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Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United

Palace 2 Sheff Utd 0

Palace2
Schlupp4'
Eze45'+6'
Sheff Utd0
Sat 02 Jan 15:00(KO listed in users′ timezone)

Premier LeagueSelhurst Park

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MCIManchester City
38
27
5
6
83
32
+51
86
2
MUNManchester United
38
21
11
6
73
44
+29
74
3
LIVLiverpool
38
20
9
9
68
42
+26
69
4
CHEChelsea
38
19
10
9
58
36
+22
67
5
LEILeicester City
38
20
6
12
68
50
+18
66
6
WHUWest Ham United
38
19
8
11
62
47
+15
65
7
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
18
8
12
68
45
+23
62
8
ARSArsenal
38
18
7
13
55
39
+16
61
9
LEELeeds United
38
18
5
15
62
54
+8
59
10
EVEEverton
38
17
8
13
47
48
-1
59
11
AVLAston Villa
38
16
7
15
55
46
+9
55
12
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
46
62
-16
45
13
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
12
9
17
36
52
-16
45
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
12
8
18
41
66
-25
44
15
SOUSouthampton
38
12
7
19
47
68
-21
43
16
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
40
46
-6
41
17
BURBurnley
38
10
9
19
33
55
-22
39
18
FULFulham
38
5
13
20
27
53
-26
28
19
WBAWest Bromwich Albion
38
5
11
22
35
76
-41
26
20
SHUSheffield United
38
7
2
29
20
63
-43
23

Match Summary

Summary:

  • Schlupp puts Palace ahead after just three minutes from a quick break forwards.
  • Benteke almost makes it two from Zaha’s cut back, but the angle is too tight.
  • Schlupp is forced off with injury before the break, replaced by Eberechi Eze.
  • Eze scores a stunning solo effort to make it two, running from inside his own half.
  • HT: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United
  • Benteke is withdrawn with injury minutes after the restart, replaced by Jordan Ayew.
  • Ayew goes close with a deflected effort just past the post.
  • Townsend drills wide from inside the box.
  • FT: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Roy Hodgson has been calling for his side to gain the early momentum in more games this season, and this time Palace made the perfect start. Rising well, Christian Benteke headed down to Andros Townsend on the halfway line, who swivelled quickly and clipped a ball forwards into the path of Wilfried Zaha. Holding off two Sheffield United defenders, he fed Benteke on the edge of the box.

With his first touch, the Belgian clipped through to the advancing Schlupp, who struck low into the bottom corner; it may have taken a deflection on its way through, but take nothing away from the quality of the finish.

CRYSHU Zaha Schlupp.jpg

With any pre-match nerves settled, Palace looked confident breaking forward, with Zaha causing constant problems in the visitors defence.

The visitors were still in the game, their best attack coming early on when David McGoldrick found space in behind. He held the ball up well and crossed for Chris Basham at the far post, whose chest control drifted out of play.

It was almost two after half an hour, with Schlupp this time turning provider. Driving through the Sheffield United midfield, the Ghanaian fed Zaha inside the box. The ball was cut back, but the angle was too tight for Benteke to turn it home.

There was a blow for Palace before half-time, as Schlupp was forced to withdraw with injury. Eberechi Eze came on as his replacement on the left-hand side.

CRYSHU Schlupp Bogle.jpg

Moments before the break the visitors could have been level, when Bogle found space in behind Tyrick Mitchell. His shot was from a tight angle but it couldn’t beat Vicente Guaita.

But Palace remained on top, and it was Zaha once again who punished United on the break, winning a free-kick after a desperate challenge from Bogle. From the resulting set-piece, the Ivorian’s header was straight into the arms of Aaron Ramsdale.

Eventually, Palace doubled their lead – and what a stunning goal it was.

