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Bramall Lane (ATT 18,286) 18th August 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Coote

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

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Old boy McAllister haunts Shrews

Last Updated: 18/08/12 8:15pm

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McAllister (l): Netted against his former club

McAllister (l): Netted against his former club

David McAllister's fourth-minute goal was enough to earn Sheffield United a winning start as they beat Shrewsbury 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

McAllister, who spent time on loan with Shrews last season, got on the end of a Marcus Williams cross to volley past Chris Weale from the edge of the six-yard box.

Shrewsbury had several chances to equalise in the first half. Marvin Morgan failed to direct a header on target and Mark Howard saved Paul Parry's 20-yard effort, while Parry also fired narrowly wide following a free-kick.

Mark Wright threatened from close range but was forced wide and failed to get in a shot.

United's Nick Blackman fired beyond the far post after breaking into the area and then tested Weale with a shot which was beaten away by the Town 'keeper.

United's Tony McMahon and Shaun Miller both had efforts saved by Weale in the second half. At the opposite end, Howard kept out shots from Terry Gornell and Parry while a Wright effort was deflected wide.

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2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25