Blackpool v Sheffield United: Tangerines let off as officials wave off two goals for Blades

Blackpool held Sheffield United to a frustrating goalless draw at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night, writes Louis Crawford.

The draw means the Blades missed the chance to climb into the Championship play-off places.

Paul Heckingbottom’s men had two goals deemed offside by the officials, the first from Sander Berge, the second from Oliver Norwood both in controversial style.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Sheffield: “It was a 2-0 win. The first goal there’s three players playing Sander onside, and the second there’s no one blocking the eye sight of the goalkeeper.

“We deserved the officials to do their jobs as properly as we did.”

The Tangerines remain in 13th, now just seven points off the play off places. Josh Bowler hit the bar on the evening, in the best chance for the home side.

Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire, Head Coach Neil Critchley said: “It was an entertaining 0-0, I said to the lads at half time we lacked belief and said ‘let’s go for it.’

“We took the game to them and second half we was the only team looking likely to win.”

Blackpool are without a game this weekend due to Middlesbrough’s remaining contribution in the FA Cup, whereas Sheffield United host Barnsley on Saturday.