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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 Liverpool 38 +52 99
2 Manchester City 38 +67 81
3 Manchester United 38 +30 66
4 Chelsea 38 +15 66
5 Leicester City 38 +26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 +14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 +11 59
8 Arsenal 38 +8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 0 54
10 Burnley 38 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 -9 52
12 Everton 38 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 -19 43
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 -25 34
19 Watford 38 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 -49 21