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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

Palace 0 Man Utd 2

Palace0
Man Utd2
Rashford45'+1'
Martial78'
Thu 16 Jul 19:15(KO listed in users′ timezone)

Premier LeagueSelhurst Park

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LIVLiverpool
38
32
3
3
85
33
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2
MCIManchester City
38
26
3
9
102
35
+67
81
3
MUNManchester United
38
18
12
8
66
36
+30
66
4
CHEChelsea
38
20
6
12
69
54
+15
66
5
LEILeicester City
38
18
8
12
67
41
+26
62
6
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
16
11
11
61
47
+14
59
7
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
15
14
9
51
40
+11
59
8
ARSArsenal
38
14
14
10
56
48
+8
56
9
SHUSheffield United
38
14
12
12
39
39
0
54
10
BURBurnley
38
15
9
14
43
50
-7
54
11
SOUSouthampton
38
15
7
16
51
60
-9
52
12
EVEEverton
38
13
10
15
44
56
-12
49
13
NEWNewcastle United
38
11
11
16
38
58
-20
44
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
11
10
17
31
50
-19
43
15
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
39
54
-15
41
16
WHUWest Ham United
38
10
9
19
49
62
-13
39
17
AVLAston Villa
38
9
8
21
41
67
-26
35
18
BOUBournemouth
38
9
7
22
40
65
-25
34
19
WATWatford
38
8
10
20
36
64
-28
34
20
NORNorwich City
38
5
6
27
26
75
-49
21

Match Summary

Summary

  • Roy Hodgson makes two changes to his starting XI: bringing James McCarthy and Andros Townsend in for Cheikhou Kouyate and Christian Benteke respectively
  • Palace begin the brightest, enjoying early efforts from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt
  • United establish their foothold, and take a slim lead through Marcus Rashford at the end of the first-half after Zaha sees a penalty appeal overlooked
  • Luka Milivojevic’s whipped free-kick is tipped wide by David de Gea
  • Half-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester United
  • Palace’s equaliser early in the second-half is ruled out for offside by VAR
  • The Eagles again start the brightest but, after the game settles to a more equal level, United add to their lead through Anthony Martial
  • Van Aanholt leaves the pitch on a stretcher after falling awkwardly while defending Martial’s goal
  • Jeffrey Schlupp features in his first match since December 2019, with Tyrick Mitchell and Jairo Riedewald also getting minutes
  • Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

Crystal Palace kicked-off as firm underdogs this evening, their recent loss of form starkly contrasting United’s storming return to competitive football. But the players clearly hadn’t read the pre-match script, as Wilfried Zaha opened proceedings with a stinging shot at David de Gea.

Just minutes later, the Eagles threatened again, after smart, confident play swept across the pitch before Joel Ward crossed towards Zaha in the box. The Ivorian struggled to keep control, and United fired the ball to apparent safety.

But, on the edge of the area, Patrick van Aanholt shot straight back into a crowd of bodies to warn the visitors of Palace’s intentions.

CRYMUN 01 Townsend kneeling.jpg

Reacting to their host’s bright start, United reminded the Eagles of their attacking prowess through an unconventional source - Harry Maguire heading over the bar from a testing Bruno Fernandes corner.

During the drinks break, Hodgson and Zaha could be seen in a protracted, animated conversation and, clearly, whatever the former said had an effect, as the latter headed at goal barely 30 seconds after. 

But, midway through the first-half, United had established their foothold in the game, their earlier lethargy disappearing with every push forward. Palace worked hard to contain them, and their efforts paid dividends with the game locked at 0-0.

CRYMUN 02 Zaha Greenwood.jpg

As he did earlier, Maguire headed past goal with United’s only real effort of note as the match rolled along at a steady pace.

Back in the centre of attack, Jordan Ayew sought to disrupt this, unleashing a fierce attempt at De Gea, but again, the Spain international firmly beat the shot to safety to keep the teams level.

Half-time dawned and the score seemed destined to remain static until Zaha hit the turf in United’s box after Victor Lindelof clattered his legs. The winger’s penalty appeals went unanswered, however, and, at the other end of the field, Marcus Rashford took a cruel lead as he danced in Palace’s area and slotted home smartly past Vicente Guaita.

Palace will have felt the injustice of conceding at the end of such an even half, and captain Luka Milivojevic almost responded furiously as De Gea tipped his whipped free-kick wide of goal. United’s No.1 did well, and ensured half-time came with his club in the lead.

CRYMUN 03 Fosu-Mensah Townsend.jpg

Palace faced an uphill struggle with the game’s resumption, United unbeaten when leading at half-time from 20 games this season.

