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Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet in FA Cup third round

Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet in FA Cup third round

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet Barnet will be the only non-league side in the FA Cup fourth round after beating Sheffield United – a team 84 places higher than them in the English football pyramid.Shaquile Coulthirst converted from the spot after Richard Stearman brought down Ephron Mason-Clark…

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Highlights: Sheffield United 0-1 Barnet

Barnet will be the only non-league side in the FA Cup fourth round after beating Sheffield United – a team 84 places higher than them in the English football pyramid.

Shaquile Coulthirst converted from the spot after Richard Stearman brought down Ephron Mason-Clark to secure a 1-0 win at the Championship side.

Bees keeper Mark Cousins had to make a fine save late on to deny Leon Clarke.

But Barnet held on to reach the fourth round for the first time in 11 years.

The Bees gave their hosts an early scare when Coulthirst found the net, but the Tottenham academy product was offside when he headed home Cheye Alexander’s cross in the opening moments.

They almost doubled their lead early in the second half as Marvin Johnson had to make a telling intervention to divert Mason-Clark’s cross away from the awaiting Medy Elito, before Dan Sweeney failed to convert Elito’s corner from just a yard out minutes later.

Chris Wilder, who made 10 changes to his Blades starting XI, brought on captain and top scorer Billy Sharp after 65 minutes but even he could not break Barnet’s resistance.

The Bees, who sit 15th in the National League, will now eagerly await Monday’s draw, in which they will discover their fourth round opponents.

‘Proud as punch’ – what they said

Barnet caretaker manager Darren Currie, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: “I am really proud of them. [Blades boss] Chris Wilder said we deserved it after too. I can’t put it into too many words – it is such a wonderful occasion for everyone.

“We had a gameplan to get through the early part of the game and nullify them and we grew into it. The penalty came from a good bit of play and then we had something to protect. There were one or two scary moments but we came through it. I am proud as punch of the boys.”

Barnet captain Callum Reynolds told BBC Match of the Day: “It’s unbelievable – that’s the only word I have at the minute. I’m so proud of the boys – it’s an unreal feeling.

“The boys were confident coming into the game and anything can happen in the cup. We could have even had more goals so we’re absolutely buzzing with it. I mean they’re third in the Championship and we beat them at their ground. I can’t believe it.”

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 28Cranie
  • 19StearmanBooked at 20mins
  • 20BryanSubstituted forBashamat 74'minutes
  • 18Freeman
  • 15CouttsBooked at 12mins
  • 8Dowell
  • 7LundstramSubstituted forSharpat 65'minutes
  • 22Johnson
  • 39WashingtonSubstituted forDuffyat 58'minutes
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 1Henderson
  • 3Stevens
  • 6Basham
  • 10Sharp
  • 12Egan
  • 17McGoldrick
  • 21Duffy

Barnet

  • 1Cousins
  • 2Alexander
  • 4ReynoldsBooked at 89mins
  • 6Robson
  • 3Johnson
  • 8AdamsBooked at 68mins
  • 12Taylor
  • 26Sweeney
  • 21ElitoSubstituted forTutondaat 80'minutes
  • 10CoulthirstSubstituted forHarrisonat 80'minutes
  • 27Mason-ClarkSubstituted forFonguckat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Harrison
  • 13Matrevics
  • 14Akinola
  • 18Fonguck
  • 22Walker
  • 23Tutonda
  • 38Bettamer
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
9,906

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 0, Barnet 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Barnet 1.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Marvin Johnson.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Sheffield United).

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Callum Reynolds (Barnet) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Callum Reynolds.

Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jack Taylor (Barnet) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Byron Harrison replaces Shaquile Coulthirst.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. David Tutonda replaces Medy Elito.

Foul by Kieran Dowell (Sheffield United).

Jack Taylor (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Martin Cranie (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Callum Reynolds.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Basham replaces Kean Bryan.

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Charlee Adams (Barnet) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Richard Stearman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlee Adams (Barnet).

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Barnet) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Kieran Dowell (Sheffield United).

Charlee Adams (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Sharp replaces John Lundstram.

Attempt missed. Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnet. Wesley Fonguck replaces Ephron Mason-Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Mark Duffy replaces Conor Washington.

Attempt missed. Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Conor Washington (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Elliott Johnson.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

Ephron Mason-Clark (Barnet) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Dan Sweeney (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marvin Johnson (Sheffield United).

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