Sheffield Utd 1-1 Colchester

Sheffield United came from behind to draw at home to Colchester United.

The visitors took the lead from a counter attack mid-way through the first half when Sanchez Watt slipped the ball to Freddie Sears, who beat George Long with a low shot.

The Blades equalised on the stroke of half-time when U's keeper Sam Walker allowed Harry Maguire's shot to squirm from his grasp and over the line.

Walker atoned after the break with saves from Lyle Taylor and Conor Coady.


Sheffield United manager David Weir told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I thought we should have nicked it. I thought towards the end we were the team that was pressing. It was one of those games, it was quite open towards the end.

"It was just a little bit of naivety regarding...the decisions we made and we got punished for it.

"We pushed on in the second half and despite the offside we could have won it."

Colchester United manager Joe Dunne told BBC Essex:

"The onus was on them to come out (and attack), certainly in the second half, which you would expect them to.

"We stood up to it, showed a bit of resilience, didn't carry too much a threat going forward, but there were one or two moments.

"We've stayed in the game, we've competed and at times played really good football. It's a good point.

"It was a good challenge for us not to collapse and we didn't do that and deserved something from it."