Full time: Sheffield United 1 Chesterfield 1

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It is as you were for the play-off bound Blades and Spireites after they battled out a draw at Bramall Lane on the final day of the regular season.

Marc McNulty’s first half strike for the Blades was cancelled out by an Ian Evatt header with both sides having an eye on Thursday’s semi-final first legs.

The Blades will play Swindon Town at Bramall Lane while Chesterfield will host Preston North End, who dropped out of the top two after losing to Colchester United while MK Dons thrashed Yeovil Town to take the last automatic promotion spot.

McNulty went closest to breaking the deadlock during the first half hour of this derby clash at Bramall Lane.

McNulty fired from the edge of the box with Spireites keeper Tommy Lee getting down well to tip the ball past the post.

Had Sam Hird showed more awareness, Chesterfield could have taken the lead after six minutes. Dan Gardner played a low pass towards Hird who dummied when all it would have taken to score was to turn the ball on target.

Lee punched away well when a Che Adams shot from 12 yards deflected, wrong-footing him momentarily.

Midway through the half, Jay O’Shea picked up the ball 25 yards out and drilled a testing effort on goal which Mark Howard held onto well.

But then came the opening goal. McNulty turned superbly and smashed the ball into the top corner after 33 minutes to give United the lead over the Spireites, who need the win to leapfrog the Blades into fifth.

After McNulty’s opener, Chesterfield almost hit back immediately. O’Shea found space but drilled his shot wide on the angle.

Evatt’s bullet header saw the Spireites equalise and reignite their hopes of leap-frogging the Blades into fifth place on the final day.

But Evatt powered home a header at the back post following a Dan Jones cross to level the game up.

And they almost went in front moments after levelling up. Sam Clucas fired a shot which was heading just wide with Jay O’Shea so close to touching it in.

Blades: Howard, Harris, Brayford, Doyle (Calvert-Lewin 59), Scougall (Flynn 69), Baxter, McNulty, McEveley, Reed (S Davies 83), Freeman, Adams.

Subs not used: Alcock, Willis, Davies, Holt.

Spireites: Lee, Darikwa, Jones, Hird, Morsy, Gardner (Ariyibi 72), Ryan, O’Shea (Gnanduillet 86), Roberts, Clucas, Evatt.

Subs not used: Carter, Humphreys, Raglan, Harrison, Banks.

Referee: Kevin Wright (Cambs)