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Bramall Lane (ATT 15,401) 4th October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: Paul Tierney

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Crawley Town Crawley

Sheff Utd 1

M King (63)

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Crawley 1

J Proctor (10)

King off the mark in Blades draw

Last Updated: 04/10/13 11:02pm

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Marlon King: On the scoresheet for United

Marlon King: On the scoresheet for United

Marlon King's second-half goal ended a run of six straight Sky Bet League One defeats for Sheffield United as they drew 1-1 at home to Crawley.

The visitors took an early lead through Jamie Proctor's 10th-minute opener but King scored his first goal for the club after 63 minutes to earn the Blades a point and move David Weir's side off the bottom of the table ahead of Saturday's fixtures.

United's Florent Cuvelier put an early free-kick straight at goalkeeper Paul Jones.

Crawley then took the lead when Andy Drury's cross from the right-hand side was met with a close-range header from Proctor at the far post.

Chances were few and far between in the first half with the hosts seeing Neill Collins flash a header wide and Febian Brandy having a shot easily saved. For Crawley, Proctor put a shot narrowly wide.

The Blades improved after the break as Jose Baxter's shot deflected wide and Tony McMahon struck the woodwork with a long-range effort.

King equalised just after the hour, slotting past Jones after a ball from Brandy found him in space inside the area.

As Weir's side pressed in the closing stages, Brandy headed wide and substitute Conor Coady's shot was turned wide by Jones.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 93
2 Brentford 42 87
3 Leyton Orient 42 80
4 Rotherham United 42 79
5 Preston North End 42 79
6 Peterborough United 42 67
7 Swindon Town 42 60
8 Milton Keynes Dons 42 58
9 Port Vale 42 57
10 Walsall 42 56
11 Sheffield United 41 56
12 Crawley Town 41 52
13 Bradford City 42 50
14 Bristol City 42 50
15 Coventry City 42 49
16 Gillingham 42 48
17 Oldham Athletic 41 47
18 Colchester United 42 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 42 46
20 Notts County 42 43
21 Carlisle United 41 43
22 Crewe Alexandra 42 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 42 41
24 Stevenage 42 39