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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:14,214
Goal!

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94:52 +4.52

Pablo Counago receives a yellow card. The offside flag is raised against Neil Danns. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

91:41 +1.41

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richard Cresswell. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

90:16 +0.16

Ched Evans shown a yellow card. Neill Collins challenges Pablo Counago unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

87:41

Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on David Wright. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.

86:25

Pablo Counago joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Vaughan. Claude Davis is brought on as a substitute for Darren Ambrose. Inswinging corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bjorn Helge Riise, Marcus Bent takes a shot. Nathaniel Clyne manages to make a clearance. Effort on goal by Darren Ambrose from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

84:04

Lee Williamson receives a yellow card for dissent.

82:25

Sean Scannell sends in a cross.

81:47

James Vaughan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

80:16

Sean Scannell has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

79:24

Short corner taken by Ched Evans from the right by-line.

79:01

Richard Cresswell fouled by Neil Danns, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

76:45

James Vaughan takes a shot. Shane Lowry gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose played to the near post.

75:39

Mark Yeates comes on in place of Daniel Bogdanovic.

74:00

Shane Lowry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick.

73:38

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton, save by Julian Speroni.

72:36

Shane Lowry challenges James Vaughan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.

71:44

Marcus Bent on for Michael Doyle. Ched Evans comes on in place of Stephen Quinn.

68:43

Darren Ambrose gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Sheff Utd.Assist by Neil Danns.

67:24

Neil Danns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Steve Simonsen takes the direct free kick.

65:36

Sean Scannell is brought on as a substitute for Wilfried Zaha. Wilfried Zaha challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

64:53

Booking for Wilfried Zaha for unsporting behaviour.

62:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Cresswell on David Wright. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

57:52

Matthew Lowton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

56:30

Centre by Matthew Lowton, blocked by Dean Moxey. Corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise from the left by-line, clearance by Dean Moxey.

55:31

Dean Moxey takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

54:33

Booking for Nyron Nosworthy. Nyron Nosworthy challenges Dean Moxey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Wright. Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Doyle.

53:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Vaughan by Neill Collins. Patrick McCarthy takes the free kick.

53:01

Unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Neil Danns results in a free kick. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

51:27

A cross is delivered by Stephen Quinn, Patrick McCarthy makes a clearance.

51:19

A cross is delivered by Matthew Lowton, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.

48:13

Bjorn Helge Riise delivers the ball, Neil Danns gets a block in. Corner taken by Lee Williamson, Julian Speroni fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

46:44

The ball is swung over by Bjorn Helge Riise, save made by Julian Speroni.

45:50 +0.50

Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. The ball is delivered by Bjorn Helge Riise, Close range header by Shane Lowry goes over the crossbar.

45:23

Darren Ambrose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.

45:15

Centre by Dean Moxey, Shane Lowry manages to make a clearance.

45:08 +0.08

Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Patrick McCarthy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

44:50

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.

44:02

The ball is swung over by Bjorn Helge Riise.

41:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by David Wright. Direct free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.

40:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Michael Doyle. Neil Danns restarts play with the free kick.

39:34

Shot from just outside the box by Wilfried Zaha goes over the target.

38:43

Bjorn Helge Riise crosses the ball, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

38:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by James Vaughan. Shane Lowry restarts play with the free kick.

37:36

Effort on goal by Stephen Quinn from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

37:06

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by David Wright.

36:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stephen Quinn from the right by-line to the near post, James Vaughan manages to make a clearance.

36:24

The ball is sent over by Bjorn Helge Riise, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

34:32

The ball is swung over by Daniel Bogdanovic, Julian Speroni makes a save.

34:02

Stephen Quinn crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

33:33

The ball is swung over by Lee Williamson, Anthony Gardner manages to make a clearance.

30:27

Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Lee Williamson.

28:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Williamson on Dean Moxey. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.

28:07

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, clearance by Dean Moxey.

26:57

Michael Doyle takes a shot.

26:52

The ball is crossed by Nyron Nosworthy, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

24:10

Shot by Darren Ambrose. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

21:46

The official flags James Vaughan offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.

21:08

Corner taken right-footed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.

19:51

Unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Nathaniel Clyne restarts play with the free kick. Nyron Nosworthy concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vaughan. Shot comes in from Darren Ambrose from the free kick, Steve Simonsen makes a save.

19:34

Stephen Quinn is ruled offside. Anthony Gardner restarts play with the free kick.

16:52

Unfair challenge on Daniel Bogdanovic by Anthony Gardner results in a free kick. The ball is swung over by Lee Williamson, Nyron Nosworthy takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

14:30

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save. Shot from just outside the penalty area by Darren Ambrose misses to the left of the target.

13:53

Richard Cresswell is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

11:20

Corner taken by Stephen Quinn played to the near post, clearance by Nathaniel Clyne.

10:10

Matthew Lowton challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathaniel Clyne.

9:41

Kagisho Dikgacoi challenges Lee Williamson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Williamson.

9:06

Bjorn Helge Riise concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Moxey. Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

8:05

Foul by Shane Lowry on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. David Wright takes the direct free kick.

6:35

Effort on goal by James Vaughan from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

6:15

The ball is sent over by Lee Williamson, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

5:29

Unfair challenge on Bjorn Helge Riise by Dean Moxey results in a free kick. Nyron Nosworthy takes the free kick.

5:18

The ball is crossed by Richard Cresswell, Julian Speroni makes a save.