Picking up the ball inside his own half Eze charged forwards, gliding nonchalantly away from one defender and then the next. Opening up some space on the edge of the penalty area, he took the shot early and stroked into the bottom corner, beyond the reach of Ramsdale’s despairing dive.

CRYSHU Eze celebrations 2.jpg

The reaction of the Palace bench belied their amazement at the quality of the finish, as his teammates congratulated him in front of the empty stands. It was a goal that deserved fans, and one which would surely have brought a packed Selhurst Park to its feet.

The Eagles’ unfortunate luck with injuries continued into the second half, as Jordan Ayew replaced Benteke. However the substitute immediately made his presence known, challenging for a Zaha cross and appealing for a penalty – the referee was unmoved.

The visitors continued to sit deep, but Palace maintained complete control despite the increasingly scrappy nature of the game.

CRYSHU Mitchell.jpg

Although the visitors were enjoying more possession than before the restart, the constant threat of Zaha, Eze and Townsend on the break meant there was no opportunity to relax. Operating on the shoulder of the last defender, both Ayew and Zaha kept the visitors back three under pressure throughout.

Ayew almost made it three from 20 yards out, his effort taking a significant deflection before bouncing inches wide of the post. Townsend was the next to go close, picking up on a loose piece of defending from Basham but drilling wide, after a weaving run from Zaha had caused havoc once again.

He had a second chance moments later, arriving at the edge of the box to sweep home a Zaha cut-back, but Egan did enough to block the shot.

The visitors almost had a consolation in added time, as 16-year-old substitute Antwoine Hackford saw his shot blocked on the line by Joel Ward from close range.

It was a confident performance from Palace who once again demonstrated the potentency of their attacking options, and it means a positive start to 2021 in south London.

Palace: Guaita (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Kouyate, Mitchell, Schlupp (Eze, 39), Milivojevic (Riedewald, 90+4), McArthur, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke (Ayew, 47).

Subs not used: Butland (GK), van Aanholt, Dann, Sakho, McCarthy, Batshuayi.

Sheffield United: Ramsdale (GK), Stevens, Fleck, Basham, Mousset (Brewster, 60), Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Bogle, Ampadu, Osborn (Hackford, 81).

Subs: Verrips (GK), Baldock, Lowe, Bryan.

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Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0.
90'+6'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
90'+5'

free kick won

Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+5'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Luka
Milivojevic(4)
off
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
90'+4'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck.
90'+1'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Antwoine Hackford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Basham.
89'

Yellow Card

Fleck(4)
John Fleck (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
89'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87'

miss

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
84'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
84'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
83'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
82'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luka Milivojevic.
80'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Ben Osborn
Ben
Osborn(23)
off
Antwoine
Hackford(32)
on
80'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
79'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.
78'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
77'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
76'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
76'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
74'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Eberechi Eze.
74'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
71'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
71'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
71'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
69'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Ben Osborn.
67'

free kick won

James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
67'

Yellow Card

Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
67'

free kick won

Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
63'

Yellow Card

Norwood(16)
Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
63'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
61'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Lys
Mousset(11)
off
Rhian
Brewster(24)
on
61'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
55'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.
53'

free kick won

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
52'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
52'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
48'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0.
45'+6'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Eberechi
Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze
Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James McArthur.
45'+4'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
45'+3'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
45'+1'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross.
45'+1'

Yellow Card

Bogle(20)
Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
45'+1'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
45'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jayden Bogle with a headed pass.
43'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ethan Ampadu.
40'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Eberechi Eze
Eberechi
Eze(25)
on
35'

free kick won

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
32'

free kick won

Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
31'

post

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
31'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
26'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Aaron Ramsdale tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
26'

free kick won

Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
25'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
24'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but Jayden Bogle is caught offside.
16'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
15'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
14'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
11'

free kick won

Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
11'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
6'

free kick won

Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
4'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Sheffield United 0. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Starting lineup

