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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 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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