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Dominant display delights Clough

26 October 2014

Nigel Clough was keen to hail his players for their 'dominant' display in Saturday's 1-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road.

Stefan Scougall netted the all important goal in the second-half to make it three wins in a week for United, who climbed to fifth spot in Sky Bet League One in the process, but Clough felt their endeavours deserved so much more.

Speaking in the aftermath of the win against the Railwaymen, the Blades boss beamed: "It was a dominant display from the first whistle and even to be hanging on for the final 30 seconds or so at the end didn't do justice to our performance.

"It's brilliant to see us dominating games because it shows progress. We came here about nine months ago and lost 3-0, that was the turning point of last season and we haven't looked back.

"But we are now trying to develop and play away from home as well as we do at Bramall Lane.​ If we start converting our chances teams will really struggle to handle us."

The Gaffer continued: "If we had won three or four nil nobody would have battered an eye lid really, we should have hit the target more, although Crewe produced several excellent blocks in and around the box.

"At 1-0 you are never comfortbale though, even in the final seconds we should have a scored a second goal to make the game safe when Louis Reed goes clear with Marc McNulty, but it just wasn't to be.

"In the end one was enough but we now need to be more clinical and ruthless in putting games to bed as soon as possible."

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