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Sheffield United 2-4 Shrewsbury Town

Sullay Kaikai
Crystal Palace loanee Sullay Kaikai has scored five goals in his last six games

Shrewsbury Town came from behind to win a six-goal thriller at Bramall Lane and stretch Sheffield United's winless run to five League One games.

Conor Sammon put the hosts ahead before Shrewsbury's Sullay Kaikai, Ian Black and Scott Vernon all scored in a clinical 10-minute first-half spell.

James Collins stretched his side's lead after the break, before Dean Hammond's headed consolation for the hosts.

Nigel Adkins' Blades slip to 12th, but Shrewsbury climb two places to 18th.

After Sammon's neat opening goal, Kaikai cut inside and smashed into the top corner to draw Town level before Black slotted in from 20 yards to make it 2-1.

Vernon tapped in Shrewsbury's third from a left-wing cross before captain Collins scored on the counter attack to secure his side's first away league win since September.

Shrewsbury manager Micky Mellon told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We were determined that we were going to come here and have a go. We wanted to build on stuff from previous games, when we defended really well but weren't as good as we'd like to be with the ball.

"The boys showed the character to battle back. I knew we had a bit of cutting edge and something more going forward and that we'd get back in it. We knocked it around and scored some great goals.

"I'm thrilled for everybody but the work still has to carry on. We've not done anything yet other than show we've now got a base to go forward."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 2Freeman
  • 6Basham
  • 15CollinsSubstituted forMcEveleyat 45'minutes
  • 3Harris
  • 22ReedSubstituted forEdgarat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forDoneat 45'minutes
  • 35HammondBooked at 37mins
  • 29Adams
  • 18Sammon
  • 10Sharp

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 8Coutts
  • 14Done
  • 17Woolford
  • 19McEveley
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 34Edgar

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 5Grandison
  • 4Whitbread
  • 13Gerrard
  • 12Brown
  • 11Kaikai
  • 6BlackBooked at 65minsSubstituted forLawrenceat 79'minutes
  • 17Ogogo
  • 29ColeSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 76'minutes
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forBarnettat 79'minutes
  • 16Vernon

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 10Whalley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
  • 31Smith
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
17,843

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home12
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Shrewsbury Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dean Hammond (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Liam Lawrence.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  7. Post update

    Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robert Harris (Sheffield United).

  11. Post update

    Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Che Adams (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  13. Post update

    Hand ball by Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Liam Lawrence (Shrewsbury Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry19115336191738
2Gillingham19114437231437
3Burton1811251714335
4Walsall1896330171333
5Wigan1996429191033
6Bradford198742118331
7Peterborough1993742311130
8Southend198652522330
9Bury198653129230
10Port Vale198562521429
11Millwall188462926328
12Sheff Utd197573129226
13Scunthorpe198292423126
14Rochdale196672222024
15Chesterfield1972102531-623
16Doncaster196581824-623
17Fleetwood1963102728-121
18Shrewsbury1862102326-320
19Colchester195592944-1520
20Swindon1954102534-919
21Oldham1931062231-919
22Barnsley1952122433-917
23Blackpool1944111528-1316
24Crewe1944111833-1516
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