What the press made of trip to Bramall Lane
Crewe Alex have slipped to the bottom of League One after losing a five-goal thriller at Bramall Lane.
A poor first-half display saw Che Adams give United the lead and, despite a better start to the second, Ryan Flynn made it 2-0.
The Railwaymen showed real fight – and much better quality – to get back on terms through David Fox and Harry Davis.
But in the end Billy Sharp won it for the Blades and the Alex have now won one in 18.
FOR the fourth game running Crewe Alexandra met Sheffield United on the weekend that the clocks change.
And time appears to be up on their four year stay in League One, despite appearing to have come from 2-0 down to earn a point at Bramall Lane.
Harry Davis levelled the game up with just seven minutes to play, only for Billy Sharp to score with three minutes to consign Crewe to their 20th league defeat of the season that saw them drop to the bottom of the table after yet more late drama.
In truth, a point looked highly unlikely after a first-half display in which they were heavily second best, the one consolation being they were just one behind thanks to Che Adams' strike.
Few would have predicted the grandstand finish that was to follow when Ryan Flynn doubled the Blades' advantage just after the hour, but David Fox's strike in the 68th minute made it nervy, before Davis looked like snatching an unlikely point.
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They made hard work of it, but Sheffield United came through to beat bottom-of-the-table Crewe Alexandra, 3-2 at Bramall Lane.
United had been comfortably in front through Che Adams at half time, having controlled the opening 45 minutes.
Sheffield United and Crewe players stand for a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the terror attacks in Brussels
And after Ryan Flynn had made it 2-0 just after the hour, it appeared as though the result would be in no doubt.
However David Fox and Harry Davis struck for Crewe, to the dismay of the home support, only for talisman Billy Sharp to head in the winning goal with two minutes of normal time remaining. Relief around the Lane.