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Football: Demon Deane.

Sheff United 5

Stockport 1

Unbeaten United climbed to second spot in the First Division but manager Nigel Spackman was left counting the cost.

Brian Deane made one goal and scored another but his pride and his passionate leadership were snuffed out in the 64th minute of this landslide.

Hero Deane was cruelly crunched by Stockport's Tony Dinning and was stretchered off to an earsplitting ovation.

With him went much of the fire that had scorched Stockport, winners of five of their last six matches. But United did register their best win since Spackman took over.

Dinning was booked for his callous challenge and baited by the 16,241 crowd.

But Jan-Aage Fjortoft eased the pain of Deane's departure by ending with a hat-trick.

Stockport manager Gary Megson claimed that this Bramall Lane visit would be a real test for his men. His rookies failed on all counts.

After just six minutes Deane wrecked two defenders to set up Dane Whitehouse for the opening goal.

But the First Division newcomers appeared were unimpressed as Brett Angell, once on loan to United, led a spirited comeback.

Fjortoft made it 2-0 with his sixth goal of the season when Vasillas Borbokis crafted an opening to leave him in acres of space.

Within a minute Stockport pulled a goal back when Martin McIntosh, a summer signing from Hamilton, sliced home his first goal for the club.

But then, for forty minutes, it was one way traffic as United's freight train ran down the opposition.

Fjortoft crashed goal number three four minutes after the break.

Deane saw his penalty appeal turned down when he shot but he stepped in with a masterly header to make it 4-1.

Then came his crowd-stunning exit.

United put on Brazilian newcomer Marcello but the only undefeated side in the Nationwide League had played their best football.

Fjortoft completed his hat-trick in injury time.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:Hopkins, Arthur
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 22, 1997
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