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Sheffield United 1-1 Bradford City

Sheffield United are almost assured of a play-off spot despite Billy Clarke's late equaliser for Bradford City.

Andy Halliday fired wide and Clarke had a shot cleared off the line as City had the better of the first-half chances.

Jason Holt turned in from close range to put the hosts ahead, but Clarke slotted home from the edge of the box to equalise late on.

The visitors then lost defender Rory McArdle in stoppage time after he was handed a second yellow card.

The result means Sheffield United need just one point from their remaining three games to guarantee a place in the play-offs.

Bradford's slim hopes of reaching the top six are now over, as they stay 10 points behind Chesterfield but now have only two games to play.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 5Brayford
  • 6Basham
  • 27KennedySubstituted forAlcockat 45'minutes
  • 26Freeman
  • 35Holt
  • 18Coutts
  • 8DoyleBooked at 42mins
  • 9Murphy
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forAdamsat 81'minutes
  • 32Davies

Substitutes

  • 2Alcock
  • 10Scougall
  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 14Done
  • 16Davies
  • 29Adams

Bradford

  • 12Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdleBooked at 90mins
  • 5Davies
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Routis
  • 29McMahonBooked at 65mins
  • 11KnottSubstituted forSteadat 83'minutes
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forYeatesat 61'minutesSubstituted forMackenzieat 90'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 10Clarke

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 8Liddle
  • 13Zoko
  • 14Yeates
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 16Stead
  • 22Urwin
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
21,879

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Bradford City 1.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Foul by Steve Davies (Sheffield United).

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Mackenzie replaces Mark Yeates.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Steve Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Steve Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Bradford City 1. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jon Stead replaces Billy Knott.

Foul by Steve Davies (Sheffield United).

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Jose Baxter.

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Christopher Routis (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match James Hanson (Bradford City) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

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

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Andy Halliday.

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

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Bradford City 0. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Meredith.

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

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City442712586365093
2Preston432314673383583
3MK Dons432410990414982
4Swindon422371270482276
5Sheff Utd4419121364511369
6Chesterfield4419111467521568
7Rochdale431861969581160
8Fleetwood441612164548-360
9Gillingham441514156163-259
10Barnsley441611175760-359
11Peterborough44178194852-459
12Bradford431513155254-258
13Doncaster431513155255-358
14Oldham441414165364-1156
15Walsall431316144343055
16Coventry441216164656-1052
17Scunthorpe431313175768-1152
18Port Vale44149215262-1051
19Crawley441311204973-2450
20Crewe441310214073-3349
21Leyton Orient431211205665-947
22Notts County431114184156-1547
23Colchester43129225374-2145
24Yeovil441010243468-3440
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