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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 5,379) 23rd April 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: O Langford

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

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Chuks Aneke: Railwaymen loanee's goal sealed win

Chuks Aneke: Railwaymen loanee's goal sealed win

Crewe's Chuks Aneke scored a screamer as Sheffield United's end-of-season form continued to stutter following a 1-0 defeat at Gresty Road.

The Blades had already booked their play-off place but Aneke's winner means they have won just one of their last seven games.

Harry Maguire almost gave the visitors an early lead but his header was saved by Steve Phillips and Kelvin Mellor did well to deflect Neil Collins' follow-up over the bar.

Jonathan Forte sent a couple of efforts from the edge of the box high and wide before Phillips was in action again.

The keeper dived low to parry Callum McFadzean's drive and then recovered quickly to smother Chris Porter's rebound.

Crewe's Oliver Turton and Harry Davis sent efforts off target while Aneke's daisy-cutter was tipped around the post by George Long as the home side struggled to create any clear-cut first-half chances.

But Aneke stunned the visitors four minutes after the break when he beat Long with a superb 25-yard finish to put the Alex in the driving seat.

A fierce Barry Robson free-kick which Phillips did well to palm away almost got the Blades back in it while the keeper got a fingertip to a late shot from Joe Ironside.

At the other end, Aneke looked to double his account with a volley which dipped over the bar and a low effort which he dragged wide after a surging run.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20