflexes.

    But the hosts were in front on seven minutes – Ryan Ledson’s best friend, Jonjoe Kenny sliding home from just outside the six yard box, toe ending the ball past Ripley when Theo Walcott’s attempted pass ricocheted off Storey and allowed the midfielder to break through.

    However, the second part of the opening period was all North End. The loss of Mason Holgate at the back for the Toffeemen made a difference as Jayden Stockley began to dominate up front.

    On 25 minutes a free kick from skipper Paul Gallagher, from the right of penalty area, after foul on Ethan Walker, saw a Paul Huntington header seemingly come off Anthony Gordon and go wide, but a corner was not given by referee Rob Jones.

    Before the half hour mark a great chance to level came as Josh Harrop did well, held the ball up for Brad Potts to run through, he slid ball through to run of Stockley, who was in on goal, but his powerful shot was straight at Tyrer.

    Eight minutes before the interval Stockley was karate kicked by Kenny near his throat – and he would have received a red card in a league game, but escaped with a yellow. Gallagher’s resulting 20-yard free kick was inches wide of the left-hand post with Tyrer beaten.

    Chances continued and a good move saw Stockley hold up the ball, finding Potts, who fed Darnell Fisher – making his return from injury. The No.2’s cross found Stockley, but his bullet header flashed wide.

    But the best chance was two minutes before half-time and it took a superb save from Tyrer to deny Walker, who charged down the right from Stockley’s flick on. It was a great run and shot from the 18-year-old, arrowed towards the bottom left-hand corner, but somehow the stopper got down to turn the ball just around the post.

    North End had the ball in the back of the net on 62 minutes, Bayliss firing home after some superb build-up play, Stockley finding the run of Harrop, who squared for Bayliss to fire home, but assistant Darren Cann adjudged Harrop to have been offside when he received the ball, despite it looking very tight.

    But it was 2-0 shortly after as a superb touch from Walcott allowed Bernard to break through with pace, feeding the ball out to Richarlison on the left, who drilled an early ball across to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose initial effort was brilliantly stopped by Ripley, but it came back off the keeper and into the empty net, very unlucky for the man between the sticks.

    Another great save from Tyrer kept the lead to two on 76 minutes. This time Harrop delivered a quality free kick from the right and Jordan Storey rose highest to power a header from 15 yards out that somehow the young stopper tipped onto the bar and Calvert-Lewin completed the clearance and the game ended 2-0.

    Everton line-up: Tyrer, (Hansen, 90) Holgate (John, 31), Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Simms, 82), Sigurdsson (c), Walcott (Bolasie, 67), Nkounkou, Bernard (Adeniran, 88), Gordon (Baningime, 78), Kenny, Gibson.

    PNE line-up: Ripley, Fisher (Rafferty, 73), Earl, Bayliss, Storey, Huntington, Walker (O’Reilly, 73), Gallagher (c) (Johnson, 73), Stockley, Potts (Baxter, 88), Harrop. Subs not used: Hudson, Pearson, Bauer, Davies, Hughes, Ledson, Barkhuizen, Bodin, Baxter.

    Referee: Mr R Jones
     
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    A run out for the younger members of the squad.
     
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