Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton Athletic
Venue: Bramall Lane
Date: Sunday, 9 March
Kick-off: 12:00 GMT
Going to this game i didn’t know what to expert because i didn’t think that Charlton weren’t the favourites because of their bad run of form in the championship. I could see a cup upset with sheffield united reaching the FA Cup Semi finals for the first time since 2003 so it shape up to be an insteresting game of football.
The first couple of minutes were close due to the what was at strake, but the first chance fell to Charlton on 22 minutes when Harriott had a shot at goal but didn’t give home goalkeeper Mark Howard any trouble.
Charlton had a another chance when Marcus Tudgay had a low shot at the edge of the area by it was well saved by the sheffield united keeper. In stoppage time of the first half Bob Harris fizzed a shot over the crossbar from 20 yards.
Half Time: Sheffield United 0 – 0 Charlton Athletic
In the second half Sheffield United looked the better side when Harry Maguire firing a effort from inside the box but it hit the side-netting. The best chance of the game fell to Harriott when a quick free track from Johnnie Jacksons found Tudgay that paced forward inside the box, making Howard rushed out, Tudgay place the ball towards Harriot but had to stretch to get the ball and missed an open goal from 12 yards.
But two minutes later Charlton were made to rue them miss chances when Baxter deep cross founded Flynn at the near post who pock the ball home to make it 1-0. Two minutes later Brayford made it two when a 25 yard strike deflected off Richard Wood to found it way in the back of the net.
Sheffield United saw out the remaining minutes to record their ninth successive win in all competitions and to be the first team from the third their to reach the semi final since Wycombe Wanderers in 2001. Now Sheffield United will play Hull City in the Semi Final’s of the FA Cup.
Fall Time: Sheffield United 2-0 Charlton Athletic