31
Vicente Guaita
GK
27
Tyrick Mitchell
DF
2
Joel Ward
DF
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
DF
5
James Tomkins
DF
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
MF
4'
substitution icon40'
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
substitution icon90'+5'
10
Andros Townsend
MF
18
James McArthur
MF
20
Christian Benteke
S
substitution icon48'
11
Wilfried Zaha
S

Substitutes

1
Jack Butland
3
Patrick van Aanholt
6
Scott Dann
9
Jordan Ayew
substitution icon48'
12
Mamadou Sakho
22
James McCarthy
23
Michy Batshuayi
25
Eberechi Eze
substitution icon40'
45'+6'
67'
44
Jairo Riedewald
substitution icon90'+5'

Starting lineup

1
Aaron Ramsdale
GK
3
Enda Stevens
DF
12
John Egan
DF
22
Ethan Ampadu
DF
16
Oliver Norwood
MF
63'
4
John Fleck
MF
89'
23
Ben Osborn
MF
substitution icon80'
20
Jayden Bogle
MF
45'+1'
6
Chris Basham
MF
11
Lys Mousset
S
substitution icon61'
17
David McGoldrick
S

Substitutes

2
George Baldock
13
Max Lowe
21
Michael Verrips
24
Rhian Brewster
substitution icon61'
29
Kean Bryan
32
Antwoine Hackford
substitution icon80'
Crystal Palace

Team stats

Sheffield United
Possession
44%
56%
Shots on target
4
2
Shots off target
2
1
Corners
3
6
Passes completed
298
411
Free kicks
16
8
Offsides
0
3

Top performing palace players

Successful passes
4557
James McArthur
James McArthur
Duels won
10
James McArthur
James McArthur
Crosses
8
Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend
Touches
92
Tyrick Mitchell
Tyrick Mitchell
Tackles
8
James McArthur
James McArthur
TOT
3-0
LEE
BHA
3-3
WOL
WBA
0-4
ARS
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Starting lineup

31
Vicente Guaita
GK
27
Tyrick Mitchell
DF
2
Joel Ward
DF
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
DF
5
James Tomkins
DF
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
MF
4'
substitution icon40'
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
substitution icon90'+5'
10
Andros Townsend
MF
18
James McArthur
MF
20
Christian Benteke
S
substitution icon48'
11
Wilfried Zaha
S

Substitutes

1
Jack Butland
3
Patrick van Aanholt
6
Scott Dann
9
Jordan Ayew
substitution icon48'
12
Mamadou Sakho
22
James McCarthy
23
Michy Batshuayi
25
Eberechi Eze
substitution icon40'
45'+6'
67'
44
Jairo Riedewald
substitution icon90'+5'

Starting lineup

1
Aaron Ramsdale
GK
3
Enda Stevens
DF
12
John Egan
DF
22
Ethan Ampadu
DF
16
Oliver Norwood
MF
63'
4
John Fleck
MF
89'
23
Ben Osborn
MF
substitution icon80'
20
Jayden Bogle
MF
45'+1'
6
Chris Basham
MF
11
Lys Mousset
S
substitution icon61'
17
David McGoldrick
S

Substitutes

2
George Baldock
13
Max Lowe
21
Michael Verrips
24
Rhian Brewster
substitution icon61'
29
Kean Bryan
32
Antwoine Hackford
substitution icon80'
Crystal Palace

Team stats

Sheffield United
Possession
44%
56%
Shots on target
4
2
Shots off target
2
1
Corners
3
6
Passes completed
298
411
Free kicks
16
8
Offsides
0
3

