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Selhurst Park

22/09/2007

15:00

Robson, Palace are fragile

Brian Robson has told his Utd team to attack fragile Palace, he says Peter Taylor's position is under threat and if they can start the game well the Selhurst Park crowd will get edgy and that can only help Utd.

He told My Sport Today (the Star)'If we start well then hopefully the crowd down there will start to get edgy and we can take advantage of that.

'We were disappointed not to win at Blackpool and there are things that we can do much better.

'But that - and the fact that we have taken four points from our last two games - should be taken as a positive.

'If you average two points a game over the course of a season you know you are going to be right up there at the end.

'Palace had a great start but things haven't gone well for them since then.

Vital Quotes:

Simon Jordan told the Sun 'My team has to start winning, whether it's Coventry, Man City or Accrington Stanley.'

Crystal Palace Team News:

Palace midfielder Mark Kennedy (calf) misses out again and winger Paul Ifill (hamstring) also misses out. Ben Watson came through against Coventry unscathed, and full-back Matt Lawrence will be praying for a start.

Player to watch: Stewart Green

Stewart Green, fast becoming a fans favorite

Sheffield Utd Team News:

Sheffield United midfielders Lee Hendrie (knee) and David Carney (hip) are doubts, while Nick Montgomerie is unlikely to feature after a hernia op.

Defender Derek Geary is suspended but new loan defender Gary Cahill is expected to go straight into the side.

Player to watch: James Beattie

James Beattie already has 6 goals this season

meetings since 2000

30/04/2006 Sheff Utd 1 - 0 C.Palace
05/11/2005 C.Palace 2 - 3 Sheff Utd
07/02/2004 Sheff Utd 0 - 3 C.Palace
26/08/2003 C.Palace 1 - 2 Sheff Utd
05/04/2003 C.Palace 2 - 2 Sheff Utd
17/12/2002 Sheff Utd 3 - 1 C.Palace
30/11/2002 Sheff Utd 2 - 1 C.Palace
23/02/2002 C.Palace 0 - 1 Sheff Utd
25/09/2001 Sheff Utd 1 - 3 C.Palace
24/02/2001 Sheff Utd 1 - 0 C. Palace
23/09/2000 C.Palace 0 - 1 Sheff Utd

Match Prediction:

2-2 Palace to give up a 2-0 first half lead!..

Next Fixtures:

Burnley v Crystal Palace Sat 29th of Sep 15:00hrs


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Date:Friday September 21 2007

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