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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 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33