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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Vicente Guaita (58' OG)

Goalkeeper howler gifts Sheffield United win over Crystal Palace

A terrible blunder from Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita helped Sheffield United to a 1-0 Premier League victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Guaita failed to handle United midfielder Oliver Norwood's whipped corner as the goalkeeper carried it over the line to hand the visitors the lead in the 58th minute.

Palace's afternoon almost went from bad to worse Joel Ward was shown a straight red card for a rash challenge with less than 20 minutes to play, before referee Andy Madley referred to the pitchside monitor to downgrade the punishment to a yellow.

Despite dominating possession, Palace attackers Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke failed to create chances in the second half.

The result meant Sheffield United collected their second win in four league matches as Chris Wilder's side provisionally moved up to fifth in the league standings.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Tottenham Hotspur 10 +12 21
2 Liverpool 10 +5 21
3 Chelsea 10 +12 19
4 Leicester City 10 +5 18
5 West Ham United 10 +6 17
6 Southampton 10 +3 17
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 0 17
8 Everton 10 +2 16
9 Manchester United 9 0 16
10 Aston Villa 9 +7 15
11 Manchester City 9 +4 15
12 Leeds United 10 -2 14
13 Newcastle United 10 -3 14
14 Arsenal 10 -2 13
15 Crystal Palace 10 -3 13
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 10 -2 10
17 Fulham 10 -8 7
18 West Bromwich Albion 10 -11 6
19 Burnley 9 -13 5
20 Sheffield United 10 -12 1