Manager Chris Wilder says Sheffield United need an "incredible run" :
"It was the perfect storm last season - players were at the top of their game and we had no injuries," said Wilder, whose side finished ninth on their return to top-flight football.
"Now injuries are hitting us quite hard... but we had enough on the pitch to get us a result. The result wasn't decided when the team sheet came in. It was decided in the fourth minute and the last 30 seconds of the first half.
"This club, over the past three, four years, is not used to losing games. It's difficult, it's a struggle, its ruthless and murders you at times with what you're up against."
Asked if United can get out of their predicament, Wilder said: "We have to do it sooner than later. There are records to be broken - we have to find a win from somewhere."
Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson: "I have seen some very good goals recently but they have been against us so that has been the problem.
"It was nice to see one for us for a change because a lot of the goals we have conceded, in particular against West Ham and Liverpool, were incredible finishes."