League One
Sheff Utd1Gillingham2

Sheffield United 1-2 Gillingham

Goals from Danny Kedwell and Cody McDonald helped Gillingham beat Sheffield United and gave them only their second away win this season.

Good pressure from Kedwell forced Blades keeper George Long to rush his clearance and the ball rebounded off the Gills forward and into the net.

Neill Collins had a header cleared off the line for the hosts before Chris Porter nodded in Simon Lappin's corner.

But McDonald pounced on John Mousinho's rebounded header to seal the win.

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

Nigel Clough

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Post-match: Sheff Utd manager Clough

"To give two goals away in the manner we did makes it very difficult to win matches.

"To give away goals at the start of each half, meant they can just sit there. We've conceded two goals, both our own doing and its hugely frustrating.

"We were a bit nervy and a bit too eager once we'd gone behind."

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

Peter Taylor

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Post match: Gillingham manager Peter Taylor

"It was a team effort. The players worked extremely hard as a group and you can't ask for more than that. That was a team performance.

"The timings of the goals were great. Maybe not the Kedwell one because he got whacked and had to go off and that was unlucky.

"But I'm chuffed for them because they worked hard.

"There are some massive football clubs in League One. It shows you what you've got to do to stay in it. We've got to have the best spirit and best workrate to survive."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6HillSubstituted forMcGinnat 72'minutes
  • 22LappinSubstituted forBaxterat 65'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 12MillerBooked at 90mins
  • 9Porter
  • 4White

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 10Taylor
  • 11Baxter
  • 14McGinn
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 17Coady
  • 18King

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29HewittBooked at 61mins
  • 3J Martin
  • 12GregorySubstituted forDackat 14'minutes
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 27FaganSubstituted forWestonat 80'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 32Mousinho
  • 9KedwellSubstituted forMcDonaldat 19'minutes
  • 19Hollands
  • 7Whelpdale

Substitutes

  • 5Davies
  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Weston
  • 15Dack
  • 21Howard
  • 31Hessenthaler
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
16,560

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home11
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Gillingham 2.

Booking

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jose Baxter (Sheffield United).

Myles Weston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

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

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

(Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Sheffield United).

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Myles Weston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Myles Weston (Gillingham).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aidan White (Sheffield United).

John Mousinho (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Myles Weston replaces Craig Fagan.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Lyle Taylor replaces Ryan Flynn.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Martin (Gillingham).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Danny Hollands (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Anthony McMahon.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Stephen McGinn replaces Matthew Hill.

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

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Simon Lappin.

Booking

Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Aidan White (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Gillingham).

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by John Mousinho.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Craig Fagan.

Simon Lappin (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves1612312039
2Leyton Orient1612222338
3Peterborough1510231332
4Brentford16934830
5Preston16862830
6Swindon168261026
7Rotherham16664224
8Bradford156541023
9Port Vale16727-123
10MK Dons15645422
11Walsall15645222
12Coventry159331220
13Crawley16556-420
14Gillingham16538-518
15Colchester16385-617
16Carlisle16457-1217
17Shrewsbury16376-316
18Oldham15438-415
19Bristol City16286-414
20Stevenage164210-1114
21Tranmere16358-1414
22Crewe16349-2413
23Sheff Utd163310-1112
24Notts County163112-1310
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