Sheffield United and Doncaster played out a dull goalless South Yorkshire derby draw at Bramall Lane.

Rovers threatened early when Martin Woods saw his low angled shot parried by Mark Howard while the United keeper also kept out Chris Brown's follow-up.

Blades striker Richard Cresswell fired over from inside the area and Paul Gallagher also tested visiting keeper Gary Woods with a 25-yard effort.

But both sides failed to create clear chances and had to settle for a draw.

Sheffield United are sixth in the table, one point and four places above Doncaster.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a typical derby day. It was tough, nip and tuck, not a great deal between the teams in terms of chances.

"I think what we did have we had to earn.

"Particularly the second half we've had the lion's share of possession and put enormous pressure on Doncaster, but couldn't get that breakthrough."

Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I would have taken a draw before we came.

"We missed a couple of chances early on, some good chances. The goalkeeper has made two great saves from Martin Woods and Chris Brown.

"But they (Sheffield United) are the biggest club in the league, we're away from home, had a tough game on Saturday. I would have taken a draw before we came."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 05 Maguire
  • 06 Hill
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon
  • 30 Williams Booked
  • 11 McDonald
  • 16 McAllister
  • 23 Gallagher (Cofie - 87' )
  • 10 Blackman
  • 17 Cresswell (Kitson - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 02 Westlake
  • 21 Chapell
  • 09 Porter
  • 12 Miller
  • 14 Kitson
  • 19 Cofie

Doncaster Rovers

  • 33 Woods
  • 02 Quinn
  • 05 Jones Booked
  • 14 Spurr
  • 16 McCombe
  • 06 Syers (Harper - 66' )
  • 07 Woods
  • 11 Cotterill (Husband - 85' )
  • 30 Keegan
  • 09 Brown Booked
  • 23 Bennett (Blake - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Maxted
  • 03 Husband
  • 04 Martis
  • 20 Harper
  • 10 Blake
  • 17 Hume
Ref: Haywood
Att: 17,925

Match Stats

Shots

13 6

On target

3 3

Corners

8 0

Fouls

10 20

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:28 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:14

Marcus Williams delivers the ball, clearance made by Rob Jones.

90:00 +2:25

Shot from just outside the penalty area by David McAllister misses to the left of the target.

90:00 +0:36

Martin Woods restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +0:36 Booking

Booking Marcus Williams goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +0:29

Foul by Marcus Williams on James Husband, free kick awarded.

90:00 +0:15

Marcus Williams sends in a cross, clearance made by Jamie McCombe.

89:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Rob Jones on Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

88:47

James Husband takes a shot.

88:07

Foul by Tony McMahon on Chris Brown, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

87:41 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Blake replaces Kyle Bennett.

86:27 Substitution

Substitution John Cofie joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Gallagher.

84:36 Substitution

Substitution James Husband is brought on as a substitute for David Cotterill.

83:36

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Rob Jones.

83:13

A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

81:51

Corner taken left-footed by Marcus Williams from the left by-line, clearance by James Harper.

81:39

Marcus Williams produces a cross, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

81:27

The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, Rob Jones manages to make a clearance.

80:35

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Tony McMahon, Neill Collins takes a shot.

80:20

Centre by Paul Gallagher.

79:44

Kevin McDonald sends in a cross, Tommy Spurr manages to make a clearance.

79:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

77:52

Nick Blackman produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

77:31

Paul Gallagher sends in a cross.

75:22

Nick Blackman is adjudged to have handled the ball. Tommy Spurr takes the direct free kick.

72:59

Martin Woods delivers the ball, Jamie McCombe takes a shot. Save by Mark Howard.

69:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Paul Keegan. Nick Blackman shoots direct from the free kick.

68:58

Chris Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

68:17

Kevin McDonald takes a shot.

67:40

Paul Gallagher delivers the ball.

65:20 Substitution

Substitution James Harper comes on in place of David Syers.

65:20 Substitution

Substitution Dave Kitson comes on in place of Richard Cresswell.

64:16

Free kick crossed by Paul Gallagher, clearance by David Syers.

64:16 Booking

Booking Rob Jones is cautioned.

64:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Rob Jones.

62:50

Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

62:32

The ball is sent over by Richard Cresswell, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.

62:00

Paul Gallagher produces a cross, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.

61:03

Paul Gallagher concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill. Free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

60:25

Matthew Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Quinn. Jamie McCombe takes the direct free kick.

60:11

The ball is swung over by Marcus Williams.

58:06

Unfair challenge on David McAllister by Paul Keegan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.

57:49

The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, comfortable save by Gary Woods.

56:05

Unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Paul Quinn results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Paul Gallagher from the free kick, save made by Gary Woods.

54:51

Matthew Hill restarts play with the free kick.

54:51 Booking

Booking Booking for Chris Brown for unsporting behaviour.

54:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Chris Brown.

52:53

Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line played to the near post, Paul Quinn manages to make a clearance.

52:29

Nick Blackman takes a shot. Paul Keegan gets a block in.

51:31

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Paul Quinn.

49:44

Kevin McDonald fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

49:19

Tony McMahon fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McDonald takes the direct free kick.

48:09

Foul by Chris Brown on Marcus Williams, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Cotterill on Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

44:05

David Cotterill has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

39:36

Foul by Nick Blackman on Jamie McCombe, free kick awarded. Gary Woods takes the free kick.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David McAllister by Rob Jones. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tony McMahon from left channel, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

37:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Woods on Marcus Williams. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.

34:43

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Jamie McCombe.

33:53

Tony McMahon fouled by Chris Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

33:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Brown. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

30:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyle Bennett by Kevin McDonald. Paul Keegan produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

29:31

Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save made by Mark Howard.

28:56

Tony McMahon delivers the ball, clearance made by Jamie McCombe.

28:29

David Syers concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

27:27

Matthew Hill concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Bennett. David Cotterill delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

25:33

Unfair challenge on Nick Blackman by Rob Jones results in a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick.

23:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Rob Jones. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

23:06

Shot from just outside the box by Kevin McDonald misses to the left of the target.

22:03

Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Spurr. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

20:09

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Harry Maguire takes a shot.

19:51

Centre by Marcus Williams.

19:35

A cross is delivered by Matthew Hill.

18:15

Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the right by-line played to the near post.

17:38

Tony McMahon takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

13:33

Kyle Bennett sends in a cross.

12:58

Unfair challenge on Rob Jones by Paul Gallagher results in a free kick. Paul Keegan takes the direct free kick.

11:53

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on David Cotterill. Direct free kick taken by David Cotterill.

7:18

The ball is sent over by Richard Cresswell.

3:57

Jamie McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

3:37

The offside flag is raised against Chris Brown. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

3:01

Shot from deep inside the area by Richard Cresswell clears the bar.

1:28

Chris Brown takes a shot. Mark Howard gets a block in.

0:59

Martin Woods takes a shot. Mark Howard gets a block in.

0:14

Kyle Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Maguire. Free kick taken by Mark Howard.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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