Sheffield United came from behind to draw at home to Colchester United.

The visitors took the lead from a counter attack mid-way through the first half when Sanchez Watt slipped the ball to Freddie Sears, who beat George Long with a low shot.

The Blades equalised on the stroke of half-time when U's keeper Sam Walker allowed Harry Maguire's shot to squirm from his grasp and over the line.

Walker atoned after the break with saves from Lyle Taylor and Conor Coady.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager David Weir told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we should have nicked it. I thought towards the end we were the team that was pressing. It was one of those games, it was quite open towards the end.

"It was just a little bit of naivety regarding...the decisions we made and we got punished for it.

"We pushed on in the second half and despite the offside we could have won it."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"The onus was on them to come out (and attack), certainly in the second half, which you would expect them to.

"We stood up to it, showed a bit of resilience, didn't carry too much a threat going forward, but there were one or two moments.

"We've stayed in the game, we've competed and at times played really good football. It's a good point.

"It was a good challenge for us not to collapse and we didn't do that and deserved something from it."

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Saturday, 17 August 2013

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheffield Utd 1-1 Colchester FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Maguire 45
  • Sears 25

Sheffield Utd

  • 25 Long
  • 05 Maguire yellow card
  • 15 Collins
  • 20 McGinty
  • 29 McMahon
  • 08 Doyle
  • 17 Coady yellow card
  • 19 Brandy
  • 23 Murphy
  • 10 Taylor
  • 26 McFadzean (Johns 75 yellow card)

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard,
  • 02 Westlake,
  • 06 Hill,
  • 14 McGinn,
  • 30 Johns,
  • 35 Eyre,
  • 09 Porter

Colchester

  • 44 Walker
  • 03 Dickson
  • 04 Okuonghae
  • 18 Eastman
  • 20 Wilson
  • 02 Wright
  • 06 Eastmond
  • 07 Watt yellow card (Wright 61)
  • 11 Sears (Bond 66)
  • 21 Massey
  • 17 Ibehre (Morrison 80)

Substitutes

  • 01 Cousins,
  • 05 Thompson,
  • 14 Bond,
  • 15 Bean,
  • 28 Gilbey,
  • 09 Morrison,
  • 30 Wright
Ref: ClarkAtt: 17,167
SHEFFIELD UTD
COLCHESTER

