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Crystal Palace
FT
2 - 3
Manchester United
A. Townsend 11'
P. van Aanholt 48'
55' C. Smalling
76' R. Lukaku
90'+1' N. Matić
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PEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEP! PEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

HOLY MOLY WHAT A MATCH! THE FIRST HALF WAS ALL PALACE, THE SECOND THOROUGHLY, ABSOLUTELY, UNITED'S. With their handbrakes thrown off, United flung themselves at the opposition in a manner that would have brought a tear to Fergie's eyes... and deservedly smashed home three to win an absolute belter of a match. 

Oh, and what a way to open your account with Manchester United, Nemanja. Got to feel for Palace, though, and as they slip deeper int the relegation zone they'll look back wistfully at the hour of football where they were leading Manchester United by two goals

This is Anirudh Menon signing out - thank you for tuning in.
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93' Lingard does superbly to win a foul of McCarthur. Something tells me United'll take an age to take this one
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OH MY! OH HO HO HO! He'd been teeing this one up all night... but as the ball bounced out to the Serb, Nemanja Matic just let fly with that left foot of his - and it left Hennessey with absolutely NO CHANCE! WHAT A STRIKE! WOOOF!
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91' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! NEMANJA MATICCCCCCC!
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90' Sanchez goes down the middle again, the ball ends up at Sorloth's feet again. Sigh. This time, though, the Dane's passing lets him down. There will be three minutes to be added on
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89' OOOOOOOH!!!!!!! United counter ar scintillating pace and Rashford place in Mata - but Hennessey does ever so well to come out and smother the Spaniard's attempt - and win a goalkick!
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88' Sanchez goes down the middle again - eschewing the option of finding Rashford on the wing - and once again it leads to a Palace counter. This time Sorloth is matched bicep to bicep by Pogba and the ball's shepherded out of danger. 
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87' De Gea tries to release Rashford down the left, but the keeper's distribution is nowhere as good as his goal tending. 
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86' Lindelof gets penalised for a foul on Benteke - and Mourinho is apoplectic with rage. townsend can cross dangerously from here...but his original ball in is seen off by Lindelof himself
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85' United have got such joy from attacking down the flanks - and it's inexplicable that they've returned to passing it down the middle. 
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84' Lukaku squares up van Aanholt and after some dizzying feints and shimmies crosses the ball into the far post where - there is no one.
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83' Sorloth runs at, and holds off, Lingard with contemptuous ease - before playing a neat little ball into the box that McArthur just can't get under control. Smalling hacks clear gratefully
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82' Pogba teases a foul out of Kelly and Mata will look to put in a good ball into the area... It's a decent ball but it bounces off the forehead of Matic and Palace counter... 
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81' Pogba and Sanchez have both been miles better this half, and it's showing in the score. 2-2 with ten odd minutes to go; this is now anybody's game. 
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80' Appeals for a penalty go unheeded as Mata's chip into the box flies off the tricep of Riedelwald. Looked like the sub made a movement toward the ball with his arm, so decent shout that. 
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79' Palace make a change now - Jeff Schlupp, who's run his socks off today on that left flank is taken off for the fresh legs and added attacking threat of Riedelwald
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78' UFF! Schlupp easily skins Lingard and races into the box where he finds Benteke. The big man holds it up, but his attempted pass to Sorloth is cut out
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77' OH GOOD LORD DAVID DE GEA! Townsend's cross is headed superbly down by Benteke and that should go in, but for David De Gea who flings himself at it and paws the damn thing away from his goal. WHAT A MATCH THIS HAS BEEN!
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THAT HAD BEEN COMING! Sanchez first struck an effort that looped onto the crossbar and bounced out. Lukaku recover it, faked, shimmied, faked, and smashed it low into the near post
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76' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! LUKAKUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
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74' United want more - Sanchez clips a superb ball to Mata, but he's forced wide by more excellent defending from Wan-Bissaka, though he does concede a corner. Rashford whips it in - and Benteke thumps the most authoritative header clear. 
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73' OH MY! Oh! The corner went deep to Matic, who absolutely leathered it at goal -  but Benteke was there to clear on the line!
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72' Pogba swings one out to Lingard - who wins a corner off Tomkins. Mata takes, but Palace see him off. Matic recovers, passes it out wide to Lingard - and Benteke concedes another corner
