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Peterborough United 0-0 Sheffield United

Peterborough United missed the chance to go top of League One as they were held by managerless Sheffield United.

Blades caretaker boss Chris Morgan took his fourth point in three games since replacing David Weir.

Danny Swanson and Tyrone Barnett missed chances for Posh, before United's Lyle Taylor struck the bar from 25 yards.

And neither side could find the breakthrough in a dull second half as Sheffield United collected their first away point of the season.

Britt Assombalonga's late effort for the hosts was blocked, as Posh drew level on points with league leaders Leyton Orient, who lost their first game of the season at Coventry.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"It was very frustrating for us - they just parked the bus.

"I was really surprised. I didn't think Sheffield United would play like that against us.

"It probably shows how far we've come.

"It was slightly frustrating in terms of breaking them down. But it's another game unbeaten."

Sheffield United caretaker manager Chris Morgan tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I think it's an excellent point, we knew it wasn't going to be an easy task.

"They [Peterborough] have been flying, you know second in the league.

"But in general we were excellent tonight, we gave them a plan they worked at it.

"To a man they stuck to it and in the end with Jamie Murphy on the break we could have nicked it."

Line-ups

Peterborough

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2Alcock
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Zakuani
  • 6Bostwick
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 63'minutes
  • 11McCannSubstituted forAssombalongaat 72'minutes
  • 23Barnett
  • 14RoweBooked at 55mins
  • 12Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 36Jeffers

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-5-1

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Lappin
  • 14McGinn
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7FlynnBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWestlakeat 87'minutes
  • 17Coady
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forKingat 71'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 19BrandyBooked at 76minsSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Westlake
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 18King
  • 20McGinty
  • 23Murphy
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,435

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Darryl Westlake (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

  10. Post update

    Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Darryl Westlake replaces Ryan Flynn.

  13. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

  16. Post update

    Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

  19. Post update

    Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient13102132112132
2Peterborough1310212481632
3Wolves129212371629
4Preston136522115623
5Bradford1364323121122
6Walsall136431713422
7Brentford136341817121
8Swindon136252316720
9Rotherham135531919020
10MK Dons135442117419
11Crawley125431817119
12Port Vale135261718-117
13Carlisle124351120-915
14Coventry137333022814
15Shrewsbury132741315-213
16Colchester132741218-613
17Gillingham133371622-612
18Crewe133371128-1712
19Oldham123271418-411
20Stevenage133281321-811
21Sheff Utd132381020-109
22Tranmere132381126-159
23Notts County122191423-97
24Bristol City120661624-86
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