Chris Porter's late penalty settled an all-League One clash in the FA Cup first round as Sheffield United defeated plucky Colchester.

The Blades had raced into a 2-0 lead with a Harry Maguire header and an own goal by goalkeeper Sam Walker.

But Macauley Bonne nodded in Luke Garbutt's cross to reduce the deficit and then Garbutt fired in from 25 yards to level just after the hour mark.

However, Porter won it from the spot after Magnus Okuonghae handled.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Colchester manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"Magnus Okuonghae is one yard away. How has he got a reaction time to make a decision to deliberately block that ball?

"It is impossible to get away from. It's an appalling decision and it's cost us.

"Mags has got no time to react. It's not a penalty. I want anyone within PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials Limited) to warrant that penalty to me.

"You know what they'll do? They'll say sorry. It's no good, we're out of the cup.

"You see a main stand shut down because we can't afford to open it, and we can't go through because we've been done by an official. We deserved a replay, and that would have given us another crack to get through."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"A very hard earned but deserved victory.

"To get two goals up, should have been three, in the first half was a great opening period from us.

"We don't want to sit back, we want to get the third goal and eventually we got (the win) in a 2-2 situation which was well deserved.

"A third one would have really killed them off. It wasn't through the want of trying. We didn't sit back."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Colchester United

  • 44 Walker
  • 20 Wilson
  • 27 Garbutt Booked
  • 15 Bean Booked
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 14 Bond (Dickson - 45' )
  • 06 Eastmond (Vose - 79' )
  • 41 Bonne (Szmodics - 87' )
  • 09 Morrison
  • 22 Gilbey

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins
  • 03 Dickson
  • 12 Sanderson
  • 23 Olufemi
  • 25 Vose
  • 26 Spence
  • 40 Szmodics

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon
  • 06 Hill
  • 14 McGinn (Flynn - 68' )
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 17 Coady
  • 08 Doyle
  • 12 Miller (Baxter - 75' )
  • 09 Porter (Taylor - 90' )
  • 22 Lappin

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 07 Flynn
  • 10 Taylor
  • 11 Baxter
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 18 King
  • 23 Murphy
Ref: Phil Gibbs
Att: 2,509

Match Stats

Shots

15 16

On target

3 8

Corners

1 6

Fouls

17 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3.

90:00 +4:35

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

90:00 +4:35

Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:27

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

90:00 +3:27

Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:34

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

90:00 +2:34

Ryan Dickson (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:04

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:04

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

90:00 +0:08

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

89:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Chris Porter.

88:37

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:37

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

86:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces Macauley Bonne.

84:09 Booking

Booking Marcus Bean (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

83:16

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

83:16

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:10 Booking

Booking Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

81:38

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:38

Foul by Luke Garbutt (Colchester United).

81:35

Attempt blocked. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

81:29

Attempt blocked. Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

80:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 3. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

79:24

Penalty conceded by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

79:01

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:01

Foul by Alex Gilbey (Colchester United).

78:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Dominic Vose replaces Craig Eastmond.

77:52

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

77:39

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

76:45

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:45

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

75:34

Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Clinton Morrison following a fast break.

74:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Shaun Miller.

74:18

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:18

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

74:07

Attempt blocked. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brian Wilson.

69:06

Attempt saved. Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Gilbey.

68:16

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Maguire.

67:38

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:38

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

67:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Ryan Flynn replaces Stephen McGinn.

66:18

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Magnus Okuonghae.

65:54

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephen McGinn with a cross.

65:24

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:24

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

64:38

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing misses to the left from a direct free kick.

64:06

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

64:06

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 2, Sheffield United 2. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

61:36

Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

61:11

Attempt blocked. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Bean.

60:30

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:30

Foul by Clinton Morrison (Colchester United).

59:30

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

57:38

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

57:38

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

54:41

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony McMahon with a cross.

52:47

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

52:47

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

51:04

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:04

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

49:12

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

48:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 1, Sheffield United 2. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Colchester United 0, Sheffield United 2.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Dickson replaces Andrew Bond.

45:00 +2:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Colchester United 0, Sheffield United 2.

45:00 +1:51

Attempt missed. Craig Eastmond (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

44:58

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

44:58

Andrew Bond (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:54

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

43:29

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

43:29

Foul by Brian Wilson (Colchester United).

42:34

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Clinton Morrison.

41:43

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

41:43

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:51

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

37:51

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:16

Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:16

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

35:51

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Alex Gilbey.

32:29

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.

30:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

30:08

Delay in match Neill Collins (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

28:21

Attempt missed. Marcus Bean (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.

27:17

Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:36

Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

25:44

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

25:44

Clinton Morrison (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:09

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

21:34

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Macauley Bonne.

20:02

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

19:22

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:22

Foul by Craig Eastmond (Colchester United).

14:16

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Michael Doyle.

13:01

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Porter.

11:19 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Sam Walker, Colchester United. Colchester United 0, Sheffield United 2.

9:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Colchester United 0, Sheffield United 1. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Stephen McGinn with a cross following a set piece situation.

9:05

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:05

Foul by Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United).

7:11

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Sam Walker.

7:07

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Miller.

2:46

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

2:44

Attempt blocked. Andrew Bond (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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