• FT

    Bradford

    1

    Wolves

    2

  • FT

    Brentford

    1

    Shrewsbury

    0

  • FT

    Carlisle

    2

    Bristol City

    4

  • FT

    Colchester

    1

    Peterborough

    0

  • FT

    L Orient

    1

    Rotherham

    0

  • FT

    Notts County

    0

    Preston

    1

  • FT

    Oldham

    2

    Swindon

    1

  • FT

    Port Vale

    2

    Gillingham

    1

  • FT

    Sheff Utd

    3

    Crewe

    1

  • FT

    Stevenage

    2

    Crawley Town

    0

  • FT

    Tranmere

    3

    MK Dons

    2

  • FT

    Walsall

    0

    Coventry

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE ONE

Bramall Lane, England

Referee: B Malone | Attendance: 18784

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Sheffield United

  • Harry Maguire 18'
  • Harry Maguire 29'
  • Ryan Flynn 55'

3 - 1

FT

Crewe Alexandra

  • Max Clayton 77'

Clough's Blades make winning start

Harry Maguire's first-half brace helped give new Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough a dream start as the Blades beat fellow strugglers Crewe 3-1 at Bramall Lane.

The 20-year-old defender twice headed home unmarked in the opening half an hour before Ryan Flynn sealed the three points early in the second half.

Alex substitute Max Clayton grabbed a late consolation goal as his side slipped into the Sky Bet League One relegation zone, below Clough's team on goal difference.

Crewe captain Abdul Osman forced a save out of George Long with a powerful header early on before Maguire edged the Blades in front in the 18th minute when Stephen McGinn's free-kick from the left was allowed to bounce in the Alex area.

Striker Lyle Taylor was then denied by visiting goalkeeper Steve Phillips before Maguire nodded in his second from a McGinn corner after 29 minutes.

Crewe winger Byron Moore wasted a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit seven minutes after the break when he volleyed over while unmarked, moments before Flynn cut inside full-back Kelvin Mellor at the other end to score with a right-foot shot from the edge of the box.

Clayton raced clear in the 78th minute to slot in a reply for Crewe but United finished worthy winners.

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Scoring Summary

  • Sheffield United
  • Crewe Alexandra
(77') Max Clayton

Match Stats

  • Sheffield United
  • Crewe Alexandra
11(8) Shots (on goal) 9(3)
18 Fouls 12
0 Corner kicks 0
1 Offsides 1
47% Time of Possession 53%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Sheffield United
  • Crewe Alexandra
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