Nigel Clough tasted defeat for the first time as Sheffield United manager as the Blades lost at Shrewsbury.

Joe Jacobson put the hosts ahead on 39 minutes with a brilliant 30-yard shot into the top corner.

Clough sent on Febian Brandy at the break but he was sent off just 12 minutes later for shoving Town substitute Connor Goldson in the face.

The home side made the extra man count when Goldson played in Liam McAlinden, who smashed into the roof of the net.

That was the on-loan Wolves striker's second goal in five appearances in his month at the Meadow, as Town ended a run of just one point out of a possible nine.

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Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a hard earned three points.

"The team we were playing were decent so it's been a great afternoon's work.

"We need to take good points from upcoming matches, so we've got off to a good start."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Very disappointed with the result. I thought the performance was not too bad at times.

"We did a lot of good things and conceded a wonder goal in the first half when we were on top.

"The indiscipline in the second half cost us and we kept plugging away with 10 men. I thought the attitude was right, even with 10 men."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 22 Woods
  • 03 Jacobson (Goldson - 49' )
  • 10 Wroe
  • 06 Winfield
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 Wildig
  • 27 C. López (McAlinden - 73' )
  • 09 Bradshaw (Summerfield - 87' )
  • 23 Reach

Substitutes

  • 04 Summerfield
  • 05 Jones
  • 08 McAllister
  • 17 Parry
  • 18 Goldson
  • 20 McAlinden
  • 25 Anyon

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 29 McMahon
  • 06 Hill
  • 08 Doyle
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins (Brandy - 45' Dismissed )
  • 07 Flynn (McGinn - 78' )
  • 22 Lappin
  • 18 King (Miller - 63' Booked )
  • 10 Taylor
  • 04 White

Substitutes

  • 01 Howard
  • 11 Baxter
  • 12 Miller
  • 14 McGinn
  • 16 Cuvelier
  • 17 Coady
  • 19 Brandy
Ref: Stuart Attwell
Att: 6,226

Match Stats

Shots

4 14

On target

2 2

Corners

1 6

Fouls

10 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +4:04 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0.

90:00 +3:31

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +3:31

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:07

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:07

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

89:03

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

89:03

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:12

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

86:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Tom Bradshaw.

86:25

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82:06

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

81:50

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

80:28

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

79:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Connor Goldson.

77:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Ryan Flynn.

74:06

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town).

74:06

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Cristian.

72:13 Booking

Booking Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

72:04

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

72:04

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

71:08

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

70:55

Attempt blocked. Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

62:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Marlon King.

62:11

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

57:47

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

57:47

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:56 Dismissal

Dismissal Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) is shown the red card for fighting.

53:57

Hand ball by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

46:39

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sheffield United. Febian Brandy replaces Neill Collins because of an injury.

45:00 +4:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 0.

45:00 +3:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces Joe Jacobson because of an injury.

45:00 +3:14

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +3:14

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

45:00 +2:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +1:02

Delay in match Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

45:00 +0:35

Attempt missed. Marlon King (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:11

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

41:23

Delay in match Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

40:35

Attempt missed. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

38:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 0. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Nicky Wroe.

37:39

Attempt missed. Marlon King (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:43

Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

35:08

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:08

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

31:33

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

29:43

Hand ball by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

28:44

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

28:36

Attempt blocked. Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

27:36

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:36

Foul by Cristian (Shrewsbury Town).

26:45

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:45

Foul by Nicky Wroe (Shrewsbury Town).

25:38

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

25:38

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

21:53

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

21:53

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:00

Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:00

Foul by Dave Winfield (Shrewsbury Town).

15:25

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

15:25

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

14:00

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

13:53

Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

13:01

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ryan Woods.

12:12

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:12

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

11:39

Attempt missed. Aidan White (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

11:01

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

10:45

Attempt blocked. Marlon King (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

8:16

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Reach.

5:34

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

5:34

Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:18

Attempt missed. Cristian (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

2:39

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ryan Flynn.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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