Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3.
Sheffield United lost at home for the second time in four days as Colchester held off a second-half fightback.
George Moncur gave the U's a 2-0 lead at the break with two smart finishes.
The Blades pulled one back when Billy Sharp scored from the spot after Gavin Massey tripped Jay McEveley in the area before Martyn Woolford levelled.
Sordell made it 3-2 before George Elokobi saw red for fouling Sharp in the area but Jamie Jones kept out his penalty.
- 34EdgarBooked at 78mins
- 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forHigdonat 89'minutes
- 17WoolfordSubstituted forScougallat 84'minutes
- 18SammonSubstituted forMcNultyat 55'minutes
- 6ElokobiBooked at 86mins
- 10MoncurSubstituted forKentat 87'minutes
- 3BriggsBooked at 67mins
- 2GarvanBooked at 51mins
- 45SordellSubstituted forBonneat 90+5'minutes
- 31HarriottSubstituted forAmbroseat 75'minutes
- Darren Handley
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Colchester United 3.
Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).
Owen Garvan (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Colchester United. Macauley Bonne replaces Marvin Sordell.
Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gavin Massey (Colchester United).
Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).
(Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Higdon replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.
Penalty saved! Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Colchester United. Frankie Kent replaces George Moncur.
George Elokobi (Colchester United) is shown the red card.
Penalty Sheffield United. Billy Sharp draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by George Elokobi (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by George Elokobi.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Matthew Briggs.
Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United).
Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Martyn Woolford.