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Southend United 3-1 Sheffield United

Southend United gave their fading League One play-off hopes a boost with a home victory over Sheffield United.

The hosts went in front when Tyrone Barnett stabbed in as the Blades appealed in vain that goalkeeper George Long had control of the ball.

Dean Hammond headed an equaliser but David Worrall drilled home to re-establish the Shrimpers' lead.

Jack Payne sealed the victory with a dinked finish just seconds after Che Adams hit a post for the away side.

Southend climb to eighth, six points adrift of the play-off places, while Sheffield United slip to 13th.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 7WorrallSubstituted forLeonardat 84'minutes
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 33mins
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 17McLaughlinSubstituted forWhiteat 77'minutes
  • 12Atkinson
  • 22Deegan
  • 11WestonSubstituted forMcQueenat 67'minutes
  • 10Payne
  • 19Barnett

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 13Smith
  • 14Hurst
  • 18Leonard
  • 20McQueen
  • 23Loza
  • 43Malarczyk

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 6BashamBooked at 4mins
  • 32McGahey
  • 19McEveley
  • 7Flynn
  • 36WhitemanSubstituted forSammonat 84'minutes
  • 35HammondSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 74'minutes
  • 8CouttsSubstituted forWoolfordat 88'minutes
  • 14Done
  • 29Adams
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 17Woolford
  • 18Sammon
  • 22Reed
  • 27Calvert-Lewin
  • 37Kelly
  • 38Brooks
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
7,004

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away13
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Sheffield United 1.

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

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Sheffield United 1. Jack Payne (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam McQueen.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Martyn Woolford replaces Paul Coutts.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Ryan Leonard replaces David Worrall.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Sammon replaces Benjamin Whiteman.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Che Adams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. John White replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Dominic Calvert-Lewin replaces Dean Hammond.

Attempt missed. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt saved. Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jack Payne (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Done (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Sam McQueen replaces Myles Weston.

Foul by Ben Coker (Southend United).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Matt Done.

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dean Hammond.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Sheffield United 1. David Worrall (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Payne.

Foul by Gary Deegan (Southend United).

Che Adams (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Benjamin Whiteman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton392361050331775
2Wigan392014565353074
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham381991065442166
5Millwall391981260441665
6Bradford391810114538764
7Barnsley391951560481262
8Southend391610135350358
9Rochdale39169145550557
10Coventry3915111359441556
11Scunthorpe391511134943656
12Port Vale401511144547-256
13Sheff Utd391510145653355
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon38148165663-750
16Bury391311154862-1450
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield39127204860-1243
19Blackpool40119203750-1342
20Fleetwood381011174348-541
21Oldham38817133750-1341
22Doncaster39910203956-1737
23Colchester39810215187-3634
24Crewe39612214069-2930
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