EFL Cup - First Round
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Sheffield United 2-1 Mansfield Town

Marc McNulty of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his teams winning goal during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Sheffield United and Mansfield Town
McNulty joined Sheffield United from Livingston in the summer

scored his first goal for Sheffield United as they left it late to beat Mansfield Town in the first round of the League Cup.

Andy Butler headed home to put United ahead just after half-time, but soon after Alex Fisher pounced on a blocked Lee Beevers shot to level the score.

The League Two visitors then pushed for a winner, with Blades goalkeeper Mark Howard keeping out a Sam Clucas effort.

But McNulty sent the third-tier side through by firing in low from 15 yards.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Howard
  • 16Davies
  • 5Butler
  • 15Collins
  • 3Harris
  • 8Doyle
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 11Baxter
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forMurphyat 71'minutes
  • 18PorterSubstituted forHigdonat 73'minutes
  • 12McNultySubstituted forMcGaheyat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 7Flynn
  • 9Murphy
  • 13Willis
  • 17McGahey
  • 21Higdon
  • 23De Girolamo

Mansfield

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Studer
  • 3RileySubstituted forDempsterat 72'minutes
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 2Sutton
  • 22TaylorBooked at 69mins
  • 12McGuireBooked at 59minsSubstituted forBellat 68'minutes
  • 16Heslop
  • 18BeeversBooked at 50mins
  • 28Clements
  • 8Fisher
  • 10HearnSubstituted forClucasat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Dempster
  • 5Jones
  • 7Bell
  • 11Clucas
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Belford
  • 32Bell
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
7,929

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Rob Taylor.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Harrison McGahey replaces Marc McNulty.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Sheffield United 2, Mansfield Town 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Fergus Bell (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Chris Porter.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. John Dempster replaces Martin Riley because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Stephen McGinn.

  17. Post update

    Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Simon Heslop (Mansfield Town).

  19. Booking

    Rob Taylor (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.