League One
PrestonPreston North End0Sheff UtdSheffield United0

Preston North End 0-0 Sheffield United

Stefan Scougall of Sheffield United and Preston's Neil Kilkenny

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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) because of an injury.

  5. Booking

    David Buchanan (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Stuart Beavon (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tom Clarke (Preston North End).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Preston North End. Kevin Davies replaces Josh Brownhill.

  15. Post update

    Foul by David Buchanan (Preston North End).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    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.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves35238464214377
2Brentford35237559312876
3Leyton Orient37228770343674
4Preston371815452361669
5Rotherham361812667442366
6Peterborough361841458481058
7MK Dons37157155350352
8Walsall371213124140149
9Swindon37139155351248
10Sheff Utd35139133738-148
11Port Vale36145174857-947
12Bradford361015114844445
13Gillingham37136184960-1145
14Crawley32101393639-343
15Coventry361410126665142
16Bristol City37915135459-542
17Colchester35912143945-639
18Oldham37109184154-1339
19Tranmere36109174464-2039
20Carlisle36108183857-1938
21Stevenage36107193755-1837
22Crewe37910184269-2737
23Shrewsbury36713163447-1334
24Notts County3794244567-2231
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