The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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Sheffield United 2-0 Crewe Alexandra

Forward Ryan Flynn scored twice to put Sheffield United into the second round of the FA Cup after an ultimately comfortable replay win over Crewe.

Crewe's Callum Saunders should have scored only for Mark Howard to produce a fine save, and Flynn punished them soon after with a scrambled finish.

Brad Inman hit the post for the Alex before the break in a match in which they struggled to impose themselves.

Flynn sealed the victory with a quality strike after a Louis Reed through-ball.

Crewe can have few complaints having already had to rely on goalkeeper Ben Garratt to keep the deficit at just one goal, with the goalkeeper palming away Chris Basham's long-range effort and then tipping Stefan Scougall's header wide.

The Blades, who reached the semi-final before losing to Hull City at Wembley last season, will go on to face League Two side Plymouth Argyle in the next round.

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 2Alcock
  • 6Basham
  • 19McEveley
  • 3Harris
  • 20Campbell-RyceSubstituted forBaxterat 69'minutes
  • 22Reed
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Flynn
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forWhitemanat 88'minutes
  • 9MurphySubstituted forDe Girolamoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Baxter
  • 17McGahey
  • 23De Girolamo
  • 24Turner
  • 27Kennedy
  • 30Whiteman
  • 31Khan

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 7TurtonBooked at 87mins
  • 6Dugdale
  • 4Davis
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 83minsSubstituted forLeighat 83'minutes
  • 28Ness
  • 42Grant
  • 8AtkinsonSubstituted forJonesat 71'minutes
  • 10Inman
  • 14Saunders
  • 11CooperSubstituted forWatersat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 5Ray
  • 17Waters
  • 19Baillie
  • 20Jones
  • 24Leigh
  • 30Tate
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
5,987

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away6
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt missed. Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Stefan Scougall.

Booking

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Greg Leigh replaces Jon Guthrie.

Booking

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Diego De Girolamo replaces Jamie Murphy.

Attempt saved. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Basham.

Attempt saved. Callum Saunders (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Chris Atkinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

Foul by Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Waters replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Robert Harris (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Chris Atkinson (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Chris Atkinson.

Attempt blocked. Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

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

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Sheffield United).

Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Stefan Scougall (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

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

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