Sheffield United kept in the promotion hunt by beating Shrewsbury, their first League One win since Boxing Day.

Michael Doyle opened scoring from close range after the Shrews failed to deal with Jamie Murphy's cross.

Dave Kitson made it two with a powerful 25-yard strike into the bottom corner which gave Chris Weale in the Shrewsbury goal no chance.

Stephen McGinn grabbed a consolation when his 35-yard free-kick crept in after he had been fouled by Kitson.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We were strong and comfortable, in terms of how we got on the ball, and we played very well at times in possession.

"We controlled large parts of the game. I never felt for one minute that we would concede a goal, apart from that one in the fashion we did.

"We always looked in control of the game, we passed the ball well, we linked the ball well and the two strikers were a threat."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 05 Jones Booked
  • 23 Mambo
  • 30 Gayle Booked
  • 08 Richards
  • 11 Taylor (Summerfield - 46' )
  • 15 McGinn
  • 19 McAllister
  • 16 Doble (Bradshaw - 63' )
  • 17 Parry

Substitutes

  • 25 Anyon
  • 12 Edwards
  • 18 Goldson
  • 04 Summerfield
  • 06 Purdie
  • 20 Wildig
  • 09 Bradshaw

Sheffield United

  • 25 Long
  • 04 Higginbotham
  • 05 Maguire
  • 15 Collins
  • 29 McMahon Booked
  • 07 Flynn
  • 08 Doyle Booked
  • 11 McDonald Booked
  • 23 Murphy (Robson - 75' )
  • 14 Kitson (Ironside - 90' )
  • 16 Forte

Substitutes

  • 35 Coyne
  • 02 Westlake
  • 06 Hill
  • 19 Robson
  • 26 McFadzean
  • 24 Ironside
  • 36 De Girolamo
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 7,232

Match Stats

Shots

5 10

On target

2 6

Corners

3 9

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:46 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:04

George Long takes the free kick.

90:00 +2:04 Substitution

Substitution Joe Ironside on for Dave Kitson.

90:00 +2:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Bradshaw on Tony McMahon.

87:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Stephen McGinn - Shrewsbury 1 - 2 Sheff Utd Stephen McGinn scores a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 1-2 Sheff Utd.

86:43

Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Richards. Matthew Richards restarts play with the free kick. Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McGinn. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McGinn.

85:52

David McAllister challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Harry Maguire restarts play with the free kick.

84:32

Jonathan Forte produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

81:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Jonathan Forte. Free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

79:44

Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

79:44 Booking

Booking The referee books Darren Jones for unsporting behaviour.

79:28

Darren Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson.

78:41

Short corner worked by Luke Summerfield.

77:53

Joe Jacobson fouled by Jonathan Forte, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick.

77:03

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Summerfield from the left by-line.

76:46

Tom Bradshaw takes a shot. Clearance by Neill Collins.

74:50 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Barry Robson coming on for Jamie Murphy.

74:24

Centre by Paul Parry, Tom Bradshaw takes a shot. Kevin McDonald gets a block in.

71:27

Kevin McDonald provided the assist for the goal.

71:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Dave Kitson - Shrewsbury 0 - 2 Sheff Utd Dave Kitson finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-2 Sheff Utd.

70:20

Jonathan Forte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Jones. Darren Jones takes the indirect free kick.

69:22

Tom Bradshaw takes a shot. Save made by George Long.

68:46

Stephen McGinn takes the direct free kick.

68:46 Booking

Booking Tony McMahon booked.

68:31

Unfair challenge on Tom Bradshaw by Tony McMahon results in a free kick.

65:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin McDonald on Stephen McGinn.

65:20 Booking

Booking Kevin McDonald goes into the book.

64:59

Dave Kitson takes a shot.

64:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Maguire by Tom Bradshaw. Indirect free kick taken by George Long.

64:10 Booking

Booking Michael Doyle is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

62:59

Jamie Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

62:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Michael Doyle - Shrewsbury 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Goal scored by Michael Doyle from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Shrewsbury 0-1 Sheff Utd.

62:10 Substitution

Substitution Tom Bradshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Doble.

61:34

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn, clearance made by Joe Jacobson.

59:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Jacobson by Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

59:02

Free kick taken by Jamie Murphy.

59:02 Booking

Booking Booking for Cameron Gayle.

58:48

Foul by Cameron Gayle on Jamie Murphy, free kick awarded.

57:46

The ball is swung over by Ryan Flynn.

57:24

A cross is delivered by Matthew Richards.

56:27

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Summerfield from the left by-line, Danny Higginbotham makes a clearance.

55:38

Foul by Kevin McDonald on Luke Summerfield, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Stephen McGinn.

52:41

Jamie Murphy produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

52:19

Foul by Harry Maguire on Paul Parry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

50:54

Michael Doyle takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn, outswinging corner taken by Ryan Flynn, Dave Kitson takes a shot. Luke Summerfield makes a clearance. Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance. Clearance by Paul Parry.

50:32

Ryan Flynn decides to take the corner short.

49:32

A cross is delivered by Kevin McDonald, Cameron Gayle makes a clearance.

48:55

Paul Parry is flagged offside by the assistant referee. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

48:15

Jonathan Forte is ruled offside. Darren Jones restarts play with the free kick.

47:37

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jonathan Forte. Darren Jones restarts play with the free kick.

47:23

Paul Parry crosses the ball, clearance made by Jamie Murphy.

45:59

Jonathan Forte crosses the ball, Cameron Gayle manages to make a clearance.

45:19

Stephen McGinn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.

45:03 Substitution

Substitution Luke Summerfield on for Jon Taylor.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +0:42 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

44:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Higginbotham by Paul Parry. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.

44:31

Corner taken by Ryan Flynn played to the near post, Matthew Richards manages to make a clearance.

42:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Jacobson on Ryan Flynn. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

41:03

Tony McMahon produces a cross, Jon Taylor manages to make a clearance.

39:03

Jonathan Forte is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Weale.

35:23

A cross is delivered by Jamie Murphy.

33:31

David McAllister has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

32:44

Dave Kitson concedes a free kick for a foul on David McAllister. David McAllister takes the free kick.

30:49

Dave Kitson fouled by Joe Jacobson, the ref awards a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick, Corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn to the near post, save by Chris Weale.

28:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Murphy. Joe Jacobson takes the free kick.

26:15

Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Flynn from the left by-line, Chris Weale manages to make a clearance.

20:38

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte by Yado Mambo results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.

19:18

The offside flag is raised against Jon Taylor. Harry Maguire takes the direct free kick.

17:46

Kevin McDonald takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale. Short corner worked by Ryan Flynn, Tony McMahon sends in a cross, clearance by Joe Jacobson.

16:14

Yado Mambo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

15:14

Centre by Ryan Flynn, Cameron Gayle makes a clearance.

14:24

A cross is delivered by Kevin McDonald.

13:30

Jonathan Forte has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

11:45

Joe Jacobson fouled by Ryan Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Jacobson takes the direct free kick.

11:03

The ball is swung over by Matthew Richards, clearance by Ryan Flynn.

8:18

Cameron Gayle delivers the ball, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.

8:02

A cross is delivered by Matthew Richards, clearance by Danny Higginbotham.

6:55

The ball is swung over by Jamie Murphy, Yado Mambo makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Flynn from the left by-line to the near post, Matthew Richards manages to make a clearance.

4:55

The offside flag is raised against Ryan Doble. George Long takes the free kick.

3:25

Jamie Murphy fouled by Jon Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. George Long restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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