The home side didn’t appear concerned with the stats, however, and surged forward to pin their hosts back and find an equaliser. They duly did so when Zaha beat Aaron Wan-Bissaka to play Ayew in at the back post, who turned home on the stretch.

But after celebrating, Ayew was brought back down to earth as VAR judged the effort to have been marginally offside.

Palace had to roll with another cruel twist of fate, and resumed the game still behind. James McCarthy kept De Gea alert as the Spaniard held his fizzing shot from distance, with the Scotsman embodying Palace’s determination to open their account.

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Perhaps with one eye on their upcoming FA Cup clash, United made a double change around the hour mark and Palace fans will be pleased to see Jeffrey Schlupp take to the turf for the first time since December, the popular No.15 recovering from injury over the last seven months.

Schlupp’s introduction came as the game returned to its first-half equilibrium, and United reinstated their presence as Fernandes rattled the post from 10 yards out.

The visitors did more than just reestablish themselves five minutes later, however, when Anthony Martial showed his strength to strike home within the box.

Unfortunately, trying to block the Frenchman, Van Aanholt fell awkwardly, undergoing a lengthy spell of treatment that included oxygen. Eventually, the Dutchman was stretchered from the pitch in distressing scenes; another cruel setback for Palace.

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Zaha, who looked driven all evening, battled to provide his boyhood club with a chance, but De Gea capped-off a strong performance with a fine save at his near post.

At the other end of the pitch, the game's second Spanish shot stopper made an equally impressive save with a big, pushing glove under a late Rashford shot.

Fighting their way through 11 (eleven) minutes of added time, Palace never allowed their role in the game to dip, and ended strongly as they began. However, in cruel circumstances, the Eagles were left empty-handed.

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt (Mitchell 84), Sakho, Dann, Ward, McArthur (Schlupp 72), Milivojevic, McCarthy (Riedewald 83), Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.

Subs: Hennessey, Kelly, Woods, Kouyate, Meyer, Pierrick.

United: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay (Matic 63), Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood (Lingard 63), Martial.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Dalot, Mata, Fred, James, Ighalo.

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Match Blog

Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 2.
90'+9'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+8'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
90'+7'

free kick won

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
90'+7'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
90'+6'

free kick won

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
90'+4'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
90'+3'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.
90'+3'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
90'+3'

Yellow Card

Milivojevic(4)
Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
90'+3'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'

miss

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tyrick Mitchell following a corner.
90'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by David de Gea.
90'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
89'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.
84'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Patrick van Aanholt
Patrick
van Aanholt(3)
off
Tyrick Mitchell
Tyrick
Mitchell(39)
on
83'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McCarthy
James
McCarthy(22)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
78'

Manchester United Goal

Manchester United
Goal!
Manchester United
Anthony
Martial(9)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 2. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.
76'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
74'

post

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a fast break.
73'

miss

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Dann following a fast break.
72'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McArthur
James
McArthur(18)
off
Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
on
71'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
67'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
65'

Yellow Card

Maguire(5)
Harry Maguire (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
65'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
63'

Substitution

Manchester United
Scott
McTominay(39)
off
Nemanja
Matic(31)
on
62'

Substitution

Manchester United
Mason
Greenwood(26)
off
Jesse
Lingard(14)
on
62'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
60'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James McCarthy (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McArthur.
57'

miss

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
56'

VAR

VAR Decision: No Goal Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester United.
55'

VAR cancelled goal

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.
55'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Jordan Ayew is caught offside.
55'

miss

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.
53'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.
51'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
51'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
50'

free kick won

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
49'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
49'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
46'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 1.
45'+4'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
45'+4'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by David de Gea.
45'+4'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
45'+2'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
45'+2'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.
45'+1'

Manchester United Goal

Manchester United
Goal!
Manchester United
Marcus
Rashford(10)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
41'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Maguire.
41'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
40'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
40'

free kick won

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
39'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
38'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
36'

Yellow Card

Wan-Bissaka(29)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
36'

free kick won

James McCarthy (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
35'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
34'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
30'

miss

Attempt missed. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
29'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah with a cross.
27'

miss

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James McArthur with a cross.
24'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
23'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
22'

free kick won

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
22'

free kick won

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
21'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
19'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
18'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
12'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
11'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Scott Dann.
10'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.
7'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
7'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
5'

free kick won

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
2'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Starting lineup

