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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sheffield United

Fleetwood and Sheffield United extended their respective winless streaks to four matches following a hard-fought draw at Highbury.

The Blades took an early lead as Bob Harris drilled a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Antoni Sarcevic equalised for Fleetwood shortly after half-time when he headed in Josh Morris's pinpoint cross.

Fleetwood's Nick Haughton nearly won it late on for Fleetwood, but his 25-yard volley just went over the crossbar.

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It's a good point away from home. It's always a bit disappointing when you've led, but it was quite an even game with chances at both ends.

"Probably our formation took them a bit by surprise, it's the first opportunity we've had to put two big lads up front, Jamie Murphy's got a free role behind them, it's just unfortunate that we had four or five midfielders missing.

"We're trying to work out ways to be a bit more positive, so we sacrificed the width and went a bit more direct to the front too.

"Bob doesn't kick it many times with his right foot, never mind score many. We've challenged him a little bit and said 'you should be getting five to 10 goals a season' so it's lovely he's got another one today."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 5RobertsBooked at 61mins
  • 25Jordan
  • 3Andrew
  • 22Hughes
  • 11HughesBooked at 90mins
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 7EvansSubstituted forHaughtonat 82'minutes
  • 12Morris
  • 19Proctor

Substitutes

  • 8Schumacher
  • 9Dobbie
  • 26Davies
  • 27Haughton
  • 29Hitchcock
  • 31Bleeker
  • 32Cartwright

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 26McCarthyBooked at 58mins
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 53mins
  • 3Harris
  • 9Murphy
  • 8Doyle
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forBashamat 69'minutes
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forCuvelierat 79'minutes
  • 32O'Grady
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Basham
  • 12McNulty
  • 17McGahey
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 24Turner
  • 29Adams
  • 34Cuvelier
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
4,269

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away19
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Booking

    Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jeff Hughes (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Nick Haughton (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Nick Haughton replaces Gareth Evans.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Fleetwood Town).

  20. Post update

    Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City20126237191842
2Swindon20125339201941
3MK Dons19115340192138
4Preston20115433201338
5Sheff Utd209562623332
6Rochdale2093836251130
7Notts County198652520530
8Oldham207942824430
9Peterborough209382825330
10Bradford208572725229
11Fleetwood207582019126
12Walsall206861817126
13Chesterfield206772627-125
14Coventry206682328-524
15Barnsley206593034-423
16Port Vale206592529-423
17Doncaster196582027-723
18Gillingham205782228-622
19Scunthorpe196492534-922
20Crawley205781930-1122
21Yeovil2055101830-1220
22Leyton Orient204792531-619
23Colchester2045112538-1317
24Crewe2044121639-2316
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