Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years

SHEFFIELD UNITED beat Crystal Palace in their first Premier League home game for 12 years.

John Lundstram scored in the early stages of the second half after Luke Freeman's delivery into the box was parried into his path.

Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years5 John Lundstram opened the scoring in the 47th minuteCredit: Getty – Contributor
Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years5 John Lundstram was bundled by his team-mates after he found the back of the netCredit: Getty – Contributor

It was the English midfielder's first goal in 18 months, but will certainly be one of the most memorable of his career.

But Chris Wilder's men could have opened the scoring in the 40th minute after a blunder by Patrick van Aanholt.

Callum Robinson threaded the ball through to Lundstram, who delivered the ball into the box towards David McGoldrick.

The 31-year-old looked like he was about to slot the ball into the open net, but instead fired it back in the director of goalkeeper Vicente Guatia.

Wilder's side now have four points from their first two league following last weekend's draw with Bournemouth.

Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years5 Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita denied David McGoldrick from close rangeCredit: Reuters
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Up next, Sheffield United will face Leicester City.

But it's a different story for Palace – who are still hunting for their first goal this season despite recalling Wilfried Zaha to the starting XI.

England boss Gareth Southgate was in the stands at Bramall Lane to keep a close eye on the match.

Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years5 Crystal Palace star James McCarthy grabbed George BaldockCredit: Getty – Contributor
Sheffield United 1 Crystal Palace 0: John Lundstram strikes as Blades win first home Premier League game in 12 years5 England manager Gareth Southgate was in the stands at Bramall LaneCredit: PA:Press Association

 

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