Top performing palace players

Successful passes
4557
James McArthur
James McArthur
Duels won
10
James McArthur
James McArthur
Crosses
8
Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend
Touches
92
Tyrick Mitchell
Tyrick Mitchell
Tackles
8
James McArthur
James McArthur
TOT
3-0
LEE
BHA
3-3
WOL
WBA
0-4
ARS
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d
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ga
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1
MCIManchester City
38
27
5
6
83
32
+51
86
2
MUNManchester United
38
21
11
6
73
44
+29
74
3
LIVLiverpool
38
20
9
9
68
42
+26
69
4
CHEChelsea
38
19
10
9
58
36
+22
67
5
LEILeicester City
38
20
6
12
68
50
+18
66
6
WHUWest Ham United
38
19
8
11
62
47
+15
65
7
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
18
8
12
68
45
+23
62
8
ARSArsenal
38
18
7
13
55
39
+16
61
9
LEELeeds United
38
18
5
15
62
54
+8
59
10
EVEEverton
38
17
8
13
47
48
-1
59
11
AVLAston Villa
38
16
7
15
55
46
+9
55
12
NEWNewcastle United
38
12
9
17
46
62
-16
45
13
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
12
9
17
36
52
-16
45
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
12
8
18
41
66
-25
44
15
SOUSouthampton
38
12
7
19
47
68
-21
43
16
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
40
46
-6
41
17
BURBurnley
38
10
9
19
33
55
-22
39
18
FULFulham
38
5
13
20
27
53
-26
28
19
WBAWest Bromwich Albion
38
5
11
22
35
76
-41
26
20
SHUSheffield United
38
7
2
29
20
63
-43
23

Match Summary

Summary:

  • Schlupp puts Palace ahead after just three minutes from a quick break forwards.
  • Benteke almost makes it two from Zaha’s cut back, but the angle is too tight.
  • Schlupp is forced off with injury before the break, replaced by Eberechi Eze.
  • Eze scores a stunning solo effort to make it two, running from inside his own half.
  • HT: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United
  • Benteke is withdrawn with injury minutes after the restart, replaced by Jordan Ayew.
  • Ayew goes close with a deflected effort just past the post.
  • Townsend drills wide from inside the box.
  • FT: Palace 2-0 Sheffield United

Roy Hodgson has been calling for his side to gain the early momentum in more games this season, and this time Palace made the perfect start. Rising well, Christian Benteke headed down to Andros Townsend on the halfway line, who swivelled quickly and clipped a ball forwards into the path of Wilfried Zaha. Holding off two Sheffield United defenders, he fed Benteke on the edge of the box.

With his first touch, the Belgian clipped through to the advancing Schlupp, who struck low into the bottom corner; it may have taken a deflection on its way through, but take nothing away from the quality of the finish.

CRYSHU Zaha Schlupp.jpg

With any pre-match nerves settled, Palace looked confident breaking forward, with Zaha causing constant problems in the visitors defence.

The visitors were still in the game, their best attack coming early on when David McGoldrick found space in behind. He held the ball up well and crossed for Chris Basham at the far post, whose chest control drifted out of play.

It was almost two after half an hour, with Schlupp this time turning provider. Driving through the Sheffield United midfield, the Ghanaian fed Zaha inside the box. The ball was cut back, but the angle was too tight for Benteke to turn it home.

There was a blow for Palace before half-time, as Schlupp was forced to withdraw with injury. Eberechi Eze came on as his replacement on the left-hand side.

CRYSHU Schlupp Bogle.jpg

Moments before the break the visitors could have been level, when Bogle found space in behind Tyrick Mitchell. His shot was from a tight angle but it couldn’t beat Vicente Guaita.

But Palace remained on top, and it was Zaha once again who punished United on the break, winning a free-kick after a desperate challenge from Bogle. From the resulting set-piece, the Ivorian’s header was straight into the arms of Aaron Ramsdale.

Eventually, Palace doubled their lead – and what a stunning goal it was.

Picking up the ball inside his own half Eze charged forwards, gliding nonchalantly away from one defender and then the next. Opening up some space on the edge of the penalty area, he took the shot early and stroked into the bottom corner, beyond the reach of Ramsdale’s despairing dive.

