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Sheffield United 2-0 Shrewsbury Town

Sheffield United leapfrogged Shrewsbury in the League One relegation zone thanks to their first win in five league matches.

Ryan Flynn fired home after latching on to Stefan Scougall's cross to put the Blades ahead after 11 minutes.

Scougall then doubled the advantage when his bouncing shot from 20 yards evaded goalkeeper Chris Weale.

Jon Taylor was off target for the visitors with only Mark Howard to beat, while Tom Eaves' low strike went wide.

The Blades moved up to 21st in the table and are now one point from safety. They have at least one game in hand on four of the fives sides directly above them.

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Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough

'It was a big win for us. Not spectacular, not sparkling at times but very professional. We got the goals early on and looked after it.

"When you've had such a game as we had with extra time on Tuesday, you never know how long you're going to last into the game. I made a point of saying to the lads, try and start well and if we can get a goal early on then brilliant. We got two, and then you look after it.

"We have got some important home games coming up, so it's nice that we do get the three points. And the clean sheets are going to be important."

Shrewsbury Town caretaker manager Michael Jackson told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"I thought we had a lot of the ball in the first half - but we didn't do enough with it.

"We needed to move the ball quicker, and we didn't do what we should have done to hurt them.

"We have been more positive going forward of late - but we didn't do that today.

"They were poor goals that we conceded and they should have been saved. We have done a lot of work on defending all week and we didn't do a good enough job today."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 4Brayford
  • 3Harris
  • 17CoadySubstituted forPorterat 84'minutes
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 14McGinnSubstituted forMillerat 68'minutes
  • 21Scougall
  • 11Baxter
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 18Paynter
  • 25Long
  • 32Kennedy
  • 36De Girolamo

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forSchmeltzat 49'minutes
  • 22WoodsBooked at 90mins
  • 8McAllister
  • 18Goldson
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 27Mills
  • 10FyvieSubstituted forGrandisonat 79'minutes
  • 24EavesSubstituted forAtajicat 71'minutes
  • 11Taylor
  • 17Parry

Substitutes

  • 2Grandison
  • 6Winfield
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 25Anyon
  • 26Atajic
  • 29Hall
  • 30Schmeltz
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
15,987

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

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

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Conor Coady.

Attempt missed. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Fraser Fyvie.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Tom Eaves.

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Robert Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Stephen McGinn.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joseph Mills.

Attempt blocked. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Shrewsbury Town).

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John Brayford.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Shrewsbury Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Sidney Schmeltz replaces Joe Jacobson because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient29186560283260
4Preston291510440281255
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Peterborough29153115041948
7Walsall30121083629746
8Swindon30135124941844
9MK Dons29116124442239
10Port Vale28123134145-439
11Gillingham31115154253-1138
12Coventry2913885751637
13Bradford2971484137435
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham3097143442-834
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere3087153352-1931
18Crewe3087153357-2431
19Notts County3193194050-1030
20Carlisle2986153351-1830
21Sheff Utd2878132838-1029
22Bristol City30513124249-728
23Shrewsbury3069152841-1327
24Stevenage2774162745-1825
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