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Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

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16 Aug 2019
Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Sheffield United

Sheffield United and Crystal Palace face each other in the Premier League for the first time since 1992/93, when the Eagles won both matches without conceding a goal.

Team news

Chris Wilder has a full Sheffield United squad to select from for Sunday's match at Bramall Lane.

Crystal Palace's Jeffrey Schlupp is fit and available for selection after an ankle injury, while Wilfried Zaha is in contention for his first start of the season.

James Tomkins (groin) and fellow central defender Mamadou Sakho (knee) remain sidelined.

Did you know?

Sheffield United have never won a Premier League match on a Sunday, drawing four and losing one. They are the only side to have played more than once on that day of the week without ever winning in the competition.

In his third Premier League appearance, Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp scored his first goal in the top flight with his first shot against AFC Bournemouth. The last Englishman to score with his first two shots in the Premier League was Marcus Rashford in February 2016.

Only Manchester City (24) have scored more away Premier League goals in 2019 than Palace, with 20.

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored six goals in his last seven away Premier League matches. Of players to score more than five goals in the Premier League last season, Zaha scored the highest percentage of them away from home (90 per cent).

Match officials

Referee: David Coote
Assistants:
 Daniel Cook, Harry Lennard
Fourth official:
John Brooks 
VAR: Martin Atkinson
Assistant VAR: Stephen Child

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