Peter Sweeney's first-half free-kick sealed a point for Bury against Sheffield United, after Nick Blackman had given the Blades the lead.

Blackman rifled past keeper Trevor Carson from six yards for 1-0.

However, Sweeney curled the Shakers level with a 20-yard free-kick after Marcus Marshall was fouled.

Carson denied Blackman on several occasions, while Bury could have stolen all the points had Mark Cullen headed under the bar late on.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Nick Blackman has had a great start on return of goals and he always feels like he's going to score.

"He works very, very hard in training and in certain aspects of his attacking play. He gets his rewards on a Saturday.

"He's a major threat and we'd like one or two others in that mould at the moment."

Bury caretaker manager Peter Shirtliff told BBC Radio Manchester:

"I thought Sheffield United played quite well and caused us a lot of problems.

"The movement and pace they've got throughout the team is a big asset to them.

"Not many people would have expected us to get anything but I believed we could.

"The players have done me proud today. I can't be disappointed with a point at Sheffield United."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Westlake (Kitson - 82' )
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 11 McDonald Booked
  • 16 McAllister
  • 23 Gallagher
  • 10 Blackman
  • 19 Cofie (Cresswell - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 30 Williams
  • 18 Harriott
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 12 Miller
  • 14 Kitson
  • 17 Cresswell

Bury

  • 01 Carson
  • 03 Skarz
  • 05 Lockwood
  • 16 Sodje Booked (Hughes - 74' )
  • 06 Sweeney
  • 08 Schumacher
  • 09 Jones
  • 11 Marshall
  • 21 Jones
  • 19 Cullen (Byrne - 90' )
  • 28 Hopper (John-Lewis - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Dibble
  • 17 Hughes
  • 04 Byrne
  • 13 Carrington
  • 29 Pratt
  • 12 John-Lewis
  • 15 Elford-Alliyu
Ref: Hooper
Att: 16,866

Match Stats

Shots

15 9

On target

8 4

Corners

8 5

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

94:52 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:08

Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Harry Maguire challenges Mark Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +3:43

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

90:00 +3:03

Craig Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell. Dave Kitson takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:12

The ball is sent over by Craig Jones, Neill Collins gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Sweeney, clearance by Neill Collins.

90:00 +0:10 Substitution

Substitution Shane Byrne comes on in place of Mark Cullen.

90:00 +0:10

Craig Jones sends in a cross, Mark Cullen has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

88:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Lockwood on Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

87:45

Peter Sweeney takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Kevin McDonald makes a clearance. Effort on goal by Mark Hughes from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

86:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Jones by Richard Cresswell. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball in from the free kick, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

86:33

A cross is delivered by Richard Cresswell, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

86:18

The ball is sent over by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

86:04

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Mark Hughes.

85:30

Lenell John-Lewis is penalised for a handball. Mark Howard takes the free kick.

84:08

Nick Blackman is adjudged to have handled the ball. Trevor Carson restarts play with the free kick.

83:08

Header on goal by Richard Cresswell from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

82:51

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

81:03 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Dave Kitson coming on for Darryl Westlake.

81:03

Darryl Westlake challenges Marcus Marshall unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Sweeney crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Mark Hughes goes over the bar.

78:50

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Trevor Carson makes a save.

77:33

Mark Cullen is caught offside. Mark Howard takes the indirect free kick.

77:11

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

73:26 Substitution

Substitution Mark Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Efetobore Sodje.

72:28

Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, Trevor Carson manages to make a clearance.

71:51

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, clearance by Lenell John-Lewis.

71:20

Paul Gallagher delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

69:34

Tony McMahon produces a cross, Efetobore Sodje makes a clearance.

68:38

Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Efetobore Sodje results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

67:37

Unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

66:40 Substitution

Substitution (Bury) makes a substitution, with Lenell John-Lewis coming on for Tom Hopper.

65:55 Booking

Booking Efetobore Sodje goes into the referee's book for dissent.

65:24

Unfair challenge on Peter Sweeney by Kevin McDonald results in a free kick. Peter Sweeney restarts play with the free kick.

