Crystal Palace strolled past Sheffield United with a 2-0 win on Saturday at Bramall Lane. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Sheffield U were looking forward to meeting again, following a previous defeat to Tottenham Hotspur whilst Palace lost 2-0 in the last match they played against Manchester City. As things stand, Sheffield U and Palace sit 20th, (17 points) and 13th, (41 points), in the league respectively, after 35 matches.
The Eagles started the game well, thanks to an early goal from Christian Benteke in the 2nd minute, finishing the first half 0-1.
Palace continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Eberechi Eze just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 2-0 victory for the visitors.
For Sheffield U, Ben Osborn, Daniel Jebbison and John Lundstram, came on for Sander Berge, Oliver Burke and Kean Bryan. Palace brought on Jairo Riedewald and Jordan Ayew, to replace Eberechi Eze and Andros Townsend.
There were bookings for Oliver Norwood from Sheffield U, and Joel Ward, for Palace.
Sheffield U will next play Everton away, with Palace facing Aston Villa at home.
|Sheffield United:||Aaron Ramsdale, John Egan, Chris Basham, Kean Bryan (John Lundstram, min.80), George Baldock, Sander Berge (Ben Osborn, min.59), John Fleck, Oliver Norwood, Enda Stevens, Oliver Burke (Daniel Jebbison, min.65) and David McGoldrick|
|Crystal Palace:||Vicente Guaita, Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Gary Cahill, Tyrick Mitchell, Andros Townsend (Jordan Ayew, min.75), Luka Milivojevic, Eberechi Eze (Jairo Riedewald, min.71), Jeffrey Schlupp, Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha|
|Goals:||Christian Benteke (0-1, min. 2) and Eberechi Eze (0-2, min. 88)|