EFL Cup - First Round
MorecambeMorecambe0Sheff UtdSheffield United1

Morecambe 0-1 Sheffield United

Neill Collins
Neill Collins's late goal gave Nigel Adkins his first win as Blades boss

An injury-time goal by substitute Neill Collins earned Sheffield United a place in round two of the Capital One Cup with victory over League Two Morecambe.

The hosts went close to opening the scoring, but Lee Molyneux's 35-yard free-kick came back off the post.

The game looked to be heading for extra-time, but Collins rose superbly to head home James Wallace's corner.

Victory gave Nigel Adkins his first win as Blades boss following Saturday's 4-0 drubbing at Gillingham.

Line-ups

Morecambe

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 22Parrish
  • 6Edwards
  • 19Wilson
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forEllisonat 71'minutes
  • 13Goodall
  • 7Devitt
  • 15WildigSubstituted forKenyonat 57'minutes
  • 10MolyneuxSubstituted forMillerat 80'minutes
  • 12Mullin

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 4Kenyon
  • 11Ellison
  • 16Miller
  • 20Thompson
  • 21Ryan
  • 23Doyle

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Howard
  • 30Wallace
  • 19McEveley
  • 34EdgarSubstituted forCollinsat 84'minutes
  • 2Freeman
  • 17WoolfordSubstituted forAdamsat 45'minutes
  • 6Basham
  • 4WallaceSubstituted forReedat 90+4'minutes
  • 16Scougall
  • 18Sammon
  • 12McNulty

Substitutes

  • 10Sharp
  • 15Collins
  • 22Reed
  • 23Higdon
  • 25Long
  • 28McFadzean
  • 29Adams
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
2,168

Match Stats

Home TeamMorecambeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home13
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away12
Fouls
Home10
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Morecambe 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces James Wallace.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Morecambe 0, Sheffield United 1. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Wallace with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Che Adams (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Che Adams (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Neill Collins replaces David Edgar.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

  14. Post update

    Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Edgar (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Morecambe) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Lee Molyneux.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.