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Bramall Lane (ATT 16,443) 16th August 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Haines

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Walsall Walsall

Sheff Utd 3

M Lowton (59)
L Williamson (68)
R Cresswell (pen 74)

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Walsall 2

K Hurst (46)
W Grigg (51)

Blades put Saddlers to sword

Last Updated: 16/08/11 10:30pm

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Cresswell (l): Spot on for Blades

Cresswell (l): Spot on for Blades

Sheffield United stunned Walsall with a superb comeback to win 3-2 at home and maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

The visitors appeared destined to claim all three points in Tuesday's League One clash at Bramall Lane when Kevan Hurst and Will Grigg netted quickfire efforts early in the second-half.

But goals from Matthew Lowton, substitute Lee Williamson and a Richard Cresswell penalty ensured United preserved their 100 per cent start to the new season.

After a goalless first half, Hurst broke the deadlock when his shot deceived Steve Simonsen almost immediately after the restart before Grigg doubled Walsall's advantage when United failed to clear a corner.

Lowton pulled one back following some fine work by substitute Lee Williamson and Dean Smith's men simply crumbled.

Williamson levelled after combining well with Lecsinel Jean-Francois before Cresswell, who moments earlier had seen a header cleared off the line, sealed the points after Darryl Westlake had felled the former Rotherham midfielder in the box.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24