League One strugglers Sheffield United and Stevenage both earned a point as they battled out a goalless draw.

The Blades hit the woodwork twice as they dominated the match and stretched their unbeaten run to five games.

Aidy White saw his cross-turned-shot helped onto the post by Boro keeper Chris Day before Jose Baxter's powerful effort cannoned off the upright.

Stevenage's best chance fell to Jordan Burrow who fired narrowly wide after good play from Francois Zoko.

Boro remain in the bottom four with Sheffield United two points clear.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"The conditions were the winner this afternoon, it was very tough out there. In the first half it [the wind]was really up, and we had to defend our goal with real resilience.

"It was difficult to get the ball down and keep it under control. As a consequence there was a lot of back-to-front ball played. It was a game that I always thought would be 1-0 from a set play.

"You had to make sure you didn't make mistakes, that you kept yourself solid, that you kept your concentration, and you hope that you could win it.

"We had a couple of moments; Jordan with the far post header, nobody there to pick up the seconds. Dunny [James Dunne], when he tried the chip, probably could have whipped the bottom corner for me. As I say, neither goalkeeper really tested through the 90 minutes."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough:

"Absolutely delighted with the performance.

"That's the best we've seen in the last couple of months. We controlled the game from start to finish.

"We got the ball down and I thought we started the game superbly. Everything was good."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Stevenage

  • 16 Day
  • 20 Smith
  • 15 Freeman
  • 13 Parrett (Dunne - 53' )
  • 04 Chorley Booked
  • 05 Ashton
  • 07 Morais Booked (Jones - 24' )
  • 14 Heslop Booked
  • 12 Zoko
  • 10 Burrow (Andrade - 86' )
  • 17 Tansey

Substitutes

  • 01 Arnold
  • 02 Wedgbury
  • 06 Jones
  • 08 Dunne
  • 19 Haber
  • 21 Tounkara
  • 25 Andrade

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 04 White (Murphy - 76' )
  • 06 Hill
  • 12 Miller
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 McGinn
  • 11 Baxter
  • 09 Porter
  • 29 McMahon

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 07 Flynn
  • 10 Taylor
  • 17 Coady
  • 19 Brandy
  • 22 Lappin
  • 23 Murphy
Ref: David Phillips
Att: 3,003

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

0 1

Corners

0 7

Fouls

19 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +2:20 Full time

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

90:00 +2:00

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +0:12

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

90:00 +0:12

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

88:48 Booking

Booking Simon Heslop (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

88:45

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:45

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

88:00

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

87:54

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

85:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Jordan Burrow.

85:02

Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

82:18 Booking

Booking Ben Chorley (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

82:14

Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).

82:14

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:31

Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage).

80:31

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:05

Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

75:37

Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage).

75:37

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Aidan White.

74:54

Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:54

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

74:13

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

74:13

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

70:53

Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).

70:53

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

69:23

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:23

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

68:47

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:41

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

65:46

Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:46

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

65:07

Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).

65:07

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:17

Hand ball by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

57:43

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

57:43

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

57:13

Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage).

57:13

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:30

Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

56:30

Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:11

Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

54:29

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. James Dunne replaces Dean Parrett.

50:10

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

50:10

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

49:21

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

48:46

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

48:23

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

48:00

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:58

Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage).

47:35

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.

46:17

Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Stevenage 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

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

45:00 +0:21

Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

44:13

Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).

44:13

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:19

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

40:20

Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:20

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

37:17

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:17

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

36:26

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:26

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

34:45

Attempt missed. Aidan White (Sheffield United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

32:28

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Jones.

30:17

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

28:08

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:08

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

24:32

Luke Freeman (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:32

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

23:53

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

23:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stevenage. Luke Jones replaces Filipe Morais.

22:43

Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).

22:43

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:22

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris Day.

19:35

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

19:35

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:44

Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:44

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

14:52

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

13:29 Booking

Booking Filipe Morais (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

13:20

Foul by Filipe Morais (Stevenage).

13:20

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

12:30

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

8:42

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

8:11

Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).

8:11

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

6:28

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Filipe Morais.

5:17

Attempt missed. Jon Ashton (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is too high.

4:39

Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:39

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

3:52

Ben Chorley (Stevenage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

3:06

Foul by Simon Heslop (Stevenage).

3:06

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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