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Peterborough United 0-0 Sheffield United

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.

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Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

Darren Ferguson

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Post-match: Posh boss Ferguson

"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:

Sheffield United caretaker manager Chris Morgan

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Chris Morgan: Sheffield United boss on Peterborough draw

"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."

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Olejnik
  • 2Alcock
  • 3Ntlhe
  • 8Payne
  • 5Zakuani
  • 6Bostwick
  • 7SwansonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 63'minutes
  • 11McCannSubstituted forAssombalongaat 72'minutes
  • 23Barnett
  • 14RoweBooked at 55mins
  • 12Taylor

Substitutes

  • 4Brisley
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 13Day
  • 17Newell
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 36Jeffers

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Lappin
  • 14McGinn
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7FlynnBooked at 14minsSubstituted forWestlakeat 87'minutes
  • 17Coady
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forKingat 71'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 19BrandyBooked at 76minsSubstituted forMurphyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Westlake
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 18King
  • 20McGinty
  • 23Murphy
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,435

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 0, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

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

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.

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

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

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

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

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

Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Peterborough United).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Darryl Westlake replaces Ryan Flynn.

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

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Foul by Tyrone Barnett (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Febian Brandy.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Peterborough United).

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Febian Brandy (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Britt Assombalonga replaces Grant McCann.

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

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Marlon King replaces Lyle Taylor.

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

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

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

Foul by Kgosi Ntlhe (Peterborough United).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kgosi Ntlhe.

Foul by Craig Alcock (Peterborough United).

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1310212132
2Peterborough1310211632
3Wolves129211629
4Preston13652623
5Bradford136431122
6Walsall13643422
7Brentford13634121
8Swindon13625720
9Rotherham13553020
10MK Dons13544419
11Crawley12543119
12Port Vale13526-117
13Carlisle12435-915
14Coventry13733814
15Shrewsbury13274-213
16Colchester13274-613
17Gillingham13337-612
18Crewe13337-1712
19Oldham12327-411
20Stevenage13328-811
21Sheff Utd13238-109
22Tranmere13238-159
23Notts County12219-97
24Bristol City12066-86
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