Undefeated in their last 8 league games, the South Yorkshire based side continued their great form with an impressive away win over 23rd placed Shrewsbury Town.
In a slow first half, goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler kept the Shrews in the game saving attempts from Kieran Freeman and Billy Sharp in the first half. However, Sheffield united cruised through the second half, where blades captain Billy Sharp broke the deadlock in the 46th minute scoring with a right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Followed by a 63rd minute header from very close range to the top left corner by left back Daniel Lafferty. Quickly after, captain Billy Sharp doubled his tally for the day with a 66th minute right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to make Chris Wilder’s men 3 goals up away at Greenhous Meadow.
Further attempts on the Shrewsbury goal by Paul Coutts, John Fleck and Daniel Lafferty failed to increase the blades deserved lead. Therefore, the red and white wizards saw out the game at 3 goals to nil moving themselves up to 4th in the league 1 table.
Subsequently, sitting 4 points away from league leader Scunthorpe and 1 point behind 2nd placed Bradford City with a game in-hand over both teams. Saturdays fixture away at Bradford City appears to be a crucial 3 points for Sheffield United if they want to confirm an automatic promotion spot before the end of the season.