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Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Sheffield United

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp set Sheffield United on their way with his 20th goal of the season

Sheffield United kept their slim League One play-off hopes alive by beating Shrewsbury Town, who are just two points above the relegation zone.

Blades goalkeeper George Long saved Kyle Vassell's first-half spot kick.

Billy Sharp then put the visitors ahead with a low shot, his 20th goal of the season, only for Abu Ogogo to level from Sullay Kaikai's cross.

But Che Adams won it for United, who are four points outside the top six, firing in low from the edge of the box.

Shrewsbury are now without a win in seven games, during which they have picked up just four points out of a possible 21.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"If I'm absolutely honest, which I always try to be, I thought the only team that was going to score was us because we looked like we had the momentum.

"But then a bit of slack defending from a throw-in and we got punished. It was hugely frustrating.

"I couldn't fault much of the performance. We deserved much more than we got, but a bit of loose defending on two occasions cost us."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 24HendrySubstituted forWhalleyat 79'minutes
  • 4Whitbread
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 15Grimmer
  • 14Wesolowski
  • 17Ogogo
  • 3Sadler
  • 11Kaikai
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 7VassellSubstituted forManganat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Black
  • 10Whalley
  • 19Mangan
  • 21Halstead
  • 22Clark
  • 29Cole
  • 31Smith

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 21Baptiste
  • 19McEveleyBooked at 8mins
  • 34Edgar
  • 6Basham
  • 8Coutts
  • 14Done
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forCuvelierat 85'minutes
  • 35Hammond
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forWoolfordat 90+8'minutes
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 17Woolford
  • 18Sammon
  • 27Calvert-Lewin
  • 32McGahey
  • 33Cuvelier
  • 36Whiteman
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,064

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Martyn Woolford replaces Che Adams.

Attempt missed. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Jack Grimmer (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Billy Sharp (Sheffield United).

Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Ryan Flynn.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Shaun Whalley replaces Jack Hendry.

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by James Wesolowski (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) header from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 2. Che Adams (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

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

Foul by Jack Hendry (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Kyle Vassell.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Che Adams (Sheffield United).

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Foul by Kyle Vassell (Shrewsbury Town).

George Long (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

Attempt blocked. Sullay Kaikai (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by David Edgar.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan432215673403381
2Burton432391152361678
3Walsall422112961431875
4Millwall432191365471872
5Bradford432011124840871
6Gillingham4319121267491869
7Barnsley432161664511369
8Rochdale431811146354965
9Sheff Utd431811146354965
10Scunthorpe431811145547865
11Coventry4317121462461663
12Port Vale431711155251162
13Southend431611165556-159
14Peterborough43176207367657
15Bury431512165265-1357
16Swindon431410195869-1152
17Oldham431118144353-1051
18Chesterfield43148215567-1250
19Fleetwood431114184953-447
20Shrewsbury421211195168-1747
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster431012214561-1642
23Colchester43912225492-3839
24Crewe43613244379-3631
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