League One
BradfordBradford City2Sheff UtdSheffield United2
Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp rejoined Sheffield United for a third spell in the summer after spending last season with Leeds United

Sheffield United battled back from 2-0 down to draw at Bradford City.

James Meredith gave the hosts the lead with a neat finish after the ball broke into his path in the area and Devante Cole poked home a second after getting in behind the Blades defence.

United fought back and Meredith headed into his own goal before Sharp tapped in after his initial shot was saved.

City almost won it but James Hanson's bullet header was nodded off the line with the final touch of the game.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 22Jones
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 26Anderson
  • 8Liddle
  • 4EvansSubstituted forKnottat 79'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 7MarshallSubstituted forJamesat 90+5'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 44ColeSubstituted forDaviesat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Williams
  • 5Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 15Leigh
  • 24Davies
  • 29McMahon
  • 33James

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 12minsSubstituted forAlcockat 45'minutes
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forSammonat 60'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 22Reed
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forBaxterat 59'minutes
  • 10SharpBooked at 42mins
  • 12McNulty

Substitutes

  • 11Baxter
  • 16Scougall
  • 18Sammon
  • 21Alcock
  • 23Higdon
  • 25Long
  • 32McGahey
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
19,317

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Sheffield United 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Conor Sammon.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Luke James replaces Mark Marshall.

  5. Post update

    Steve Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Craig Alcock (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Bradley Jones.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  13. Booking

    Billy Knott (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

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