Shrewsbury Town 0 Sheffield United 3: Billy Sharp's brace extends Blades unbeaten run to nine league games

Billy Sharp scored a brace as Sheffield United stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games in a 3-0 success at Shrewsbury Town.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd celebrates scoring the third goal. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

After a goalless first half, it took little under 90 seconds of the second period for Sharp to score from an attacking corner.

The lead was doubled by Daniel Lafferty shortly after the hour mark before Sharp grabbed his second of the game three minutes later.

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Blades are now up to fourth place in League One following a run of seven wins in their last ten matches.

Chris Wilder’s men still have a four-point gap to leaders Scunthorpe United however moved within one-point of the automatic promotion places following Bradford City’s 1-1 draw with Southend United.

Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd celebrates.
United's John Fleck is tackled by Shrewsbury's George Waring and Ian Black.
The Blades' Ethan Ebanks-Landell in action
United's Billy Sharp has a shot on goal.
Billy Sharp of Sheffield Utd celebrates.
United's John Fleck is tackled by Shrewsbury's George Waring and Ian Black.
The Blades' Ethan Ebanks-Landell in action
United's Billy Sharp has a shot on goal.