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Crewe Alexandra 3-0 Sheffield United

Crewe Alexandra's on-loan Arsenal midfield man Chuks Aneke

Chuks Aneke blasted a first-half double at Gresty Road as Crewe eased to their best win of the season in a League One relegation scrap with Sheffield United.

The on-loan Arsenal midfielder cut inside to curl home a left-footed shot into the far corner for the opener.

Then, after AJ Leitch-Smith's free-kick was headed into his path, Aneke struck a sweet volley right on half-time.

After Brad Inman's effort was saved by visiting keeper George Long, sub Byron Moore added a late close-range third.

Crewe's 3-0 victory was their best league win since April 2012 - a month before winning promotion to League One.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We're just at a little bit of a loss. We don't know where that came from today - the first 45 minutes especially.

"I'm incredibly disappointed with the result.

"In the second half we had a go, but if you waste 45 minutes of the game you don't really deserve anything from it."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 16Guthrie
  • 2Tootle
  • 42Grant
  • 5Ellis
  • 4Davis
  • 14Inman
  • 22Evans
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forIkpeazuat 87'minutes
  • 26AnekeBooked at 86mins
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forMooreat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Osman
  • 11Moore
  • 29Waters
  • 30Ikpeazu

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 4Brayford
  • 6Hill
  • 17Coady
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7FlynnSubstituted forMcGinnat 62'minutes
  • 21Scougall
  • 18PaynterSubstituted forPorterat 68'minutes
  • 11Baxter
  • 23MurphySubstituted forHarrisat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 3Harris
  • 9Porter
  • 12Miller
  • 14McGinn
  • 27Whitehouse
  • 32Kennedy
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
5,437

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 3, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 3, Sheffield United 0. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

  7. Post update

    Robert Harris (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Anthony Grant.

  9. Post update

    Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Harry Maguire.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Mathias Pogba.

  14. Booking

    Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Post update

    Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Harry Davis.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mark Ellis.