Sheff Utd 2-2 Gillingham: Match Report
Leaders Sheffield United held by Gillingham
Struggling Gillingham secured their first point of the year with a thrilling 2-2 Sky Bet League One draw against table-toppers Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.
Billy Sharp opened the scoring for the Blades but the Gills' Josh Wright scored a quick double to change the game before Kieron Freeman smashed home an equaliser.
Sharp (32) netted his 18th goal of the season when Caolan Lavery's pass found him just inside the box and without hesitation he fired the ball into the bottom left corner.
Wright (51) then managed to brush off Chris Basham's challenge in the box, to finish cooly with the outside of his boot from inside the six-yard box.
Wright (58) doubled his tally for the game, reacting well to Max Ehmer's headed flick to roll the ball under Simon Moore.
The Blades tied the scores again though when Freeman (61) smashed home the equaliser from close range after Stuart Nelson failed to keep hold of Lavery's shot.
United pressed until the end with Lavery, Sharp and substitute Marc McNulty all seeing their efforts fly wide or saved by an inspired Nelson.