3:29

Short corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise.

2:51

The ball is delivered by Shane Lowry, Nathaniel Clyne gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Bjorn Helge Riise to the near post, clearance made by David Wright.

1:31

Neil Danns gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle. Neill Collins takes the free kick.

0:42

Darren Ambrose takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

0:21

Matthew Lowton concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vaughan. Nathaniel Clyne restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Dikgacoi set for Eagles bow Kagisho Dikgacoi will be added to the Crystal Palace squad for the big clash with relegation rivals Sheffield United at Selhurst Park. The South Africa international this week joined Palace on loan from Fulham and could be set for an immediate debut with doubts lingering over the fitness of fellow midfielders Neil Danns and Alex Marrow. Danns (back) and Marrow (ankle) were forced to miss last weekend's defeat at Coventry and will be handed late checks. Nathaniel Clyne is playing despite a persistent knee injury which has restricted his training and he should be patched-up again. Fellow full-back Lee Hills remains a long-term absentee with a knee injury. Winger Kieran Djilali this week joined Chesterfield on a month's loan. Richard Cresswell is the latest injury doubt for Micky Adams' depleted Sheffield United squad. Adams is already without a long list of players as his side look to climb out of the bottom three with their first win since he took charge nine games ago. Defenders Chris Morgan, Andy Taylor and Ryan France, goalkeeper Richard Wright as well as striker Darius Henderson remain long-term absentees. Midfielder Nick Montgomery is now sidelined due to a knee injury and Cresswell is also struggling with a similar complaint. Another striker, Ched Evans, is doubtful as he is recovering from illness and, with Jamie Ward joining Derby on loan this week, that leaves Marcus Bent as the only option to partner new loan signing Sam Vokes up front. Midfielder Bjorn Helge Riise, who made his debut off the bench against Reading in midweek after arriving on loan from Fulham, is expected to play a bigger role at Palace, but full-back Rob Kozluk sits out the last of his three-match ban.

Formation:442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Sheff Utd

  • Julian Speroni
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Anthony Gardner
  • Dean Moxey
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Neil Danns
  • Darren Ambrose
  • David Wright
  • James Vaughan
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • SUBS
  • Lewis Price
  • Claude Davis
  • Adam Barrett
  • Steffen Iversen
  • Sean Scannell
  • Jermaine Easter
  • Pablo Counago

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Match Report

Ambrose special separates strugglers A second-half stunner from Darren Ambrose left Sheffield United deep in relegation trouble at the foot of the npower Championship. The midfielder lit up a dour encounter between two struggling sides with a sensational volley. It eased Palace clear of the drop zone and left Micky Adams still looking for his first win as United manager after 10 matches in charge. Palace have now not let in a goal at home in more than 12 hours and the Blades rarely looked like threatening that miserly record. But in a game which both teams were desperate not to lose, it was going to take something special to break the deadlock and Ambrose was the man to provide it. The midfielder has endured a stop-start season due to injury but crashed in his fifth goal of the campaign in style from 20 yards. The opening stages suggested the visitors would make a decent fist of it, with Neill Collins heading a good chance wide and Palace full-back Nathaniel Clyne blocking Richard Cresswell's effort on the goal-line. But that was about as good as it got for the Blades. At the other end Palace broke away when Wilfried Zaha played in James Vaughan, only for the Everton loanee to blaze over. South Africa World Cup star Kagisho Dikgacoi joined the Eagles on loan from Fulham this week and almost marked his debut in spectacular style with a 25-yard volley. United keeper Steve Simonsen managed to palm the fierce shot away and Ambrose scuffed the follow-up wide. Ambrose nearly made amends after 20 minutes when he hammered in a 25-yard free-kick which took a slight deflection and forced Simonsen into a fine diving save. United's crosses were causing occasional panic in the Palace area with goalkeeper Julian Speroni uncharacteristically flapping at one and skipper Paddy McCarthy heading another inches wide of his own goal. After the break Speroni came out bravely to deny Cresswell and Dean Moxey warmed Simonsen's hands with a low drive. But the game was meandering towards a bore draw until the 69th minute when Neil Danns won a header 30 yards out. The ball bounced to Ambrose who, in a flash, had controlled it with his left foot before smashing it past Simonsen with his right for a truly memorable goal. The Blades almost pulled one back but sub Marcus Bent's header was blocked on the line by a sea of Palace defenders. Ambrose could have had a second at the end but he sent a far easier chance than the one he scored high over the top.

Form Guide

    LDDDWL
  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • Sheff Utd
  • DLLLDD

Last Meetings

  • Sheff Utd
  • 3 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 20/11/2010
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 06/03/2010
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 12/12/2009
  • Crystal Palace
  • 0 - 0
  • Sheff Utd
  • 03/05/2009
  • Sheff Utd
  • 2 - 2
  • Crystal Palace
  • 20/12/2008
  • Sheff Utd
  • 0 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 29/12/2007

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • J Vaughan 6
  • N Danns 3
  • D Ambrose 3
  • O Garvan 3
  • S Iversen 2
  • PG Counago 2
  • A Gardner 1
  • A Dorman 1
  • K Cadogan 1
  • W Zaha 1

Sheff Utd

  • C Evans 7
  • M Yeates 5
  • R Cresswell 3
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • R Kozluk 1
  • J Calve 1
  • S Quinn 1
  • M Lowton 1

Goals

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 79
    • Goals per game 29
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sheff Utd

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 28
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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