As it happened: Crystal Palace 2-0 Sheffield United
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Full time: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Much needed three points for Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace after harrowing defeats to Liverpool & Aston Villa. 

As for Sheffield United. the Premier League is an unforgiving place.  

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90' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Hackford nearly pulled one back! But his effort was thwarted by Ward. 
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83' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Ramsdale drops the ball under pressure from a Palace corner, he gathers the ball at the second time of asking. 
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A baptism of fire

A nice touch for Chris Wilder to bring on 16-year-old Antwoine Hackford. 
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78 Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Townsend drags a shot wide! Palace looking to kill the game off. 
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Goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of games

Palace - 11 

Sheffield United - 8

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68' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Palace corner met by Kouyate who sends the ball back into the box, but fails to find a red & blue shirt. 
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66' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Eze booked for a foul on Ampadu. 
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62' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Norwood booked for tripping Ayew. 
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60' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

On comes Brewster for Mousset. 
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57' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Zaha moving gingerly after a collision with Basham. 
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55'Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Townsend clips a ball into the back post, Zaha nods down to Ayew, but failed to kepp hold of the ball. 
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46' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Palace forced into another change. Benteke's dead leg forces him off to be replaced by Ayew. 
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46' Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Benteke is down. Perhaps he has tweaked a muscle. 
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Second half!

Palace get us underway for the second half at Selhurst Park. 
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Eze's goal


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Half time: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

A dagger to the heart for Sheffield United. They were growing in confidence prior to Eze's goal. 

A big 45 coming up for Wilders' side. 

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GOALLL! Palace 2-0 Sheffield United - Eze

He danced his way thorugh the Blades' defence and picked his spot to double Palace's lead! 

That was outrageous!

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45' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Jayden Bogle booked for scything down Wilfried Zaha.
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42' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Clever ball from Ampadu to find McGoldrick, but he failed to squeez the ball past Guaita.
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36' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

The goal scorer has pulled up. Schlupp is coming off for Eze. 
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33' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Benteke fouled by McGoldrick on the half way line. 

This certainly isn't a game for the football purist, but Roy Hodgson will not mind!

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29' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Benteke goes close! Touches the ball inches wide from a Zaha cut back. 

Palace looks thretening on every attack, but will need to put a chance away soon to assert their authority. 

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29' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

McGoldrick sends a ball to the back post, but failed to find Basham. 
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24' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Zaha causing havoc and wins Palace a freekick on the edge of the area. 

Tomkins heads the ball back into the box, but fails to find the on-rushing Benteke. 

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Schlupp's goal


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19'Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Not much has happened after the goal. United trying to breach Palace's left side, however, Tyrick Mitchell is standing firm. 
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14'Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Mousset wins a corner for The Blades, but Benteke heads clear. 
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10' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Townsend shoots from distance but it ends up in the hands of Ramsdale. 
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10' Palace 1-0 Sheffield United

Wilders' side are trying to break through the resolute Palace side. However, Palace are standing strong and are dangerous on the counter. 


15:052 years ago

GOALLLLL 1-0 Palace!

A dreadful start from The Blades!

Zaha burst past John Egan, finds Benteke who flicks the ball onto Schlupp inside the area. 

Schlupp then drills the ball past Ramsdale!

The perfect start for Palace. 

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Stuart Attwell gets us underway at Selhurst Park!
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Here come the teams!

Both sides are making their way out onto the Selhurst Park pitch. 
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Kick-off fast approaching

Can The dilapidated Blades' squad pick up their first win of the season? 

Can Palace start to pick up where they left off prior to being torn apart by Liverpool. 

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Blades starting XI


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Palace starting XI


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The scene is set


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Last meeting

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It's matchday!


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Pre-match comments: Chris Wilder

On signings: “From my point of view and from the recruitment team’s point of view it’s at a level above now. It’s over to the Chief Executive & the board to hopefully get them over the line.”

On Chris Basham “I can’t speak highly enough of Bash as a player and a person. He’s a modern day manager’s dream. He’ll do whatever needs to be done to help this football club. His performances have been brilliant right the way through the journey.”

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Pre-match comments: Roy Hodgson

Boosted team confidence: 

"We all know football matches either boost confidence or reduce it," he said. "If you get a heavy defeat it doesn’t do your confidence any good irrespective of how justified the result was.

"It’s part and parcel of football and one of the most important qualities a footballer can have is understanding there will be good days and bad days and you have to deal with both."

On Sheffield United: 

"I certainly remember the two defeats at the hands of a Sheffield United team last year that were sweeping all before them. What has surprised me is I see the same Sheffield United team [this year] that I saw last year.

"That is one of the anomalies of football: one year a group of players playing the football they play can enjoy the success Sheffield United have and this year of course they’re rooted to the bottom of the table having been able to manage two points.

"As far as I’m concerned we’re facing a team who are very difficult to beat. We’re much more used to going into a game as underdogs… they have every bit as much of a chance, Sheffield United, of winning the game."

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Predicted line-up: Sheffield United

Ramsdale; Basham, Egan, Robinson; Baldock, Fleck, Ampadu, Stevens; Burke, Mousset, Brewster. 
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Predicted line-up: Palace

Guaita; Clyne, Kouyate, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Zaha, Benteke.
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Team news: Sheffield United

The Blades, although not confirmed, are thought to have Billy Sharp and Phil Jagielka absent due to testing positive for Covid-19. 

Palace target, John Lundstram, will serve the last game of his three match ban. 

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Team news: Palace

Gary Cahill is suffering from a hamstring tweak, and long-term absentees, Connor Wickham, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson and Wayne Hennessey, all remain sidelined.  

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Both sides looking for three points

For Chris Wilder and Sheffield United, it has been a harrowing start to their second season in the Premier League, with The Blades staring down the barrel of the relegation gun, bar some miracle. 
Yet to pick up a win in the 2020/21 season, they will see this as the perfect opportunity to manifest the great escape. 

For Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace, they stemmed the bleeding last week against Leicester City, after two humiliating defeats against Liverpool and Aston Villa. 

However, the Eagles will want to pick up points in what could be Hodgson's last season in charge of the south Londoners. 

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Kick-off time

Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United will be played at Selhurst Park; London, England.

The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 GMT.

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