League One
Sheff UtdSheffield United1CrawleyCrawley Town1

Sheffield United 1-1 Crawley Town

Marlon King

Sheffield United ended a run of six straight League One defeats as Marlon King's second-half goal secured a point against Crawley Town.

Jamie Proctor's header put Crawley ahead as he converted Andy Drury's chip after Billy Clarke's clever back heel.

Anthony McMahon came close to levelling for the Blades but hit the inside of the left-hand post, before Febian Brandy sent King clear to equalise.

The hosts climb off the bottom of the table into 21st place.

Crawley are now only outside the play-off places on goal difference but remain eighth.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Surrey:

"It was a good point and on a positive note, six games unbeaten.

"I've just said to the players the longer this run goes on and obviously that should motivate us more.

"But the lads are devastated in there and it comes to something when Crawley Town go to Bramall Lane and draw and the players are devastated, so I think that's a measure of how far we've come."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahonBooked at 15mins
  • 5Maguire
  • 22Lappin
  • 15Collins
  • 4HallSubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 16CuvelierSubstituted forCoadyat 38'minutes
  • 19BrandySubstituted forMurphyat 87'minutes
  • 11Baxter
  • 18King

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 6Hill
  • 1Howard
  • 23Murphy
  • 2Westlake
  • 17Coady
  • 14McGinn

Crawley

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Jones
  • 3SadlerBooked at 15mins
  • 12Walsh
  • 11Simpson
  • 5McFadzeanBooked at 55mins
  • 21Jones
  • 15Bulman
  • 16AdamsSubstituted forTorresat 88'minutes
  • 10DrurySubstituted forHurstat 79'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 14ProctorBooked at 25minsSubstituted forAlexanderat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Alexander
  • 18Rooney
  • 8Torres
  • 20Sinclair
  • 2Hurst
  • 4Connolly
  • 25Maddison
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
15,401

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dannie Bulman.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sergio Torres (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Sergio Torres replaces Nicky Adams.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Febian Brandy.

  9. Post update

    Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. James Hurst replaces Andy Drury.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

  19. Post update

    Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Neill Collins.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient98102461825
2Peterborough97112081222
3Wolves97111761122
4Preston9540178919
5Bradford95311981118
6MK Dons9441159616
7Rotherham94411511416
8Crawley104421714316
9Walsall9432118315
10Brentford94321212015
11Port Vale94141214-213
12Swindon93241513211
13Colchester9252910-111
14Carlisle9324817-911
15Shrewsbury9153811-38
16Oldham92161215-37
17Gillingham91351015-56
18Crewe9135821-136
19Bristol City90541420-65
20Stevenage9126717-105
21Sheff Utd10127616-105
22Tranmere9126920-115
23Coventry9423221844
24Notts County9117919-104
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