League One
Preston0Sheff Utd0

Preston North End 0-0 Sheffield United

Preston are seven points off the top two after drawing with Sheffield United to end the Blades' 10 game-winning run.

Blades keeper Mark Howard made an early save from Craig Davies while Joe Garner headed wide for Preston.

Paul Gallagher forced a fine low save from Howard moments before a Michael Doyle handball in the box.

Preston's Josh Brownhill hit the post while Garner's front-post volley bounced just wide while North End had another penalty appeal waved away.

The result leaves Preston in fourth in League One, while Sheffield United are 10th and 10 points away from the play-off places.

Line-ups

Preston

  • 23Rudd
  • 32Wiseman
  • 16BuchananBooked at 90mins
  • 37Kilkenny
  • 5Clarke
  • 6WrightBooked at 63mins
  • 7HumphreySubstituted forHolmesat 78'minutes
  • 30BrownhillSubstituted forDaviesat 85'minutes
  • 14Garner
  • 17DaviesSubstituted forBeavonat 78'minutes
  • 12Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 1Stuckmann
  • 2Keane
  • 9Davies
  • 10Beavon
  • 11Holmes
  • 19Welsh
  • 22King

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 28Freeman
  • 3HarrisSubstituted forHillat 42'minutesSubstituted forDaviesat 45'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 17Coady
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forPorterat 75'minutes
  • 21Scougall
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 14McGinn
  • 18Paynter
  • 22Davies
  • 25Long
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
8,892

Match Stats

Home TeamPrestonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield United 0.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Booking

David Buchanan (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.
Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Josh Brownhill.
Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Bailey Wright with a headed pass.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Harry Maguire.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.
Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Stuart Beavon replaces Craig Davies.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Lee Holmes replaces Chris Humphrey.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Jose Baxter.
Offside, Preston North End. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.
Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Scott Wiseman.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by David Buchanan.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Neil Kilkenny.
Offside, Preston North End. Paul Gallagher tries a through ball, but Craig Davies is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Craig Davies (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by David Buchanan.
Attempt blocked. Craig Davies (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Garner.

Booking

Joe Garner (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
Hand ball by Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.
Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Buchanan with a cross.
Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Paul Gallagher.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Clarke.
Attempt blocked. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.
Foul by Paul Gallagher (Preston North End).
Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Josh Brownhill (Preston North End).
Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Preston North End 0, Sheffield United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ben Davies replaces Matthew Hill because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Preston North End 0, Sheffield United 0.
Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Neill Collins.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matthew Hill.
Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Paul Gallagher with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Neill Collins.
Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Matthew Hill replaces Robert Harris because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Robert Harris (Sheffield United) because of an injury.
Attempt blocked. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neil Kilkenny.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3523844377
2Brentford3523752876
3Leyton Orient3722873674
4Preston37181541669
5Rotherham36181262366
6Peterborough36184141058
7MK Dons3715715352
8Walsall37121312149
9Swindon3713915248
10Sheff Utd3513913-148
11Port Vale3614517-947
12Bradford36101511445
13Gillingham3713618-1145
14Crawley3210139-343
15Coventry36141012142
16Bristol City3791513-542
17Colchester3591214-639
18Oldham3710918-1339
19Tranmere3610917-2039
20Carlisle3610818-1938
21Stevenage3610719-1837
22Crewe3791018-2737
23Shrewsbury3671316-1334
24Notts County379424-2231
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