League One
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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.

Nigel Clough

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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."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 14McGinn
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forCoadyat 82'minutes
  • 18KingSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
  • 22LappinSubstituted forCuvelierat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Westlake
  • 11Baxter
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 17Coady
  • 23Murphy

Crewe

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forAnekeat 57'minutes
  • 12Ray
  • 6Dugdale
  • 11Moore
  • 8Osman
  • 19Oliver
  • 14InmanBooked at 72minsSubstituted forClaytonat 74'minutes
  • 42Grant

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Clayton
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 22Garratt
  • 24Molyneux
  • 26Aneke
Referee:
Brendan Malone

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.
Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).
Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra).
Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Simon Lappin.
Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).
Foul by Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra).
Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Coady replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).
Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1. Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chukwuemeka Aneke.
Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).
Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.
Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).
Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).
Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Max Clayton replaces Bradden Inman.
Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.
Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).
Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).
Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Marlon King.
Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).
Attempt saved. Marlon King (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).
Attempt missed. Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Chukwuemeka Aneke replaces Oliver Turton because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 0. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Lappin.
Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).
Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Abdul Osman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).
Attempt blocked. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Harry Maguire (Sheffield United).
Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).
Lyle Taylor (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.
George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marlon King (Sheffield United).
goal

As It Stood

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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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