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Sheff Utd   2 - 0   Crystal Palace

Sheffield Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Sheffield Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock had a wretched return to Bramall Lane as the Blades moved above the Eagles and within a point of the play-off places.

Lee Williamson put them ahead but Palace felt Claude Davis scrambled the ball clear before it crossed the line.

Ched Evans and Jamie Ward both spurned chances, while Palace's Victor Moses and Neil Danns also could not convert.

United added a second in stoppage-time when Stephen Quinn finished with aplomb after being set up by Williamson.


Sheffield United coach Gary Speed:

"If we can show those levels of energy and commitment then we will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season.

"Palace, especially with Neil being there, are always going to be tough to play against but I thought we stood up to them well.

"We out-passed them and I thought we deserved it. The best team won."

Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock told BBC London 94.9:

"Well, we deserved to get beaten. We weren't at the races today. In fairness to the players, they've had a disastrous day.

"We had five lads down with sickness and diarrhoea this morning and Darren Ambrose with some sort of virus. I've never seen anything like it on the morning of the match.

"We couldn't get anywhere near going and did well to only lose two."


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Sheff Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Williamson 21
  • Quinn 90+1

    Sheff Utd

    • 23 Bunn
    • 05 Morgan yellow card
    • 06 Kilgallon
    • 16 Taylor
    • 34 Walker
    • 12 Williamson
    • 15 Harper
    • 28 Quinn
    • 09 Evans (Stewart 80)
    • 17 Cresswell
    • 18 Ward (Camara 87)

    Substitutes

    • 13 Bennett,
    • 19 Stewart,
    • 32 Kallio,
    • 02 France,
    • 10 Reid,
    • 25 Little,
    • 37 Camara

    Crystal Palace

    • 01 Speroni
    • 03 Hill yellow card
    • 06 Fonte
    • 20 Butterfield (Clyne 55)
    • 22 Ertl yellow card (Sears 66)
    • 24 Davis
    • 04 Derry yellow card
    • 07 Ambrose (Scannell 46)
    • 08 Danns yellow card
    • 11 Moses
    • 19 Lee

    Substitutes

    • 02 Clyne,
    • 10 Carle,
    • 29 Smith,
    • 33 N'Diaye,
    • 14 Scannell,
    • 16 Sears,
    • 18 Andrew
    Ref: WebsterAtt: 25,510
    SHEFF UTD
    CRYSTAL PALACE

    Possession

    • Sheff Utd 50%
    • Crystal Palace 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Sheff Utd 7
    • Crystal Palace 1

