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Bristol City 0-0 Sheff Utd

Bristol City and Sheffield United had to settle for a goalless draw as both teams failed to produce a clinical edge to their play.

Blades striker James Beattie was his side's main threat but he could not find a way past keeper Adriano Basso.

The home side were left to rue a Dele Adebola miss as the striker headed over from six yards.

Lee Trundle also failed to capitalise on a rebound from Lee Johnson's shot for City as the spoils were shared.


Bristol City boss Gary Johnson on a penalty he felt his should have had for an alleged handball by Ugo Ehiogu:


"Stern John was adamant it was a penalty.

"He was closest to the incident. But my only complaints about referees are made under my breath.

"Perhaps 2-2 would have been a fairer reflection because we had a couple of great chances and so did they."

Sheffield United assistant boss Sam Ellis:


"It was well contested and, while we dominated the first half, they showed great spirit in the second.

"Paddy Kenny has made a great double save for us early in the second half, but not better than the ones the Bristol keeper made right at the death.

"We're not worried about our scoring record. Goals will come. When you don't get them you must keep a clean sheet."


Bristol City: Basso, Orr, McCombe, Fontaine, Wilson, Williams (Maynard 84), Johnson, Elliott, McIndoe, Adebola (John 60), Trundle (Sproule 68).
Subs Not Used: Weale, Webster.

Booked: Elliott, Williams.

Sheff Utd: Kenny, Jihai, Morgan, Ehiogu, Naughton, Spring, Howard, Quinn, Webber (Dyer 90), Beattie, Stokes (Halford 79).
Subs Not Used: Cotterill, Montgomery, Sharp.

Booked: Ehiogu, Howard.

Att: 16,798

Ref: Rob Styles (Hampshire).



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