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."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Peterborough United

  • 01 Olejnik
  • 02 Alcock
  • 03 Ntlhe
  • 08 Payne
  • 05 Zakuani
  • 06 Bostwick
  • 07 Swanson (Mendez-Laing - 63' )
  • 11 McCann (Assombalonga - 72' )
  • 23 Barnett
  • 14 Rowe Booked
  • 12 Taylor

Substitutes

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

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon
  • 22 Lappin
  • 14 McGinn
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 07 Flynn Booked (Westlake - 87' )
  • 17 Coady
  • 10 Taylor (King - 71' )
  • 08 Doyle
  • 19 Brandy Booked (Murphy - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 02 Westlake
  • 12 Miller
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 18 King
  • 20 McGinty
  • 23 Murphy
Ref: Roger East
Att: 6,435

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

3 1

Corners

4 4

Fouls

11 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +5:15 Full time

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

90:00 +5:07

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.

90:00 +4:44

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

90:00 +4:35

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

90:00 +3:27

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

90:00 +2:37

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

90:00 +2:37

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

90:00 +1:25

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

90:00 +1:25

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

87:24

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

86:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Darryl Westlake replaces Ryan Flynn.

84:41

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

84:41

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

83:17

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

83:17

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

82:38

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

79:55

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

79:55

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

79:24

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

77:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Febian Brandy.

76:33

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

76:33

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:49 Booking

Booking Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

75:43

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:43

Foul by Febian Brandy (Sheffield United).

71:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Britt Assombalonga replaces Grant McCann.

71:21

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:21

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

70:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Marlon King replaces Lyle Taylor.

69:57

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

69:21

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:21

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

64:36

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

64:36

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:23

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

62:52

Foul by Craig Alcock (Peterborough United).

62:52

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Peterborough United. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Danny Swanson.

60:43

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

60:43

Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:25

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

54:59

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

54:06 Booking

Booking Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

54:00

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

53:49

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United).

49:42

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:42

Foul by Craig Alcock (Peterborough United).

47:37

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +1:12

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

45:00 +1:12

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

45:00

Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:59

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

43:10

Attempt saved. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

42:00

Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:57

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

36:54

Attempt missed. Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

36:38

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

35:21

Hand ball by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

34:14

Attempt missed. Tommy Rowe (Peterborough United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

33:05

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

33:05

Jack Payne (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:07

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

32:07

Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:08

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gabriel Zakuani.

28:43

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

28:43

Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:14

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Peterborough United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

26:39

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left following a corner.

26:00

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

13:38 Booking

Booking Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

13:34

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

13:34

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

11:10

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by George Long.

10:54

Attempt saved. Danny Swanson (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

5:21

Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

3:12

Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

3:00

Grant McCann (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:58

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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