Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson admitted his team should have been beaten by lowly Bury in a match which saw the sides share the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Mark Cullen was guilty of a shocking miss for the visitors, who are still without a League One win this season, during the closing stages of the npower League One encounter.
Wilson, who had earlier seen Bury goalkeeper Trevor Carson make a series of fine saves to deny Nick Blackman, said: "At the end we could have come away with nothing. So thank heaven for small mercies in that regard.
"We created enough pressure to have won that match but we couldn't do anything with it. That was a shame from our point of view but we always knew this wouldn't be an easy game.
"We're still pleased to be unbeaten though."
Blackman, United's most dangerous player, converted debutant Paul Gallagher's pass with a well-executed volley before Peter Sweeney dragged Bury level with a 25-yard free-kick.
Bury boss Peter Shirtliff said: "I can't be disappointed with a point at Sheffield United.
"Yes, we are without a win but I'm proud of my players for the effort they put in. They gave everything for the club out there and deserved their reward.
"Sheffield United put lots of balls into our box and they've got pace throughout the team.
"But we coped with it well I thought. The performance was there."