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Bradford City 3-3 Sheffield United

League One promotion rivals Bradford and Sheffield United had to settle for a point each after serving up a six-goal thriller at Valley Parade.

The visitors went in front in the 18th minute when Mark Duffy delivered a cross from the left, with leading marksman and skipper Billy Sharp scoring with a close-range header off the underside of the crossbar.

However, Bradford hit back to equalise in the 35th minute when the visitors' defence failed to cut out Matt Kilgallon's low cross from the left and Billy Clarke scored with a shot just beyond the far post.

United regained the lead after 51 minutes with another Duffy-Sharp combination. Duffy played a free-kick from the left deep into the Bradford goalmouth for the on-rushing Sharp to score from close range.

Bradford equalised for a second time 10 minutes later through Jordy Hiwula. United failed to clear a corner and, when Josh Cullen lobbed the ball back into the goalmouth, James Hanson played the ball across the face of goal for Hiwula to score at the far post.

The home side took the lead for the first time in the 68th minute when Kilgallon's left-wing cross was turned into the far corner of the net by Timothee Dieng.

The lead lasted a mere four minutes as, when the Bradford defence failed to clear John Fleck's corner, Chris Basham scored an equaliser with a shot at the far post to extend the Blades' 10-match unbeaten run.

Both sides tried to force a winner, with Bradford going closest five minutes from the end when Hiwula saw his shot rebound off the crossbar.

Report supplied by the Press Association

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1594232151731
2Bradford156811912726
3Sheff Utd147432417725
4Bolton147431510525
5Bristol Rovers146532320323
6Wimbledon156542118323
7Port Vale156451921-222
8Northampton155642421321
9Rochdale156361818021
10Peterborough155552418620
11Bury146262220220
12Walsall145541920-120
13Fleetwood145452018219
14Oxford Utd155461718-119
15Southend155461724-719
16Millwall145362326-318
17Charlton143831714317
18Gillingham154562127-617
19MK Dons154471923-416
20Swindon154471519-416
21Coventry143651216-415
22Oldham15366917-815
23Chesterfield143381621-512
24Shrewsbury152491528-1310
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