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Glanford Park (ATT 5,533) 8th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Rushton

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Scunthorpe 1

L Clarke (60)

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Sheff Utd 1

M Doyle (S/O 15)
R Flynn (S/O 72)
N Collins (83)

Blades show steel to deny Iron

Last Updated: 08/09/12 6:47pm

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Collins: Late equaliser

Collins: Late equaliser

Nine-man Sheffield United staged a remarkable recovery to draw 1-1 at struggling Scunthorpe on Saturday.

Centre-back Neill Collins headed the Blades level after 83 minutes from a Tony McMahon free-kick.

Danny Wilson's side seemed to be dead and buried after having a man sent off in each half. Skipper Michael Doyle was first to be sent off after just 15 minutes for his challenge on home striker Mike Grella, and he was followed by midfielder Ryan Flynn in the 72nd minute for his high challenge on Iron full-back Christian Ribeiro.

By then Scunthorpe looked to be heading for their first win of the season after a dream debut for striker Leon Clarke, who is on loan from Charlton. Clarke came off the bench in the 55th minute as part of a double substitution which saw fellow new signing Karl Hawley handed his debut.

And five minutes later Clarke was on the end of a ball into the box from Mark Duffy to plant his header into the bottom corner past goalkeeper Mark Howard. It was only Scunthorpe's second league goal of the season.

The Blades seemed out of luck when Collins rattled the woodwork after 66 minutes with a header from a free-kick. But his late strike rescued them a point and left the Iron still looking for their first win.

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1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30