Possession

  • Sheffield Utd 54%
  • Colchester 46%

Attempts on target

  • Sheffield Utd 5
  • Colchester 1

Attempts off target

  • Sheffield Utd 7
  • Colchester 2

Corners

  • Sheffield Utd 5
  • Colchester 4

Fouls

  • Sheffield Utd 14
  • Colchester 20
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:21 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+3:35 George Long restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:58 Unfair challenge on Sean McGinty by Clinton Morrison results in a free kick.
  • 90:00+2:46 Free kick taken by David Wright.
  • 90:00+2:26 Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Eastmond.
  • 90:00+1:53 Ryan Dickson takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+1:47 Febian Brandy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wright.
  • 90:00+1:04 Tom Eastman restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Doyle on Craig Eastmond.
  • 90:00+0:07 Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 89:46 Lyle Taylor is ruled offside.
  • 89:32 Centre by Jasper Johns.
  • 87:54 Centre by Gavin Massey.
  • 87:49 Corner taken by Drey Wright.
  • 86:51 Harry Maguire has an effort at goal.
  • 86:41 Sam Walker makes a clearance.
  • 86:35 Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon.
  • 86:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jasper Johns by Gavin Massey.
  • 85:30 Clearance by Harry Maguire.
  • 85:24 Corner taken by Drey Wright.
  • 82:41 Harry Maguire takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.
  • 82:16 Corner from the right by-line taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 81:50 Jamie Murphy delivers the ball.
  • 81:27 David Wright takes the free kick.
  • 81:07 Booking for Jasper Johns for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:07 Booking
  • 81:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Bond by Jasper Johns.
  • 80:30 Michael Doyle takes the free kick.
  • 80:25 Michael Doyle fouled by Craig Eastmond, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 79:15 Substitution Clinton Morrison is brought on as a substitute for Jabo Ibehre.
  • 78:53 Febian Brandy takes the free kick.
  • 78:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Febian Brandy by Drey Wright.
  • 77:54 Febian Brandy sends in a cross.
  • 77:44 Tom Eastman manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:41 Tony McMahon sends in a cross.
  • 77:33 David Wright manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:28 Corner taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 75:29 Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
  • 75:18 Foul by Jabo Ibehre on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded.
  • 74:50 Substitution Jasper Johns joins the action as a substitute, replacing Callum McFadzean.
  • 71:53 Callum McFadzean takes a shot.
  • 70:36 Craig Eastmond manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:26 Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon.
  • 70:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Craig Eastmond.
  • 69:48 Clearance made by Harry Maguire.
  • 69:41 Corner taken by Andy Bond from the right by-line.
  • 69:24 Sean McGinty makes a clearance.
  • 69:14 Craig Eastmond produces a cross.
  • 69:08 Sean McGinty makes a clearance.
  • 69:02 Ryan Dickson sends in a cross.
  • 68:02 Callum McFadzean sends in a cross.
  • 66:38 Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
  • 66:32 Ryan Dickson is adjudged to have handled the ball.
  • 65:52 Febian Brandy manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:47 The ball is crossed by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 65:15 Substitution Freddie Sears goes off and Andy Bond comes on.
  • 64:19 Sean McGinty makes a clearance.
  • 64:10 Brian Wilson takes the free kick.
  • 63:55 Booking
  • 63:55 Harry Maguire is shown a yellow card.
  • 63:37 Craig Eastmond fouled by Harry Maguire, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 63:10 Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:02 The official flags Jabo Ibehre offside.
  • 62:04 Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.
  • 61:52 Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line.
  • 61:29 Sean McGinty produces a cross.
  • 60:45 Substitution Drey Wright joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sanchez Watt.
  • 60:25 Michael Doyle takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 59:57 Lyle Taylor takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Sam Walker parries the ball away.
  • 58:50 Free kick taken by Sam Walker.
  • 58:24 Callum McFadzean is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 57:23 Shot by Michael Doyle went over.
  • 54:32 George Long takes the free kick.
  • 54:17 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jabo Ibehre.
  • 54:10 Ryan Dickson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 53:45 Sean McGinty challenges Jabo Ibehre unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 51:29 Neill Collins heads at goal. Sam Walker safely holds on.
  • Correction - 51:15 Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
  • 51:15 Free kick taken by Conor Coady.
  • 50:58 Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Sanchez Watt results in a free kick.
  • 50:33 Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
  • 50:27 Foul by Freddie Sears on Michael Doyle, free kick awarded.
  • 50:16 Clearance by Tom Eastman.
  • 50:12 Tony McMahon produces a cross.
  • 49:31 Michael Doyle takes the free kick.
  • 49:24 Gavin Massey challenges Callum McFadzean unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 49:06 Lyle Taylor takes a shot. Sam Walker safely holds on.
  • 48:35 Centre by Tony McMahon.
  • 47:54 Magnus Okuonghae makes a clearance.
  • 47:46 Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon.
  • 47:22 Foul by Ryan Dickson on Febian Brandy, free kick awarded.
  • 46:33 Clearance made by Tom Eastman.
  • 46:29 The ball is crossed by Jamie Murphy.
  • 45:44 Craig Eastmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 45:37 Sanchez Watt fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:23 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:39 Sanchez Watt booked for dissent.
  • 45:00+2:39 Booking
  • 45:00+2:14 Free kick taken by Magnus Okuonghae.
  • 45:00+1:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Febian Brandy on Craig Eastmond.
  • 45:00+1:32 Clearance by Neill Collins.
  • 45:00+1:24 The ball is swung over by Ryan Dickson.
  • 45:00+0:56 Shot comes in from Sanchez Watt from the free kick.
  • 45:00+0:21 Foul by Neill Collins on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded.
  • 44:06 Assist by Febian Brandy.
  • 44:06 GOAL - Harry MaguireSheffield Utd 1 - 1 Colchester Harry Maguire grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Sheff Utd 1-1 Colchester.
  • 43:58 Febian Brandy takes the free kick.
  • 43:49 Freddie Sears challenges Febian Brandy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 42:28 Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 42:02 The offside flag is raised against Febian Brandy.
  • 40:17 Febian Brandy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sanchez Watt on Febian Brandy.
  • 39:50 Craig Eastmond restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:32 Foul by Neill Collins on Jabo Ibehre, free kick awarded.
  • 38:41 Tom Eastman takes the free kick.
  • 38:34 Conor Coady shown a yellow card.
  • 38:34 Booking
  • 38:20 Foul by Conor Coady on Sanchez Watt, free kick awarded.
  • 37:42 Sanchez Watt takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 34:22 Sam Walker takes the free kick.
  • 33:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum McFadzean on Sanchez Watt.
  • 33:20 The ball is sent over by Tom Eastman.
  • 33:09 Brian Wilson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 32:19 Foul by Tony McMahon on Ryan Dickson, free kick awarded.
  • 31:54 Febian Brandy takes the free kick.
  • 31:46 Febian Brandy fouled by Brian Wilson, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 28:46 Conor Coady takes the free kick.
  • 28:40 Unfair challenge on Callum McFadzean by Sanchez Watt results in a free kick.
  • 26:48 Clearance made by Neill Collins.
  • 26:43 Corner from the right by-line taken by Sanchez Watt.
  • 24:31 Assist by Sanchez Watt.
  • 24:31 GOAL - Freddie SearsSheffield Utd 0 - 1 Colchester Freddie Sears grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Sheff Utd 0-1 Colchester.
  • Correction - 24:12 Corner from the right by-line taken by Callum McFadzean.
  • 24:12 Corner taken by Conor Coady from the left by-line.
  • 23:40 Sean McGinty gets a header at goal.
  • 23:26 The ball is crossed by Callum McFadzean.
  • 23:08 Neill Collins takes the free kick.
  • 23:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Jabo Ibehre.
  • 20:48 Conor Coady crosses the ball.
  • 19:26 David Wright takes the free kick.
  • 19:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by Harry Maguire.
  • 18:36 Clearance by David Wright.
  • 18:20 Tony McMahon crosses the ball.
  • 17:45 Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.
  • 17:41 Sanchez Watt is ruled offside.
  • 15:59 Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 15:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Eastman on Lyle Taylor.
  • 10:43 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Tony McMahon and misses to the left of the goal.
  • 10:32 Craig Eastmond challenges Febian Brandy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 7:57 Jabo Ibehre makes a clearance.
  • 7:48 Corner taken by Callum McFadzean from the right by-line.
  • 5:47 George Long restarts play with the free kick.
  • 5:33 Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick.
  • 5:18 Gavin Massey produces a cross.
  • 4:26 Shot by Tony McMahon missed to the left of the target.
  • 3:53 Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:45 Sanchez Watt concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon.
  • 2:50 The ball is crossed by Brian Wilson.
  • 0:33 Michael Doyle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:25 Callum McFadzean fouled by Craig Eastmond, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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