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Bramall Lane (ATT 22,292) 19th November 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Clattenburg

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Millwall Millwall

Webber spares United's blushes

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 19/11/05 5:40pm

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Sheffield United needed a late goal from substitute Danny Webber to salvage a point from a 2-2 draw against Millwall at Bramall Lane.

Webber had scored twice in The Blades' 4-0 win at The Den last month and the Championship leaders were expected to steamroll the injury-hit Lions once again.

Neil Warnock's men went into the game with a record of eight wins and a draw from nine home matches, while the visitors were without a win in nine league outings.

Yet after David Unsworth had put the home side ahead early on, blasting in from Alan Quinn's cross, Bruce Dyer struck twice to set up the prospect of an unlikely win for Colin Lee's side.

Paul Jones had pushed away Vincent Pericard's header to deny United a second goal before Millwall levelled after 34 minutes. Barry Hayles' shot fell kindly for Jermaine Wright, who teed up Dyer to score from 12 yards.

Hayles' header produced a fine save from Paddy Kenny on the stroke of half time, before Millwall edged ahead 10 minutes after the restart when Dyer headed in.

Former Lions midfielder Paul Ifill rattled the crossbar with a fierce drive as United looked to equalise and he fizzed another effort just wide.

Millwall were hanging on in the closing stages, but they were denied a first win in 10 when Webber diverted in Quinn's header from close range.

United were dealt a blow in the final minute when skipper Chris Morgan was sent off for violent conduct, meaning he will miss Tuesday's crucial trip to Wolves.



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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6