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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sheffield United

Ethan Ebanks-Landell scored with virtually the last touch of the game to secure Sheffield United a draw at Fleetwood.

Chris Wilder's Blades could have grabbed an early advantage as they bossed possession and opportunities, Paul Coutts going closest with a deflected effort which spun just wide of the post.

But it was Fleetwood who took the lead against the run of play.

Chris Long, returning from injury, stole in from the left, taking advantage of some slack defending and his effort from a tight angle deflected into the path of David Ball, who stroked home from close range for his fifth goal of the season.

Billy Sharp could easily have levelled shortly after but his 18-yard drive was tipped over by Chris Neal.

But Fleetwood came more into the game as the half went on, Ball coming close to doubling his tally, denied by Simon Moore after a fine through ball from Kyle Dempsey.

The end-to-end action continued after the break, Ball once again involved as Fleetwood looked to stretch their lead, with Long denied by Moore.

Sharp then raced in behind the hosts but Neal's flailing legs denied John Fleck from inside the six-yard box.

The Blades looked like drawing level but Fleetwood and former Blades man Martyn Woolford almost set up a second when he raced down the right and crossed for Ash Hunter, whose flicked header forced a fingertip save from Moore.

When all seemed lost for the visitors Chris Hussey was allowed space on the left and Ebanks-Landell rose through a crowd at the back post to power home.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1NealBooked at 58mins
  • 16Duckworth
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 34Dempsey
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 18mins
  • 8RyanSubstituted forWoolfordat 60'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 10BallSubstituted forHunterat 66'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 19LongBooked at 34minsSubstituted forJónssonat 77'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 12Bolger
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
  • 45Jakubiak

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Moore
  • 13WrightSubstituted forScougallat 58'minutes
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 90mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forChapmanat 67'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 24LaffertySubstituted forHusseyat 52'minutes
  • 11Done
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 20Wilson
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,004

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Booking

    Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Booking

    Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  15. Booking

    Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Eggert Jónsson replaces Chris Long.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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