Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder took his side to Hillsborough earlier this evening for the Steel City derby against Wednesday.
With our hosts showing improved form and results (unbeaten in recent matches) under new manager Steve Bruce, tonight wasn’t likely to be a walk in the park with bragging rights up for grabs. The Blades were rightly focused on drawing ourselves level on points with Leeds United again as we continue to battle for the automatic promotion spots, so the game had plenty riding on it.
At the end of 90 minutes though it was a third straight stalemate between the sides and although we edged it really, they tested our goalkeeper as often as we did theirs – once.
Not really a classic and not really one for the neutral either but a point is a point, even if we slip two points behind Leeds in the battle for the automatic spots.
Speaking to the BBC following the final whistle being blown, Wilder said of the tie.
“It was a very bitty game that was littered with fouls from both sides. It never got going. We take a point and move on. We had a great chance in the first half and they had one in the second when Dean made a good save for us. It was a fair result. I thought both teams defended really well against set pieces but from a control point of view we just didn’t do it. They’ve got good players and an outstanding manager so this was always going to be a difficult game.”