Sheffield United v West Bromwich Albion, 16 March 2002

Score3-0 to West Bromwich Albion
RefereeEddie Wolstenholme
CompetitionLeague Division 1
VenueBramall Lane
Attendance17,692
The referee was forced to abandon the match after 83 minutes when Sheffield United were reduced to six men by three red cards and injuries to Michael Brown and Rob Ullathorne having already used all of their possible substitutes. The two sendings off occurred after a melee after Santos fouled Andy Johnson (Johnson had fractured Santos cheekbone in a previous match) and Suffo was sent-off for appearing to head butt McInnes. This is the first time in Football League history this has occurred. It had happened in an international before in a game between Portugal and Angola in Lisbon in November 2001. Following allegations that the Sheffield United playing staff had instructed players to feign injury to get the match abandoned (Keith Curle was mentioned in the referee's report), the Football League and Football Association launched enquiries. The League reported on 21 March, awarding the match to West Bromwich Albion with the 3-0 scoreline. The FA later fined Sheffield United a sum of £10,000.

Goals:

Goals:

Scott Dobie 18 G
Derek McInnes 63 G
Scott Dobie 77 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Simon Tracey
Defender Rob Ullathorne
Defender/Centre back Keith Curle
Defender/Centre back Robert Page
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jagielka
Defender/Midfielder Gus Uhlenbeek
Midfielder Michael Brown
Midfielder Michael Tonge
Forward Laurent D'Jaffo
Forward Peter Ndlovu

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Russell Hoult
Defender Larus Sigurdsson
Defender/Centre back Phil Gilchrist
Defender/Centre back Darren Moore
Defender/Midfielder Adam Chambers
Defender/Midfielder Neil Clement
Midfielder Igor Balis
Midfielder Andy Johnson
Midfielder Derek McInnes
Forward Danny Dichio
Forward Scott Dobie

Substitutions:

Wilko De Vogt for Simon Tracey 9
Patrick Suffo for Gus Uhlenbeek 63
Georges Santos for Michael Tonge 63

Substitutions:

Bob Taylor for Adam Chambers 56
Tony Butler for Larus Sigurdsson 68
Jordao for Andy Johnson 72

Cards:

Simon Tracey 8 R
Michael Brown 61 Y
Patrick Suffo 64 R
Georges Santos 64 R
Keith Curle 74 Y

Cards:

Larus Sigurdsson 13 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Wilko De Vogt
Defender/Midfielder Georges Santos
Midfielder Nick Montgomery
Forward Patrick Suffo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Chris Adamson
Defender/Centre back Tony Butler
Midfielder Ruel Fox
Midfielder Jordao
Forward Bob Taylor