Sheffield United 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday: David McGoldrick's penalty miss is precious

Tap & # 39; Cameron Dawson & # 39; and & # 39; penalty save & # 39; in the search engine of choice and it is clear that the goalkeeper of Sheffield Wednesday has the right form.

Four years ago Alfreton played for a 1-0 victory at Altrincham, for example. Then there was one in Norwich's 4-0 flogging last week.

Doing in a derby, however, deserves a special pat on the back, regardless of the final outcome, in this case, a fight at the expense of the annoying neighbors and in their backyard.

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

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

David McGoldrick took the penalty for Sheffield United, but he saw his effort saved in the first half

David McGoldrick took the penalty for Sheffield United, but he saw his effort saved in the first half

David McGoldrick took the penalty for Sheffield United, but he saw his effort saved in the first half

McGoldrick of Sheffield United reacts after missing a penalty and opportunity to set up his side

McGoldrick of Sheffield United reacts after missing a penalty and opportunity to set up his side

McGoldrick of Sheffield United reacts after missing a penalty and opportunity to set up his side

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson correctly advised and saved the attempt

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson correctly advised and saved the attempt

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson correctly advised and saved the attempt

Dawson is congratulated by his Sheffield Wednesday teammates after saving the spot kick

Dawson is congratulated by his Sheffield Wednesday teammates after saving the spot kick

Dawson is congratulated by his Sheffield Wednesday teammates after saving the spot kick

Dawson earned himself immediate raise to cult status in the blue half of the city with a brilliant penalty except David McGoldrick to deny.

Andrew Madley did not hesitate to point to the spot while Mark Duffy crumpled under a Morgan Fox challenge, but the golden opportunity was wasted.

Manager-speaking for derby matches tends to banal, a verbal attempt to drive out burning embers, so Chris Wilder deserves some credit to say what it is like.

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

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

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

& # 39; Maybe there are only three points available, but this is not just another game for us. This is about trying to reward our fans for their huge support throughout the season, "Wilder wrote in his program notes.

Fortunately, we have had and delivered a number of great games over the last few seasons. We have our own style and continue to refuse to take a step back – especially on our own premises. & # 39;

The glove slammed across the face in a pre-match invitation for a duel by Sheffield, sharpening Bladen. Judging by the way United left with 100 mph, Wilder's pre-match conversation was just as lively. The atmosphere, sad and respectful for Remembrance Day, immediately switched to the home team and aimed for an early breakthrough.

Billy Sharp, 32 years old and already 10 league goals this season, was central, but it was teammate John Fleck who had made the first sensible shot, his long-distance effort that Dawson had made clear.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay continues to watch while his party frustrates their rivals

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay continues to watch while his party frustrates their rivals

Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay continues to watch while his party frustrates their rivals

Wilder & # 39; s gung-ho positivity was supported by relevant data. A draw would bring them to the top two, a victory would make them two points clear.

Then there is the derby record – United has lost one of the 15 home games on Wednesday and that was in 2009. Compare that with the case for The Owls, four defeats on the bounce that entered this contest and with questions that were asked again coach Jos Luhukay.

Luhukay's first game in charge of Wednesday was this game in January, which ended as a scoreless stalemate. Doing above the neighbors is usually a decent time-buying trick, but to succeed Wednesday requires some more possession. Steven Fletcher managed to beat Chris Basham on a rare day, but the action ended with a half-volley off-target from the striker.

Leicester and former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire were in the stands on Friday-evening

Leicester and former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire were in the stands on Friday-evening

Leicester and former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire were in the stands on Friday-evening

Ollie Norwood had to recalibrate his radar, a curling shot cleared the bar while United tried to increase the pressure.

He tried again properly to see only his efforts cut through the head of Michael Hector. United was on the statistics cards for chances, shots, corners, etc., but the score remained stubborn at zero.

For that Wednesday earn recognition for some strong defensive, sometimes six and seven men at the back.

The crowd of Bramall Lane became a little tense and urged the players to find a way through the blue dead-end road, but that was easier said than done. When the willing McGoldrick made an opening for himself, he was again thwarted by Dawson.

On Wednesday, goalkeeper Dawson makes a save during the tight meeting in the championship

On Wednesday, goalkeeper Dawson makes a save during the tight meeting in the championship

On Wednesday, goalkeeper Dawson makes a save during the tight meeting in the championship

Wednesday's attacks were few and far between, so Adam Reach may look back at his shot over the bar and wonder if a little calm would have helped.

What was needed was a creative spark, someone who could produce something else or show some imagination. The VIPs in the stadium would have liked that too. The old boys Phil Jagielka, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire all came in to cheer United, a reminder of the breeding ground of this club.

When the clock tapped, Wednesday seemed to find some faith, and he began attacking the attack, which did nothing to calm the United Nerves.

Sharp closed agonizingly with a header from the corner of Norwood and there was a free kick deep in injury time that saved Dawson from Norwood. In the end, the 130th Steel City derby even ended as a tribute.

Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield United, watches how his team was confronted Friday with their rivals in the city

Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield United, watches how his team was confronted Friday with their rivals in the city

Chris Wilder, manager of Sheffield United, watches how his team was confronted Friday with their rivals in the city

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