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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 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30