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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,866) 15th September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Bury Bury

Sheff Utd 1

N Blackman (10)

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Bury 1

P Sweeney (12)

Cullen blunder spares Blades

Last Updated: 15/09/12 6:46pm

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Cullen: Glaring miss

Cullen: Glaring miss

A miss from Mark Cullen prevented Bury from snatching a shock win at Sheffield United as they had to settle for a 1-1 draw.

With Nick Blackman and Peter Sweeney exchanging strikes before the break, Peter Shirtliff's side seemed destined to secure their first victory of the new League One season when Cullen met Craig Jones' 90th-minute cross.

But, with the net at his mercy, the Bury marksman inexplicably headed over the crossbar.

Blackman, United's most dangerous player, converted debutant Paul Gallagher's pass with a well-executed volley before Sweeney dragged Bury level with a 25-yard free-kick.

Defender Harry Maguire came closest to edging United back in front with a powerful header.

Bury also had a late penalty appeal turned down when Cullen was tackled by Tony McMahon.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Chesterfield 39 57
7 Rochdale 38 56
8 Barnsley 39 56
9 Peterborough United 39 56
10 Bradford City 38 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33