Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 2.
Sheffield United edged closer to the play-offs after a Conor Coady double gave them a comfortable win at Crawley.
Coady opened his account in the first half when Jamie Murphy's cross reached him and he fired home.
The hosts had their chances but both Mark Connolly and Andy Drury failed to find the back of the net.
The Blades made sure of the win when Murphy again found Coady from his delivery and the on-loan Liverpool midfielder slotted in at the back post.
Nigel Clough's side are seven points off sixth-placed Peterborough with games in hand on the teams around them.
Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:
"There were a lot of positives from the game, which I will keep, in terms of we kept the ball. I was disappointed in the final third of the pitch, everything before that was excellent and I can't fault anyone or there effort, we just lacked that spark.
"Their goalkeeper has made some brilliant saves so we kept him busy but we should've have been more clinical.
"There is not too much for me to complain about because there was an incredible effort and the result flattered Sheffield.
"We have an incredible next five matches, with four of them away from home and I suppose we are suffering from the bad weather we had in January and we seem to do things the hard way."
- 5McFadzeanBooked at 79mins
- 8TorresSubstituted forProctorat 66'minutes
- 18TubbsSubstituted forFallonat 80'minutes
- 28FreemanBooked at 52mins
- 5MaguireBooked at 90mins
- 9PorterSubstituted forPaynterat 81'minutes
- 23MurphySubstituted forKhanat 90+5'minutes
- 22DaviesSubstituted forDimaioat 90+4'minutes
- Graham Horwood
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 2.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Otis Khan replaces Jamie Murphy.
Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).
(Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Connor Dimaio replaces Ben Davies.
Attempt saved. Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Billy Paynter (Sheffield United).
Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Mark Connolly.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Billy Paynter replaces Chris Porter.
Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Rory Fallon replaces Matt Tubbs.
Foul by Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town).
Jamie Murphy (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Kyle McFadzean (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.
Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John Brayford (Sheffield United).