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Sheffield United 1-1 Millwall

Leon Clarke scores for Sheffield United
Leon Clarke headed Sheffield United in front but they were ahead for barely two minutes

Sheffield United and Millwall both remain in the Championship play-off race after drawing at Bramall Lane.

Leon Clarke headed in his 18th goal of the season from close range in the second half to put the Blades in front.

But Steve Morison instantly volleyed in Jake Cooper's long ball to level.

The Lions remain sixth in the table after Derby lost to Burton to slip out of the play-off spots, while the Blades are ninth, three points off the top six with three games left.

It extended Millwall's unbeaten run to 17 games, with only Fulham having picked up more than the Lions' 39 Championship points in 2018.

Meanwhile, the Blades were again left to rue their failure to hold on to a lead as they drew for the fourth time in the last six games.

Both sides had chances in a pulsating contest, with Millwall keeper Jordan Archer making fine saves to keep out Richard Stearman's shot and George Baldock's close-range effort in the first half, while at the other end Jamal Blackman brilliantly saved Cooper's header.

In a frantic finale as both sides sought a winner, Millwall's Shaun Hutchinson volleyed over from a corner and Blackman reacted superbly when Morison's header deflected off Blades defender Chris Basham.

But the Blades had a chance to win it too only for Archer to produce a fingertip save to keep out Billy Sharp's effort.

Remaining games
MillwallSheffield United
Fri, 20 April - Fulham (h)Sat, 21 April - Birmingham (a)
Sat, 28 April - Middlesbrough (a)Sat, 28 April - Preston (h)
Sun, 6 May - Aston Villa (h)Sun, 6 May - Bristol City (a)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It was the right result. From our point of view we couldn't quite find the quality and when we did we weren't clinical.

"From our point of view it was a poor goal to give away, especially after getting our noses in front in a tight game.

"We've had the majority of the play, the majority of the chances and we've not got the result that we wanted.

"This doesn't enhance our chances but the picture can change in the space of a week because this division is so unpredictable. We're waiting and relying on other results but the season is still alive with three games to go."

Millwall boss Neil Harris told BBC Radio London: "It's a really good point, especially having been behind.

"I would have taken a point before the game because there is so much at stake for both clubs, and for us a point is huge.

"It keeps our unbeaten run going and the character our players showed in that red-hot atmosphere to come from behind is a good effort from the boys."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 27Blackman
  • 6Basham
  • 19StearmanBooked at 70minsSubstituted forLaffertyat 70'minutes
  • 5O'Connell
  • 2Baldock
  • 7LundstramSubstituted forDuffyat 45'minutes
  • 20EvansBooked at 90mins
  • 4Fleck
  • 3Stevens
  • 36BrooksSubstituted forSharpat 59'minutes
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 1Moore
  • 10Sharp
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Wright
  • 14Leonard
  • 21Duffy
  • 24Lafferty

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Archer
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 14J Wallace
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 45mins
  • 23SavilleBooked at 81mins
  • 44MarshallBooked at 75minsSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 84'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forElliottat 90'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 7Cahill
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Shackell
Referee:
David Coote
Attendance:
27,454

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Millwall 1.

  3. Booking

    Lee Evans (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Lee Evans (Sheffield United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Enda Stevens (Sheffield United).

  6. Post update

    George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Tom Elliott replaces Lee Gregory.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Evans with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Steve Morison.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jed Wallace with a cross following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by George Baldock.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Ben Marshall.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  20. Booking

    George Saville (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves42288676364092
2Cardiff42258964352983
3Fulham432313773423182
4Aston Villa4323101067402779
5Middlesbrough432091461421969
6Millwall4318151055401569
7Derby4218141061431868
8Preston431715115445966
9Sheff Utd43199155850866
10Brentford4317141259481165
11Bristol City4317141260501065
12Ipswich43168195154-356
13Norwich431414154654-856
14Leeds43159195461-754
15QPR431411185465-1153
16Sheff Wed431214175159-850
17Nottm Forest42147214560-1549
18Hull431114186462247
19Reading431013204863-1543
20Birmingham42117243261-2940
21Bolton43913213666-3040
22Barnsley42814204463-1938
23Burton43811243378-4535
24Sunderland43616214776-2934
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