Crewe and Sheffield United both came from behind to play out a lively draw.

Two goals from corners put the Blades in control, Crewe old boy Shaun Miller poking home before Harry Maguire was allowed a free header.

Crewe levelled by half-time thanks to Mark Ellis's effort and Mathias Pogba's close-range finish.

Chuks Aneke tapped into an empty net to put the Alex 3-2 up but Nick Blackman was first to react when Miller's shot came back off the post.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm sure the referee will talk differently but the DVD suggests it was a penalty.

"But we didn't get it, so we're talking about something hypothetical.

"We didn't perform and defensively made some bad decisions. It's a learning curve for the younger players in the team."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (4)

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Westlake
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 30 Williams
  • 07 Flynn (McAllister - 46' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 McDonald
  • 09 Porter
  • 10 Blackman
  • 12 Miller

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 16 McAllister
  • 22 Philliskirk
  • 24 Ironside
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 19 Cofie

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 19 Osman
  • 26 Aneke (M Clayton - 73' )
  • 09 Pogba
  • 11 Moore (Dugdale - 90' )
  • 30 Dalla Valle (Turton - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 12 Turton
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 18 Daniels
  • 27 Colclough
  • 07 M Clayton
Ref: Adcock
Att: 16,000

Match Stats

Shots

18 15

On target

9 7

Corners

7 11

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:58 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +3:41

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

90:00 +2:29 Substitution

Substitution Adam Dugdale joins the action as a substitute, replacing Byron Moore.

90:00 +1:16

Mathias Pogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire. George Long takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:54

The ball is sent over by Nick Blackman, Alan Martin makes a save.

90:00 +0:37

The ball is sent over by Shaun Miller, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:01 Substitution

Substitution Lauri Dalla Valle goes off and Oliver Turton comes on.

89:40

Marcus Williams delivers the ball, Matt Tootle gets a block in.

89:24

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Blocked by Abdul Osman.

86:30

Nick Blackman produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Davis.

84:59

Centre by Darryl Westlake.

84:11

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

83:25

Effort from deep inside the area by Shaun Miller misses to the right of the goal.

83:07

Nick Blackman takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Mark Ellis.

82:56

The ball is sent over by Shaun Miller, clearance by Luke Murphy.

82:04

Foul by Mathias Pogba on Marcus Williams, free kick awarded. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

81:20

The official flags Nick Blackman offside. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

80:26

Gregor Robertson produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

79:26

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore, Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Save by George Long. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Murphy, George Long makes a save.

78:48

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

78:31

The ball is delivered by Kevin McDonald, Mathias Pogba manages to make a clearance.

77:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, save by Alan Martin.

77:25

The ball is crossed by Marcus Williams.

74:07

Shaun Miller challenges Luke Murphy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Murphy produces a cross, Mark Ellis produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

72:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Nick Blackman, Harry Maguire produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

72:09 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Max Clayton coming on for Chuks Aneke.

71:45

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

71:21

Corner taken by Byron Moore from the left by-line to the near post, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

71:04

Lauri Dalla Valle takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McDonald.

70:48

Matt Tootle sends in a cross, George Long makes a save.

70:04

Effort from the edge of the box by Harry Maguire goes wide of the left-hand post.

68:12

A cross is delivered by Michael Doyle, Chris Porter takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

67:02

Nick Blackman sends in a cross.

66:34

Centre by Gregor Robertson, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

64:54

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

64:23

The ball is delivered by Gregor Robertson, Effort from inside the area by Lauri Dalla Valle misses to the left of the target.

62:59

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

60:30

The ball is delivered by Marcus Williams. Chris Porter is caught offside. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

59:56

A cross is delivered by Nick Blackman, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.

58:35

Luke Murphy takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

57:11

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Neill Collins misses to the right of the target.

55:54

Byron Moore challenges Nick Blackman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Blackman restarts play with the free kick.

55:24

Effort on goal by Chuks Aneke from long distance goes over the crossbar.

54:27

The ball is delivered by Matt Tootle, clearance made by Harry Maguire. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Murphy, clearance by Neill Collins.

54:12

Mathias Pogba produces a cross, clearance made by Michael Doyle.

53:49

The ball is delivered by Gregor Robertson, Marcus Williams manages to make a clearance.

52:40

Foul by Chuks Aneke on Nick Blackman, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Nick Blackman.

51:34

Marcus Williams sends in a cross, Nick Blackman takes a shot.