64:33

Kevin McDonald sends in a cross, Richard Cresswell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

64:12

The ball is sent over by Richard Cresswell, save by Trevor Carson.

63:39

Paul Gallagher takes the outswinging corner, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

63:13

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson.

62:28

Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje. Trevor Carson takes the indirect free kick.

62:11

Unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Mark Cullen results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the indirect free kick.

60:47

Mark Cullen has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

60:18

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Howard by Tom Hopper. Mark Howard takes the free kick.

59:14

Marcus Marshall fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

58:38

Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Harry Maguire goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

58:05

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Joe Skarz gets a block in.

57:11

Steven Schumacher restarts play with the free kick.

57:11 Booking

Booking Kevin McDonald is shown a yellow card.

56:59

Kevin McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall.

55:23

David McAllister produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

53:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Steven Schumacher. Harry Maguire takes the free kick.

51:28 Substitution

Substitution Richard Cresswell on for John Cofie.

50:54

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mark Cullen. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

49:37

John Cofie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrai Jones. Free kick taken by Peter Sweeney.

48:19

Nick Blackman delivers the ball, Trevor Carson makes a save.

47:04

The ball is sent over by Marcus Marshall, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

45:57

Foul by Craig Jones on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Tom Hopper makes a clearance.

45:20

Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Peter Sweeney.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:13 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:22

Centre by Tom Hopper.

45:00 +0:39

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save.

45:00 +0:21

The ball is delivered by Joe Skarz, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

43:37

The ball is delivered by Joe Skarz, Mark Cullen takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save. Steven Schumacher takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Kevin McDonald manages to make a clearance.

43:20

Mark Cullen produces a cross, clearance by David McAllister.

42:40

Nick Blackman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Efetobore Sodje. Trevor Carson takes the free kick.

41:55

Nick Blackman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

40:31

Harry Maguire fouled by Tom Hopper, the ref awards a free kick. Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

39:18

Steven Schumacher takes the outswinging corner, Efetobore Sodje gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire. Mark Howard restarts play with the free kick.

39:09

The ball is sent over by Mark Cullen, Matthew Hill makes a clearance.

36:24

A cross is delivered by Nick Blackman, Adam Lockwood gets a block in.

34:19

Nick Blackman fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tony McMahon, Foul by Harry Maguire on Efetobore Sodje, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

32:41

Centre by Joe Skarz, clearance by Tony McMahon. Nick Blackman fouled by Efetobore Sodje, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

28:48

Short corner worked by Tony McMahon. The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, Harry Maguire takes a shot. Save made by Trevor Carson. Darryl Westlake challenges Steven Schumacher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Schumacher takes the free kick.

28:18

Corner taken by Tony McMahon, Adam Lockwood makes a clearance.

27:48

The ball is delivered by Tom Hopper. Nick Blackman delivers the ball, clearance by Adam Lockwood.

27:16

Centre by Mark Cullen, clearance by Matthew Hill.

25:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Cullen on Tony McMahon. Tony McMahon takes the indirect free kick.

21:29

Headed from the edge of the area by Mark Cullen goes wide of the left-hand post.

20:27

Corner taken by Steven Schumacher played to the near post, Kevin McDonald makes a clearance.

19:52

Foul by Paul Gallagher on Craig Jones, free kick awarded. Peter Sweeney takes the free kick.

18:49

The ball is swung over by Nick Blackman, Headed effort from deep inside the area by John Cofie misses to the right of the target.

17:49

Nick Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Efetobore Sodje. Free kick taken by Trevor Carson.

14:40

Foul by Efetobore Sodje on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.

11:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Sweeney - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Bury Peter Sweeney scores a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Bury.

10:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Marshall by David McAllister.

10:31

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Trevor Carson.

9:14

Assist on the goal came from Paul Gallagher.

9:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Blackman - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Bury Nick Blackman grabs a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Bury.

7:31

Craig Jones takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.

4:42

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Efetobore Sodje manages to make a clearance.

2:19

Peter Sweeney produces a cross, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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