CRYSHU Eze celebrations 2.jpg

The reaction of the Palace bench belied their amazement at the quality of the finish, as his teammates congratulated him in front of the empty stands. It was a goal that deserved fans, and one which would surely have brought a packed Selhurst Park to its feet.

The Eagles’ unfortunate luck with injuries continued into the second half, as Jordan Ayew replaced Benteke. However the substitute immediately made his presence known, challenging for a Zaha cross and appealing for a penalty – the referee was unmoved.

The visitors continued to sit deep, but Palace maintained complete control despite the increasingly scrappy nature of the game.

CRYSHU Mitchell.jpg

Although the visitors were enjoying more possession than before the restart, the constant threat of Zaha, Eze and Townsend on the break meant there was no opportunity to relax. Operating on the shoulder of the last defender, both Ayew and Zaha kept the visitors back three under pressure throughout.

Ayew almost made it three from 20 yards out, his effort taking a significant deflection before bouncing inches wide of the post. Townsend was the next to go close, picking up on a loose piece of defending from Basham but drilling wide, after a weaving run from Zaha had caused havoc once again.

He had a second chance moments later, arriving at the edge of the box to sweep home a Zaha cut-back, but Egan did enough to block the shot.

The visitors almost had a consolation in added time, as 16-year-old substitute Antwoine Hackford saw his shot blocked on the line by Joel Ward from close range.

It was a confident performance from Palace who once again demonstrated the potentency of their attacking options, and it means a positive start to 2021 in south London.

Palace: Guaita (GK), Ward, Tomkins, Kouyate, Mitchell, Schlupp (Eze, 39), Milivojevic (Riedewald, 90+4), McArthur, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke (Ayew, 47).

Subs not used: Butland (GK), van Aanholt, Dann, Sakho, McCarthy, Batshuayi.

Sheffield United: Ramsdale (GK), Stevens, Fleck, Basham, Mousset (Brewster, 60), Egan, Norwood, McGoldrick, Bogle, Ampadu, Osborn (Hackford, 81).

Subs: Verrips (GK), Baldock, Lowe, Bryan.

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Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0.
90'+6'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
90'+5'

free kick won

Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+5'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Luka
Milivojevic(4)
off
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
90'+4'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Fleck.
90'+1'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Antwoine Hackford (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Basham.
89'

Yellow Card

Fleck(4)
John Fleck (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
89'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87'

miss

Attempt missed. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
84'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
84'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
83'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
82'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Luka Milivojevic.
80'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Ben Osborn
Ben
Osborn(23)
off
Antwoine
Hackford(32)
on
80'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
79'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.
78'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
77'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
76'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
76'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
74'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Eberechi Eze.
74'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
71'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
71'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. John Fleck (Sheffield United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
71'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
69'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Ben Osborn.
67'

free kick won

James Tomkins (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
67'

Yellow Card

Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
67'

free kick won

Ethan Ampadu (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
63'

Yellow Card

Norwood(16)
Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
63'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
61'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Lys
Mousset(11)
off
Rhian
Brewster(24)
on
61'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
55'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend.
53'

free kick won

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
52'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
52'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
48'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0.
45'+6'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Eberechi
Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze
Goal! Crystal Palace 2, Sheffield United 0. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James McArthur.
45'+4'

free kick won

Ben Osborn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
45'+3'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
45'+1'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross.
45'+1'

Yellow Card

Bogle(20)
Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
45'+1'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
45'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jayden Bogle with a headed pass.
43'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jayden Bogle (Sheffield United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ethan Ampadu.
40'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Eberechi Eze
Eberechi
Eze(25)
on
35'

free kick won

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
32'

free kick won

Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
31'

post

Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
31'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
26'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Aaron Ramsdale tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
26'

free kick won

Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
25'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
24'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but Jayden Bogle is caught offside.
16'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
15'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
14'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
11'

free kick won

Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
11'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
6'

free kick won

Vicente Guaita (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
4'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Sheffield United 0. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.