Ched Evans scored in each half for Sheffield United, who stay second in League One with their win at Brentford.
The Wales international striker latched onto a long ball and fired home from 12 yards to put the Blades in front.
And Evans pounced on goalkeeper Simon Moore's poor clearance to double the lead six minutes into the second half.
Brentford rarely threatened Steve Simonsen's goal, with Myles Weston coming closest to scoring with a curling effort from 18 yards.
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Brentford manager Uwe Rosler tells BBC London 94.9:
"We started very well, we passed the ball and we put them on the back foot and made them look very ordinary.
"Then the first goal came out of nothing, it put us on the back foot. It killed us a bit, but I was still happy with the first half and the way we responded.
"The chances they had came in the second half. We opened up more but we were not threatening.
"In the final third, we missed a powerful striker to get on the end of the ball."
Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson tells BBC Radio Sheffield:
"We've had to put our bodies on the line to defend at times in the first half and then late on in the game, but I thought we deserved it.
"I don't think Steve Simonsen has really had a save to make and that's down to some great defending in front of him. I felt we were destined for a clean sheet.
"I'm happy with 2-0, but it could have been more. We missed some very good chances and (they made) some very good saves."
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Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.90:00 +3:10
Foul by Lee Williamson on Saido Berahino, free kick awarded. Saido Berahino takes the indirect free kick.90:00 +0:24
Simon Moore takes the indirect free kick.90:00 +0:24 Booking
Booking Richard Cresswell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.90:00 +0:14
Leon Legge fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick.89:09
Ched Evans takes a shot. Simon Moore makes a save.88:09
Outswinging corner taken by Niall McGinn, Karleigh Osborne produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.86:58
Richard Cresswell fouled by Jonathan Douglas, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Hill.86:18
Centre by Lee Williamson, Simon Moore makes a save.84:55
Corner from the right by-line taken by Niall McGinn, save by Steve Simonsen.84:42
Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Clearance made by Matthew Hill.82:30
Saido Berahino handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.81:16
Matthew Lowton fouled by Saido Berahino, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.79:15
The ball is sent over by Shaleum Logan, Michael Doyle makes a clearance.78:06
Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Niall McGinn. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jake Bidwell from left wing.76:24
Free kick taken by Harry Maguire.76:24 Substitution
Substitution Richard Cresswell is brought on as a substitute for Chris Porter.76:24
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Jonathan Douglas.75:28
Jake Bidwell restarts play with the free kick.75:28 Substitution
Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Karleigh Osborne coming on for Harlee Dean.
Nick Montgomery gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson.71:28
Centre by Clayton Donaldson, Harry Maguire manages to make a clearance.69:15
Saido Berahino takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.67:48
Effort from outside the penalty box by Jonathan Douglas goes wide right of the goal.67:05
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Niall McGinn, Matthew Hill makes a clearance.66:20
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the right by-line, Matthew Hill manages to make a clearance.65:26
The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jake Bidwell from left channel, Harry Maguire makes a clearance.65:26 Substitution
Substitution Nick Montgomery on for Will Hoskins.65:26
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jake Bidwell by Ched Evans.62:53
Matthew Lowton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.60:58
Shot comes in from Jonathan Douglas from the free kick.60:58 Booking
Booking Harry Maguire is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.60:23
Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Clayton Donaldson.59:53
Marcus Williams sends in a cross.58:41
Shot by Saido Berahino from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.56:37
Effort from outside the penalty box by Myles Weston goes wide right of the goal.55:37
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Quinn, Ched Evans has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.55:15
Shot from 12 yards from Chris Porter. Save by Simon Moore.54:26
Corner from the right by-line taken by Myles Weston, save by Steve Simonsen.53:49
Michael Doyle gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jake Bidwell from right channel, clearance by Harry Maguire.52:54
Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.52:54 Substitution
Substitution Myles Weston replaces Adam Forshaw.52:54
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Williams by Saido Berahino.51:39
A cross is delivered by Saido Berahino, Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.50:01 Goal scored
Goal! - Ched Evans - Brentford 0 - 2 Sheff Utd Ched Evans finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 0-2 Sheff Utd.49:23
Shot by Ched Evans from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.48:41
Jonathan Douglas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter. Lee Williamson restarts play with the free kick.46:15
The ball is swung over by Jake Bidwell, clearance made by Matthew Hill.45:01
The match restarts for the second half.45:00 +3:03 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +1:53
The ball is delivered by Jake Bidwell, save by Steve Simonsen.45:00 +0:37
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans by Shaleum Logan. Free kick taken by Lee Williamson.45:00 +0:22
Adam Forshaw takes a shot. Save made by Steve Simonsen.44:45
Jonathan Douglas fouled by Lee Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Douglas takes the indirect free kick.44:27
Corner taken left-footed by Niall McGinn from the left by-line, clearance by Chris Porter.44:12
Toumani Diagouraga takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.43:36
A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, clearance made by Harry Maguire.42:58
Jake Bidwell sends in a cross, save by Steve Simonsen.40:04
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lee Williamson, Harry Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Douglas. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.39:47
Corner taken by Lee Williamson from the right by-line, Jake Bidwell makes a clearance.38:10
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Niall McGinn by Michael Doyle. The ball is crossed by Jake Bidwell, Leon Legge takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.37:35
Ched Evans has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.36:43
Stephen Quinn is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Moore.36:08
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Douglas on Ched Evans. Michael Doyle takes the free kick.34:52 Substitution
Substitution Niall McGinn on for Sam Saunders.32:01
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hill by Clayton Donaldson. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.31:14
Will Hoskins takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Legge.29:49
A cross is delivered by Jake Bidwell, clearance by Matthew Hill.26:09
The ball is sent over by Jake Bidwell, Toumani Diagouraga has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.25:13
Jake Bidwell produces a cross.24:51
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Porter on Jake Bidwell. Free kick taken by Harlee Dean.23:20
Matthew Hill challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jake Bidwell, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.21:27
Lee Williamson restarts play with the free kick.21:27 Booking
Booking Toumani Diagouraga is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.20:57
Marcus Williams fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick.19:43
Lee Williamson takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Clayton Donaldson makes a clearance.14:32
Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Harry Maguire gets a block in.13:07
Harlee Dean takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.12:36
Inswinging corner taken by Shaleum Logan, Matthew Lowton makes a clearance.11:46
Foul by Michael Doyle on Sam Saunders, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Jake Bidwell, clearance by Chris Porter.11:04
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Porter on Harlee Dean. Simon Moore takes the free kick.9:16
Matthew Hill produces a cross, save by Simon Moore.7:48
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Hill by Sam Saunders. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.7:10
Jonathan Douglas takes a shot. Michael Doyle gets a block in.5:46
Assist by Chris Porter.5:46 Goal scored
Goal! - Ched Evans - Brentford 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Ched Evans grabs a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Sheff Utd.4:59
Adam Forshaw has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.4:38
A cross is delivered by Shaleum Logan, Marcus Williams manages to make a clearance.3:37
Adam Forshaw sends in a cross, clearance made by Marcus Williams.2:12
A cross is delivered by Adam Forshaw, clearance made by Harry Maguire.0:40
Sam Saunders takes the outswinging corner, Lee Williamson manages to make a clearance.0:00
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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