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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 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12