League One pacesetters Burton Albion had their lead at the top of the table cut to a point after being held by a resolute Sheffield United side.

Burton edged a cagey first half lacking noteworthy chances in which Nasser El Khayati posed the biggest threat.

The Dutch striker continued to shine after the break but blasted a great opportunity over after a flowing move.

But the Blades also went close as the game opened up, with Billy Sharp twice testing keeper Jon McLaughlin.

Martyn Woolford also had an effort saved by McLaughlin near the end, but neither side could find a winner.

Walsall’s victory at Scunthorpe

saw them move to within a point of Burton, while Sheffield United remain in sixth place.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Burton Albion

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Edwards
  • 19 O’Connor
  • 04 Mousinho
  • 14 McCrory
  • 08 Weir
  • 12 Butcher (Naylor – 86′ )
  • 11 El Khayati Booked
  • 21 Duffy (Thiele – 92′ )
  • 22 Binnom-Williams (Akins – 45′ )
  • 09 Beavon

Substitutes

  • 03 Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 10 Akins
  • 13 Joachim
  • 15 Naylor
  • 20 Thiele
  • 23 Palmer
  • 31 Matthews

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Freeman
  • 15 Collins
  • 34 Edgar
  • 30 K Wallace
  • 08 Coutts (Scougall – 62′ )
  • 06 Basham
  • 22 Reed
  • 07 Flynn (Woolford – 62′ )
  • 10 Sharp (McNulty – 89′ )
  • 18 Sammon

Substitutes

  • 12 McNulty
  • 14 Done
  • 16 Scougall
  • 17 Woolford
  • 25 Long
  • 26 Kennedy
  • 31 Dimaio
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 5,029


Match Stats

Possession

45




55

Shots

10




7

On target

2




3

Corners

5




9

Fouls

10




9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +4:03 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +2:44

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neill Collins.

90:00 +1:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Mark Duffy.

88:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Billy Sharp.

87:10

Attempt missed. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

86:49

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

86:40

Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

85:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Callum Butcher.

85:21

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

85:21

Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:48

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:48

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

82:39

Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

82:04

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:04

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

81:17

Attempt missed. John Mousinho (Burton Albion) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

80:35

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

79:26

Attempt missed. Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:34

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

75:34

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:09

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neill Collins.

71:46

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Anthony O’Connor.

70:51 Booking

Booking Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70:42

David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:42

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

69:11

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

67:41

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

67:07

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

64:50

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by David Edgar.

64:00

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

64:00

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:22

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

63:11

Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

61:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Paul Coutts.

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Martyn Woolford replaces Ryan Flynn.

60:14

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

60:05

Attempt saved. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

59:14

Attempt missed. Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:26

Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

57:21

Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

51:44

Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

49:20

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

49:20

John Mousinho (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:55

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

48:36

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

47:49

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:49

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

45:00

Second Half begins Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burton Albion. Lucas Akins replaces Jerome Binnom-Williams.

45:00 +0:21 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

43:44

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

41:53

Foul by Philip Edwards (Burton Albion).

41:53

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:21

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

39:21

Louis Reed (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:41

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:41

Foul by Louis Reed (Sheffield United).

32:50

Foul by Callum Butcher (Burton Albion).

32:50

Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:54

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

25:48

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

25:48

Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:58

Attempt saved. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

23:27

Attempt missed. Callum Butcher (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

22:37

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:37

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

21:50

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Philip Edwards.

20:05

Attempt missed. Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

16:08

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

16:08

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

10:08

Stuart Beavon (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:08

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

9:02

Foul by Mark Duffy (Burton Albion).

9:02

David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:29

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:29

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

7:14

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

5:52

Damien McCrory (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:52

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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