Stephen Quinn scored late on to give Sheffield United a narrow victory over 10-man Scunthorpe at Bramall Lane.

The Iron took the lead through Mark Duffy, whose low shot from inside the area beat goalkeeper Steve Simonsen.

The visitors lost Sam Togwell after he was dismissed for a challenge on Michael Doyle and the Blades equalised through Lee Williamson who volleyed in.

And Quinn struck the winner from a long-range effort as Danny Wilson's men consolidated second place in the table.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Blades manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"It was a very big win for us, without playing well in the first half. Scunthorpe played very well in the first half. We didn't really have any tempo and you have to put that down to how well they played.

"They passed it well, they pressed us hard, they didn't let us settle on the ball. Our passing was a little pedestrian at times.

"But then there was a sending off and I think, quite honestly that changed the game."

Iron manager Alan Knill told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It was a great performance. It's tust the result that's not great.

"As a manager or coach, I don't think you could ask any more of the players. I thought they were excellent from start to finish.

"Obviously, we're going to say the sending-off changed the game. I thought we were in control and looked threatening, and then we went to 10 men."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 03 Lescinel
  • 06 Ertl (Quinn - 46' )
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 08 Doyle
  • 11 Flynn (Hoskins - 75' )
  • 14 Williamson
  • 09 Evans
  • 10 Beattie (Cresswell - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Howard
  • 28 Quinn
  • 07 Hoskins
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 21 Porter

Scunthorpe

  • 13 Slocombe Booked
  • 05 Mirfin Booked
  • 15 Reid
  • 25 Reckford
  • 26 Ribeiro (Grant - 89' )
  • 04 Togwell Dismissed
  • 08 O'Connor
  • 14 Walker
  • 16 Duffy (Byrne - 78' )
  • 09 Parkin Booked
  • 21 Barcham (Thompson - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Byrne
  • 11 Thompson
  • 12 Mozika
  • 10 Robertson
  • 17 Grant
Ref: Tierney
Att: 16,165

Match Stats

Shots

14 8

On target

8 4

Corners

10 5

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:13

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line played to the near post, David Mirfin has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

90:00 +3:59

The ball is sent over by Josh Walker, blocked by Stephen Quinn.

90:00 +3:49

Jon Parkin delivers the ball.

90:00 +2:00

Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save made by Sam Slocombe. Ched Evans conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

90:00 +1:04

Short corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line.

90:00 +0:58

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, clearance by Cliff Byrne.

89:04

Michael O'Connor takes a shot. Blocked by Harry Maguire.

88:47

Foul by Lee Williamson on Garry Thompson, free kick awarded. Michael O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

88:11 Substitution

Substitution Christian Ribeiro leaves the field to be replaced by Bobby Grant.

87:44

The ball is swung over by Stephen Quinn, Ched Evans produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:20

Lee Williamson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jamie Reckord. Corner taken short by Lee Williamson.

84:15

The ball is swung over by Matthew Lowton, Josh Walker makes a clearance.

83:40

Unfair challenge on Will Hoskins by Josh Walker results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

81:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen Quinn - Sheff Utd 2 - 1 Scunthorpe Stephen Quinn scores a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-1 Scunthorpe.

81:25

The ball is sent over by Ched Evans.

80:55

Corner from left by-line taken by Lee Williamson.

80:48

Centre by Lecsinel Jean-Francois, clearance made by Michael O'Connor.

80:08

Will Hoskins challenges Josh Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cliff Byrne takes the direct free kick.

78:53

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Paul Reid makes a clearance.

78:09

Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Lee Williamson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jamie Reckord.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Cliff Byrne joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Duffy.

77:07

Effort on goal by Stephen Quinn from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

76:36

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson from the right by-line, clearance made by Paul Reid.

76:26

Stephen Quinn produces a cross, clearance made by Josh Walker.

74:40 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Will Hoskins coming on for Ryan Flynn.

73:47

Neill Collins delivers the ball.

71:39

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball. The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

71:22

Centre by Ched Evans, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

70:02 Substitution

Substitution Garry Thompson replaces Andy Barcham.

68:35 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Slocombe for time wasting.

67:31

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. The ball is crossed by Lee Williamson, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Neill Collins goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

66:22

The ball is crossed by Ched Evans, Josh Walker makes a clearance.

65:45

A cross is delivered by Ryan Flynn, blocked by Mark Duffy. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lee Williamson from the left by-line, clearance by Josh Walker.

