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Bristol Rovers0Sheff Utd0

Bristol Rovers 0-0 Sheffield United

John Fleck was denied by the woodwork as League One leaders Sheffield United had to settle for a goalless draw at Bristol Rovers.

The midfielder drove a low shot against a post from the edge of the box on 57 minutes after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Joe Lumley had put Rovers in trouble.

Both keepers distinguished themselves in the second half, Lumley stretching to keep out a Caolan Lavery shot and United's Simon Moore diving to divert a Cristian Montano effort around a post.

Rovers thought they had won it when Rory Gaffney headed home on 84 minutes but the striker was ruled offside.

The best chance of an even first half fell to United's Jay O'Shea on nine minutes. Unmarked moving onto a Lavery cross, his first time shot was just wide of the left hand post.

Billy Bodin offered the biggest first-half threat for Rovers and twice went close with efforts from outside the box.

Ollie Clarke fired just over for the hosts but the only save of note came from Lumley, when he dived to parry a 44th-minute header from Lavery.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Bristol Rovers

  • 31Lumley
  • 34Partington
  • 4Lockyer
  • 33Sweeney
  • 3Brown
  • 23Bodin
  • 24SinclairSubstituted forMontañoat 60'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 8O Clarke
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forMooreat 60'minutes
  • 30Gaffney

Substitutes

  • 16Harris
  • 20Lucas
  • 21Montaño
  • 22Moore
  • 25Puddy
  • 27Broom
  • 35Burn

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 13WrightBooked at 69mins
  • 5O'Connell
  • 6Basham
  • 14Riley
  • 15Coutts
  • 26O'SheaSubstituted forEbanks-Landellat 74'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 24Lafferty
  • 11DoneSubstituted forSharpat 67'minutes
  • 9Lavery

Substitutes

  • 1Long
  • 7McNulty
  • 10Sharp
  • 18Freeman
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 21Duffy
  • 44Carruthers
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,175

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol RoversAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Simon Moore.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Simon Moore (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Foul by Joe Riley (Sheffield United).

Cristian Montaño (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Ethan Ebanks-Landell replaces Jay O'Shea.

Attempt saved. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jake M Wright (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jake M Wright (Sheffield United).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Sharp replaces Matt Done.

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Byron Moore replaces Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Cristian Montaño replaces Stuart Sinclair.

John Fleck (Sheffield United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from very close range.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Lumley.

Attempt saved. Caolan Lavery (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jay O'Shea (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Sheff Utd3219762464
2Scunthorpe3117862559
3Bolton3017671957
4Fleetwood32151071455
5Bradford32121551151
6Millwall311489750
7Southend3113108849
8Peterborough3113810647
9Rochdale3014511447
10Bristol Rovers3212911-245
11Oxford Utd3012711443
12Walsall3210139-443
13Charlton309147741
14MK Dons3110912139
15Wimbledon309129139
16Northampton3211615-439
17Gillingham3181112-935
18Shrewsbury329815-1235
19Oldham3281014-1234
20Port Vale308913-1633
21Bury328717-1231
22Swindon327817-1829
23Chesterfield317618-2027
24Coventry3141017-2222
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