Sheffield United 2-0 Brentford

Sheffield Utd   2 - 0   Brentford

Sheffield United 2-0 Brentford

Jordan Slew and Richard Cresswell scored second-half goals as Sheffield United made it two League One wins from two with victory over Brentford.

In Danny Wilson's first home game in charge, his side almost trailed but Gary Alexander headed Myles Weston's curling cross narrowly over the bar.

The Blades led when Cresswell teed up 18-year-old Slew, who scored with a close-range deflected shot.

Cresswell tapped home Matthew Lowton's low cross to seal the win.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Everybody in the country wants to win the first home game, it gives everyone a feel-good factor and that's important.

"Today was perfect really, clean sheet, two goals and everyone has gone home happy.

"We're not reaching the heights yet that we want to do, but if we can get results in the transitional periods then that's a big bonus."

Brentford boss Uwe Rosler told BBC London 94.9:

"I was not happy with our movement. I think we lost too many balls up front and were not competing in the right areas.

"We were still in the game in the first half. We could have had something more from the game but the first goal killed us off.

"We started slower than I expected and we didn't pass the ball. It was the first time a lot of my players played in a stadium this big and I think we froze a little bit."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Sheffield Utd

  • 01 Simonsen
  • 02 Lowton
  • 03 Lescinel
  • 15 Collins
  • 19 Maguire
  • 04 Montgomery
  • 07 Mendez-Laing (Bogdanovic - 67' )
  • 27 McDonald
  • 28 Quinn
  • 12 Slew (Williamson - 67' )
  • 17 Cresswell Booked

Substitutes

  • 25 Long
  • 08 Doyle
  • 14 Williamson
  • 24 Tonne
  • 10 Bogdanovic

Brentford

  • 01 Lee
  • 03 Woodman
  • 14 Logan Booked
  • 22 Osborne Booked
  • 32 Legge
  • 08 Douglas
  • 11 Weston
  • 18 McGinn (Saunders - 46' )
  • 40 Reeves
  • 09 Donaldson (MacDonald - 46' )
  • 29 Alexander (O'Connor - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Moore
  • 05 Eger
  • 02 O'Connor
  • 07 Saunders
  • 10 MacDonald
Ref: Webb
Att: 17,769

Match Stats

Shots

8 8

On target

2 1

Corners

6 2

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:29 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:09

Myles Weston takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

90:00 +1:44

Jonathan Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lowton. Harry Maguire takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:08

Stephen Quinn delivers the ball, save by Richard Lee.

87:33

The ball is crossed by Jake Reeves.

86:56

Jake Reeves takes a outswinging corner.

77:27 Substitution

Substitution Kevin O'Connor is brought on as a substitute for Gary Alexander.

76:44 Booking

Booking Karleigh Osborne goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

76:33 Booking

Booking Richard Cresswell receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

75:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Karleigh Osborne. Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.

74:30

The ball is delivered by Kevin McDonald, Shaleum Logan makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn.

73:04

Kevin McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Douglas.

72:25

Unfair challenge on Lecsinel Jean-Francois by Charlie MacDonald results in a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

69:47

Matthew Lowton provided the assist for the goal.

69:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Richard Cresswell - Sheff Utd 2 - 0 Brentford Richard Cresswell fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Brentford.

66:04 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Slew goes off and Lee Williamson comes on.

66:04 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

63:21

Sam Saunders decides to take the corner short. Jonathan Douglas takes a shot.

63:08

The ball is crossed by Myles Weston, blocked by Matthew Lowton.

58:55

Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Karleigh Osborne. Direct free kick taken by Richard Lee.

58:18

Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

58:18 Booking

Booking The referee books Shaleum Logan for unsporting behaviour.

57:52

Foul by Shaleum Logan on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded.

57:26

A cross is delivered by Charlie MacDonald, clearance by Nick Montgomery.

54:34

Lecsinel Jean-Francois takes a shot. Karleigh Osborne gets a block in.

52:12

Sam Saunders takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.

51:46

Matthew Lowton takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

50:45

The referee penalises Matthew Lowton for handball. Richard Lee takes the free kick.

48:48

Assist by Richard Cresswell.

48:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Jordan Slew - Sheff Utd 1 - 0 Brentford Jordan Slew finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Brentford.

48:05

Myles Weston challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McDonald.

47:05

Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.

45:38

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing fouled by Craig Woodman, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Jonathan Douglas makes a clearance.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Charlie MacDonald on for Clayton Donaldson.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Sam Saunders comes on in place of Niall McGinn.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

45:00 +1:04

The referee blows for offside. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:25

The referee blows for offside against Jordan Slew. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.

43:11

Kevin McDonald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

38:33

Myles Weston takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

37:36

Jordan Slew takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee. Richard Cresswell takes a shot. Save by Richard Lee.

37:01

Clayton Donaldson challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kevin McDonald takes the free kick.

35:47

Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Karleigh Osborne results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn takes the free kick.

35:08

Niall McGinn produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

31:10

Niall McGinn has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

29:02

Stephen Quinn takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Clayton Donaldson.

23:54

The offside flag is raised against Clayton Donaldson. Direct free kick taken by Kevin McDonald. Neill Collins challenges Myles Weston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Douglas restarts play with the free kick.

22:01

Jake Reeves concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Montgomery. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing takes the free kick.

20:31

Header from just outside the box by Gary Alexander goes over the crossbar.

19:15

Neill Collins challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Woodman crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right by-line, clearance made by Steve Simonsen.

16:21

Foul by Nick Montgomery on Gary Alexander, free kick awarded. Jonathan Douglas takes the direct free kick.

14:23

The assistant referee signals for offside against Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Richard Lee.

12:15

Jake Reeves challenges Nick Montgomery unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

9:03

Richard Cresswell challenges Jonathan Douglas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leon Legge restarts play with the free kick.

6:18

A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Gary Alexander makes a clearance.

5:32

Stephen Quinn takes the outswinging corner, Clayton Donaldson manages to make a clearance.

4:33

Effort from inside the area by Jordan Slew misses to the left of the target.

2:37

Leon Legge takes a shot. Harry Maguire gets a block in.

2:26

Myles Weston sends in a cross.

1:11

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the left by-line.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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