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Bramall Lane (ATT 21,059) 10th September 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Dowd

Sheff Utd Sheffield United vs Ipswich Town Ipswich

Kabba brace hands Blades win

By Tom Adams.   Last Updated: 10/09/05 6:30pm

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Sheffield United continued their sensational start to the season as a Steve Kabba brace handed them a 2-0 win over struggling Ipswich.

Neil Warnock's side remain top of the league after winning six of their opening seven fixtures, although survived a penalty scare in a game that saw Ipswich's Castro Sito dismissed.

The Blades, full of confidence due to their early season form, started in destructive fashion and could have gone ahead in the first minute as Chris Morgan headed just wide.

However, they did not have to wait long to take the advantage as David Unsworth, who turned out for the visitors last season, curled in a dangerous corner.

Kabba, currently returning to form in impressive fashion after suffering a run of injuries, drove in from a tight angle as Warnock's side got their noses in front.

Summer signing Paul Ifill enjoyed an influential afternoon as he went close with two efforts, before teeing up Phil Jagielka for a shot from the edge of the box that Lewis Price parried.

United continued to dominate after the break but Kabba nearly compromised all his good work by hauling down Sito in the box.

However, Paddy Kenny denied Darren Currie with a fantastic stop, before Sito was dismissed for two bookings in the space of eight minutes.

Kabba capped an eventful afternoon as he picked up Jagielka's pass late on and netted to further cement The Blades' fine start to the campaign.

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Sheffield United 2-0 Ipswich Town

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1 Bournemouth 23 45
2 Ipswich Town 23 44
3 Derby County 23 42
4 Middlesbrough 23 42
5 Brentford 23 40
6 Watford 23 38
7 Norwich City 23 37
8 Blackburn Rovers 23 34
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 34
10 Nottingham Forest 23 31
11 Cardiff City 23 31
12 Charlton Athletic 23 31
13 Sheffield Wednesday 23 31
14 Bolton Wanderers 23 29
15 Fulham 23 28
16 Birmingham City 23 28
17 Reading 23 26
18 Rotherham United 23 25
19 Huddersfield Town 23 25
20 Leeds United 23 24
21 Millwall 23 23
22 Wigan Athletic 23 20
23 Brighton and Hove Albion 23 20
24 Blackpool 23 13

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