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Sheffield United 1-1 Rochdale

Sheffield United and Rochdale are still searching for their first wins of the League One season after drawing 1-1 at Bramall Lane.

Keith Hill's side looked to be heading for only their second ever win over United when Andy Cannon fired them in front but the hosts' captain Billy Sharp equalised during the closing stages of the first half.

Cannon pounced during the closing stages of a scrappy first-half, George Long saved Ian Henderson's 44th-minute shot but the midfielder steadied himself and shot home.

Mark Duffy had earlier gone close for United while Donal McDermott enjoyed several sights of goal at the opposite end of the pitch. But, for the most part, it was pretty tame from both teams.

Leon Clarke was inches away from drawing United level in the 65th minute after overpowering his marker to meet Duffy's cross but the ball fell just wide.

With eight minutes left, Sharp equalised, as the striker swept home a first-time finish from close range after meeting Chris Hussey's free-kick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Long
  • 2Brayford
  • 20Wilson
  • 5O'Connell
  • 3Hussey
  • 21DuffySubstituted forScougallat 68'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 4FleckBooked at 23mins
  • 11DoneSubstituted forChapmanat 59'minutes
  • 27Clarke
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 7McNulty
  • 8Scougall
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 13Wright
  • 15Coutts
  • 18Freeman
  • 32Chapman

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 6McGahey
  • 5Canavan
  • 4McNulty
  • 24Allen
  • 40Henderson
  • 27CannonSubstituted forCampsat 78'minutes
  • 11Mendez-LaingSubstituted forOdelusiat 68'minutes
  • 9Andrew
  • 12McDermottBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 3Tanser
  • 10Camps
  • 15Thompson
  • 25Logan
  • 28Morley
  • 29Odelusi
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
19,399

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 1.

Foul by Sanmi Odelusi (Rochdale).

Jack O'Connell (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Rochdale 1. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a set piece situation.

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Rochdale).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Callum Camps replaces Andrew Cannon.

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Chris Hussey.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Mark Duffy.

Attempt missed. Leon Clarke (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Josh Lillis (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Matt Done.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Andrew Cannon.

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Andrew Cannon (Rochdale).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Harrison McGahey (Rochdale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Clarke (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale).

John Brayford (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 0, Rochdale 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Rochdale 1.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joseph Rafferty.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 0, Rochdale 1. Andrew Cannon (Rochdale) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Calvin Andrew (Rochdale).

James Wilson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Donal McDermott (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Donal McDermott (Rochdale).

goal

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