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Adams Park (ATT 5,506) 24th September 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: J Linington

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Wycombe 1

S Beavon (31)

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Wanderers stun lofty Blades

Last Updated: 24/09/11 7:29pm

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Beavon: Celebrates his strike for Wycombe

Beavon: Celebrates his strike for Wycombe

Stuart Beavon's effort handed Wycombe their first home league win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United.

The 27-year-old struck the winner in the 31st minute, his first league goal of the season, as the Chairboys ended an unwanted five-match losing sequence in League One to lift themselves out of the drop zone.

Beavon could have netted earlier but was denied by Steve Simonsen while Blades midfielder Lee Williamson also wasted a glorious chance before the opener, with Ched Evans striking the crossbar after the break.

In his 100th game as Wycombe boss, Gary Waddock was celebrating almost immediately when Scott Donnelly set up Beavon 18 yards out - however Simonsen stood firm to deny the Wanderers frontman.

Williamson had a better chance at the other end but headed over - and he was made to pay, as was Harry Maguire, whose mistake allowed Beavon through to break the deadlock.

United looked good after the restart and Evans thumped the bar will a well-taken 25-yard strike in the 54th minute while a Maguire header was scrambled off the line, but it was not to be.

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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