31
Vicente Guaita
GK
12
Mamadou Sakho
DF
3
Patrick van Aanholt
DF
substitution icon84'
2
Joel Ward
DF
6
Scott Dann
DF
22
James McCarthy
MF
substitution icon83'
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
90'+3'
18
James McArthur
MF
substitution icon72'
10
Andros Townsend
MF
9
Jordan Ayew
S
11
Wilfried Zaha
S

Substitutes

7
Max Meyer
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
13
Wayne Hennessey
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
substitution icon72'
34
Martin Kelly
35
Sam Woods
39
Tyrick Mitchell
substitution icon84'
40
Brandon Pierrick
44
Jairo Riedewald
substitution icon83'

Starting lineup

1
David de Gea
GK
24
Timothy Fosu-Mensah
DF
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
DF
36'
2
Victor Lindelöf
DF
5
Harry Maguire
DF
65'
18
Bruno Fernandes
MF
10
Marcus Rashford
MF
45'+1'
39
Scott McTominay
MF
substitution icon63'
26
Mason Greenwood
MF
substitution icon62'
6
Paul Pogba
MF
9
Anthony Martial
S
78'

Substitutes

3
Eric Bailly
8
Juan Mata
14
Jesse Lingard
substitution icon62'
17
Fred
20
Diogo Dalot
21
Daniel James
22
Sergio Romero
25
Odion Ighalo
31
Nemanja Matic
substitution icon63'
Crystal Palace

Team stats

Manchester United
Possession
41%
59%
Shots on target
5
5
Shots off target
4
9
Corners
2
7
Passes completed
336
546
Free kicks
15
10
Offsides
1
0

Top performing palace players

Successful passes
4753
Luka Milivojevic
Luka Milivojevic
Duels won
14
Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend
Crosses
4
James McArthur
James McArthur
Touches
73
Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Tackles
4
James McCarthy
James McCarthy
LEI
2-0
SHU
EVE
1-1
AVL
SOU
1-1
BHA
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Starting lineup

31
Vicente Guaita
GK
12
Mamadou Sakho
DF
3
Patrick van Aanholt
DF
substitution icon84'
2
Joel Ward
DF
6
Scott Dann
DF
22
James McCarthy
MF
substitution icon83'
4
Luka Milivojevic
MF
90'+3'
18
James McArthur
MF
substitution icon72'
10
Andros Townsend
MF
9
Jordan Ayew
S
11
Wilfried Zaha
S

Substitutes

7
Max Meyer
8
Cheikhou Kouyaté
13
Wayne Hennessey
15
Jeffrey Schlupp
substitution icon72'
34
Martin Kelly
35
Sam Woods
39
Tyrick Mitchell
substitution icon84'
40
Brandon Pierrick
44
Jairo Riedewald
substitution icon83'

Starting lineup

1
David de Gea
GK
24
Timothy Fosu-Mensah
DF
29
Aaron Wan-Bissaka
DF
36'
2
Victor Lindelöf
DF
5
Harry Maguire
DF
65'
18
Bruno Fernandes
MF
10
Marcus Rashford
MF
45'+1'
39
Scott McTominay
MF
substitution icon63'
26
Mason Greenwood
MF
substitution icon62'
6
Paul Pogba
MF
9
Anthony Martial
S
78'

Substitutes

3
Eric Bailly
8
Juan Mata
14
Jesse Lingard
substitution icon62'
17
Fred
20
Diogo Dalot
21
Daniel James
22
Sergio Romero
25
Odion Ighalo
31
Nemanja Matic
substitution icon63'
Crystal Palace

Team stats

Manchester United
Possession
41%
59%
Shots on target
5
5
Shots off target
4
9
Corners
2
7
Passes completed
336
546
Free kicks
15
10
Offsides
1
0

Top performing palace players

Successful passes
4753
Luka Milivojevic
Luka Milivojevic
Duels won
14
Andros Townsend
Andros Townsend
Crosses
4
James McArthur
James McArthur
Touches
73
Joel Ward
Joel Ward
Tackles
4
James McCarthy
James McCarthy
LEI
2-0
SHU
EVE
1-1
AVL
SOU
1-1
BHA
Premier League
pos
club
pl
w
d
l
gf
ga
gd
pts
1
LIVLiverpool
38
32
3
3
85
33
+52
99
2
MCIManchester City
38
26
3
9
102
35
+67
81
3
MUNManchester United
38
18
12
8
66
36
+30
66
4
CHEChelsea
38
20
6
12
69
54
+15
66
5
LEILeicester City
38
18
8
12
67
41
+26
62
6
TOTTottenham Hotspur
38
16
11
11
61
47
+14
59
7
WOLWolverhampton Wanderers
38
15
14
9
51
40
+11
59
8
ARSArsenal
38
14
14
10
56
48
+8
56
9
SHUSheffield United
38
14
12
12
39
39
0
54
10
BURBurnley
38
15
9
14
43
50
-7
54
11
SOUSouthampton
38
15
7
16
51
60
-9
52
12
EVEEverton
38
13
10
15
44
56
-12
49
13
NEWNewcastle United
38
11
11
16
38
58
-20
44
14
CRYCrystal Palace
38
11
10
17
31
50
-19
43
15
BHABrighton and Hove Albion
38
9
14
15
39
54
-15
41
16
WHUWest Ham United
38
10
9
19
49
62
-13
39
17
AVLAston Villa
38
9
8
21
41
67
-26
35
18
BOUBournemouth
38
9
7
22
40
65
-25
34
19
WATWatford
38
8
10
20
36
64
-28
34
20
NORNorwich City
38
5
6
27
26
75
-49
21