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71' OOOO! Some neat passing from United ends with Lukaku clipping in a nice little ball into the box that's headed well away by Tomkins. Shaw tries to recover it but the excellent Wan-Bissaka beats him to it
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70' OOOH! Wan-Bissaka  raced down the right and lifted a neat little ball into the box where once again Benteke's heading lets him down. 
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69' Rashford gets a freekick from where he can whip in a decent ball - but he goes for glory; and that's a horrible decision
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66' OOOO! POGBA! Valencia teed him up and the Frenchman curled a decent effort at goal - Hennessey parrying it away. Mourinho makes his last two changes as Mata and Shaw are thrown on for Young and Valencia! Lingard's playing right back now!
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65' Townsend sends Rashford to the cleaners with a sublime turn before playing the ball across the field to van Aanholt. He, in turn, floats a lovely ball into the box for Benteke, who easily beats Lindelof to it - but can only guide his header wide. 
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64' Pogba and Sanchez try a cute one-two; but the Chilean's ball into the box is easily read by Tomkins. At the other end, Smalling and Benteke go for a header, and Smalling is penalised for clambering all over the big Belgian.
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63' Wan-Bissaka is having a rollicking game - Pogba looks to have played Sanchez freed down the Palace right flank but the right-back's superb challenge put an end to all that. 
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62' Benteke appears to shove Alexis off the ball, but the ref views it ass a fair challenge and that's the 1,987th odd time that Sanchez has given the ball away today.
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61' Van Aanholt tries to play in Sorloth, and he does so - but the Dane has strayed just offside. Much to the relief of the isolated Victor Lindelof
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60' Alexis chases what looks to be Tomkins ball, but then gets penalised for leaning into the Palace defender. Hennessey will look to pump it ont Benteke's considerable noggin'
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59' Wan-Bissaka reads Lukaku's crossfield brilliantly and a United attack suddenly turn into a Palace one... they play it around a bit before Van Aanholt hits it into Smalling's mid-riff. 
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58' Roy Hodgson's worked up a sweat in the cold of London - and well he might. At 2-0 he was dreaming, at 2-1 he's nervous. 
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57' United race forward and Rashford whips in another lovely ball that Hennessey does well to come out and punch ahead of Lukaku. Matic tees up a long-ranger, wins a corner and gets yelled at by assorted men in grey for not playing it out wide to Young., Rashford whips another superb corner in, but Palace scramble it clear.
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56' De Gea needs to be alert to tip over Wan-Bissaka's speculative curler. Nothing comes from the Palace corner.
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GAME ON! The corner is cleared out only as far as Valencia - and he curled in a lovely, lovely, ball that Smalling buried into the far corner with a thumping header. It had to be him, eh. 
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55' GOOOOOOAL! SMALLLLINNGGGGGGG!!!
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54' Pogba lets another one go - Lukaku is not best pleased with that one, and there's minor argument. Corner, United. 
90'+2'
N. Matić
90'+1'
N. Matić
J. Riedewald
J. Schlupp
80'
76'
R. Lukaku
A. Townsend
75'
67'
L. Shaw
A. Valencia
67'
Mata
A. Young
57'
A. Young
55'
C. Smalling
assist: A. Valencia
P. van Aanholt
assist: J. Schlupp
48'
46'
M. Rashford
S. McTominay
42'
S. McTominay
A. Townsend
assist: C. Benteke
11'
Tournament Premier League 2017-18 - Week 29
Stadium Selhurst Park
Match time Tue, 06 Mar 2018, 01:30 AM
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
13
W. Hennessey
3
P. van Aanholt
5
J. Tomkins
34
M. Kelly
29
A. Wan-Bissaka
15
J. Schlupp
18
J. McArthur
4
L. Milivojević
10
A. Townsend
17
C. Benteke
9
A. Sørloth
1
David de Gea
18
A. Young
2
V. Lindelöf
12
C. Smalling
25
A. Valencia
6
P. Pogba
31
N. Matić
39
S. McTominay
7
A. Sánchez
9
R. Lukaku
14
J. Lingard
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Crystal Palace Subs
16
Diego Cavalieri
27
D. Delaney
33
J. Jach
14
Lee Chung-Yong
23
P. Souaré
31
E. Rakip
44
J. Riedewald
Manchester United Subs
3
E. Bailly
16
M. Carrick
36
M. Darmian
8
Mata
40
Joel Castro
19
M. Rashford
23
L. Shaw
31% POSSESSION 69%
10 SHOTS 17
4 SHOTS ON GOAL 8
10 FOULS 8
3 CORNERS 7
2 OFFSIDES 2
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SAVES 2
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Manchester City 33 28 3 2 68 87
2 Manchester United 34 23 5 6 39 74
3 Liverpool 34 20 10 4 43 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 34 20 8 6 35 68
5 Chelsea 34 19 6 9 25 63
6 Arsenal 33 16 6 11 17 54
7 Burnley 34 14 10 10 3 52
8 Leicester City 34 11 11 12 2 44
9 Everton 34 11 9 14 -15 42
10 Newcastle 33 11 8 14 -7 41
11 AFC Bournemouth 35 9 11 15 -17 38
12 Watford 34 10 7 17 -18 37
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 8 12 14 -15 36
14 West Ham United 33 8 11 14 -18 35
15 Huddersfield Town 34 9 8 17 -27 35
16 Crystal Palace 34 8 10 16 -18 34
17 Swansea City 33 8 9 16 -19 33
18 Southampton 34 5 14 15 -20 29
19 Stoke City 34 6 10 18 -33 28
20 West Bromwich Albion 34 4 12 18 -25 24
Updated: Mar 06, 2018 03:26 AM | Published: Mar 05, 2018 23:35 PM