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ScunthorpeScunthorpe United0Sheff UtdSheffield United1

Scunthorpe United 0-1 Sheffield United

Billy Sharp
Billy Sharp scored Sheffield United's winning goal against his former club Scunthorpe

Billy Sharp scored the only goal against his former club as Sheffield United won away for the first time since August.

Sharp found the bottom corner in the 50th minute with a right-foot shot.

The striker's ninth goal of the season sealed back-to-back league victories for the Blades, who moved to within a point of the play-off places.

Scunthorpe's third consecutive league defeat leaves leaves them six points above the relegation zone.

Scunthorpe United manager Mark Robins told BBC Radio Humberside:

"I honestly thought we created the better chances. I didn't think we played particularly great, but we created the better opportunities.

"It's disappointing, really disappointing, but we've created enough chances to get at least a point out of that.

"We were looking for all three points, but you know ball into the box, there was plenty of ball into good areas to get something from the game and we haven't done that."

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 2Wiseman
  • 20Goode
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Laird
  • 12BishopSubstituted forNessat 82'minutes
  • 18KingSubstituted forHendersonat 76'minutes
  • 9Madden
  • 7Williams
  • 19Rowe
  • 29WoottonSubstituted forAdelakunat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 11Henderson
  • 13Anyon
  • 15Dawson
  • 16Adelakun
  • 26Ness
  • 33Clarke

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 5Brayford
  • 34Edgar
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forWallaceat 83'minutes
  • 8Coutts
  • 6BashamSubstituted forReedat 73'minutes
  • 35HammondBooked at 61mins
  • 17Woolford
  • 14DoneSubstituted forSammonat 64'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 10SharpBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 7Flynn
  • 16Scougall
  • 18Sammon
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 30Wallace
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,150

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away12
Fouls
Home5
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

    Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John Brayford.

  12. Booking

    Conor Sammon (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

  13. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

  15. Post update

    Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

  17. Post update

    Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Kieran Wallace replaces Jay McEveley because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Jay McEveley (Sheffield United) because of an injury.