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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sheffield United

Fleetwood and Sheffield United extended their respective winless streaks to four matches following a hard-fought draw at Highbury.

The Blades took an early lead as Bob Harris drilled a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Antoni Sarcevic equalised for Fleetwood shortly after half-time when he headed in Josh Morris's pinpoint cross.

Fleetwood's Nick Haughton nearly won it late on for Fleetwood, but his 25-yard volley just went over the crossbar.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Fleetwood v Sheffield United

"It's a good point away from home. It's always a bit disappointing when you've led, but it was quite an even game with chances at both ends.

"Probably our formation took them a bit by surprise, it's the first opportunity we've had to put two big lads up front, Jamie Murphy's got a free role behind them, it's just unfortunate that we had four or five midfielders missing.

"We're trying to work out ways to be a bit more positive, so we sacrificed the width and went a bit more direct to the front too.

"Bob doesn't kick it many times with his right foot, never mind score many. We've challenged him a little bit and said 'you should be getting five to 10 goals a season' so it's lovely he's got another one today."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5RobertsBooked at 61mins
  • 25Jordan
  • 3Andrew
  • 22Hughes
  • 11HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7EvansSubstituted forHaughtonat 82'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Dobbie
  • 26Davies
  • 27Haughton
  • 29Hitchcock
  • 31Bleeker
  • 32Cartwright

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 26McCarthyBooked at 58mins
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 53mins
  • 3Harris
  • 9Murphy
  • 8Doyle
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forBashamat 69'minutes
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forCuvelierat 79'minutes
  • 32O'Grady
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 12McNulty
  • 17McGahey
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Turner
  • 29Adams
  • 34Cuvelier
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
4,269

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

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

Attempt missed. Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Gareth Evans.

Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Kieran Wallace.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Michael Higdon.

Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Paddy McCarthy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mark Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Basham replaces Jose Baxter.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

Attempt missed. Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Swindon20125339201941
3MK Dons19115340192138
4Preston20115433201338
5Sheff Utd209562623332
6Rochdale2093836251130
7Notts County198652520530
8Oldham207942824430
9Peterborough209382825330
10Bradford208572725229
11Fleetwood207582019126
12Walsall206861817126
13Chesterfield206772627-125
14Coventry206682328-524
15Barnsley206593034-423
16Port Vale206592529-423
17Doncaster196582027-723
18Gillingham205782228-622
19Scunthorpe196492534-922
20Crawley205781930-1122
21Yeovil2055101830-1220
22Leyton Orient204792531-619
23Colchester2045112538-1317
24Crewe2044121639-2316
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