League One
Shrewsbury2Sheff Utd0

Shrewsbury Town 2-0 Sheffield United

Nigel Clough tasted defeat for the first time as Sheffield United manager as the Blades lost at Shrewsbury.

Joe Jacobson put the hosts ahead on 39 minutes with a brilliant 30-yard shot into the top corner.

Clough sent on Febian Brandy at the break but he was sent off just 12 minutes later for shoving Town substitute Connor Goldson in the face.

The home side made the extra man count when Goldson played in Liam McAlinden, who smashed into the roof of the net.

That was the on-loan Wolves striker's second goal in five appearances in his month at the Meadow, as Town ended a run of just one point out of a possible nine.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Shrewsbury Town manager Graham Turner told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was a hard earned three points.

"The team we were playing were decent so it's been a great afternoon's work.

"We need to take good points from upcoming matches, so we've got off to a good start."

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Post-match: Blades manager Clough

"Very disappointed with the result. I thought the performance was not too bad at times.

"We did a lot of good things and conceded a wonder goal in the first half when we were on top.

"The indiscipline in the second half cost us and we kept plugging away with 10 men. I thought the attitude was right, even with 10 men."

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 22Woods
  • 3JacobsonSubstituted forGoldsonat 45+4'minutes
  • 10Wroe
  • 6Winfield
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 11Taylor
  • 15Wildig
  • 27C. López Substituted forMcAlindenat 73'minutes
  • 9BradshawSubstituted forSummerfieldat 87'minutes
  • 23Reach

Substitutes

  • 4Summerfield
  • 5Jones
  • 8McAllister
  • 17Parry
  • 18Goldson
  • 20McAlinden
  • 25Anyon

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 8Doyle
  • 5Maguire
  • 15CollinsSubstituted forBrandyat 45'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcGinnat 78'minutes
  • 22Lappin
  • 18KingSubstituted forMillerat 63'minutesBooked at 73mins
  • 10Taylor
  • 4White

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 11Baxter
  • 12Miller
  • 14McGinn
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 17Coady
  • 19Brandy
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
6,226

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home4
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0.

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

Foul by Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town).

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Luke Summerfield replaces Tom Bradshaw.

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Aaron Wildig.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 2, Sheffield United 0. Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Connor Goldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Ryan Flynn.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Shrewsbury Town).

Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Liam McAlinden replaces Cristian.

Booking

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Attempt blocked. Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Marlon King.

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dismissal

Febian Brandy (Sheffield United) is shown the red card for fighting.

Hand ball by Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United).

Attempt saved. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Febian Brandy replaces Neill Collins because of an injury.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Sheffield United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Connor Goldson replaces Joe Jacobson because of an injury.

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Reach (Shrewsbury Town).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Marlon King (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves1411212781935
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley145451820-219
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Oldham154381923-415
17Gillingham154381824-615
18Carlisle144371325-1215
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Tranmere153481529-1413
21Crewe153481231-1913
22Sheff Utd153391323-1012
23Bristol City141762127-610
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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