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Shrewsbury Town 0-3 Sheffield United

Sheffield United eased to victory at Shrewsbury as the hosts slipped to the bottom of League One.

All of the goals came in the second half with Billy Sharp netting twice and Dan Lafferty also on target for the in-form Blades, who are now unbeaten in their last nine league games.

Sharp fired United ahead a minute into the second half when he fired a 25-yard shot into the top corner of the net.

Mark Duffy's free-kick then came back off the crossbar and goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler did well to tip a long-range drive from Paul Coutts over before United doubled their lead in the 63rd minute.

Coutts delivered an inviting cross from the right and Lafferty headed powerfully high into the net.

Three minutes later it was 3-0 to the Blades as the lively Sharp popped up at the far post to fire in a corner.

United had earlier started brightly and almost took a 13th-minute lead, but a close-range effort from Sharp after Ethan Ebanks-Landell nodded down a corner was blocked on the line by Abu Ogogo.

Shrewsbury gradually came into the contest and both Ivan Toney and George Waring threatened before Olly Lancashire looped a header over the bar.

Shrewsbury, under the control of caretaker manager Danny Coyne for a third game, had to work hard to prevent further damage once United scored three times.

Joe Riley went closest to pulling one back when his 20-yard free-kick was pushed away by keeper Simon Moore.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Leutwiler
  • 14Grimmer
  • 5Lancashire
  • 3Sadler
  • 2RileyBooked at 14mins
  • 18DeeganBooked at 10mins
  • 8Ogogo
  • 12Brown
  • 16SarcevicSubstituted forManganat 65'minutes
  • 27WaringSubstituted forDoddsat 65'minutes
  • 9ToneyBooked at 33mins

Substitutes

  • 6Black
  • 10Dodds
  • 11O'Brien
  • 19Mangan
  • 20Leitch-Smith
  • 21Halstead
  • 29Ebanks-Blake

Sheff Utd

  • 25Moore
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 6Basham
  • 13Wright
  • 18FreemanSubstituted forBrownat 89'minutes
  • 4Fleck
  • 21DuffySubstituted forWhitemanat 83'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 24Lafferty
  • 10Sharp
  • 11DoneBooked at 36mins

Substitutes

  • 3Hussey
  • 8Scougall
  • 9Lavery
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 14Brown
  • 23Whiteman
  • 32Chapman
Referee:
David Webb
Attendance:
5,460

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away12
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home9
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Sheffield United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Sheffield United 3.

Attempt missed. Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Reece Brown replaces Kieron Freeman.

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

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by John Fleck.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Mark Duffy.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Attempt blocked. Gary Deegan (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

Attempt saved. Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Joe Riley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Sheffield United).

Foul by Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town).

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Sheffield United 3. Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John Fleck with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jayson Leutwiler.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Louis Dodds replaces George Waring.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Andy Mangan replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Sheffield United 2. Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Paul Coutts.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Oliver Lancashire (Shrewsbury Town).

Matt Done (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Oliver Lancashire (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Coutts (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Matt Done (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Junior Brown (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Wright (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Daniel Lafferty (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe1484229151428
2Bradford14671169725
3Bolton147431510525
4Sheff Utd137332114724
5Rochdale146351816221
6Port Vale146351719-221
7Peterborough145542417720
8Bury146262220220
9Wimbledon145542018220
10Bristol Rovers135532120120
11Fleetwood135441916319
12Northampton144642019118
13Oxford Utd145361516-118
14Walsall134541720-317
15Charlton133731613316
16MK Dons144461920-116
17Swindon144461517-216
18Gillingham144462026-616
19Southend144461424-1016
20Millwall134362125-415
21Oldham14365915-615
22Chesterfield133371618-212
23Coventry132651016-612
24Shrewsbury142481324-1110
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