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  • English League 1
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,604
CrawleyCrawleyvSheff UtdSheff Utd
02
  • McMahon, 29
  • McMahon, 72

live commentary

Match ends, Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 2.

90+3 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Marcus Williams replaces Nick Blackman.

90+1 mins:Foul by Neill Collins (Sheffield United).

90+1 mins:John Akinde (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

87 mins:Foul by Joe Ironside (Sheffield United).

87 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Foul by John Cofie (Sheffield United).

86 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Attempt blocked. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Nicholas Ajose replaces David Hunt.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony McMahon.

83 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

82 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

82 mins:Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Hand ball by Michael Doyle (Sheffield United).

81 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. John Cofie replaces Shaun Miller.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

80 mins:Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78 mins:Foul by Joe Ironside (Sheffield United).

78 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. John Akinde replaces Gary Alexander.

72 mins:Goal! Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 2. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Ironside.

71 mins:Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

71 mins:Joe Ironside (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

70 mins:Joe Ironside (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Substitution, Sheffield United. Joe Ironside replaces Dave Kitson.

68 mins:Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

68 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Billy Clarke replaces Dannie Bulman.

64 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

64 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Foul by Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United).

62 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60 mins:Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

60 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

58 mins:Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) right footed shot is saved.

57 mins:Offside, Sheffield United. Shaun Miller tries a through ball, but Shaun Miller is caught offside.

55 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

55 mins:Foul by Nick Blackman (Sheffield United).

55 mins:Dannie Bulman (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

54 mins:Attempt saved. Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

52 mins:Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52 mins:Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

52 mins:Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

51 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 1.

44 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

42 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander tries a through ball, but Gary Alexander is caught offside.

39 mins:Attempt missed. Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36 mins:Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

36 mins:Neill Collins (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

35 mins:Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

32 mins:Foul by Kevin McDonald (Sheffield United).

32 mins:Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

31 mins:Nick Blackman (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

29 mins:Goal! Crawley Town 0, Sheffield United 1. Anthony McMahon (Sheffield United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

28 mins:Foul by Joe Walsh (Crawley Town).

28 mins:Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

22 mins:Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

22 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

20 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

17 mins:Foul by Matthew Hill (Sheffield United).

17 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13 mins:Foul by Nicky Adams (Crawley Town).

13 mins:Matthew Hill (Sheffield United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

12 mins:Corner, Sheffield United.

12 mins:Attempt blocked. Dave Kitson (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Broadfield Stadium
  • Attendance: 4,604
CrawleyCrawleyvSheff UtdSheff Utd
02
  • McMahon, 29
  • McMahon, 72

match report

Tony McMahon netted twice to lead Sheffield United back to the top of League One with a 2-0 victory at Crawley.

Tony McMahon blasted home free-kicks in either half to lead Sheffield United back to the top of npower League One with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Crawley.

Blades broke the deadlock in the 29h minute when Joe Walsh was penalised for a foul on Shaun Miller and defender McMahon drilled home a 30-yard free-kick to notch his first goal for the Blades.

The visitors doubled their advantage in identical fashion after 71 minutes when McMahon curled in a free-kick from 30 yards after Walsh had brought down Blades substitute Joe Ironside.

THe Blades, who have only conceded eight goals away from home in the league this season, were solid throughout at the back and midfielder Kevin McDonald came close to adding a third late on when his shot was saved by Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones.

On a heavy pitch striker Dave Kitson had gone close for United early on with a deflected shot over the crossbar following McDonald's pass.

Crawley rarely threatened although United goalkeeper George Long went down smartly at the feet of defender Mat Sadler after he had cut into the area.

A chip by Crawley midfielder Nicky Adams was held by Long shortly after the break and at the other end Jones parried a goalbound drive from Blades striker Nick Blackman.

team line-up

1Paul Jones
4Mark Connolly
3Matthew Sadler
12Joe Walsh
13David Hunt84
15Dannie Bulman67
16Nicky Adams
6Hope Akpan
21Michael Jones
11Josh Simpson
9Gary Alexander74

substitutes

8Sergio Torres
7Billy Clarke67
25Michel Kuipers
10Conor Clifford
28Claude Davis
17John Akinde74
14Nicholas Ajose84

referee

Gavin Ward

team line-up

25George Long
29Anthony McMahon
6Matthew Hill
15Neill Collins
5Harry Maguire
8Michael Doyle
11Kevin McDonald
7Ryan Flynn
10Nick Blackman93
12Shaun Miller81
14Dave Kitson69

substitutes

26Callum McFadzean
16David McAllister
2Darryl Westlake
35Danny Coyne
30Marcus Williams93
24Joe Ironside69
19John Cofie81

referee

Gavin Ward

match stats

possession %5940
shots on target14
shots off target42
corners22
tackles won00
offsides11