50:33

The assist for the goal came from Shaun Miller.

50:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Nick Blackman - Sheff Utd 3 - 3 Crewe A goal is scored by Nick Blackman from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 3-3 Crewe.

50:11

Shaun Miller produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and strikes the post.

48:53

Effort on goal by Lauri Dalla Valle from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

46:57

The assist for the goal came from Lauri Dalla Valle.

46:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Chuks Aneke - Sheff Utd 2 - 3 Crewe Chuks Aneke scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-3 Crewe.

46:11

Byron Moore crosses the ball,

45:20

Shaun Miller produces a cross, Header on goal by David McAllister from just inside the area goes over the goal.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution David McAllister on for Ryan Flynn.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:32

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

45:00 +0:54

Chuks Aneke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McDonald. Harry Maguire takes the direct free kick.

45:00 +0:38

The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

44:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Sheff Utd 2 - 2 Crewe Mathias Pogba finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-2 Crewe.

43:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Ryan Flynn. Luke Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, George Long makes a save.

43:40

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

41:37

The assist for the goal came from Luke Murphy.

41:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Ellis - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Crewe Mark Ellis scores a headed goal from inside the box. Sheff Utd 2-1 Crewe.

41:12

Luke Murphy takes a shot.

40:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Murphy.

39:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Harry Davis. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

36:23

Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Nick Blackman from left wing, Gregor Robertson makes a clearance.

35:42

Chuks Aneke concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

35:07

Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Davis. Alan Martin takes the direct free kick.

34:28

Mark Ellis challenges Chris Porter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Flynn restarts play with the free kick.

33:19

A cross is delivered by Gregor Robertson.

32:58

The offside flag is raised against Lauri Dalla Valle. Neill Collins takes the indirect free kick.

32:06

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy from the right by-line, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

31:55

Mathias Pogba delivers the ball, Michael Doyle manages to make a clearance.

31:38

The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

29:27

Assist by Nick Blackman.

29:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Maguire - Sheff Utd 2 - 0 Crewe Harry Maguire scores a headed goal from close in. Sheff Utd 2-0 Crewe.

28:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman,

27:36

Inswinging corner taken by Byron Moore.

27:26

Luke Murphy crosses the ball, clearance by Darryl Westlake.

26:55

Foul by Chris Porter on Gregor Robertson, free kick awarded. Gregor Robertson takes the direct free kick.

26:06

Shot by Byron Moore from a long way out goes over the crossbar.

24:36

Matt Tootle takes the outswinging corner, Marcus Williams makes a clearance.

24:01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle from the right by-line, clearance made by Neill Collins.

23:32

Nick Blackman crosses the ball, Alan Martin makes a save.

22:16

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Shaun Miller results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Ellis.

21:32

Nick Blackman has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

20:48

Inswinging corner taken by Nick Blackman from the right by-line, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

20:37

Centre by Ryan Flynn, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

19:45

Centre by Luke Murphy. Mathias Pogba produces a cross, save by George Long.

19:17

The ball is sent over by Gregor Robertson, Nick Blackman gets a block in.

18:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Shaun Miller on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Harry Davis.

17:31

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Matt Tootle, Mark Ellis takes a shot. Save by George Long.

17:14

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin McDonald.

16:51

Centre by Lauri Dalla Valle, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

15:58

Matt Tootle delivers the ball in from the corner, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

15:31

Abdul Osman crosses the ball, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

14:35

Chuks Aneke produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

13:23

Unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Nick Blackman results in a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

12:42

The ball is crossed by Matt Tootle, save made by George Long.

12:08

Corner taken by Matt Tootle from the right by-line, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

10:10

The referee blows for offside against Chris Porter. Alan Martin takes the indirect free kick.

9:41

Mark Ellis fouled by Shaun Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

8:42

Nick Blackman fouled by Abdul Osman, the ref awards a free kick. Darryl Westlake takes the direct free kick.

7:10

Foul by Mathias Pogba on Marcus Williams, free kick awarded. George Long takes the direct free kick.

4:11

The ball is delivered by Darryl Westlake, Effort on goal by Kevin McDonald from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:06

Nick Blackman provided the assist for the goal.

3:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Shaun Miller - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Crewe Shaun Miller scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Crewe.

2:29

Nick Blackman takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Harry Davis makes a clearance. Nick Blackman sends in a cross,

2:01

Chris Porter delivers the ball, Michael Doyle takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Mark Ellis gets a block in.

0:00

The match begins.

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