EFL Cup - First Round
Morecambe0Sheff Utd1

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Morecambe 0, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Morecambe 0, Sheffield United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces James Wallace.

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.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

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

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Laurence Wilson.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Neill Collins replaces David Edgar.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

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

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Kevin Ellison.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Shaun Miller replaces Lee Molyneux.

Hand ball by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

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

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Andrew Fleming.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Morecambe).

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

Attempt blocked. James Wallace (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Andy Parrish (Morecambe) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Stefan Scougall.

Attempt blocked. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Andy Parrish.

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

Foul by Andy Parrish (Morecambe).

David Edgar (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Alex Kenyon replaces Aaron Wildig because of an injury.

Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Mullin (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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