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Greenhous Meadow (ATT 7,232) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Heywood

Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Shrewsbury 1

S McGinn (88)

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Sheff Utd 2

M Doyle (63)
D Kitson (72)

Blades back on track with win

Last Updated: 09/02/13 7:16pm

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Michael Doyle: Netted one for Blades

Michael Doyle: Netted one for Blades

Sheffield United breathed fresh life into their promotion hopes with a 2-1 win at Shrewsbury.

It was a first win in six league games for Danny Wilson's side.

The Blades made much of the running in the first half but there was no way past inspired goalkeeper Chris Weale on his 31st birthday.

Weale made a flying save to his right to claw away Kevin McDonald's 20-yard drive and then came racing off his line to bravely block from Ryan Flynn at his near post following a strong run from the winger.

Weale then took centre stage again with a brilliant save to keep out a dipping free-kick from the edge of the box whipped over the defensive wall by Tony McMahon.

United's pressure was finally rewarded in the 63rd minute, skipper Michael Doyle stabbing the ball home from close range after Shrewsbury were unable to clear a left-wing cross.

Nine minutes later and it was two-nil, with the experienced Dave Kitson taking a touch to steady himself before drilling an unstoppable 25-yard shot into the corner of Weale's net.

Shrewsbury, without injured striker Marvin Morgan, found chances hard to come by although they halved the arrears three minutes from time when a 35-yard free-kick from Stephen McGinn, on loan from Watford, found its way in to deny George Long a clean sheet.

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Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30