League One
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Sheffield United 1-1 Scunthorpe United

Billy Sharp rescued a point for League One leaders Sheffield United as they drew at home against promotion rivals Scunthorpe.

Paddy Madden opened the scoring early in the second half for the visitors, who had Harry Toffolo sent off, but the Blades responded quickly through Sharp's close-range volley.

The home side started well as Sharp fired just over the crossbar after Daniel Lafferty's ball in from the left and then Mark Duffy struck wide after a neat give and go with Sharp in the box.

Scunthorpe took the lead through Madden in the 47th minute after Stephen Dawson broke into the penalty area and crossed for the unmarked striker to tap in.

The Blades were soon back on level terms though as Sharp volleyed the ball home from inside the six-yard box two minutes later.

In the 51st minute Scunthorpe's Toffolo was shown a straight red card for a wild challenge on Kieron Freeman.

The home side piled on the pressure as John Fleck's 25-yard effort flew over and substitute Caolan Lavery's shot was parried away.

Madden thought he had won it for Scunthorpe in the 87th minute, but his close-range effort rebounded off a post and Blades substitute Jay O'Shea's last-minute curling effort also hit a post.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 6Basham
  • 13Wright
  • 5O'ConnellSubstituted forDoneat 90+4'minutes
  • 18Freeman
  • 21DuffyBooked at 77mins
  • 15CouttsBooked at 58mins
  • 4FleckBooked at 90mins
  • 24LaffertySubstituted forO'Sheaat 83'minutes
  • 10SharpBooked at 87mins
  • 16HansonSubstituted forLaveryat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 9Lavery
  • 11Done
  • 14Riley
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 26O'Shea
  • 44Carruthers

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 31Sutton
  • 5Wallace
  • 6Mirfin
  • 15ToffoloBooked at 51mins
  • 30CrooksSubstituted forMantomat 78'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 88mins
  • 12BishopBooked at 59mins
  • 10van VeenBooked at 35minsSubstituted forHopperat 71'minutes
  • 9MaddenSubstituted forDaviesat 90+3'minutes
  • 11Morris

Substitutes

  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 20Goode
  • 24Toney
  • 28Davies
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
27,980

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home20
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Scunthorpe United 1.

Booking

John Fleck (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Matt Done replaces Jack O'Connell.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Craig Davies replaces Paddy Madden.

Jay O'Shea (Sheffield United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United).

Levi Sutton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jay O'Shea replaces Daniel Lafferty.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Levi Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces James Hanson.

James Hanson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Matt Crooks.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) because of an injury.

Booking

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matt Crooks (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Duffy (Sheffield United).

Foul by James Hanson (Sheffield United).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Kevin van Veen.

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

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

James Hanson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd33198659352465
2Scunthorpe32179658332560
3Bolton31177744251958
4Fleetwood331610747321558
5Bradford331216542311152
6Southend32131184739850
7Millwall3114894740750
8Rochdale31146114440448
9Peterborough32138114541447
10Bristol Rovers331210115052-246
11Walsall33111394143-246
12Oxford Utd30127113733443
13Charlton3191574033742
14Northampton33117155054-440
15Wimbledon31912104141039
16MK Dons32109134040039
17Shrewsbury33108153445-1138
18Gillingham32811134050-1035
19Oldham33811142133-1235
20Bury3397175061-1134
21Port Vale31810133349-1634
22Swindon3379172947-1830
23Chesterfield3276193152-2127
24Coventry32510172849-2125
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