Points shared in clash between local rivals Sheffield United and Barnsley
Sheffield United and Barnsley played out a goalless draw in a fiercely contested South Yorkshire derby at Bramall Lane.
The Blades remain unbeaten in April while Barnsley made it four games without defeat.
Barnsley created the first clear-cut opportunity when Ashley Fletcher’s pass into the box found Adam Hammill, whose shot was parried by United keeper George Long before it was cleared.
United came close in the 24th minute when a strong run by Ryan Flynn created an opening for Che Adams, whose powerful shot from the edge of the box was tipped onto the post by visiting keeper Adam Davies. Flynn chased down the rebound but his effort was deflected for a corner.
Fletcher then had a ‘goal’ disallowed after he had fouled Flynn in the build-up. Flynn had got himself into trouble, running into his own box before going to ground under pressure from the on-loan striker.
Alex Baptiste’s looping delivery into the box late on was met by Billy Sharp, but his header was easily caught by Davies as the points were shared.