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June 25 2024 10.52am

Sheffield United v Palace

Bramall Lane, Tuesday 7.45pm

Worthington Cup

Worthington Cup

Team news

The road to the Quarter Finals has seen The Eagles beat off competition from Plymouth in round one, Cheltenham Town in the second stage, Gary McAllisterís Coventry City in the third round and most recently Oldham Athletic in the fourth round.

Trevor Francis will have to make some wholesale changes to the side that beat Norwich 2-0 at the weekend as injuries and suspensions once again hit the squad. Danny Granville starts his three match ban following his sending off in the previous round of the Worthington Cup against Oldham. Another defender missing is centre back Tony Popovic who was substituted on Saturday due to injury.

Dele Adebola is rated as doubtful which means that in form Tommy Black will once again start alongside Andy Johnson who has just recently returned from injury. Julian Gray is likely to regain his place in the starting XI as could central midfielder Shaun Derry.

Sheffield United manager Neil Wornock will have to do without the two strikers who started the game against Palace last month as Dean Windassís loan is over and ex Palace boy Steve Kabba is cup tied.

This means that Carl Asaba and Wayne Allison will lead the Bladesí attack. Meanwhile midfielder Michael Brown, who was once rumoured to be signing for Palace, is likely to return from injury and slot straight into the starting line up.

Sheffield United - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
5th 22 11 6 5 39

Full league table

Sheffield United - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 4 1 0 11 1

Full form table

Our away record v Sheffield United

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
20 7 5 8 20 23

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
30/11/2002 League Sheffield United 2 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
23/02/2002 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Sheffield United loss
25/09/2001 League Sheffield United 1 - 3 Crystal Palace win
24/02/2001 League Sheffield United 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
23/09/2000 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Sheffield United loss

All time results

One to watch

Wayne Allison

Sheffield United's top scorer

Carl Asaba - 8 goals

Sheffield United's bad boy

Tonge/Murphy/McCall - 4 0

Palace old boys

Steve Kabba (but cup tied)

Probable line-up












Last meeting

30th November 2002

Sheffield United 2 - 1 Palace

Kolinko, Powell, Symons, Popovic, Granville, Butterfield, Derry (Black, 63), Mullins, Routledge (Riihilahti, 62), Johnson, Adebola

Subs not used: Michopoulos, Williams, Borrowdale

Bookings: Derry, Granville, Mullins

Goal: Riihilahti 69

Kenny, Jagielka, Page, Murphy, Harley, Brown, Tonge, Ndlovu (Asaba, 83), McCall, Windass (Allison, 78), Kabba (Peschisolido, 78)

Subs not used: Kozluk, Montgomery

Goals: Windass 45, Allison 89

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