Sheffield United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday: David McGoldrick's penalty proves to be expensive

Tap "Cameron Dawson" and "penalty save" in the favorite search engine and it is clear that the Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper has a form.

Four years ago he played for Alfreton in a 1-0 win at Altrincham, for example. Then there was one in the 4-0 defeat last week against Norwich.

Doing it in a derby, however, deserves a special pat in the back, whatever the final outcome, in this case, a draw fighting at the expense of the bad neighbors and in their backyard.

Sheffield United's Mark Duffy wins a penalty during the first half of Friday night's derby

David McGoldrick takes the penalty for Sheffield United but sees his efforts saved in the first half

McGoldrick from Sheffield United reacts after missing a penalty and the opportunity to put his team ahead

Sheffield goalkeeper Wednesday, Cameron Dawson, guessed and saved the effort

Dawson congratulates his Sheffield Wednesday teammates after saving the shot

Dawson earned an instant worship elevation in the blue half of the city with a brilliant penalty apart from David McGoldrick.

Andrew Madley did not hesitate to point out the point where Mark Duffy has collapsed under a Morgan Fox challenge, but the gold opportunity has been wasted.

The manager talks before the derby matches tend to the trivial, a verbal attempt to dampen the glowing embers, so Chris Wilder deserves some credit for telling him how it is.

Sheffield United's Kieron Freeman during the first 45 minutes of the game at Bramall Lane


Sheffield United: Henderson, Basham, Egan, O'Connell, Freeman, Norwood, Fleck, Stevens, Duffy, McGoldrick (Clarke 75), Sharp.

Unused subscriptions: Baldock, Coutts, Stearman, Johnson, Moore, Washington.

Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Lees, Fox, Thorniley, Hector, Baker, Pelupessy, Bannan, Penney (Matias 79), Reach, Fletcher.

Unused subscriptions: Palmer, Onomah, Nuhiu, Lucas Joao, Wildsmith, Pudil.

Yellow cards: Hector, Baker, Bannan

Referee: Andrew Madley

spectators: 30261

& # 39; Maybe only three points are on offer but this is not just another game for us. It's about us trying to reward our fans for their extraordinary support throughout the season, "wrote Wilder in his program notes.

"Fortunately we have had and delivered, a number of great games in the last two seasons. We have our style and we continue to refuse to take a step back, particularly on our territory. "

Glove firmly slapped on the face in a pre-match invitation to a duel of Sheffield, sharpen those Blades. Judging by the way in which United left 100 miles at the time, Wilder's pre-match speech was just as lively. The state of mind, dark and respectful for the Day of Remembrance, instantly passed to the home team aiming for an early breakthrough.

Billy Sharp, 32 years and 10 league goals already this season, was the focal point, but it was team-mate John Fleck to make the first significant shot, his long-range effort clearly pushed by Dawson.

Sheffield's Wednesday manager, Jos Luhukay, observes how his team has frustrated rivals

The positive positivity of Wilder was confirmed by relevant data. A draw would have brought them in the first two, a victory made them two points ahead.

Then there is the record of the derby: United has lost one of the 15 home games against Wednesday and in 2009, unlike The Owls, four losses on the rebound in this match and with questions once again placed coach Jos Luhukay.

The first match of Luhukay in charge Wednesday was this match in January, which ended as a stalemate in scoreless net. Making neighbors is usually a ploy of decent time buying, but to succeed on Wednesday it took a little more possession. Steven Fletcher managed to storm Chris Basham in a rare raid, but the move ended with the midfield volley of the attacker.

Friday Leicester and former Sheffield United defender, Harry Maguire, were among the stands

Ollie Norwood also needed to recalibrate his radar, a curling shot that freed the crossbar while United was trying to increase the pressure.

He repeatedly tried to see his effort cut off Michael Hector's head. United rose in the rankings for odds, blows, corner kicks and so on, but the score remained stubbornly stuck to zero.

For that Wednesday he deserves credit for a strong defense, sometimes six and seven men behind him.

The crowd of Bramall Lane was becoming slightly angular, prompting players to find a way to cross the blue dead-end street but it was easier said than done. When the always available McGoldrick created an opening for himself, he was again foiled by Dawson.

Wednesday goalkeeper Dawson makes a save during the close match in the league

Wednesday's attacks were few and far between, so Adam Reach could look back at his shot over the bar and wonder if a certain composure would help.

What was needed was a creative spark, someone who could produce something different or show a little imagination. Even the stadium VIPs would have liked it. The old Phil Jagielka, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire all came to cheer for United, a reminder of the breeding ground of this club.

With the ticking of the clock, Wednesday seemed to have found a bit of belief and started counterattacking, which did nothing to calm United's nerves.

Sharp went so close with a header from the corner of Norwood and was a deep free-kick in injury time that saw Dawson save from Norwood. In the end, however, the 130th Steel City derby also completed the honors.

The Sheffield United coach, Chris Wilder, sees his team face the city's rivals on Friday

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