Date: 9th April 2008 at 12:56am
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Last night’s Steel City derby was dubbed ‘Payback Tuesday’ by the tannoy announcer at Bramall Lane, but the Blades failed to get revenge, and boss Kevin Blackwell was left frustrated.

Many Blades fans were predicting a comfortable victory and a huge improvement on their no-show in the Owls’ 2-0 victory at Hillsborough back in January, but the hosts ended up lucky to get a point.

And although Blackwell admitted the clash must have been a great spectacle for the neutral, he insists it was two points dropped rather than a point gained.

‘That was a great game which must have been fabulous for the neutrals, if there were any, and the only losers were those who didn’t see it,’ he told the official Blades website.

‘I feel it was two points tossed away because we dominated so much of the game and created so many chances. Their goalkeeper Lee Grant made some terrific saves, and looking back so did Paddy on a couple of occasions.

‘But the lads showed terrific courage and determination to come back as they did. At Hillsborough they were two down and got battered, but tonight we were in the same position and got back in it – that’s the improvement we have made.’