WATCH: 'Scunthorpe draw showed improvement in Sheffield United's character'

Sheffield United's draw with Scunthorpe United this afternoon showed the improvement in their character, says The Star's James Shield.

United hit back within moments of going behind to Paddy Madden's opener, with Billy Sharp hitting his 21st of the season before Harry Toffolo was sent off.

Both sides also struck the post in a pulsating top-of-the-table clash at Bramall Lane and James, speaking in our exclusive video blog featuring a guest appearance from Sharp and his young child, said: "I thought it was a superb game of football, with both teams giving everything for the three points.

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"Both managers will be delighted for different reasons. The quality of the Blades' play in the first half was superb, and the crowd was superb - remarkable for a League One game in February.

STORY OF THE GAME: Blades 1, Iron 1

James Shield

James Shield

"The game showed a little insight into their character, too; no doubt that in years gone by, conceding first would have knocked the stuffing out of them.

"But instead, they dragged themselves back on level terms for what could be a big point."

Sheffield United 1 Scunthorpe United 1: Blades fail to press home advantage against 10-man Iron