Sheffield United 1-1 Walsall

Craig Westcarr cancelled out Chris Porter's penalty to earn Walsall a draw at lowly Sheffield United.

Westcarr headed in the equaliser just after half-time, converting James Baxendale's near-post cross.

The Blades had already had one penalty appeal turned down before referee Chris Sarginson awarded a spot-kick for handball in first-half injury time.

Porter rifled in from 12 yards but the Saddlers fought back and the two sides had to settle for a point apiece.

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Sheffield United's Clough

"It was a hard-earned point, but I'm disappointed with the goal we conceded again.

"I was disappointed with our final delivery at times - we got into some good, positive positions and set-plays but weren't quite on it.

"But I think one penalty was the least we should have had this evening."

Walsall manager Dean Smith told BBC WM:

"We were average tonight. We know we can play a lot better and and it was probably a fair result.

"But it shows how far we've come that we can go away from Bramall Lane disappointed with only a point.

"It was a fantastic ball by James Baxendale for the goal and Craig Westcarr took it well.

"But we feel hard done by about the penalty decision. That certainly wasn't deliberate handball. The first one was for handball against Milan Lalkovic, but two wrongs don't make a right."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves1813412243
2Leyton Orient1813322542
3Preston189721034
4Brentford181044934
5Peterborough181026932
6Bradford187741128
7Rotherham18774528
8Swindon18837827
9Walsall18765427
10Port Vale18828-226
11MK Dons17647122
12Crawley18576-422
13Coventry18945521
14Oldham17638-221
15Colchester18495-421
16Gillingham18639-521
17Carlisle18567-1121
18Shrewsbury18477-319
19Stevenage185211-1117
20Tranmere18459-1217
21Sheff Utd184410-1016
22Bristol City18297-515
23Crewe183411-2613
24Notts County183213-1411
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