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                                                    Bournemouth
                                                    0-2
                                                    Sheff Utd
                                                    own(Adam Barrett) (5 mins)
                                                    own(Steve Cook) (77 mins)

                                                    npower League 1 , Dec 17, 2011
                                                    Ground: Dean Court , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 7,260

                                                    Team news

                                                    No Malone for Cherries Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury will be without on-loan winger Scott Malone when his side entertains Sheffield United on Saturday.

                                                    Malone has suffered a grade one hamstring tear and is expected to be out of action until the new year, at which point his temporary stay from Wolves comes to a conclusion.

                                                    Harry Arter misses out after collecting his fifth booking of the season, along with the winning goal, against Huddersfield last weekend, while Shaun McDonald is facing another week out with his groin injury.

                                                    Midfielder Joe Partington remains sidelined with a back problem, while defender Mathieu Baudry is also out with a hamstring niggle and both players are not expected to return to the first-team squad for another seven days.

                                                    On-loan full-back Nathan Byrne has resumed light running following surgery on an ankle tendon injury, but the Tottenham youngster will not be involved in first-team affairs until January at the very earliest.

                                                    Sheffield United's Haiti international Lecsinel Jean-Francois has been challenged to make the left-back spot his own ahead.

                                                    Jean-Francois stepped in last week in the home win over Rochdale to fill the gap left by Marcus Williams, who has returned to parent club Reading, and will be handed another start by manager Danny Wilson.

                                                    Wilson has no new injury or suspension worries but must wait a little longer before being able to call on striker James Beattie, who is working to overcome a calf strain in his battle for full fitness.

                                                    Wilson is unlikely to make many unforced changes as his side chase a sixth straight win in all competitions.

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                                                    Last modified 17:57 17/12/11

                                                    Blades make it `super six' Sheffield United recorded their sixth successive win thanks to two own goals at Bournemouth in a 2-0 win.

                                                    The Blades were ahead in the fifth minute when leading goalscorer Ched Evans got clear on the right and his low centre was turned over the goalline by Bournemouth captain Adam Barrett.

                                                    Bournemouth might have been further behind in the 10th minute when Richard Creswell went around goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan, but saw his effort cleared off the line by Simon Francis.

                                                    Bournemouth lost defender Shaun Cooper with an injury in the sixth minute and the nearest they came to equalising was a left-footed shot from Michael Symes, which flashed past the post.

                                                    Bournemouth made big efforts to equalise in the second half, but Sheffield United's defence held firm under pressure.

                                                    The visitors broke in the 74th minute when Evans again got clear on the left and another low centre was touched over the goalline, this time by Bournemouth defender Steven Cook under pressure from Creswell and apart from Barrett's header, which visiting goalkeeper Steve Simonsen held under the crossbar, the Blades had a trouble-free second half.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    BournemouthRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    23 Darryl Flahavan
                                                    18 Simon Francis
                                                    11 Charlie Daniels
                                                    3 Steve Cook Own Goal
                                                    5 Adam Barrett Own Goal
                                                    7 Marc Pugh
                                                    12 Wes Fogden(sub 74)
                                                    4 Shaun Cooper(sub 6)
                                                    15 Steven Gregory
                                                    10 Charlie Sheringham
                                                    24 Michael Symes
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    1 Shwan Jalal
                                                    14 Lyle Taylor(sub 74)
                                                    19 Stephen Purches
                                                    20 Mark Molesley(sub 6)
                                                    28 Warren Cummings
                                                    Sheff UtdRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Steve Simonsen
                                                    2 Matthew Lowton
                                                    3 Lecsinel Jean-Francois
                                                    15 Neill Collins
                                                    19 Harry Maguire
                                                    28 Stephen Quinn
                                                    8 Michael Doyle
                                                    27 Kevin McDonald(sub 57)
                                                    14 Lee Williamson
                                                    9 Ched Evans
                                                    17 Richard Cresswell(sub 81)
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    25 George Long
                                                    6 Johnny Ertl(sub 57)
                                                    11 Ryan Flynn
                                                    20 David McAllister
                                                    21 Chris Porter(sub 81)

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