Crystal Palace 1-0 Sheffield United
Saturday March 6, Selhurst Park, (Att: 13,455)
Crystal Palace earned a vital three points in their fight against the drop as new boss Paul Hart got his Selhurst Park tenure off to a winning start.
Unsurprisingly, the home side seemed intent on getting off to a positive start and took the lead mid-way through the first half.
A deep cross into the box from Danny Butterfield being finished by a neat volley from striker Alan Lee.
Palace could have doubled their advantage in the second half with visiting keeper Mark Bunn being forced into action to save Darren Ambrose's low drive.
Goalscorer Lee then had a chance to seal the points late on but could only fire over the bar from close range after Nick Carle's cross had found him in space.
However, it didn't matter as the Blades failed to test Palace's defence as their hopes of finishing in the play-offs suffered a setback.