Blackman earns point for Blades
Last Updated: 20/11/12 11:19pm
Nick Blackman: Equalised for the Blades
Nick Blackman's 10th strike of the season earned Sheffield United a 3-3 draw against Crewe in League One on Tuesday night.
Blackman's goal preserved United's unbeaten home record after Crewe had come from two goals behind to lead in an entertaining match at Bramall Lane.
Shaun Miller edged the Blades ahead after three minutes with a fortuitous finish off his shoulder from Blackman's cross before Harry Maguire headed in unmarked on the half-hour mark from another Blackman delivery.
Crewe halved the deficit three minutes before the interval when defender Mark Ellis hooked the ball over Blades goalkeeper George Long after Alex captain Luke Murphy had rattled the crossbar from 25 yards.
And the visitors were level three minutes later when Mathias Pogba slotted his fifth league goal of the campaign from close range after goalkeeper Long had flapped at Murphy's free-kick.
Chuks Aneke side-footed in Byron Moore's cross two minutes into the second period to put Alex ahead, but Blackman levelled almost immediately after Miller's shot came back off the right-hand upright.
Lauri Dalla Valle almost put Crewe back in front in the 65th minute, but his finish flew the wrong side of the post while the lively Blackman was denied a penalty after he appeared to be barged in the box.
Sky Bet League 1
Tue 20th Nov
Bournemth1 - 1Stevenage
Carlisle1 - 3Doncaster
Colchester1 - 3Coventry
Crawley0 - 1Yeovil
Hartlepool1 - 2Oldham
Portsmouth2 - 3Leyton Or
Preston0 - 0Notts Co
Scunthorpe1 - 2Bury
Sheff Utd3 - 3Crewe
Shrewsbury2 - 2MK Dons
Swindon0 - 1Brentford
Tranmere0 - 0Walsall
Sky Bet League 1
|5||Preston North End||42||79|
|8||Milton Keynes Dons||42||58|