Scottish pair Ryan Flynn and Stefan Scougall scored early on to secure a comfortable 2-0 victory for Nigel Clough’s Sheffield United, over a struggling Shrewsbury outfit.  After trickery and pace from new signing Scougall, he played a lovely weighted pass in from the left flank for Ryan Flynn to hit first time past Chris Weale.  Then Scougall turned scorer.  A storming run forward from captain Neill Collins and then a pass to the nippy newbie turned into a speculative effort from 25 yards.  Scougall’s shot bounced awkwardly and fooled Shrewsbury keeper Chris Weale, ending up in the bottom corner of his net.

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Sheffield United

Mark Howard –  Had little to do throughout.  Did what was needed. 7.5
John Brayford – Showed his Premier League class.  Looked very dangerous 8.0
Harry Maguire – Solid defending.  Didn’t have much to do at the back. 7.5
Neill Collins (C) – Solid at the back.  showed his experience. 7.5
Bob Harris – Looked dangerous going forward.  Had a very good game. 8.0
Ryan Flynn – Didn’t play to potential.  Played well.
7.0
Stephen McGinn – Held the ball up well.  Played a brilliant game.  Subbed. 8.0
Conor Coady – Played well overall but could’ve done better.  Subbed. 7.0
Jamie Murphy – Kept quiet reasonably well.  Put some dangerous crosses in. 7.5
Stefan Scougall – Never stopped running.  Scored. 8.5
Jose Baxter – Didn’t look in it at all really.  Contributed very little. 6.0

Substitutions

Shaun Miller – Looked lively.  Posed no real threat. 7.0
Chris Porter – Good in the air.  Again, posed no real threat. 7.0

Shrewsbury Town

Chris Weale – Should’ve done better with the shot for the second goal.          6.5
Joe Jacobson – Left Flynn to score.  Subbed. 6.0
David McAllister – Offered himself well.  Looked pretty good. 7.0
Fraser Fryvie – Clever in possession.  Some heavy touches.  Subbed. 7.0
Jon Taylor – Didn’t do much wrong really.  Quiet game. 7.0
Tamika Mkandawire – Showed good anticipation but gave silly fouls away. 6.5
Paul Parry – Looked alert and created some good chances. 7.5
Connor Goldson – Comfortable with the ball.  Defended well when needed. 7.5
Ryan Woods – One of the best Shrewsbury players.  Kept Murphy at bay. 8.0
Tom Eaves – Closed down well.  Kept quiet by Collins.  Subbed. 7.0
Joseph Mills – Did very little most of the first half.  Pushed Flynn back well. 7.0

Substitutions

Sidney Schmeltz – Looked lively sometimes.  Didn’t have much to do. 7.0
Bahrudin Atajic – Didn’t pose a threat to the back four. 5.0
Jermaine Grandison – Didn’t really do anything in the 10 mins he was on. 5.0

 

Man of the Match

Stefan Scougall – Put a big shift in today and scored the second goal.           8.5


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