Billy Sharp’s 88th-minute equaliser saw snatch a point at Bournemouth as the Blades drew in their first top-flight match since 2007.

Sharp, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes, bundled the ball home from close range after Oliver McBurnie’s mishit shot bounced off Nathan Ake and into the striker’s path.

Chris Mepham’s first goal, when he smashed in a rebound after Callum Wilson’s shot on the turn had been parried by away goalkeeper Dean Henderson, had looked like giving Bournemouth the three points.

But Sharp’s goal earned the Blades a draw to spark great scenes of celebration among their fans.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bournemouth

  • 12Ramsdale
  • 33Mepham
  • 3S Cook
  • 5Aké
  • 15A SmithBooked at 43mins
  • 29Billing
  • 8Lerma
  • 21Rico
  • 7King
  • 24FraserBooked at 64mins
  • 13WilsonSubstituted forSolankeat 90′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Boruc
  • 6Surman
  • 9Solanke
  • 10Ibe
  • 11Daniels
  • 22Wilson
  • 25Simpson

Sheff Utd

  • 1Henderson
  • 6BashamSubstituted forSharpat 82′minutes
  • 12Egan
  • 5O’Connell
  • 2Baldock
  • 7LundstramSubstituted forFreemanat 78′minutes
  • 16Norwood
  • 4FleckBooked at 78mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 11Robinson
  • 17McGoldrickSubstituted forMcBurnieat 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Freeman
  • 9McBurnie
  • 10Sharp
  • 15Jagielka
  • 23Osborn
  • 25Moore
  • 27Besic
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
10,714

Match Stats

Home TeamBournemouthAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, 1.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke replaces Callum Wilson.

Foul by Joshua King (Bournemouth).

John Egan () wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 1, 1. Billy Sharp () left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt missed. Oliver McBurnie () left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Philip Billing (Bournemouth).

Luke Freeman () wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Billy Sharp replaces Chris Basham.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Bournemouth). VAR checking.

Delay in match because of an injury Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth).

Booking

John Fleck () is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, . Luke Freeman replaces John Lundstram.

Attempt missed. Diego Rico (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Chris Basham.

Attempt missed. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Aaron Ramsdale (Bournemouth).

Aaron Ramsdale (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, . Oliver McBurnie replaces David McGoldrick.

Goal!

Goal! Bournemouth 1, 0. Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Aké.

Attempt blocked. Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Philip Billing with a headed pass.

Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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