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Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace

Sheff Utd 0 Palace 2

Sheff Utd0
Palace2
Benteke2'
Eze88'
Sat 08 May 14:00(KO listed in users′ timezone)

Premier LeagueBramall Lane

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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

  • Roy Hodgson makes two changes from the side which kicked-off against Manchester City, bringing Gary Cahill and Jeffrey Schlupp in
  • Christian Benteke puts Palace ahead within two minutes as his shot is heavily deflected past Aaron Ramsdale
  • The Eagles sustain their pressure without seriously troubling the Blades’ backline
  • Ramsdale makes a reflex stop to deny Benteke shortly before half-time
  • Half-time: Sheffield United 0-1 Crystal Palace
  • Benteke hits the post shortly before the hour mark and later sees a similar effort blocked by the home defence
  • The second-half is similarly quiet to the first, with United showing somewhat more attacking threat
  • Chris Basham hits over the bar early in the second-half and catches the side netting 20 minutes later
  • Andros Townsend shoots narrowly wide from the far-right corner of the box before Jordan Ayew’s close-range effort is deflected over
  • Eze bags a sensational goal that mirrored his endless run against the Blades at Selhurst
  • Full-time: Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace

Barely a minute after kicking-off at Bramall Lane, Eberechi Eze collected the ball in midfield and began to make the sort of mazy dribble forward that saw him score against the Blades months earlier at Selhurst Park.

This time, although the outcome was the same, the execution was less like the delicate, mesmeric effort he managed before. Instead, looking up, Eze found Christian Benteke within the box, whose shot thwacked George Baldock hard at close range and span past Aaron Ramsdale to hand Palace an early lead.

If the visitors’ aim was mathematical safety against the relegated Blades, they took their first step towards it in exactly the right fashion.

SHUPAL 02 Benteke goal.jpg

They may not have launched themselves at United following the early goal, which no doubt impressed supporters and players alike, but Palace did not sit back to appreciate their lead. Instead, the Eagles patiently crafted a series of smart passages through the home midfield, most notably with fast-moving link-ups along Andros Townsend’s right-wing.

After a move on the other side of the pitch, the winger fired an effort low into Ramsdale’s hands before Benteke managed the same from an offside position on the edge of the six-yard box.

Shortly before the half-hour mark both sides increased their tempo somewhat, with the south Londoners threatening through Eze and Luka Milivojevic and the hosts applying slightly more pressure to little avail.

SHUPAL 03 eze.jpg

Palace continued to enjoy marginally more possession and seemed like the side most likely to score next as United made infrequent forays towards their box, but the game overall created few chances on target as it crept towards half-time.

That changed with an almost emphatic result for Palace when Jeffrey Schlupp whipped a ball onto Benteke’s head barely 10 yards from goal. The Belgian powered an effort hard and low to Ramsdale’s left, but somehow the shot stopper stuck a hand out fast enough to deny Benteke and keep the scores at 0-1 at the referee’s whistle.

United looked far brighter as the second-half began, with John Egan striking over from close range and Oliver Burke winning a corner after an excellent Gary Cahill challenge.

At the other end of the pitch, Ramsdale spilled a Townsend cross but was let off by the referee and a promising Eze counter was cut short when Sander Berge inadvertently caught the No.25 with a boot to the midriff.

SHUPAL 04 Zaha.jpg

Closer to goal, Benteke struck the near post with a thunderous effort from wide on the right before seeing another drive forward bare no fruit; his pursuit of a brace again denied.

United’s earlier pressure had reduced significantly, however Basham caused another scare by catching the side netting on the end of a corner while the Eagles pressed for a second goal.

It almost came in eye-catching fashion as Townsend struck from 18-yards, curling a shot narrowly wide from the far-right corner of the box. He was not the only Palace man to rue missed chances, however, with Jordan Ayew also frustrated when Enda Stevens deflected his effort high after some intricate build-up play from Wilfried Zaha.

The chances came and went for Palace, who must have been staggered that their solitary goal came so easily when so many chances past through bad fortune.

