Sheffield United’s Boxing Day clash with Watford delayed due to heightened security measures

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The kick-off to the Boxing day match between Sheffield United and Watford in Bramall Lane was delayed due to heightened security measures.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed that the match was delayed for approximately 10 minutes to allow the ground to be searched thoroughly.

The spokesperson said: "The ground was searched thoroughly by club staff and as a precautionary measure, kick off was delayed to allow those searches to take place".

Sheffield United are now sixth in the Premier League table after the 1-1 draw.