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🎅 10 games of Christmas: Day 4️⃣

A look back at a bonkers game at Bramall Lane

18 December 2019

As we move closer to Christmas Day, and the end of a decade we take a look back at ten of the best games from the last ten years.

On day 4 we head back to October 29, 2011 and a trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United in League One.

The blades were flying high in the play-off places, whilst the Grecians sat down near the relegation spots. The match however, was a ding-dong afair, with eight goals shared in a remarkable 4-4 draw.

Daniel Nardiello made the most of a defensive mix-up to open the scoring before David Noble's deflected 25-yard effort made it 2-0. Sheffield United hit back through Matt Phillips' strike and close-range goals from Billy Clarke and Matt Lowton to take a 3-2 lead after 70 minutes. 

John O'Flynn's header would level the score for the Grecians on 82 minutes, but three minutes later Phillips netted his second of the day. City would hit back only a minute later as James Dunne's angled drive earned Exeter a point.

After the match, Manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon Sport: "What a fantastic game of football, I'm very proud to see my team compete today and be part of such a great football match.

"It was a bizarre game and I'm really making every effort to enjoy it because it's just a brilliant game of football to be involved with.

"We've had a very good week, seven points out of nine, six away goals. So it feels worthwhile now having got this point."

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