Match Summary

Summary

  • Roy Hodgson makes two changes to his starting XI: bringing James McCarthy and Andros Townsend in for Cheikhou Kouyate and Christian Benteke respectively
  • Palace begin the brightest, enjoying early efforts from Wilfried Zaha and Patrick van Aanholt
  • United establish their foothold, and take a slim lead through Marcus Rashford at the end of the first-half after Zaha sees a penalty appeal overlooked
  • Luka Milivojevic’s whipped free-kick is tipped wide by David de Gea
  • Half-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester United
  • Palace’s equaliser early in the second-half is ruled out for offside by VAR
  • The Eagles again start the brightest but, after the game settles to a more equal level, United add to their lead through Anthony Martial
  • Van Aanholt leaves the pitch on a stretcher after falling awkwardly while defending Martial’s goal
  • Jeffrey Schlupp features in his first match since December 2019, with Tyrick Mitchell and Jairo Riedewald also getting minutes
  • Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

Crystal Palace kicked-off as firm underdogs this evening, their recent loss of form starkly contrasting United’s storming return to competitive football. But the players clearly hadn’t read the pre-match script, as Wilfried Zaha opened proceedings with a stinging shot at David de Gea.

Just minutes later, the Eagles threatened again, after smart, confident play swept across the pitch before Joel Ward crossed towards Zaha in the box. The Ivorian struggled to keep control, and United fired the ball to apparent safety.

But, on the edge of the area, Patrick van Aanholt shot straight back into a crowd of bodies to warn the visitors of Palace’s intentions.

CRYMUN 01 Townsend kneeling.jpg

Reacting to their host’s bright start, United reminded the Eagles of their attacking prowess through an unconventional source - Harry Maguire heading over the bar from a testing Bruno Fernandes corner.

During the drinks break, Hodgson and Zaha could be seen in a protracted, animated conversation and, clearly, whatever the former said had an effect, as the latter headed at goal barely 30 seconds after. 

But, midway through the first-half, United had established their foothold in the game, their earlier lethargy disappearing with every push forward. Palace worked hard to contain them, and their efforts paid dividends with the game locked at 0-0.

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As he did earlier, Maguire headed past goal with United’s only real effort of note as the match rolled along at a steady pace.

Back in the centre of attack, Jordan Ayew sought to disrupt this, unleashing a fierce attempt at De Gea, but again, the Spain international firmly beat the shot to safety to keep the teams level.

Half-time dawned and the score seemed destined to remain static until Zaha hit the turf in United’s box after Victor Lindelof clattered his legs. The winger’s penalty appeals went unanswered, however, and, at the other end of the field, Marcus Rashford took a cruel lead as he danced in Palace’s area and slotted home smartly past Vicente Guaita.

Palace will have felt the injustice of conceding at the end of such an even half, and captain Luka Milivojevic almost responded furiously as De Gea tipped his whipped free-kick wide of goal. United’s No.1 did well, and ensured half-time came with his club in the lead.

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Palace faced an uphill struggle with the game’s resumption, United unbeaten when leading at half-time from 20 games this season.

The home side didn’t appear concerned with the stats, however, and surged forward to pin their hosts back and find an equaliser. They duly did so when Zaha beat Aaron Wan-Bissaka to play Ayew in at the back post, who turned home on the stretch.

But after celebrating, Ayew was brought back down to earth as VAR judged the effort to have been marginally offside.

Palace had to roll with another cruel twist of fate, and resumed the game still behind. James McCarthy kept De Gea alert as the Spaniard held his fizzing shot from distance, with the Scotsman embodying Palace’s determination to open their account.