The visitors' dominance going forward did not put the hosts off hunting a point though and Basham sent a free-kick just inches too high as the game entered its final moments.

Ultimately, it wasn't enough, and Eze dashed any hopes of a home fightback in trademark style. Mirroring his Blades goal earlier this season, the midfielder danced and twisted his way from his own half into the United penalty box before shrugging off a challenge and striking home in the far left corner.

Goals at either end of the clash secured it for Roy Hodgson's Eagles, as three points at Bramall Lane guarantee their place in the 21/22 Premier League.

United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Berge (Osborn 60), Burke (Jebbison 65), McGoldrick, Bryan (Lundstram 80).

Subs not used: Foderingham, Lowe, Jagielka, Robinson, Bogle, Brewster.

Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Cahill, Kouyate, Ward, Milivojevic, Eze, Schlupp (Riedewald 71), Townsend (Ayew 75), Zaha, Benteke.

Subs not used: Butland, Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Mateta.

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Full-Time

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

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
88'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Eberechi
Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze
Goal! Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 2. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Cahill following a fast break.
87'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
86'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross.
85'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
82'

free kick won

Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
81'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
80'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Kean
Bryan(29)
off
John
Lundstram(7)
on
78'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
77'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Enda Stevens.
77'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
75'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Andros Townsend
Andros
Townsend(10)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on
75'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
74'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Benteke.
71'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
69'

miss

Attempt missed. Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.
66'

miss

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
66'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross.
66'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
65'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Oliver
Burke(14)
off
Daniel
Jebbison(38)
on
62'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
61'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
60'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
59'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Sander
Berge(8)
off
Ben Osborn
Ben
Osborn(23)
on
58'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.
58'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
56'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

free kick won

David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
54'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Chris Basham.
54'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
53'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
52'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
50'

miss

Attempt missed. John Egan (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.
50'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.
47'

free kick won

George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
46'

free kick won

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

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 1.
45'+1'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andros Townsend following a corner.
45'+1'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
45'+1'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
44'

miss

Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
43'

free kick won

David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
41'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Enda Stevens.
41'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.
39'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
38'

Yellow Card

Norwood(16)
Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
37'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
36'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
35'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by George Baldock.
33'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
30'

Yellow Card

Ward(2)
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
30'

free kick won

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
28'

miss

Attempt missed. Oliver Burke (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Baldock with a cross.
27'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
27'

miss

Attempt missed. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
26'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.
26'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
25'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
25'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
24'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
21'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
18'

miss

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Enda Stevens with a cross.
16'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
15'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
15'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Fleck.
12'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
9'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by George Baldock.
7'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a through ball, but George Baldock is caught offside.
5'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Chris Basham.
4'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
2'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
Christian Benteke
Goal! Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 1. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
1'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Starting lineup

1
Aaron Ramsdale
GK
6
Chris Basham
DF
12
John Egan
DF
29
Kean Bryan
DF
substitution icon80'
16
Oliver Norwood
MF
38'
8
Sander Berge
MF
substitution icon59'
2
George Baldock
MF
3
Enda Stevens
MF
4
John Fleck
MF
14
Oliver Burke
S
substitution icon65'
17
David McGoldrick
S

Substitutes

7
John Lundstram
substitution icon80'
13
Max Lowe
15
Phil Jagielka
18
Wes Foderingham
19
Jack Robinson
20
Jayden Bogle
23
Ben Osborn
substitution icon59'
24
Rhian Brewster
38
Daniel Jebbison
substitution icon65'
LEE
3-1
TOT
MCI
1-2
CHE
LIV
2-0
SOU
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Starting lineup

1
Aaron Ramsdale
GK
6
Chris Basham
DF
12
John Egan
DF
29
Kean Bryan
DF
substitution icon80'
16
Oliver Norwood
MF
38'
8
Sander Berge
MF
substitution icon59'
2
George Baldock
MF
3
Enda Stevens
MF
4
John Fleck
MF
14
Oliver Burke
S
substitution icon65'
17
David McGoldrick
S

