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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.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

'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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Chris Porter replaces Conor Coady.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jermaine Grandison replaces Fraser Fyvie.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Tom Eaves.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joseph Mills (Shrewsbury Town).

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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