What the press made of the goalless drawThe Sentinel
CREWE will be in the hat for Monday’s second round draw after a 0-0 draw with Sheffield United at Gresty Road.
The game had very few clear cut chances for either side, despite the Blades dominating for long spells
Steve Davis just made two changes to his Crewe Alexandra side and both were enforced. Febian Brandy and Danny Haynes had both been refused permission to play by their respective parent clubs and were replaced by Marcus Haber and Anthony Grant, returning from suspension.
It meant FA Cup debuts for George Cooper, Greg Leigh and James Baillie, who was also making his home debut having started his first game at Crawley last weekend in the 1-1 draw.
CREWE Alex will be in the hat for the FA Cup second round draw after drawing 0-0 against Sheffield United on Saturday.
The two sides will replay the first round tie in Yorkshire a week on Tuesday after a stalemate at Gresty Road.
Neither side created many clear-cut chances in a tightly-contested affair, as the improved Alex defence earned their third clean sheet in five outings.
And manager Steve Davis will also take the positive that his men have only lost one in six.
The Sheffield Star
Two hundred and nine days, 25 games and 16 victories after their last FA Cup appointment, Sheffield United embarked on the road to Wembley once again.
But would they repeat last season’s march into the semi-finals of the competition or exit at the first round stage?
It is a question which remains to be answered after this match at Crewe Alexandra finished goalless.
Jose Baxter missed the best chance of the afternoon just before the hour when he shot wide with the goal at his mercy.
United, who spent most of this contest on the front foot, were thwarted by the width of the crossbar during the closing stages when Bob Harris unleashed a long-range shot from Murphy’s assist.