Clinton Morrison's goal rescued a draw for Colchester as they earned a point against Sheffield United.

The Blades took the lead after John Cofie found the top corner of the net with a fierce strike from long range.

Tony McMahon fired just wide from the edge of the area for the visitors before Morrison levelled from close range for U's.

Late on Colchester's Andy Bond and Sheffield United's McMahon both hit the woodwork as the game ended level.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm more frustrated, I'm very annoyed, because that game is there to be won but I'll take nothing away from Colchester.

"I thought we created enough chances to win a host of games and we haven't converted them.

"We've not been clinical enough in front of goal and then to concede like that is disappoinitng. It was a very sloppy goal."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (3)

Colchester

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Rose
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 06 Heath
  • 20 Wilson
  • 08 O'Toole (Bond - 47' )
  • 15 Bean Booked
  • 22 Wordsworth Booked
  • 09 Morrison
  • 11 Sears (Massey - 88' )
  • 16 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 35 Pentney
  • 18 Eastman
  • 25 White
  • 07 Duguid
  • 10 Izzet
  • 14 Bond
  • 21 Massey

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Howard
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 16 McAllister
  • 28 Quinn Booked
  • 10 Blackman Booked
  • 19 Cofie (Miller - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 30 Williams
  • 07 Flynn
  • 18 Harriott
  • 22 Philliskirk
  • 24 Ironside
  • 12 Miller
Ref: Sutton
Att: 4,017

Match Stats

Shots

4 9

On target

1 5

Corners

5 7

Fouls

4 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:09 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:55 Booking

Booking Nick Blackman receives a yellow card for dissent.

90:00 +1:51 Booking

Booking The referee shows Anthony Wordsworth a yellow card.

90:00 +1:18

Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Magnus Okuonghae. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

89:29

Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Morrison. Mark Cousins takes the indirect free kick.

87:34

Free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

87:34 Substitution

Substitution Freddie Sears leaves the field to be replaced by Gavin Massey.

87:34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shaun Miller.

83:56

Andy Bond produces a right-footed shot from inside the penalty area and hits the post.

83:00 Booking

Booking Stephen Quinn receives a yellow card.

78:39

Harry Maguire is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Cousins.

77:57

Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

77:57 Booking

Booking Booking for Marcus Bean for unsporting behaviour.

77:41

Stephen Quinn fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick.

76:21

Shot by Stephen Quinn from 20 yards. Mark Cousins makes a save.

73:32

Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line.

71:36

Assist by Magnus Okuonghae.

71:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Clinton Morrison - Colchester 1 - 1 Sheff Utd A goal is scored by Clinton Morrison from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Colchester 1-1 Sheff Utd.

71:02

Outswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth,

70:17

Shot from outside the area by Tony McMahon misses to the left of the goal.

69:05

Effort from deep inside the area by Clinton Morrison misses to the right of the target.

67:13

The referee blows for offside. Mark Cousins takes the free kick.

63:06 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Miller on for John Cofie.

61:40

Inswinging corner taken by Kevin McDonald from the left by-line.

61:00

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line, Matt Heath manages to make a clearance.

60:22

Corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn to the near post, clearance by Brian Wilson.

58:00

Marcus Bean fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Magnus Okuonghae takes the free kick.

54:45

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line, Shot from close in by Nick Blackman strikes the post.

50:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Marcus Bean. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tony McMahon.

47:34

Inswinging corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth, save by Mark Howard.

46:28

Mark Cousins restarts play with the free kick.

46:28 Substitution

Substitution Andy Bond comes on in place of John-Joe O'Toole.

46:28

The referee blows for offside against John Cofie.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:28 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +1:55

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on David McAllister, free kick awarded. David McAllister takes the indirect free kick.

45:00 +0:47

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line.

36:51

Stephen Quinn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Cousins.

32:30

John Cofie produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

28:01

Header from deep inside the area by David McAllister goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

26:01

Anthony Wordsworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Mark Howard takes the free kick.

16:07 Goal scored

Goal! - John Cofie - Colchester 0 - 1 Sheff Utd John Cofie finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Colchester 0-1 Sheff Utd.

13:16

Stephen Quinn takes the inswinging corner, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save by Mark Cousins.

8:12

Freddie Sears has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

5:11

Anthony Wordsworth takes a corner.

2:26

Corner taken by Anthony Wordsworth from the right by-line played to the near post, Kevin McDonald manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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