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Crawley Town 1-1 Sheffield United

A late penalty from substitute Marc McNulty rescued a point for League One Sheffield United as Crawley stretched their unbeaten run to three matches.

Defender Richard Wood headed the hosts into the lead against the run of play.

But McNulty levelled after Matty Done had been fouled by Ryan Dickson to leave the Blades nine points off the top two.

United, unbeaten in six, are fifth in the table with Crawley dropping to second from bottom.

Crawley Town interim boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Saunders on Crawley v Sheff United

"On reflection you would've taken a point before the game but the way we've been playing we're expecting to win.

"We're 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go and we just had to hang on, it's an awful goal we've conceded.

"Looking at it, we've come a long way and now we're expected to beat team like Sheffield United, so it's good news for the fans and the players.

"The players are devastated in there because they thought they could win the game so it's a good sign."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Crawley v Sheffield United

"Over the course of the game it was two points dropped.

"But then again when you're 1-0 down with 20 minutes to go again then it's good to get a point.

"We dominated at times but didn't quite get a break in the box. We should have done better in certain situations.

"We had enough play and enough chances today to win the game."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 14YoungBooked at 18mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 81mins
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forWardat 90+2'minutes
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 80mins
  • 16FowlerSubstituted forSmithat 58'minutes
  • 21TomlinBooked at 73mins
  • 9McLeodBooked at 30mins
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forBawlingat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 20Bawling
  • 22O'Connor
  • 25Ward

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 3Harris
  • 5Brayford
  • 19McEveley
  • 27KennedySubstituted forFreemanat 34'minutes
  • 14Done
  • 18Coutts
  • 8Doyle
  • 6Basham
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcNultyat 74'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 22Reed
  • 26Freeman
  • 29Adams
  • 36Calvert-Lewin
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Darren Ward replaces Gwion Edwards.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Mathias Pogba.

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Sheffield United 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Sheffield United. Matt Done draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Ryan Flynn.

Booking

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

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

Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Chris Basham.

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

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

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

Goal!

Goal! Crawley Town 1, Sheffield United 0. Richard Wood (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Wordsworth with a cross.

Mathias Pogba (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United).

Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Jimmy Smith replaces Lee Fowler.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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