United's U23s claimed an impressive victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday afternoon.
Jake Bennett put the Blades in front early on, prior to David Brooks and Jordan Hallam getting on the scoresheet after Jake Eastwood had saved a penalty at the beginning of the second-half.
On a hot day in the capital, the Blades were quickly out of the blocks and went in front on 12 minutes. Kelly did well on the left to make space for a cross and BENNETT was volleyed home past Henry at the back post.
The remainder of the first period was an even affair, but Palace should have levelled in the 41st minute, when Tavares wasted a great opportunity.
Two minutes after the restart, the Eagles missed an even better chance to restore parity, with Eastwood at his best to deny Kirkby from the spot after the referee had spotted an infringement against the visitors.
And in the next attack, United rubbed salt into Palace's wounds. BROOKS drove into the box before firing home left-footed.
And with eight minutes remaining, HALLAM made sure of the victory tapping home, with Slater and Hirst involved in the build-up.
The victory extends United's unbeaten run to three matches as they continue to chase them teams above them in the Professional Development League.
Blades: Eastwood, Bennett, Kelly, Reed, Graham, Cantrill, T. Smith (Hallam 78), Slater, Hirst, Brooks (Charlesworth 86), Mallon (Gilmour 45)
Unused: Warhurst, Doherty.