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Stevenage 0-0 Sheffield United

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.

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Post-match: Stevenage boss Westley

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."

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

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."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 20Smith
  • 15Freeman
  • 13ParrettSubstituted forDunneat 53'minutes
  • 4ChorleyBooked at 83mins
  • 5Ashton
  • 7MoraisBooked at 14minsSubstituted forJonesat 24'minutes
  • 14HeslopBooked at 89mins
  • 12Zoko
  • 10BurrowSubstituted forAndradeat 86'minutes
  • 17Tansey

Substitutes

  • 1Arnold
  • 2Wedgbury
  • 6Jones
  • 8Dunne
  • 19Haber
  • 21Tounkara
  • 25Andrade

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 4WhiteSubstituted forMurphyat 76'minutes
  • 6Hill
  • 12Miller
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 8Doyle
  • 14McGinn
  • 11Baxter
  • 9Porter
  • 29McMahon

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 10Taylor
  • 17Coady
  • 19Brandy
  • 22Lappin
  • 23Murphy
Referee:
David Phillips
Attendance:
3,003

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away7
Fouls
Home19
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 0, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 0, Sheffield United 0.
Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Simon Heslop (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Simon Heslop (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Jordan Burrow.
Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Ben Chorley (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).
Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage).
Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Francois Zoko (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage).
Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jamie Murphy replaces Aidan White.
Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).
Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Francois Zoko (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).
Attempt missed. James Dunne (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jimmy Smith (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).
Foul by Ben Chorley (Stevenage).
Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Hand ball by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).
Foul by Jon Ashton (Stevenage).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by James Dunne (Stevenage).
Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Francois Zoko (Stevenage).
Chris Porter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Greg Tansey (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. James Dunne replaces Dean Parrett.
Foul by Luke Freeman (Stevenage).
Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Freeman.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luke Freeman.
Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greg Tansey (Stevenage).
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jimmy Smith.
Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Stevenage 0, Sheffield United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stevenage 0, Sheffield United 0.
Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).
Foul by Luke Jones (Stevenage).
Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Jordan Burrow (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2113532444
2Wolves2113531944
3Brentford2113441443
4Peterborough2112361139
5Preston211083838
6Rotherham21984935
7Swindon2110381033
8Walsall21966533
9Bradford217951030
10Port Vale21939-330
11MK Dons20848428
12Crawley21687-426
13Coventry211056625
14Gillingham227411-925
15Colchester21597-724
16Carlisle21669-1224
17Shrewsbury21588-223
18Oldham206410-522
19Sheff Utd215610-921
20Tranmere215511-1520
21Stevenage215412-1319
22Notts County225314-918
23Crewe214611-2518
24Bristol City212109-716
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