Aug 19, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​London Road Stadium
PeterboroughPeterborough United
1-2
Sheff UtdSheffield United
Brisley (34')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Baxter (25'), Davies (84')

Result: Ben Davies hands Sheffield United all three points against Peterborough United

Marc McNulty of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his teams winning goal with team mate Ben Davies during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Sheffield United and Mansfield Town at Bramell Lane on August 13, 2014
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Sheffield United grab their first victory of the League One season as a second-half strike from Ben Davies earns them a 2-1 win over Peterborough United.

A standout second-half strike from Ben Davies has handed Sheffield United their first win of the League One season after they beat Peterborough United 2-1 this evening.

London Road was treated to the game's first shot after United's Craig Alcock let fly from distance, only to see his attempt skew just wide of the post.

In a half littered with few chances, Marc McNulty was the provider when he turned in a ball for Jose Baxter, who tucked home into the bottom corner from the centre of the box.

The Blades looked to take the lead into the interval, but Jon Taylor had other ideas as he sent in a perfectly-timed corner, which allowed defender Brisley to guide a header past Mark Howard to make it 1-1.

Posh looked to build from the equaliser just before the half-time whistle, but Kyle Vassell somehow sent his shot straight at Howard, who saved comfortably.

United took control early in the second period, but failed to make their dominance pay as Baxter headed straight at the keeper from a few yards out.

Peterborough's Tyrone Barnett could have handed his side all three points with just under 20 minutes remaining with a shot from the six-yard box, which missed by a matter of inches.

Posh were left to rue the missed opportunity when Davies picked his spot from outside the box and drilled home past a helpless Ben Alnwick, leaving the final score at 2-1 to the visitors.

Marc McNulty of Sheffield United celebrates scoring his teams winning goal with team mate Ben Davies during the Capital One Cup First Round match between Sheffield United and Mansfield Town at Bramell Lane on August 13, 2014
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