Sheffield United boss Wilder takes positives after being frustrated by neighbours Sheffield Wednesday

CRUCIAL MOMENT: Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson saves from the pentlay spot from Sheffield United's David McGoldrick....Picture: Steve Ellis
CRUCIAL MOMENT: Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson saves from the pentlay spot from Sheffield United's David McGoldrick....Picture: Steve Ellis
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SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder professed to being delighted with the performance of his side in last night’s Steel City derby – despite seeing the high-flying Blades draw a blank in a goalless stalemate with Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls frustrated the hosts to secure a derby point in a 0-0 draw when victory would have seen the Blades return to the top of the Championship.

RESPECT: Players from both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday line up for a minutes silence at Bramall Lane. Picture: James Wilson/Sportimage

RESPECT: Players from both Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday line up for a minutes silence at Bramall Lane. Picture: James Wilson/Sportimage

The hosts were left to rue a 15th-minute penalty miss from David McGoldrick, with Sheffield-born keeper Cameron Dawson guessing right to make a vital save as the Owls claimed a precious point to ease the pressure on under-fire manager Jos Luhukay.

Wilder said: “I was delighted with the way we played. It shows how far we have come.

“We pegged a team back who were in the play-off semi-final two seasons ago and the play-off final and resorted to just booting it anywhere.

“They have big-hitters and big-name players and wages.”

We pegged a team back who were in the play-off semi-final two seasons ago and the play-off final and resorted to just booting it anywhere. They have big-hitters and big-name players and wages.

Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder

Luhukay added: “You are always happy when you are not losing games and the draw was very important for us and we got a clean sheet for the first time.

“At the beginning of the game, we had some luck and Cammy stopped the penalty at a very important moment.

“Cammy was fantastic. We all forget that we are playing with a very young goalkeeper. This was maybe his biggest game and he did a really good job.

“I don’t really understand why he has had a lot of critics.”