Substitutes

7
John Lundstram
substitution icon80'
13
Max Lowe
15
Phil Jagielka
18
Wes Foderingham
19
Jack Robinson
20
Jayden Bogle
23
Ben Osborn
substitution icon59'
24
Rhian Brewster
38
Daniel Jebbison
substitution icon65'
LEE
3-1
TOT
MCI
1-2
CHE
LIV
2-0
SOU
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d
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gf
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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

  • Roy Hodgson makes two changes from the side which kicked-off against Manchester City, bringing Gary Cahill and Jeffrey Schlupp in
  • Christian Benteke puts Palace ahead within two minutes as his shot is heavily deflected past Aaron Ramsdale
  • The Eagles sustain their pressure without seriously troubling the Blades’ backline
  • Ramsdale makes a reflex stop to deny Benteke shortly before half-time
  • Half-time: Sheffield United 0-1 Crystal Palace
  • Benteke hits the post shortly before the hour mark and later sees a similar effort blocked by the home defence
  • The second-half is similarly quiet to the first, with United showing somewhat more attacking threat
  • Chris Basham hits over the bar early in the second-half and catches the side netting 20 minutes later
  • Andros Townsend shoots narrowly wide from the far-right corner of the box before Jordan Ayew’s close-range effort is deflected over
  • Eze bags a sensational goal that mirrored his endless run against the Blades at Selhurst
  • Full-time: Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace

Barely a minute after kicking-off at Bramall Lane, Eberechi Eze collected the ball in midfield and began to make the sort of mazy dribble forward that saw him score against the Blades months earlier at Selhurst Park.

This time, although the outcome was the same, the execution was less like the delicate, mesmeric effort he managed before. Instead, looking up, Eze found Christian Benteke within the box, whose shot thwacked George Baldock hard at close range and span past Aaron Ramsdale to hand Palace an early lead.

If the visitors’ aim was mathematical safety against the relegated Blades, they took their first step towards it in exactly the right fashion.

SHUPAL 02 Benteke goal.jpg

They may not have launched themselves at United following the early goal, which no doubt impressed supporters and players alike, but Palace did not sit back to appreciate their lead. Instead, the Eagles patiently crafted a series of smart passages through the home midfield, most notably with fast-moving link-ups along Andros Townsend’s right-wing.

After a move on the other side of the pitch, the winger fired an effort low into Ramsdale’s hands before Benteke managed the same from an offside position on the edge of the six-yard box.

Shortly before the half-hour mark both sides increased their tempo somewhat, with the south Londoners threatening through Eze and Luka Milivojevic and the hosts applying slightly more pressure to little avail.

SHUPAL 03 eze.jpg

Palace continued to enjoy marginally more possession and seemed like the side most likely to score next as United made infrequent forays towards their box, but the game overall created few chances on target as it crept towards half-time.

That changed with an almost emphatic result for Palace when Jeffrey Schlupp whipped a ball onto Benteke’s head barely 10 yards from goal. The Belgian powered an effort hard and low to Ramsdale’s left, but somehow the shot stopper stuck a hand out fast enough to deny Benteke and keep the scores at 0-1 at the referee’s whistle.

United looked far brighter as the second-half began, with John Egan striking over from close range and Oliver Burke winning a corner after an excellent Gary Cahill challenge.

At the other end of the pitch, Ramsdale spilled a Townsend cross but was let off by the referee and a promising Eze counter was cut short when Sander Berge inadvertently caught the No.25 with a boot to the midriff.

SHUPAL 04 Zaha.jpg

Closer to goal, Benteke struck the near post with a thunderous effort from wide on the right before seeing another drive forward bare no fruit; his pursuit of a brace again denied.

United’s earlier pressure had reduced significantly, however Basham caused another scare by catching the side netting on the end of a corner while the Eagles pressed for a second goal.

