League One
GillinghamGillingham4Sheff UtdSheffield United0

Gillingham 4-0 Sheffield United

Bradley Dack
Bradley Dack scored 10 goals for Gillingham last season

Gillingham went top of League One on the opening day of the season with a thumping win over Sheffield United.

Forward Luke Norris scored the opener for the Gills.

On-loan defender Deji Oshilaja scored on his first Gillingham outing, while John Egan headed in a corner eight minutes from time.

Bradley Dack's drive completed victory and capped a miserable first game in charge of the Blades for new Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins.

Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh told BBC Radio Kent:

"I thought we were excellent from start to finish today, and I'm very proud of the players.

"We played with energy and really pressed Sheffield and didn't allow them to play.

"Credit to my players because they were up against some very good players out there today, a team that's fancied to gain promotion from the league, and rightly so."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 2Jackson
  • 4Egan
  • 50Oshilaja
  • 24Dickenson
  • 6Houghton
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forHessenthalerat 45'minutes
  • 9Williamson
  • 23Dack
  • 16OsadabeSubstituted forWrightat 89'minutes
  • 19Norris

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 5Ehmer
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 17Donnelly
  • 44Wright

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 2FreemanBooked at 90mins
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveley
  • 28McFadzean
  • 9Murphy
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forSammonat 45'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forReedat 69'minutes
  • 10Sharp
  • 29AdamsSubstituted forScougallat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 4Wallace
  • 16Scougall
  • 18Sammon
  • 22Reed
  • 23Higdon
  • 30Wallace
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
7,511

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 4, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 4, Sheffield United 0. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner.

  4. Booking

    Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United).

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Houghton (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Wright replaces Emma Osadabe.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Jay McEveley.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Callum McFadzean (Sheffield United).

  14. Post update

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Gillingham 3, Sheffield United 0. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brennan Dickenson.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Neill Collins.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Emma Osadabe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).