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Sheff Utd 2-2 Blackpool

A David Cotterill penalty earned Sheffield United a point at home against a battling Blackpool side.

The Blades looked set for three points when Danny Coid headed into his own net after five minutes.

But Nick Blackman equalised with a deflected shot off the bar after good work from DJ Campbell, before Campbell tucked home after a Chris Morgan error.

However, Blackpool keeper Paul Rachubka fouled Blades substitute Jamie Ward and Cotterill notched from the spot.


Sheffield United assistant manager Sam Ellis:

"(Automatic promotion) is still up for grabs although a few teams above us will be relieved we didn't pick up three points.

"It is that type of league this season, it must be the hardest league in the world to get out of.

"Great credit to the players after going 2-1 down, Whether things are not going for us we still battle back."

Blackpool manager Tony Parkes:

"We were disappointed as we thought we may have got a win, but the pleasing thing was we played well.

"Confidence is high at the minute and we have played very well in the last two games. We will go to Barnsley in high spirits.

"We will stay up, I have to believe that."


Sheff Utd : Kenny, Naughton, Morgan, Kilgallon, Naysmith, Cotterill, Montgomery, Stephen Quinn, Halford (Beattie 46), Henderson (Lupoli 90), Webber (Ward 59).
Subs Not Used: O'Toole, Bromby.

Goals : Coid 5 og, Cotterill 73 pen.

Blackpool : Rachubka, Coid, Baptiste, Barker, Crainey, Taylor-Fletcher, Southern, Adam, Owens (Jorgensen 79), Blackman (Martin 86), Campbell.
Subs Not Used: Broomes, Halstead, Fox.

Booked : Barker, Rachubka.

Goals : Blackman 42, Campbell 50.

Att : 25,273.

Ref : Russell Booth (Nottinghamshire).



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