EFL Cup - First Round
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Sheffield United 1-2 Crewe Alexandra (AET)

Ryan Lowe's brace saw Crewe Alexandra come from behind to beat Sheffield United in extra time and progress to the EFL Cup second round.

Leon Clarke put the hosts ahead early on when he met John Fleck's floated ball on the volley.

But Lowe powered an effort past United goalkeeper George Long late on to force extra time.

And the veteran striker doubled his tally to win the game for the Alex when he converted Ben Nugent's knock-down.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Long
  • 2Brayford
  • 20Wilson
  • 5O'ConnellBooked at 65mins
  • 3Hussey
  • 21Duffy
  • 4Fleck
  • 6Basham
  • 11DoneSubstituted forScougallat 76'minutes
  • 27ClarkeSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 83'minutes
  • 10SharpSubstituted forMcNultyat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McNulty
  • 8Scougall
  • 12Ramsdale
  • 13Wright
  • 14Calvert-Lewin
  • 15Coutts
  • 18Freeman

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 11Cooper
  • 18BinghamSubstituted forNgat 45'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 20KirkSubstituted forKiwomyaat 59'minutes
  • 9Dagnall
  • 10SaundersSubstituted forLoweat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 4Davis
  • 7Lowe
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
8,305

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Alex Kiwomya.

Foul by John Fleck (Sheffield United).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

James Wilson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United).

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Sheffield United).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

John Fleck (Sheffield United) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Second Half Extra Time begins Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

First Half Extra Time ends, Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 2. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Cooper.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Alex Kiwomya.

Attempt saved. John Brayford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Wilson.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Basham.

First Half Extra Time begins Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Foul by Chris Basham (Sheffield United).

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by George Long.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Sheffield United).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

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