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Crawley Town 1-1 Sheffield United

A late penalty from substitute Marc McNulty rescued a point for League One Sheffield United as Crawley stretched their unbeaten run to three matches.

Defender Richard Wood headed the hosts into the lead against the run of play.

But McNulty levelled after Matty Done had been fouled by Ryan Dickson to leave the Blades nine points off the top two.

United, unbeaten in six, are fifth in the table with Crawley dropping to second from bottom.

Crawley Town interim boss Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

"On reflection you would've taken a point before the game but the way we've been playing we're expecting to win.

"We're 1-0 up with 10 minutes to go and we just had to hang on, it's an awful goal we've conceded.

"Looking at it, we've come a long way and now we're expected to beat team like Sheffield United, so it's good news for the fans and the players.

"The players are devastated in there because they thought they could win the game so it's a good sign."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Over the course of the game it was two points dropped.

"But then again when you're 1-0 down with 20 minutes to go again then it's good to get a point.

"We dominated at times but didn't quite get a break in the box. We should have done better in certain situations.

"We had enough play and enough chances today to win the game."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 14YoungBooked at 18mins
  • 3DicksonBooked at 81mins
  • 29Wood
  • 6Bradley
  • 7EdwardsSubstituted forWardat 90+2'minutes
  • 26WordsworthBooked at 80mins
  • 16FowlerSubstituted forSmithat 58'minutes
  • 21TomlinBooked at 73mins
  • 9McLeodBooked at 30mins
  • 28PogbaSubstituted forBawlingat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 20Bawling
  • 22O'Connor
  • 25Ward

Sheff Utd

  • 24Turner
  • 3Harris
  • 5Brayford
  • 19McEveley
  • 27KennedySubstituted forFreemanat 34'minutes
  • 14Done
  • 18Coutts
  • 8Doyle
  • 6Basham
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcNultyat 74'minutes
  • 9Murphy

Substitutes

  • 12McNulty
  • 13Willis
  • 16Davies
  • 22Reed
  • 26Freeman
  • 29Adams
  • 36Calvert-Lewin
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
3,320

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home4
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Darren Ward replaces Gwion Edwards.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Mathias Pogba.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Crawley Town 1, Sheffield United 1. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  13. Booking

    Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

  15. Post update

    Penalty Sheffield United. Matt Done draws a foul in the penalty area.

  16. Booking

    Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Lewis Young.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Ryan Flynn.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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