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Sheffield United 1-0 Crawley Town

Jose Baxter's impressive second-half goal against Crawley secured Sheffield United their first home victory of the season.

Crawley hit the ground running in the first half with Bobson Bawling and Gwion Edwards both being denied.

Baxter gave Blades the lead after the break when his long-range shot beat Crawley keeper Brian Jensen.

Michael Higdon almost doubled their advantage but his effort was cleared by the visitors' Conor Henderson.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"One goal, one superb strike, Baxter is prone to that kind of finish and it was an excellent goal that's ended up winning the match.

"But I've just said to our people that was probably the best performance I've had since I joined the club.

"I thought that every player on our team played particularly well and we had opportunities to score and we definitely should have come in at half-time ahead."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 17McGahey
  • 15Collins
  • 19McEveleySubstituted forHarrisat 86'minutes
  • 16Davies
  • 6BashamBooked at 40mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 9Murphy
  • 11BaxterSubstituted forFlynnat 69'minutes
  • 21HigdonSubstituted forReedat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 7Flynn
  • 12McNulty
  • 14McGinn
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 22Reed
  • 24Turner

Crawley

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Jensen
  • 2OyebanjoSubstituted forBanyaat 84'minutes
  • 5Leacock
  • 12Walsh
  • 3Dickson
  • 7Edwards
  • 20Bawling
  • 4HendersonBooked at 32mins
  • 8Smith
  • 14YoungSubstituted forTomlinat 75'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
18,178

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 1, Crawley Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sheffield United 1, Crawley Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Craig Alcock.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Charles Banya.

  6. Post update

    Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Dean Leacock (Crawley Town).

  11. Post update

    Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

  13. Post update

    Ben Davies (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Robert Harris replaces Jay McEveley because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Charles Banya replaces Lanre Oyebanjo.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Neill Collins.