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Fleetwood Town 1-1 Sheffield United

Ethan Ebanks-Landell scored with virtually the last touch of the game to secure Sheffield United a draw at Fleetwood.

Chris Wilder's Blades could have grabbed an early advantage as they bossed possession and opportunities, Paul Coutts going closest with a deflected effort which spun just wide of the post.

But it was Fleetwood who took the lead against the run of play.

Chris Long, returning from injury, stole in from the left, taking advantage of some slack defending and his effort from a tight angle deflected into the path of David Ball, who stroked home from close range for his fifth goal of the season.

Billy Sharp could easily have levelled shortly after but his 18-yard drive was tipped over by Chris Neal.

But Fleetwood came more into the game as the half went on, Ball coming close to doubling his tally, denied by Simon Moore after a fine through ball from Kyle Dempsey.

The end-to-end action continued after the break, Ball once again involved as Fleetwood looked to stretch their lead, with Long denied by Moore.

Sharp then raced in behind the hosts but Neal's flailing legs denied John Fleck from inside the six-yard box.

The Blades looked like drawing level but Fleetwood and former Blades man Martyn Woolford almost set up a second when he raced down the right and crossed for Ash Hunter, whose flicked header forced a fingertip save from Moore.

When all seemed lost for the visitors Chris Hussey was allowed space on the left and Ebanks-Landell rose through a crowd at the back post to power home.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1NealBooked at 58mins
  • 16Duckworth
  • 6Pond
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 34Dempsey
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 18mins
  • 8RyanSubstituted forWoolfordat 60'minutes
  • 11Grant
  • 10BallSubstituted forHunterat 66'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 19LongBooked at 34minsSubstituted forJónssonat 77'minutesBooked at 79mins

Substitutes

  • 4Jónsson
  • 12Bolger
  • 21Cairns
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
  • 44Cole
  • 45Jakubiak

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 13WrightSubstituted forScougallat 58'minutes
  • 19Ebanks-LandellBooked at 90mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 18Freeman
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forChapmanat 67'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 24LaffertySubstituted forHusseyat 52'minutes
  • 11Done
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 20Wilson
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,004

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home7
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

Booking

Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Sheffield United 1. Ethan Ebanks-Landell (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Booking

Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Eggert Jónsson (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Eggert Jónsson replaces Chris Long.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Harry Chapman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.

Attempt saved. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

Martyn Woolford (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Harry Chapman replaces Mark Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces David Ball.

Attempt blocked. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Amari'i Bell.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Martyn Woolford replaces Jimmy Ryan.

Booking

Chris Neal (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Jake Wright.

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Chris Long (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Hussey replaces Daniel Lafferty.

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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