Ten-man Notts County struck late to prevent Sheffield United from going third in League One.

Magpies fans, some of whom had helped clear the pitch of snow before kick-off, saw their side trail after just two minutes when Harry Maguire nodded in Nick Blackman's corner.

Francois Zoko was sent off for County when he was shown two yellows for a prolonged protest against a free-kick.

But Alan Judge levelled 10 minutes from time with a glancing header.

The home side, however, are now seven games without a win in all competitions, while the Blades remain fifth in the table.

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Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"There's a lot of players in there who know we could have had a very positive result today. A player's ill discipline has cost us.

"I've never known a referee change his decision because a player shouts or screams or says derogatory words to him or his linesmen.

"They're not going to turn round and say, 'Oh, you might be right'.

"He's got to learn from it. I thought the referee had a very good game today."

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Having our nose in front and having a numerical advantage, we didn't do anything near enough in the second half to make the game more comprehensive.

"In the first half we had a good tempo. We didn't in the second and we've let them back in the game.

"There's a nervousness about us at the moment. Whether that's because of the pressure that's on us, I don't know.

"We are certainly not as good as we were as the first part of the season, but we'll get there."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (2)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 06 Leacock
  • 08 Liddle
  • 04 Bishop Booked
  • 10 Judge
  • 11 Hughes
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 28 Boucaud
  • 13 Zoko Dismissed
  • 15 Arquin (Bencherif - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 23 Speiss
  • 02 Kelly
  • 05 Smith
  • 14 Mahon
  • 16 Labadie
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 31 Nangel

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Westlake
  • 04 Higginbotham
  • 05 Maguire
  • 29 McMahon
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 10 Blackman
  • 11 McDonald
  • 14 Kitson Booked (Ironside - 61' )
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 32 Kennedy
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 27 Whitehouse
  • 36 De Girolamo
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 24 Ironside
Ref: Haywood
Att: 7,061

Match Stats

Shots

7 11

On target

2 3

Corners

6 9

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:48

Hamza Bencherif gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

90:00 +2:20

Inswinging corner taken by Nick Blackman from the right by-line, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +0:25

Shot from deep inside the area by Kevin McDonald clears the crossbar.

89:16

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman.

88:55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Alan Judge. Indirect free kick taken by George Long.

88:37

Shot from outside the area by Jamal Campbell-Ryce misses to the left of the target.

87:47 Substitution

Substitution Hamza Bencherif replaces Yoann Arquin.

86:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Flynn on Jeff Hughes. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

83:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Alan Judge. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

81:39

Shot from outside the box by Darryl Westlake goes wide right of the target.

79:02

Alan Sheehan provided the assist for the goal.

79:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Judge - Notts Co 1 - 1 Sheff Utd Alan Judge finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Notts County 1-1 Sheff Utd.

78:14

Unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Darryl Westlake results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan,

74:04

Ryan Flynn fouled by Dean Leacock, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick, Effort on goal by Jamie Murphy from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

73:20

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Yoann Arquin, free kick awarded. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

72:39 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop booked for unsporting behaviour.

72:32

Neal Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy.

67:32

Corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman.

67:01

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, Gary Liddle manages to make a clearance.

66:26

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Jeff Hughes misses to the left of the goal.

65:18

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan to the near post, Joe Ironside manages to make a clearance.

64:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Kevin McDonald. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

62:18

Corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan from the right by-line to the near post, George Long makes a save.

61:16

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Bishop. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

60:28 Substitution

Substitution Dave Kitson leaves the field to be replaced by Joe Ironside.

59:05

Alan Judge takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.

59:05 Booking

Booking The referee shows Dave Kitson a yellow card.

58:54

Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jeff Hughes.

56:51

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Alan Sheehan.

52:48

Foul by Alan Sheehan on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tony McMahon from right wing, Dean Leacock makes a clearance.

51:52

Alan Sheehan crosses the ball, clearance by Danny Higginbotham.

51:34

The ball is swung over by Alan Judge, clearance by Harry Maguire.

50:47

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Alan Judge. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

48:53

Centre by Tony McMahon, Alan Sheehan manages to make a clearance.

47:17

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

45:31

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nick Blackman. Free kick taken by Dean Leacock.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Doyle on Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan.

44:10

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.

43:01

Dave Kitson delivers the ball, Dean Leacock manages to make a clearance.

37:56

Effort from deep inside the area by Alan Judge misses to the left of the target.

35:16

Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance made by Dean Leacock. Effort from close in by Dave Kitson strikes the post.

34:57

Kevin McDonald fouled by Yoann Arquin, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

33:20

Shot from just outside the box by Alan Sheehan goes over the bar.

32:45

Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Alan Sheehan takes the direct free kick.

30:57

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

30:08

Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

29:41

The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, save by George Long.

27:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman.

24:40

Strike on goal comes in from Nick Blackman from the free kick.

24:40 Dismissal

Dismissal Francois Zoko receives a red card for foul and abusive language.

24:12

Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Francois Zoko results in a free kick.

23:57

Jamie Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Alan Sheehan.

23:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Murphy by Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Indirect free kick taken by George Long.

22:45

Corner taken by Alan Judge.

15:46

Alan Sheehan takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

11:27

Unfair challenge on Alan Sheehan by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Alan Sheehan restarts play with the free kick.

10:35

Jeff Hughes takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

9:09

Nick Blackman takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Harry Maguire takes a shot.

7:48

Yoann Arquin fouled by Danny Higginbotham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Sheehan, Dean Leacock takes a shot. George Long makes a save.

5:32

Jamie Murphy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

4:55

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, save by George Long.

2:20

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Nick Blackman, Danny Higginbotham takes a shot. Blocked by Neal Bishop. Nick Blackman takes the inswinging corner, Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Leacock. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

1:59

The assist for the goal came from Nick Blackman.

1:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Maguire - Notts Co 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Harry Maguire finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Notts County 0-1 Sheff Utd.

0:54

Inswinging corner taken by Nick Blackman,

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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