Crawley Town 0-2 Sheffield United

Conor Coady

Sheffield United edged closer to the play-offs after a Conor Coady double gave them a comfortable win at Crawley.

Coady opened his account in the first half when Jamie Murphy's cross reached him and he fired home.

The hosts had their chances but both Mark Connolly and Andy Drury failed to find the back of the net.

The Blades made sure of the win when Murphy again found Coady from his delivery and the on-loan Liverpool midfielder slotted in at the back post.

Nigel Clough's side are seven points off sixth-placed Peterborough with games in hand on the teams around them.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

John Gregory

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"There were a lot of positives from the game, which I will keep, in terms of we kept the ball. I was disappointed in the final third of the pitch, everything before that was excellent and I can't fault anyone or there effort, we just lacked that spark.

"Their goalkeeper has made some brilliant saves so we kept him busy but we should've have been more clinical.

"There is not too much for me to complain about because there was an incredible effort and the result flattered Sheffield.

"We have an incredible next five matches, with four of them away from home and I suppose we are suffering from the bad weather we had in January and we seem to do things the hard way."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves3825854683
2Brentford3724762779
3Leyton Orient39221073676
4Rotherham38201262772
5Preston39191551772
6Peterborough3818416758
7MK Dons3916716355
8Swindon3915915454
9Walsall39131412353
10Sheff Utd3714914-151
11Port Vale3815518-1350
12Gillingham3914619-1248
13Bristol City39101613046
14Crawley35111311-546
15Bradford38101513145
16Colchester38101315-743
17Oldham39111018-1243
18Coventry37141013-142
19Crewe39101019-2740
20Tranmere3810919-2239
21Carlisle3810919-2239
22Shrewsbury3981417-1338
23Notts County3911424-1737
24Stevenage3710720-1937
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