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Scunthorpe0Sheff Utd1

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:

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Robins on Scunthorpe v Sheffield United

"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

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 0, Sheffield United 1.

Full Time

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

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.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Neill Collins.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Dean Hammond (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by John Brayford.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by David Edgar (Sheffield United).

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

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

Substitution

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jamie Ness replaces Neal Bishop.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Hakeeb Adelakun.

Foul by Scott Laird (Scunthorpe United).

Paul Coutts (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Darius Henderson replaces Jack King.

Attempt missed. Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Louis Reed replaces Chris Basham.

Hakeeb Adelakun (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jay McEveley (Sheffield United).

Charlie Goode (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Conor Sammon (Sheffield United).

Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Long.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from more than 40 yards on the left wing is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Sammon replaces Matt Done.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by David Edgar.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton22143530191145
2Gillingham22125542281441
3Coventry22117439231640
4Walsall20116335191639
5Wigan22107531201137
6Peterborough22104847341334
7Southend219752923634
8Bradford219752320334
9Sheff Utd229673430433
10Bury229673334-133
11Millwall219483131031
12Port Vale218672724330
13Rochdale228682826230
14Swindon2284103235-328
15Doncaster227782631-528
16Scunthorpe2283112529-427
17Blackpool2274111928-925
18Chesterfield2272132537-1223
19Fleetwood2164112830-222
20Shrewsbury2264122733-622
21Barnsley2263132838-1021
22Oldham2131172333-1020
23Crewe2255122237-1520
24Colchester2255123355-2220
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