Frustration. That was the word of the night for all involved with Sheffield United last night, as the Blades essentially dropped two points in their 0-0 draw with Hull City.
Despite producing more than 20 shots during the game and limiting The Tigers to a few sniffs at goal, United couldn’t find the cutting edge as the likes of McBurnie, Gibbs-White, and Robinson all went close. The plus side, obviously, was that it was another clean-sheet for the Blades and stretches their impressive run to just one defeat in 13 games.
The result against Hull kicked off a series of three home games in seven days for United. It was also another point off the back of a home win against West Brom, and built on the hard-fought stalemate at Huddersfield at the weekend.
And according to former Sheffield United star, Mark Duffy, Paul Heckingbottom’s side will win plenty of games between now and the end of the season playing like they did.
“They’re doing brilliantly at the moment. Obviously Middlesbrough will be happy with the result but there’s still a long way to go this season,” Duffy told SUTV Live.
“And if they keep playing like that, you’ll win more than you’ll lose. I actually think that performance was better than the West Brom performance. They created more opportunities to score.”
The Blades take on Swansea City on Saturday, before Blackburn Rovers visit Bramall Lane in midweek.
Our View: Duffy Rightly Impressed With United, The Goals Will Come
Mark Duffy knows a thing or two about getting out of the Championship. He was integral when United went up under Wilder and he knows a good side in this league when he sees one.
His prediction here, then, is spot on. The Blades will see teams off playing how they are. Yes, they need to put some of the chances away they create. But on another night, we get that opening goal and the floodgates open a tad.
Swansea is now a huge game though. Anything but a win will feel a tad deflating. However, as Duffy says, if the Blades produce like they did against Hull then three points is more than gettable.