Scunthorpe 3-1 Sheff Utd

17 October 2009 12:56
Grant McCann's brace helped Scunthorpe to their first league win in five games with a 3-1 win over Sheffield United.His first was a superb dipping 30-yard volley into the top corner to put the Iron ahead while Marcus Williams blazed over from McCann's pass. Ched Evans drove a 20-yard free-kick into the bottom corner to level. But Paul Hayes poked the home side back in front from Gary Hooper's pull-back and McCann rifled in a third after Josh Wright's effort came back off the post. Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins: "This is a fantastic victory for us. Whoever Scunthorpe beat in the Championship is a fantastic victory - we have to remember where we've come from. "Great credit to the players, it was a great victory. I think we fully deserved to win the game. The work-rate was phenomenal, we tried to pass and we showed character yet again. "We have been very resolute. I am very proud of the players." Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell: "It would be too easy for me to hide behind the fact we have had a load of injuries. "Today we got what we deserved, which was nothing. We were poor from start to finish. "We have had 10 injuries and I have got a squad of 22. We couldn't fill the bench. But [to use it as an excuse] would disrespect Scunthorpe, who were at it and deserved the win."

Source: BBC_Sport