Matthew Appleby was at Bramall Lane to capture the best of the action from the Barclays Championship match between Sheffield United and Crystal Palace (15/3/23).
Above: Crystal Palace’s Polly Doran in possession at Sheffield United. Photo: Matthew Appleby.
Sheffield United 0-1 Crystal Palace
Palace are sixth (exactly midtable) in the Championship after Coral-Jade Haines hit the only goal at Bramall Lane on Sunday. The South London visitors had to ride the storm of home pressure in the opening 45 minutes, but after the break hit the winner when captain Haines scored from Annabel Blanchard’s pass. Sheffield United are one place above the relegation place, eight points clear of bottom side Coventry United.
Teams: SHEFFIELD UNITED: Stenson, Newsham, Barker, Hartley, Riglar, Sweetman-Kirk, Rayner, Paul, Lord-Mears, Enderby, Wilcock. Substitutes: Davies, Cusack, Walters, Muir, Haywood, Francis-Jones, Brown, Clarke, Graham.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Kitching, Reilly, Everett, Waldie, Olding, Filbey, Doran, Haines, Blanchard, Hughes, Sharpe. Substitutes: Johnson, Arthur, Bailey-Gayle, Negri, Gibbons, Guyatt, Wilson-White.
Scorer: Haines 56′.