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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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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19