Summer signing Marc McNulty scored his first goal for Sheffield United as they left it late to beat Mansfield Town in the first round of the League Cup.

Andy Butler headed home to put United ahead just after half-time, but soon after Alex Fisher pounced on a blocked Lee Beevers shot to level the score.

The League Two visitors then pushed for a winner, with Blades goalkeeper Mark Howard keeping out a Sam Clucas effort.

But McNulty sent the third-tier side through by firing in low from 15 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 15 Collins
  • 16 Davies
  • 05 Butler
  • 03 Harris
  • 11 Baxter
  • 08 Doyle
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 14 McGinn (Murphy - 71' )
  • 12 McNulty (McGahey - 89' )
  • 18 Porter (Higdon - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Basham
  • 07 Flynn
  • 09 Murphy
  • 13 Willis
  • 17 McGahey
  • 21 Higdon
  • 23 De Girolamo

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Studer
  • 02 Sutton
  • 06 Tafazolli
  • 03 Riley (Dempster - 72' )
  • 22 Taylor Booked
  • 16 Heslop
  • 12 McGuire Booked (Bell - 68' )
  • 18 Beevers Booked
  • 28 Clements
  • 10 Hearn (Clucas - 16' )
  • 08 Fisher

Substitutes

  • 04 Dempster
  • 05 Jones
  • 07 Bell
  • 11 Clucas
  • 20 Thomas
  • 23 Belford
  • 32 Bell
Ref: Geoff Eltringham
Att: 7,929

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

5 2

Corners

8 4

Fouls

6 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1.

90:00 +2:46

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

88:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Harrison McGahey replaces Marc McNulty.

85:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

84:40

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

84:40

Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:01

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

76:44

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

76:44

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

76:12

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

75:36

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:36

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

72:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Chris Porter.

71:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. John Dempster replaces Martin Riley because of an injury.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Stephen McGinn.

69:22

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

69:22

Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

68:46 Booking

Booking Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

68:14

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

67:53

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:40

Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

67:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Fergus Bell replaces Jamie McGuire.

65:12

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

61:17

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

60:27

Foul by Ben Davies (Sheffield United).

60:27

Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

59:31

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

58:44

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

58:17 Booking

Booking Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

58:06

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

58:06

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

56:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Mansfield Town 1. Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

52:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Sheffield United 1, Mansfield Town 0. Andy Butler (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Davies following a corner.

52:37

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jamie McGuire.

52:25

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:49

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

49:48 Booking

Booking Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

49:36

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:36

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

48:41

Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

48:25

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Marc McNulty.

47:59

Attempt missed. Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Mansfield Town 0.

45:00 +3:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Mansfield Town 0.

45:00 +0:36

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

44:53

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:53

Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

44:26

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ben Davies.

43:01

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

42:11

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:11

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

39:52

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:52

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

38:35

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

38:02

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:02

Foul by Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town).

36:52

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

36:52

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:29

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:29

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

34:43

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

33:56

Attempt missed. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

33:45

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Mark Howard.

33:25

Attempt saved. Samuel Clucas (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:30

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

29:33

Attempt missed. Alex Fisher (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:49

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

28:49

Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:31

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Robert Harris.

18:43

Hand ball by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

17:20

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:20

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

16:35

Attempt missed. Andy Butler (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

16:03

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

15:35

Foul by Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town).

15:35

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Samuel Clucas replaces Liam Hearn because of an injury.

10:44

Hand ball by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

6:42

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

6:42

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:08

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

5:42

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

5:17

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

3:16

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

3:16

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

1:22

Liam Hearn (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:22

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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