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Sheffield United 1-1 Walsall

Sheffield United were brought back down to earth after their midweek victory in the League Cup as Tom Bradshaw's header earned visitors Walsall a point.

Jose Baxter had struck the Walsall crossbar at the end of the first half.

Chris O'Grady's low finish put United in front shortly after half-time when Baxter had found him in lots of space.

Bradshaw levelled three minutes later from Jordan Cook's cross and the hosts had to settle for a point, Bob Harris going closest to a finding a winner.

The draw meant United missed the chance to fully capitalise on League One leaders Bristol City's defeat and lost ground to promotion rivals Milton Keynes Dons and Preston.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Nigel Clough: Sheffield United manager on Walsall draw

"It was frustrating, especially having taken the lead.

"We've got our noses in front in the last two matches and not gone on and won, so it is a bit frustrating.

"We've got to give ourselves five or ten minutes to keep a lead. It gave them a lift getting back into the game so soon."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcGaheyat 45'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 9Murphy
  • 10Scougall
  • 8Doyle
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forCuvelierat 84'minutes
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes
  • 32O'Grady

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 17McGahey
  • 21Higdon
  • 24Turner
  • 26McCarthy
  • 33Wallace
  • 34Cuvelier

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Downing
  • 15Chambers
  • 25Henry
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forFordeat 57'minutes
  • 12Cain
  • 7ChambersBooked at 41mins
  • 21CookSubstituted forBenningat 76'minutes
  • 10SawyersSubstituted forGrimesat 85'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Grimes
  • 27Forde
  • 37Manset
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
20,209

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Walsall 1.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Anthony Forde.

Attempt blocked. Harrison McGahey (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Chambers.

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

Attempt saved. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Ashley Grimes replaces Romaine Sawyers.

Attempt missed. Florent Cuvelier (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Che Adams.

Attempt missed. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Chambers.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Malvind Benning replaces Jordan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Jose Baxter.

Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Hand ball by Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

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

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Walsall 1. Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Cook with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces James Baxendale.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Walsall 0. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jose Baxter.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Chambers.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Walsall 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harrison McGahey replaces Ryan Flynn because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Walsall 0.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Michael Cain.

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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