Sheffield United and Notts County played out an entertaining draw in League One.

The hosts had the better of a goalless first half, but could not find a way past the inspired Bartosz Bialkowski.

But Dave Kitson powered a bullet header into the top corner shortly after the break to put the Blades ahead.

Francois Zoko's header was well saved by home keeper Mark Howard, before substitute Lee Hughes lashed an equaliser into the roof of the net.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United first-team coach Chris Morgan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

We are frustrated, we thoroughly deserved to win - we took the game to Notts County, they're the in form team coming to our place and we knew it was going to be hard.

"We really drove for the result, but in the end we didn't kill off the game and it's come to haunt us."

"They (Notts County) had one real chance from some scruffy clearances and it ends up in our net."

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"We had to try and quieten the crowd and slow down any momentum they had.

"We showed great character, great commitment and great belief and we stuck to the game plan.

"There is a never-say-die attitude that is growing game by game in the changing room. We don't roll over."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald Booked
  • 23 Gallagher (Cofie - 85' )
  • 10 Blackman Booked
  • 14 Kitson Booked (Porter - 72' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 30 Williams
  • 16 McAllister
  • 09 Porter
  • 12 Miller
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 19 Cofie

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 02 Kelly (Labadie - 62' Booked )
  • 06 Leacock
  • 08 Liddle
  • 27 Regan Booked
  • 04 Bishop
  • 10 Judge Booked
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 13 Zoko (L Hughes - 60' )
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce (Mahon - 80' )
  • 15 Arquin Booked

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 26 Hollis
  • 14 Mahon
  • 16 Labadie
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 09 Showunmi
  • 19 L Hughes
Ref: Swarbrick
Att: 18,814

Match Stats

Shots

18 7

On target

7 4

Corners

2 3

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46

Tony McMahon sends in a cross, blocked by Jeff Hughes.

90:00 +3:52

A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, Header on goal by John Cofie from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

90:00 +2:56

Shot by Ryan Flynn from just outside the area goes over the net.

90:00 +2:13

Harry Maguire has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

90:00 +1:38

Lee Hughes is caught offside. Mark Howard takes the direct free kick.

87:12

Matthew Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Dean Leacock takes the direct free kick.

86:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Alan Judge. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

86:05

Foul by Matthew Hill on Joss Labadie, free kick awarded. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.

85:51

Lee Hughes challenges Harry Maguire unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Howard takes the free kick.

84:22

Unfair challenge on Yoann Arquin by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Alan Judge restarts play with the free kick.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution John Cofie on for Paul Gallagher.

84:22

Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

84:22 Booking

Booking The referee books Yoann Arquin for unsporting behaviour.

83:55 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

83:47

Harry Maguire fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick.

83:17

The official flags Harry Maguire offside. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

82:18

Unfair challenge on Matthew Hill by Alan Judge results in a free kick. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.

82:05

Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance by Gary Liddle.

81:39

The referee blows for offside. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

81:04

The ball is delivered by Chris Porter.

79:56 Substitution

Substitution Gavin Mahon comes on in place of Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

79:20

Centre by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

78:54

Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

78:54 Booking

Booking The referee shows Joss Labadie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

78:48

Kevin McDonald fouled by Joss Labadie, the ref awards a free kick.

77:56

Alan Judge takes a shot. Mark Howard makes a save.

77:56 Booking

Booking Kevin McDonald goes into the referee's book.

77:36

Alan Judge fouled by Kevin McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary Liddle.

75:14

Assist by Jeff Hughes.

75:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Hughes - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Notts Co Lee Hughes grabs a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Notts County.

74:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Alan Judge played to the near post, Kevin McDonald makes a clearance.

74:00

Shot by Nick Blackman from just outside the area goes over the net.

73:43

Centre by Matthew Hill, Jeff Hughes manages to make a clearance.

72:24

Ryan Flynn crosses the ball, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.

71:28 Substitution

Substitution Chris Porter replaces Dave Kitson.

71:28 Booking

Booking The referee books Alan Judge for unsporting behaviour.

71:15

Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Alan Judge results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

69:56

Alan Judge takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Kevin McDonald.

69:38

The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

68:39

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

67:11

Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

67:11 Booking

Booking Nick Blackman receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

66:46

Nick Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge.

66:16

The ball is delivered by Jeff Hughes, Tony McMahon gets a block in.

62:53

Nick Blackman produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

61:20 Substitution

Substitution Joss Labadie on for Julian Kelly.

61:20

Corner taken by Alan Judge, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

61:20 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hughes replaces Francois Zoko.

58:53

Dave Kitson challenges Jeff Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.

50:11

Assist by Ryan Flynn. Alan Judge challenges Michael Doyle unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire takes the free kick. The ball is crossed by Ryan Flynn, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.

50:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Dave Kitson - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Notts Co Dave Kitson grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Sheff Utd 1-0 Notts County.

45:01 Half time

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

43:05

Dean Leacock challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallagher restarts play with the free kick.

42:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce on Ryan Flynn. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

40:43

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Liddle. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

40:43 Booking

Booking The referee shows Carl Regan a yellow card.

40:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Regan on Ryan Flynn. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

39:03

Foul by Paul Gallagher on Julian Kelly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julian Kelly.

38:10 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Dave Kitson for unsporting behaviour.

37:54

Kevin McDonald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

36:31

Yoann Arquin takes a shot. Save by Mark Howard.

34:59

A cross is delivered by Ryan Flynn, comfortable save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

32:38

A cross is delivered by Julian Kelly, clearance made by Neill Collins.

32:22

Francois Zoko produces a cross, clearance by Michael Doyle.

30:24

Shot by Paul Gallagher from outside the box goes over the target.

30:06

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Leacock. Direct free kick taken by Dean Leacock.

29:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher played to the near post.

29:17

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

28:37

Neal Bishop has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

27:59

A cross is delivered by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Alan Judge takes a shot. Harry Maguire gets a block in.

27:21

Handball by Carl Regan. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

24:00

Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alan Judge from left wing, clearance by Kevin McDonald.

19:23

The ball is sent over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

18:37

The referee penalises Jamal Campbell-Ryce for handball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Hill.

16:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Dean Leacock. The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Harry Maguire has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

15:52

Nick Blackman takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

15:05

The ball is crossed by Yoann Arquin, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jeff Hughes misses to the right of the target.

13:43

The ball is delivered by Yoann Arquin, Francois Zoko takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Tony McMahon challenges Alan Judge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Judge takes the direct free kick.

13:05

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Nick Blackman results in a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

12:09

The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, Julian Kelly manages to make a clearance.

11:43

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

8:40

Ryan Flynn takes a shot. Fantastic save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

7:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Leacock on Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Gallagher.

6:50

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Blocked by Julian Kelly.

5:23

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

4:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald by Jeff Hughes. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

0:29

Centre by Paul Gallagher, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Kevin McDonald from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The game gets underway.

The second half begins.

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