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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burton Albion 0, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Neill Collins.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Timmy Thiele replaces Mark Duffy.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Marc McNulty replaces Billy Sharp.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon McLaughlin.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burton Albion. Tom Naylor replaces Callum Butcher.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Weir (Burton Albion).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by John Mousinho (Burton Albion).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).