League One
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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."

Line-ups

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 29McMahon
  • 6Hill
  • 14McGinn
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 8Doyle
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forCoadyat 82'minutes
  • 18KingSubstituted forMillerat 69'minutes
  • 22LappinSubstituted forCuvelierat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Westlake
  • 11Baxter
  • 12Miller
  • 16Cuvelier
  • 17Coady
  • 23Murphy

Crewe

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 2Tootle
  • 20TurtonSubstituted forAnekeat 57'minutes
  • 12Ray
  • 6Dugdale
  • 11Moore
  • 8Osman
  • 19Oliver
  • 14InmanBooked at 72minsSubstituted forClaytonat 74'minutes
  • 42Grant

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 7Clayton
  • 16Guthrie
  • 18Nolan
  • 22Garratt
  • 24Molyneux
  • 26Aneke
Referee:
Brendan Malone

Match Stats

Home TeamSheff UtdAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra).

Conor Coady (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Florent Cuvelier replaces Simon Lappin.

Attempt blocked. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Conor Coady (Sheffield United).

Foul by Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra).

Michael Doyle (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Conor Coady replaces Lyle Taylor because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

Goal!

Goal! Sheffield United 3, Crewe Alexandra 1. Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chukwuemeka Aneke.

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

Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Lyle Taylor.

Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United).

Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Max Clayton replaces Bradden Inman.

Attempt saved. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Neill Collins (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Stephen McGinn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller replaces Marlon King.

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Simon Lappin (Sheffield United).

goal

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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