Sheffield United 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Harry Maguire

Sheffield United centre-back Harry Maguire scored twice against Crewe to help Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough secure victory in his first game.

Maguire headed the Blades into the lead from Stephen McGinn's free-kick and netted his second from the same player's delivery from a corner.

The Blades sealed the win when Ryan Flynn cut inside to thump home.

Substitute Chuks Aneke hit the bar for the visitors before Max Clayton pulled one back late on.

Sheffield United's third win of the season saw them move out of the League One relegation zone, at the expense of their opponents.

The Railwaymen, who fell to a 3-0 home defeat by Stevenage on Tuesday, have now lost five of their last seven in all competitions.

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Delighted with the three points and the response from the players.

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Nigel Cough: Sheffield United boss on United win

"Chris Morgan takes a lot of credit for what he's done this week. Seven points from nine from the position we're in is a great return.

"We had great energy for the first hour, then we ran out of steam a little bit late on.

"But we got the three goals ahead and Crewe are the sort of side that are just going to keep passing and playing."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1411212235
2Wolves1310211732
3Peterborough1410221532
4Preston14752726
5Brentford14734224
6Bradford146441022
7Walsall14644322
8Swindon14626620
9Port Vale14626020
10Rotherham14554-120
11MK Dons14545319
12Crawley13544-119
13Coventry14833917
14Colchester14374-516
15Carlisle13436-1115
16Oldham13427-314
17Stevenage14428-614
18Shrewsbury14275-313
19Gillingham14338-712
20Sheff Utd14338-812
21Tranmere14338-1412
22Crewe14338-1912
23Bristol City13166-69
24Notts County132110-107
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