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Perhaps with one eye on their upcoming FA Cup clash, United made a double change around the hour mark and Palace fans will be pleased to see Jeffrey Schlupp take to the turf for the first time since December, the popular No.15 recovering from injury over the last seven months.

Schlupp’s introduction came as the game returned to its first-half equilibrium, and United reinstated their presence as Fernandes rattled the post from 10 yards out.

The visitors did more than just reestablish themselves five minutes later, however, when Anthony Martial showed his strength to strike home within the box.

Unfortunately, trying to block the Frenchman, Van Aanholt fell awkwardly, undergoing a lengthy spell of treatment that included oxygen. Eventually, the Dutchman was stretchered from the pitch in distressing scenes; another cruel setback for Palace.

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Zaha, who looked driven all evening, battled to provide his boyhood club with a chance, but De Gea capped-off a strong performance with a fine save at his near post.

At the other end of the pitch, the game's second Spanish shot stopper made an equally impressive save with a big, pushing glove under a late Rashford shot.

Fighting their way through 11 (eleven) minutes of added time, Palace never allowed their role in the game to dip, and ended strongly as they began. However, in cruel circumstances, the Eagles were left empty-handed.

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt (Mitchell 84), Sakho, Dann, Ward, McArthur (Schlupp 72), Milivojevic, McCarthy (Riedewald 83), Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.

Subs: Hennessey, Kelly, Woods, Kouyate, Meyer, Pierrick.

United: De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay (Matic 63), Pogba, Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood (Lingard 63), Martial.

Subs: Romero, Bailly, Dalot, Mata, Fred, James, Ighalo.

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Match Blog

Full-Time

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 2.
90'+9'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'+8'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
90'+7'

free kick won

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
90'+7'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
90'+6'

free kick won

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
90'+4'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.
90'+3'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.
90'+3'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
90'+3'

Yellow Card

Milivojevic(4)
Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
90'+3'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90'

miss

Attempt missed. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tyrick Mitchell following a corner.
90'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by David de Gea.
90'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
89'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
87'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.
84'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
Patrick van Aanholt
Patrick
van Aanholt(3)
off
Tyrick Mitchell
Tyrick
Mitchell(39)
on
83'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McCarthy
James
McCarthy(22)
off
Jairo Riedewald
Jairo
Riedewald(44)
on
78'

Manchester United Goal

Manchester United
Goal!
Manchester United
Anthony
Martial(9)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 2. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.
76'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
74'

post

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box following a fast break.
73'

miss

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Dann following a fast break.
72'

Substitution

Crystal Palace
James McArthur
James
McArthur(18)
off
Jeffrey Schlupp
Jeffrey
Schlupp(15)
on
71'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
67'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
65'

Yellow Card

Maguire(5)
Harry Maguire (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
65'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
63'

Substitution

Manchester United
Scott
McTominay(39)
off
Nemanja
Matic(31)
on
62'

Substitution

Manchester United
Mason
Greenwood(26)
off
Jesse
Lingard(14)
on
62'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
60'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. James McCarthy (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James McArthur.
57'

miss

Attempt missed. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
56'

VAR

VAR Decision: No Goal Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester United.
55'

VAR cancelled goal

GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.
55'

offside

Offside, Crystal Palace. Wilfried Zaha tries a through ball, but Jordan Ayew is caught offside.
55'

miss

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James McArthur.
53'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.
51'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
51'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
50'

free kick won

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
49'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
49'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
46'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.

First-Half Ends

First Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 1.
45'+4'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
45'+4'

corner

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by David de Gea.
45'+4'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
45'+2'

free kick won

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
45'+2'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James McArthur.
45'+1'

Manchester United Goal

Manchester United
Goal!
Manchester United
Marcus
Rashford(10)
Goal! Crystal Palace 0, Manchester United 1. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
41'

miss

Attempt missed. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Maguire.
41'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Greenwood.
40'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.
40'

free kick won

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
39'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
38'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
36'

Yellow Card

Wan-Bissaka(29)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
36'

free kick won

James McCarthy (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
35'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Joel Ward.
34'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
30'

miss

Attempt missed. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Martial.
29'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah with a cross.
27'

miss

Attempt missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James McArthur with a cross.
24'

free kick won

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
23'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
22'

free kick won

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
22'

free kick won

Scott McTominay (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
21'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
19'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
18'

free kick won

Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the right wing.
12'

miss

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes with a cross following a corner.
11'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Scott Dann.
10'

corner

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Patrick van Aanholt.
7'

free kick won

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
7'

attempt blocked

Attempt blocked. Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
5'

free kick won

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
2'

attempt saved

Attempt saved. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by James McArthur.

Kick-Off

lineup

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.