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

Live Commentary

95mins

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

92mins

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

91mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

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.

85mins

Lee Williamson receives a yellow card for dissent.

83mins

Sean Scannell sends in a cross.

82mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

80mins

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

77mins

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

76mins

Mark Yeates comes on in place of Daniel Bogdanovic.

74mins

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

74mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

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

69mins

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.

68mins

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

66mins

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.

65mins

Booking for Wilfried Zaha for unsporting behaviour.

63mins

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

58mins

Matthew Lowton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

57mins

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.

56mins

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

55mins

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.

54mins

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

54mins

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

52mins

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

52mins

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

49mins

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.

47mins

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

46mins

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.

46mins

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

46mins

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

46mins

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

45mins

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

45mins

The ball is swung over by Bjorn Helge Riise.

42mins

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

41mins

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

40mins

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

39mins

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

39mins

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

38mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

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

37mins

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

35mins

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

35mins

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

34mins

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

31mins

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

29mins

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

29mins

Matthew Lowton crosses the ball, clearance by Dean Moxey.

27mins

Michael Doyle takes a shot.

27mins

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

25mins

Shot by Darren Ambrose. Save made by Steve Simonsen.

22mins

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

22mins

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

20mins

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.

20mins

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

17mins

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.

15mins

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.

14mins

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

12mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

10mins

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

9mins

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

7mins

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

7mins

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

6mins

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

6mins

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

4mins

Short corner taken by Bjorn Helge Riise.

3mins

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.

2mins

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

1mins

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

1mins

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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