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ABAX Stadium (ATT 6,435) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:30 Ref: Roger East

Peterboro Peterborough United vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Blades hold high-flying Posh

Last Updated: 22/10/13 9:45pm

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Lyle Taylor: Struck the crossbar on 38 minutes

Lyle Taylor: Struck the crossbar on 38 minutes

Struggling Sheffield United claimed their first away point of the season when holding high-flying Peterborough to a 0-0 draw.

And only the woodwork prevented the Blades, who had lost all six previous League One trips this term, from claiming a shock success at London Road in what is almost certain to have been interim boss Chris Morgan's final game in temporary charge.

Lyle Taylor thundered a 20-yard blast against the crossbar eight minutes before the break with Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik rooted to the spot before Febian Brandy dragged a decent opportunity across the face of goal later in the same attack.

They were rare moments of action in a lacklustre contest.

The home side's best chance arrived early on when skipper Tommy Rowe was denied by a smart George Long save at his near post.

The Blades keeper was not required to make another noteworthy save until keeping out Ipswich loanee Paul Taylor after the break.

Posh kept a fifth successive clean sheet but rarely looked like pocketing maximum points despite cranking up the pressure in the closing stages.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 44 86
3 Milton Keynes Dons 44 85
4 Swindon Town 43 77
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 44 63
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Bradford City 44 59
11 Barnsley 44 59
12 Peterborough United 44 59
13 Doncaster Rovers 44 58
14 Walsall 44 56
15 Oldham Athletic 44 56
16 Scunthorpe United 44 53
17 Coventry City 44 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 44 47
22 Notts County 44 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40