Tranmere failed to pull themselves clear of relegation danger after a goalless draw against Sheffield United.

John McMahon's side are now just one point above the League One drop zone after a third game without victory.

Ryan Lowe saw a header come back off the crossbar and Junior Brown forced a fine save from visiting keeper Mark Howard as Rovers dominated the first-half chances.

Blades forward Jose Baxter forced a good late save from Owain Fon Williams.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 01 Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 23 Ridehalgh (Rowe - 41' )
  • 18 Jennings
  • 04 Taylor
  • 29 Pennington
  • 20 Brown
  • 17 Power
  • 14 Cassidy (Stockton - 90' )
  • 09 Lowe
  • 26 Akpa-Akpro (Kirby - 20' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Rowe
  • 15 Kirby
  • 16 Stockton
  • 24 Morris
  • 28 Boland
  • 32 Arthurworrey
  • 33 Mooney

Sheffield United

  • 01 Howard
  • 04 Brayford
  • 06 Hill
  • 17 Coady
  • 05 Maguire Booked (Freeman - 69' )
  • 15 Collins
  • 14 McGinn (Doyle - 45' )
  • 42 Dimaio
  • 09 Porter (Baxter - 45' )
  • 22 Davies
  • 23 Murphy

Substitutes

  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Baxter
  • 18 Paynter
  • 25 Long
  • 28 Freeman
  • 32 Kennedy
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 5,950

Match Stats

Shots

15 8

On target

4 1

Corners

7 4

Fouls

4 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +2:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +0:30

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

89:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jake Cassidy.

88:55

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

88:55

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

87:55

Foul by James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers).

87:55

Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:46

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by James Rowe.

85:16

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

84:43

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by John Brayford.

84:00

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

83:59

Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).

83:29

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Owain Williams.

83:19

Attempt saved. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

82:15

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

81:39

James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:39

Foul by Kieran Freeman (Sheffield United).

80:00

Foul by Junior Brown (Tranmere Rovers).

80:00

Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:39

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

75:20

Attempt missed. Conor Coady (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:56

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Junior Brown.

74:31

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

73:32

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:32

Foul by Connor Dimaio (Sheffield United).

69:44

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

68:51

Foul by Junior Brown (Tranmere Rovers).

68:51

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieran Freeman replaces Harry Maguire because of an injury.

61:43

Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:43

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

61:31

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57:10

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Neill Collins.

56:46

Attempt saved. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

55:21

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

54:54

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:54

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

54:10

Attempt blocked. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

53:25 Booking

Booking Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

53:19

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

53:19

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

53:08

Attempt blocked. Connor Dimaio (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:09

James Rowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:09

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

47:08

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:08

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Chris Porter.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Michael Doyle replaces Stephen McGinn.

45:00 +2:23 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 0, Sheffield United 0.

45:00

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:58

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

41:56

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:56

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

40:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Rowe replaces Liam Ridehalgh because of an injury.

39:04

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:04

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

38:08

Attempt missed. Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

37:44

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Neill Collins.

36:42

Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:42

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

35:31

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:31

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

34:39

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

33:56

Attempt missed. Junior Brown (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

33:10

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Matthew Hill.

32:08

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by John Brayford.

31:46

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Mark Howard.

31:37

Attempt saved. Junior Brown (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top right corner.

31:06

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

29:22

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:22

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

22:04

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:04

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

20:17

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

19:37

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Liam Ridehalgh.

19:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jake Kirby replaces Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro because of an injury.

17:05

Attempt missed. Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

14:46

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

14:46

Connor Dimaio (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:05

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:05

Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).

13:21

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

13:13

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

11:47

Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).

11:47

Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:54

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

9:16

Attempt saved. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:49

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:48

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

3:33

Delay in match Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) because of an injury.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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