    Attempts off target

    • Sheff Utd 5
    • Crystal Palace 5

    Corners

    • Sheff Utd 4
    • Crystal Palace 1

    Fouls

    • Sheff Utd 13
    • Crystal Palace 10
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:07 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+4:28 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Stewart on Jose Fonte. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+3:58 Freddie Sears produces a left-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 90:00+0:22 Assist by Lee Williamson.
    • 90:00+0:22 GOAL - Stephen QuinnSheff Utd 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Goal scored by Stephen Quinn from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sheff Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace.
    • 89:25 Nathaniel Clyne delivers the ball, Jordan Stewart gets a block in.
    • 87:17 Claude Davis fouled by Henri Camara, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 86:19 Substitution Henri Camara replaces Jamie Ward.
    • 85:28 Jamie Ward produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 82:30 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 81:57 A cross is delivered by Jamie Ward, blocked by Clint Hill.
    • 81:03 Chris Morgan challenges Victor Moses unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Victor Moses from right wing, save by Mark Bunn.
    • 79:15 Substitution Jordan Stewart replaces Ched Evans.
    • 77:49 A cross is delivered by Richard Cresswell, clearance by Claude Davis.
    • 77:14 Neil Danns produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
    • 76:20 Victor Moses challenges Mark Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 75:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Fonte by Ched Evans. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
    • 74:14 Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
    • 73:31 Kyle Walker takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
    • 72:00 Outswinging corner taken by Victor Moses from the right by-line.
    • 69:07 Stephen Quinn takes the direct free kick.
    • 69:07 Booking Clint Hill shown a yellow card.
    • 68:37 Kyle Walker fouled by Clint Hill, the ref awards a free kick.
    • 68:09 Centre by Jamie Ward, Clint Hill gets a block in.
    • 65:09 Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 65:09 Substitution Freddie Sears replaces Johannes Ertl.
    • 65:09 Ched Evans is ruled offside.
    • 62:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Jamie Ward. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 61:12 Richard Cresswell produces a cross.
    • 59:47 James Harper takes the free kick.
    • 59:47 Booking Neil Danns is given a yellow card.
    • 59:44 Neil Danns concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle Walker.
    • 57:02 Effort from outside the penalty area by Jamie Ward goes wide left of the goal.
    • 55:05 Clint Hill has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.
    • 54:13 Substitution (Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Clyne coming on for Danny Butterfield.
    • 52:30 The ball is crossed by Stephen Quinn, Effort on goal by Ched Evans from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
    • 48:58 Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Johannes Ertl. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
    • 48:32 The ball is crossed by Andy Taylor, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.
    • 47:44 The ball is sent over by Richard Cresswell, blocked by Jose Fonte. Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Clint Hill.
    • 47:17 The ball is crossed by Danny Butterfield, James Harper makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • 45:01 Substitution Sean Scannell on for Darren Ambrose.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:26 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+2:06 Alan Lee fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 45:00+0:14 Jose Fonte fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 44:43 Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
    • 44:43 Booking Johannes Ertl receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 44:30 Johannes Ertl concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn.
    • 41:58 A cross is delivered by Danny Butterfield, clearance made by Stephen Quinn.
    • 38:06 Shot on goal by Lee Williamson from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 36:58 Jamie Ward delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
    • 36:58 Booking Shaun Derry booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 36:41 Unfair challenge on Lee Williamson by Shaun Derry results in a free kick.
    • 34:04 Darren Ambrose fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
    • 34:04 Booking Chris Morgan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 33:51 Chris Morgan challenges Alan Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 33:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Moses by Lee Williamson. Free kick taken by Danny Butterfield.
    • 31:13 Victor Moses sends in a cross, clearance by Chris Morgan.
    • 29:58 Victor Moses crosses the ball.
    • 29:31 A cross is delivered by Neil Danns, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 28:24 Lee Williamson delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Ched Evans from 12 yards. Blocked by Victor Moses. Jamie Ward takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Clint Hill.
    • 27:05 Inswinging corner taken by Jamie Ward, Ched Evans has a volleyed shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
    • 25:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Lee on Andy Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 24:17 Richard Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Claude Davis. Free kick taken by Clint Hill.
    • 23:10 The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 22:13 Danny Butterfield fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.
    • 21:02 Stephen Quinn sends in a cross,
    • 20:54 Assist on the goal came from Stephen Quinn.
    • 20:54 GOAL - Lee WilliamsonSheff Utd 1 - 0 Crystal Palace Lee Williamson finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sheff Utd 1-0 Crystal Palace.
    • 19:43 The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, clearance made by Claude Davis.
    • 19:11 Danny Butterfield delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Taylor.
    • 17:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Morgan on Alan Lee. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Unfair challenge on Andy Taylor by Johannes Ertl results in a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
    • 16:02 Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Jose Fonte results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Stephen Quinn, Claude Davis makes a clearance.
    • 15:47 Andy Taylor fouled by Alan Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
    • 13:17 Neil Danns delivers the ball, clearance by Matthew Kilgallon.
    • 12:41 Jose Fonte takes a shot. Mark Bunn makes a save.
    • 11:51 The referee blows for offside against Richard Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 9:44 The offside flag is raised against Ched Evans. Danny Butterfield takes the indirect free kick.
    • 8:57 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
    • 7:45 The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Claude Davis makes a clearance.
    • 7:12 Corner from the left by-line taken by Jamie Ward, Clint Hill manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:49 Jamie Ward sends in a cross, Ched Evans takes a shot. Danny Butterfield gets a block in.
    • 5:31 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ched Evans. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
    • 5:09 The ball is sent over by Danny Butterfield, save by Mark Bunn.
    • 4:31 Richard Cresswell is caught offside. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
    • 3:23 The ball is swung over by Andy Taylor.
    • 3:14 Ched Evans produces a cross, clearance made by Claude Davis.
    • 2:52 Stephen Quinn produces a cross, Alan Lee makes a clearance.
    • 2:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren Ambrose on Kyle Walker. Free kick crossed by Stephen Quinn, Claude Davis makes a clearance.
    • 0:00 The match has kicked off.

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