Brighton and Palace, Fulham and Sheffield United all share the spoils


Certainly, the house aspect ended the sport having had only one shot – and that was the contentiously awarded penalty transformed by Wilfried Zaha within the 19th minute.

Palace striker Michy Batshuayi had his jersey pulled by Tariq Lamptey within the space – though contact appeared minimal – and Zaha stepped as much as ship goalkeeper Mathew Ryan the improper means from the spot for his fourth aim of the season.

Brighton picked up solely their fourth level of the season, having misplaced three of its first 4 video games. Palace has seven factors.

Fulham and Sheffield United draw

It was Fulham who took the lead within the 77th minute by Ademola Lookman, however United saved up the stress and levelled the tie within the 85th from the penalty spot by Billy Sharp.

“Dissatisfied to not take all three factors,” Fulham boss Scott Parker advised reporters. “To get your noses in entrance with 10 to go you must see the sport out. It wasn’t meant to be however there are some actual positives.

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp after scoring his side's opening goal from the penalty spot against Fulham at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp after scoring his aspect’s opening aim from the penalty spot towards Fulham at Bramall Lane on Sunday.Credit score:Getty Pictures

“We had a number of tempo within the crew and we brought on United a number of issues. We must always have scored a second.”

The Blades had quite a few alternatives to attain within the first half and their greatest probability got here when Oli McBurnie linked with a cross on the fringe of the six-yard field, solely to see Alphonse Areola make a unbelievable reflex save.

The house aspect thought that they had taken the lead minutes later when Sander Berge’s cross was deflected into Fulham’s web by Tosin Adarabioyo however the aim was chalked off for an offside within the buildup.

Fulham had a golden alternative to take the lead within the second from the penalty spot when Jack Robinson was discovered to have dealt with the ball within the space. However Aleksandar Mitrovic thumped the ball onto the crossbar and over.

The guests went forward when Lookman dribbled previous two defenders earlier than smashing the ball previous goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale for his first Premier League aim.

Nevertheless, the Blades received a penalty following a VAR assessment after Mitrovic kicked Robinson whereas competing for a excessive ball, and substitute Sharp made no mistake to beat Areola within the Fulham aim.

Mitrovic practically settled the competition in stoppage time when he rose above the United defence to get to Lookman’s cross, however his header sailed inches extensive of the close to submit.

AP, Reuters

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