It almost came in eye-catching fashion as Townsend struck from 18-yards, curling a shot narrowly wide from the far-right corner of the box. He was not the only Palace man to rue missed chances, however, with Jordan Ayew also frustrated when Enda Stevens deflected his effort high after some intricate build-up play from Wilfried Zaha.

The chances came and went for Palace, who must have been staggered that their solitary goal came so easily when so many chances past through bad fortune.

The visitors' dominance going forward did not put the hosts off hunting a point though and Basham sent a free-kick just inches too high as the game entered its final moments.

Ultimately, it wasn't enough, and Eze dashed any hopes of a home fightback in trademark style. Mirroring his Blades goal earlier this season, the midfielder danced and twisted his way from his own half into the United penalty box before shrugging off a challenge and striking home in the far left corner.

Goals at either end of the clash secured it for Roy Hodgson's Eagles, as three points at Bramall Lane guarantee their place in the 21/22 Premier League.

United: Ramsdale, Basham, Egan, Baldock, Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Berge (Osborn 60), Burke (Jebbison 65), McGoldrick, Bryan (Lundstram 80).

Subs not used: Foderingham, Lowe, Jagielka, Robinson, Bogle, Brewster.

Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Cahill, Kouyate, Ward, Milivojevic, Eze, Schlupp (Riedewald 71), Townsend (Ayew 75), Zaha, Benteke.

Subs not used: Butland, Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, McCarthy, Batshuayi, Mateta.

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Full-Time

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

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
88'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Eberechi
Eze(25)
Eberechi Eze
Goal! Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 2. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Cahill following a fast break.
87'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
86'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross.
85'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
83'

miss

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
82'

free kick won

Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
81'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
80'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Kean
Bryan(29)
off
John
Lundstram(7)
on
78'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic with a cross following a corner.
77'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Enda Stevens.
77'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
75'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Andros Townsend
Andros
Townsend(10)
off
Jordan Ayew
Jordan
Ayew(9)
on
75'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
74'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Christian Benteke.
71'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
69'

miss

Attempt missed. Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.
66'

miss

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
66'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross.
66'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
65'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Oliver
Burke(14)
off
Daniel
Jebbison(38)
on
62'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. Enda Stevens tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.
61'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
60'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
59'

Substitution

Sheffield United
Sander
Berge(8)
off
Ben Osborn
Ben
Osborn(23)
on
58'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Aaron Ramsdale.
58'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
56'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
55'

free kick won

David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
54'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Chris Basham.
54'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross.
53'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
52'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
50'

miss

Attempt missed. John Egan (Sheffield United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.
50'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Tyrick Mitchell.
47'

free kick won

George Baldock (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
46'

free kick won

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

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 1.
45'+1'

miss

Attempt missed. Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andros Townsend following a corner.
45'+1'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Egan.
45'+1'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
44'

miss

Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
43'

free kick won

David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
41'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Enda Stevens.
41'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeffrey Schlupp with a cross.
39'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic tries a through ball, but Christian Benteke is caught offside.
38'

Yellow Card

Norwood(16)
Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.
37'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
36'

corner

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Gary Cahill.
35'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by George Baldock.
33'

miss

Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.
30'

Yellow Card

Ward(2)
Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
30'

free kick won

John Fleck (Sheffield United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
28'

miss

Attempt missed. Oliver Burke (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Baldock with a cross.
27'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
27'

miss

Attempt missed. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
26'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.
26'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
25'

free kick won

Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
25'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
24'

free kick won

Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
21'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
18'

miss

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Enda Stevens with a cross.
16'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
15'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luka Milivojevic.
15'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by John Fleck.
12'

free kick won

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
9'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by George Baldock.
7'

offside

Offside, Sheffield United. John Egan tries a through ball, but George Baldock is caught offside.
5'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Chris Basham.
4'

miss

Attempt missed. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
2'

Crystal Palace Goal!

Crystal Palace
Goal!
Crystal Palace
Christian
Benteke(20)
Christian Benteke
Goal! Sheffield United 0, Crystal Palace 1. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
1'

free kick won

Chris Basham (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.