Sheffield United 3-1 Crewe Alexandra

Harry Maguire

Sheffield United centre-back Harry Maguire scored twice against Crewe to help Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough secure victory in his first game.

Maguire headed the Blades into the lead from Stephen McGinn's free-kick and netted his second from the same player's delivery from a corner.

The Blades sealed the win when Ryan Flynn cut inside to thump home.

Substitute Chuks Aneke hit the bar for the visitors before Max Clayton pulled one back late on.

Sheffield United's third win of the season saw them move out of the League One relegation zone, at the expense of their opponents.

The Railwaymen, who fell to a 3-0 home defeat by Stevenage on Tuesday, have now lost five of their last seven in all competitions.

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough tells BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Delighted with the three points and the response from the players.

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Nigel Cough: Sheffield United boss on United win

"Chris Morgan takes a lot of credit for what he's done this week. Seven points from nine from the position we're in is a great return.

"We had great energy for the first hour, then we ran out of steam a little bit late on.

"But we got the three goals ahead and Crewe are the sort of side that are just going to keep passing and playing."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient14112133112235
2Wolves1310212581732
3Peterborough1410222491532
4Preston147522215726
5Brentford147341917224
6Bradford1464424141022
7Walsall146441714322
8Swindon146262418620
9Port Vale146261919020
10Rotherham145541920-120
11MK Dons145452320319
12Crawley135441819-119
13Coventry148333122917
14Colchester143741318-516
15Carlisle134361324-1115
16Oldham134271619-314
17Stevenage144281521-614
18Shrewsbury142751316-313
19Gillingham143381724-712
20Sheff Utd143381321-812
21Tranmere143381428-1412
22Crewe143381231-1912
23Bristol City131662026-69
24Notts County1321101424-107
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