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Bramall Lane (ATT 14,796) 26th November 2013 - Kick off 19:45

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Walsall Walsall

Sheff Utd 1

C Porter (pen 45+3)

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Walsall 1

C Westcarr (47)

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Last Updated: 26/11/13 11:55pm

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Craig Westcarr: Equalised for Walsall

Craig Westcarr: Equalised for Walsall

Sheffield United had to settle for a point despite taking the lead at home to Walsall as the two teams shared a 1-1 draw.

Chris Porter opened the scoring with a penalty in first-half injury time but Craig Westcarr equalised less than two minutes into the second half.

Walsall skipper Andy Butler came to his side's rescue early in the game, clearing off the line from a corner.

Walsall's Milan Lalkovic threatened to capitalise on a weak header back by Aidy White, just failing to lift the ball over goalkeeper George Long.

The home side failed with a strong appeal for a penalty in the latter stages of the half when Lalkovic appeared to trip White inside the area.

Referee Christopher Sarginson did point to the spot just before the break, apparently penalising the visitors for handball and Porter stepped up to blast home the resulting penalty.

Soon after the re-start, Westcarr equalised with a near-post header from James Baxendale's cross.

Walsall's Ashley Hemmings forced a good save from Long with a well-struck shot while United substitute Lyle Taylor's flicked header went narrowly wide.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39