League One
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Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Shrewsbury Town defender Aristote Nsiala headed a late winner as the League One leaders overcame Fleetwood.

The central defender crowned an impressive performance when he nodded home Shaun Whalley's 89th-minute corner for his second goal of the season.

Shrewsbury, the only unbeaten team in the EFL this season, have now won 11 and drawn four of their 15 matches.

Home skipper Abu Ogogo had an early effort blocked before Whalley's low shot was comfortably gathered.

Alex Rodman then fired a half volley off target for the hosts before Shrewsbury ended the half strongly when Junior Brown twice went close.

The left-back's 20-yard drive was held by Cairns before the Fleetwood keeper stopped Brown's header from Whalley's corner.

Kyle Dempsey fired wide for Fleetwood just after the restart before Shrewsbury twice called Cairns into action to save first from Carlton Morris, then Whalley.

Ogogo then went close to a breakthrough for the home side when he volleyed just wide before Nsiala's decisive 89th-minute winner kept Paul Hurst's men top, two points clear of Wigan - and now 10 clear of the chasing pack.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Henderson
  • 13BoltonSubstituted forPayneat 72'minutes
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Nsiala
  • 12BrownSubstituted forBecklesat 76'minutes
  • 4Godfrey
  • 7Whalley
  • 8Ogogo
  • 20Nolan
  • 23Rodman
  • 9MorrisSubstituted forJohn-Lewisat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Beckles
  • 10Dodds
  • 11Gnahoua
  • 14John-Lewis
  • 15MacGillivray
  • 16Morris
  • 45Payne

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 69mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Pond
  • 38CargillBooked at 40mins
  • 3Bell
  • 8Dempsey
  • 23SchwablSubstituted forHunterat 75'minutes
  • 4O'NeillSubstituted forGrantat 62'minutes
  • 10McAlenySubstituted forHiwula-Mayifuilaat 63'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 7Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 9Burns
  • 11Grant
  • 15Rodgers
  • 22Hunter
  • 28Sowerby
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
5,989

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home12
Away1
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Shaun Whalley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Aristote Nsiala (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Lenell John-Lewis replaces Carlton Morris.

Foul by Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town).

Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alex Rodman (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Omar Beckles replaces Junior Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Markus Schwabl.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Stefan Payne replaces James Bolton.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Mat Sadler.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town).

James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila replaces Conor McAleny.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Bobby Grant replaces Aiden O'Neill.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ashley Eastham.

Attempt saved. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Fleetwood Town 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury1511402491537
2Wigan1511222992035
3Bradford158342418627
4Charlton148332216627
5Rotherham158162819925
6Blackburn137241910923
7Oxford Utd156542618823
8Scunthorpe156541511423
9Blackpool146442018222
10Peterborough146352421321
11Fleetwood146352323021
12Portsmouth156271919020
13Southend155551926-720
14Walsall154742123-219
15MK Dons155461722-519
16Bristol Rovers156092329-618
17Rochdale153751518-316
18Doncaster154381720-315
19Wimbledon15438916-715
20Oldham144372331-815
21Bury143381621-512
22Northampton153391226-1412
23Gillingham15258919-1011
24Plymouth152491123-1210
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