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Confirmed, Brayford starts: Long, Brayford, Maguire, Hill, Flynn, Doyle, Porter, Baxter, Collins, Coady, Murphy. #sufc #twitterblades

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Fulham team: Stockdale; Passley, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Duff, David, Karagounis, Kasami; Tankovic; Rodallega #ffc #coyw

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Clough has winning start

Nigel Clough picked up three points in his first game as Sheffield United manager. Credit: PA

Harry Maguire's first-half brace helped give new Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough a dream start.

The 20-year-old defender twice headed home unmarked in the opening half-hour at Bramall Lane before Ryan Flynn sealed the three points.

Alex substitute Max Clayton grabbed a late consolation as his side slipped into the relegation zone, below the Blades on goal difference.

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Sheffield United set to appoint Clough

Clough was unlucky to lose his job at Derby. Credit: PA

Sheffield United are expected to confirm the appointment of Nigel Clough as their new manager at a press conference at Bramall Lane on Wednesday afternoon

The Blades sacked David Weir 12 days ago following a run of just one win in 13 matches and Clough is poised to become the club's eighth permanent manager in the last six-and-a-half years.

Clough, 47 is understood to have agreed a severance package with Derby, who sacked him at the end of last month after nearly four years at Pride Park.

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