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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Sheffield United

A late equaliser from skipper Billy Sharp rescued 10-man Sheffield United as a dramatic game at leaders Scunthorpe ended 2-2.

After both teams had cancelled each other out in the opening half-hour, it was the Blades who took a 34th-minute lead as they chased a fifth successive win.

Defender Chris Basham popped up unmarked in the box to round off a well-worked free-kick routine with a good right-footed finish.

The Blades could have struck again in first-half stoppage time but Paul Coutts dragged his shot from the edge of the box well wide after brilliant work by Mark Duffy had set up the opening.

Scunthorpe stepped up a gear at the start of the second half and Richie Smallwood, making his full debut on loan from Rotherham, tested goalkeeper Simon Moore with a good 20-yard effort.

REACTION: Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander speaks to BBC Radio Humberside

The home side were back on level terms in the 55th minute when Josh Morris burst into the box from the left to beat Moore at his near post with a blistering left-footed shot for his eighth goal of the season.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 69th minute when Basham was sent off for his challenge on Neal Bishop.

Scunthorpe looked to have won it in the 83rd minute when Duane Holmes burst into the box from the right to leather a right-footed shot past Moore into the far corner of the net.

But two minutes later the visitors were back on level terms when ex-Iron man Sharp scored from the spot after David Mirfin's foul on substitute Stefan Scougall.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33ClarkeBooked at 33mins
  • 6MirfinBooked at 85mins
  • 5WallaceBooked at 62mins
  • 15Toffolo
  • 19Holmes
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forMaddenat 81'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 11Morris
  • 18Smallwood
  • 10van VeenBooked at 44minsSubstituted forHopperat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Wiseman
  • 9Madden
  • 13Anyon
  • 14Hopper
  • 16Adelakun
  • 17Mantom
  • 20Goode

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 6BashamBooked at 69mins
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 14mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 15Coutts
  • 4Fleck
  • 24Lafferty
  • 21DuffySubstituted forScougallat 76'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forLaveryat 90+5'minutes
  • 11DoneBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
6,243

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Sheffield United 2.

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Caolan Lavery replaces Billy Sharp.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

Attempt blocked. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Sheffield United 2. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Booking

David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Sheffield United. Billy Sharp draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Sheffield United 1. Duane Holmes (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Tom Hopper replaces Kevin van Veen.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Paddy Madden replaces Stephen Dawson.

Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Mark Duffy.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Foul by Richard Smallwood (Scunthorpe United).

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

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

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

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 1, Sheffield United 1. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin van Veen.

Hand ball by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe95312091118
2Bury95221610617
3Bolton9441107316
4Bradford9360106415
5Northampton9351138514
6Port Vale94231211114
7Sheff Utd94231213-114
8Gillingham94231416-214
9Bristol Rovers93421313013
10Peterborough93331612412
11Fleetwood93331413112
12MK Dons93331211112
13Oxford Utd933399012
14Millwall93331617-112
15Chesterfield93241312111
16Charlton92521110111
17Swindon93241012-211
18Walsall92431012-210
19Rochdale92341113-29
20Wimbledon92341114-39
21Shrewsbury9225914-58
22Oldham915349-58
23Southend9225918-98
24Coventry9054410-65
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