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Scunthorpe United 1-1 Sheffield United

Play-off hopefuls Sheffield United salvaged their first point in three matches with a draw at Scunthorpe.

Neal Bishop headed Scunthorpe ahead against the run of play from close range, but Kieron Freeman fired the visitors level with an angled shot.

Blades keeper Iain Turner fumbled Gary McSheffrey's corner into his net, but referee Darren Handley ruled it out.

The point keeps Sheffield United in fifth, while Scunthorpe remain 17th, five points above the relegation zone.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Clough on Sheffield United v Scunthorpe

"It's a good point away from home. First half we played well, but to concede a goal by losing two headers was not very good, but I think they only had two chances all game.

"It's a good goal from Kieron [Freeman], one full-back has crossed it and the other one has put it in.

"We shouldn't have given the free-kick away for their goal, it was silly."

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Sheffield Utd

"I'll take the point in the end, but I'm at a loss to know how we only got the one point because I thought we were the better team.

"I thought the first half was a nonentity. We've got our noses in front, there wasn't a lot of football played.

"They're a brilliant team but the atmosphere was brilliant inside the stadium."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 26Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 29mins
  • 25Boyce
  • 6Canavan
  • 30Williams
  • 15EvansSubstituted forvan Veenat 73'minutes
  • 35Osbourne
  • 12BishopSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 22O'Neil
  • 28McSheffreySubstituted forWoottonat 77'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Townsend
  • 29Wootton
  • 32Llera
  • 37Davey
  • 39Anyon

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 26FreemanSubstituted forAlcockat 90'minutes
  • 5Brayford
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 22Reed
  • 18CouttsSubstituted forHoltat 73'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 14Done
  • 32Davies
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 11Baxter
  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 29Adams
  • 35Holt
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
5,550

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Sheffield United 1.

Booking

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Craig Alcock replaces Kieron Freeman because of an injury.

Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Iain Turner.

Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Liam O'Neil (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kyle Wootton replaces Gary McSheffrey.

Attempt saved. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces George Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jason Holt replaces Paul Coutts.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

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

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Matt Done (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Isaiah Osbourne (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Matt Done (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary McSheffrey (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City37248570323880
2Preston35209660312969
3Swindon36207963382567
4MK Dons36189969383163
5Sheff Utd35159114942754
6Barnsley36165155049153
7Peterborough36165154544153
8Fleetwood36149133739-251
9Bradford351311114440450
10Doncaster361311124445-150
11Chesterfield35139135148348
12Port Vale36146164549-448
13Rochdale341451558451347
14Gillingham361211135051-147
15Oldham351210134453-946
16Walsall361112133540-545
17Scunthorpe351110144753-643
18Notts County35119153544-942
19Crewe36126183564-2942
20Coventry36913144051-1140
21Leyton Orient35108174752-538
22Crawley36910173962-2337
23Colchester3697204261-1934
24Yeovil3789202856-2833
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