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Bradford City 2-2 Sheffield United

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp rejoined Sheffield United for a third spell in the summer after spending last season with Leeds United

Sheffield United battled back from 2-0 down to draw at Bradford City.

James Meredith gave the hosts the lead with a neat finish after the ball broke into his path in the area and Devante Cole poked home a second after getting in behind the Blades defence.

United fought back and Meredith headed into his own goal before Sharp tapped in after his initial shot was saved.

City almost won it but James Hanson's bullet header was nodded off the line with the final touch of the game.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 22Jones
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 26Anderson
  • 8Liddle
  • 4EvansSubstituted forKnottat 79'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forJamesat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 44ColeSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 5Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 24Davies
  • 29McMahon
  • 33James

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 12minsSubstituted forAlcockat 45'minutes
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forSammonat 60'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 22Reed
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forBaxterat 59'minutes
  • 10SharpBooked at 42mins
  • 12McNulty

Substitutes

  • 11Baxter
  • 16Scougall
  • 18Sammon
  • 21Alcock
  • 23Higdon
  • 25Long
  • 32McGahey
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
19,317

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 2.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Conor Sammon.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Mark Marshall.

Steve Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Billy Knott (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

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

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

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Paul Anderson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Steve Davies replaces Devante Cole.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Lee Evans.

Attempt missed. Lee Evans (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

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

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 2. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

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

Goal!

Own Goal by James Meredith, Bradford City. Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 1.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 20th September 2015

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton8602106418
2Walsall8521145917
3Gillingham8521146817
4Coventry8512158716
5Rochdale8422115614
6Bury83411512313
7Sheff Utd84131413113
8Wigan84131110113
9Chesterfield83231211111
10Swindon83231313011
11Barnsley83231112-111
12Bradford8242911-210
13Colchester82421316-310
14Millwall8314913-410
15Fleetwood8233121119
16Port Vale82339909
17Southend823378-19
18Peterborough82241213-18
19Shrewsbury822479-28
20Scunthorpe8224710-38
21Oldham8152711-48
22Doncaster814348-47
23Crewe8125815-75
24Blackpool8125615-95
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