64:35

Mark Duffy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

64:06

The ball is crossed by Michael O'Connor, clearance made by Matthew Lowton.

63:36

Unfair challenge on David Mirfin by Harry Maguire results in a free kick. David Mirfin takes the indirect free kick.

62:36

Short corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line.

60:44

Shot from 20 yards by Josh Walker. Blocked by Stephen Quinn. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker from the right by-line, clearance made by Neill Collins.

59:24

Stephen Quinn has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

58:50

Michael O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Michael Doyle.

58:13

Jamie Reckord challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Williamson takes the free kick.

56:56

Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

56:14

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

55:32 Booking

Booking Booking for David Mirfin.

55:13

Michael O'Connor fouled by Matthew Lowton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Mirfin.

53:29

Ched Evans provided the assist for the goal.

53:29 Goal scored

Goal! - Lee Williamson - Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Scunthorpe Lee Williamson fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-1 Scunthorpe.

53:11

Paul Reid challenges Ryan Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.

51:28

Corner taken short by Lee Williamson.

50:55

Outswinging corner taken by Lee Williamson from the left by-line, Jamie Reckord manages to make a clearance.

47:47

Stephen Quinn challenges Josh Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Josh Walker restarts play with the free kick.

47:05

Matthew Lowton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Barcham. Free kick crossed by Josh Walker, Matthew Lowton manages to make a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution James Beattie goes off and Richard Cresswell comes on.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Stephen Quinn is brought on as a substitute for Johnny Ertl.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +2:22

Lecsinel Jean-Francois delivers the ball, save made by Sam Slocombe.

45:00 +1:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael O'Connor on Ryan Flynn. Direct free kick taken by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

45:00 +0:44

Lecsinel Jean-Francois sends in a cross, Foul by Johnny Ertl on Jamie Reckord, free kick awarded. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

44:12

The ball is swung over by Josh Walker. Centre by Josh Walker, save by Steve Simonsen. Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Simonsen. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

43:32

Short corner taken by Josh Walker.

42:47

Lecsinel Jean-Francois takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

42:19

Jamie Reckord crosses the ball, save by Steve Simonsen.

37:09 Dismissal

Dismissal The referee shows Sam Togwell a red card for professional foul.

37:01

Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Doyle. Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.

34:55 Booking

Booking Jon Parkin is shown a yellow card.

34:40

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

32:58

The ball is delivered by Matthew Lowton, save by Sam Slocombe.

30:19

Assist by Michael O'Connor.

30:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Duffy - Sheff Utd 0 - 1 Scunthorpe Mark Duffy grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 0-1 Scunthorpe.

29:05

Michael O'Connor takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

28:18

Unfair challenge on Christian Ribeiro by James Beattie results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Mirfin.

27:20

Johnny Ertl produces a cross, Neill Collins takes a shot. Save by Sam Slocombe.

26:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Christian Ribeiro on Ryan Flynn. Lee Williamson takes the direct free kick.

25:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Reid by Ched Evans. Paul Reid restarts play with the free kick.

24:25

A cross is delivered by Andy Barcham, clearance made by Harry Maguire.

23:52

Mark Duffy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins.

22:19

Inswinging corner taken by Josh Walker from the left by-line.

21:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Lecsinel Jean-Francois. Josh Walker delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

20:37

Unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Sam Togwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

19:59

The ball is sent over by Christian Ribeiro.

18:44

Effort from 20 yards by James Beattie. Blocked by Paul Reid.

18:08

Unfair challenge on Ryan Flynn by Paul Reid results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

17:52

Sam Togwell produces a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.

17:02

The ball is swung over by Sam Togwell, clearance by James Beattie.

16:02

Corner taken right-footed by Josh Walker from the right by-line, James Beattie manages to make a clearance.

14:54

Andy Barcham has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

12:56

Mark Duffy crosses the ball, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.

9:59

Unfair challenge on Paul Reid by Matthew Lowton results in a free kick. Sam Slocombe takes the indirect free kick.

8:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Johnny Ertl by Jon Parkin. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

8:01

Shot from close in by Johnny Ertl misses to the left of the target.

6:51

The ball is delivered by Ryan Flynn, Michael O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

6:06

The ball is delivered by Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

5:08

Lee Williamson produces a cross, save by Sam Slocombe.

3:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Reckord by Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Sam Slocombe.

2:16

The ball is sent over by Ched Evans, Paul Reid manages to make a clearance. Lee Williamson takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ched Evans takes a shot. Paul Reid gets a block in.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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