The FA Cup - 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sheffield United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Benjamin Whiteman replaces Stefan Scougall.

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Greg Leigh replaces Jon Guthrie.

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. 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.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. James Jones replaces Chris Atkinson.