Match ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Sheffield United 1.
Play-off hopefuls Sheffield United salvaged their first point in three matches with a draw at Scunthorpe.
Neal Bishop headed Scunthorpe ahead against the run of play from close range, but Kieron Freeman fired the visitors level with an angled shot.
Blades keeper Iain Turner fumbled Gary McSheffrey's corner into his net, but referee Darren Handley ruled it out.
The point keeps Sheffield United in fifth, while Scunthorpe remain 17th, five points above the relegation zone.
Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"It's a good point away from home. First half we played well, but to concede a goal by losing two headers was not very good, but I think they only had two chances all game.
"It's a good goal from Kieron [Freeman], one full-back has crossed it and the other one has put it in.
"We shouldn't have given the free-kick away for their goal, it was silly."
Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"I'll take the point in the end, but I'm at a loss to know how we only got the one point because I thought we were the better team.
"I thought the first half was a nonentity. We've got our noses in front, there wasn't a lot of football played.
"They're a brilliant team but the atmosphere was brilliant inside the stadium."
- 33ClarkeBooked at 29mins
- 15EvansSubstituted forvan Veenat 73'minutes
- 12BishopSubstituted forAdelakunat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 28McSheffreySubstituted forWoottonat 77'minutes
- 10van Veen
- 26FreemanSubstituted forAlcockat 90'minutes
- 18CouttsSubstituted forHoltat 73'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 1, Sheffield United 1.
Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United).
Substitution, Sheffield United. Craig Alcock replaces Kieron Freeman because of an injury.
Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Kyle Wootton (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt missed. Jason Holt (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).
Attempt blocked. Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Iain Turner.
Attempt saved. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Marcus Williams.
Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.