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Burton Albion 0-0 Sheffield United

Nasser El Khayati
Dutch striker Nasser El Khayati, who signed a new two-year deal in June, was Burton's biggest threat

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.

Burton boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told BBC Radio Derby:

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink: Burton manager on Sheffield United draw

"We were not desperate and going out of our positions to score the goal because when you do that you get a goal against and all of a sudden you need two goals.

"The discipline was very important and it was about 'ok, if we can't score we can't score, they are definitely not going to score' and that's being very professional."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1McLaughlin
  • 2Edwards
  • 19O'Connor
  • 4Mousinho
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 12ButcherSubstituted forNaylorat 86'minutes
  • 11El KhayatiBooked at 71mins
  • 21DuffySubstituted forThieleat 90+2'minutes
  • 22Binnom-WilliamsSubstituted forAkinsat 45'minutes
  • 9Beavon

Substitutes

  • 3Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 10Akins
  • 13Joachim
  • 15Naylor
  • 20Thiele
  • 23Palmer
  • 31Matthews

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 15Collins
  • 34Edgar
  • 30Wallace
  • 8CouttsSubstituted forScougallat 62'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 22Reed
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forWoolfordat 62'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forMcNultyat 89'minutes
  • 18Sammon

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Mark Duffy.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Billy Sharp.

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Callum Butcher.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

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

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

Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

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

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

Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

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

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neill Collins.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Abdenasser El Khayati (Burton Albion).

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kieron Freeman.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by David Edgar.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stefan Scougall replaces Paul Coutts.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Martyn Woolford replaces Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton10712127522
2Walsall106311661021
3Gillingham106221991020
4Bury105412015519
5Rochdale105231510517
6Sheff Utd105231714317
7Coventry95131610616
8Colchester104421717016
9Wigan104331413115
10Southend104331110115
11Barnsley94231312114
12Millwall104241416-214
13Port Vale103431211113
14Swindon103341617-112
15Peterborough103251616011
16Shrewsbury103251112-111
17Chesterfield103251315-211
18Oldham10172913-410
19Bradford10244915-610
20Fleetwood102351418-49
21Scunthorpe10226813-58
22Doncaster10154713-68
23Blackpool10226817-98
24Crewe101361018-86
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