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Crystal Palace vs Manchester United Live Score and Commentary

Crystal Palace
FT
1 - 2
Manchester United
J. McArthur 66'
45'+2' P. Pogba
88' Z. Ibrahimović
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PEEP! PEEP! FULLTIME!

CRYSTAL PALACE 1 - 2 MANCHESTER UNITED

Match Summary? Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man. As is Paul Labille Pogba. 

The sight of the match? Jose Mourinho running onto the pitch to hug all and sundry in United white. Brilliant to see if you are a United fan. Meanwhile Crystal Palace continue on that patented Alan Pardew Rollercoaster (TM) he calls a football season. 

Marvellous game, and it was a pleasure covering it. Thank you for reading!

Anirudh Menon signing out

Toodle-ooo

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94' Blind does superbly well to stop Zaha in his tracks, and hurry Cabaye into making a useless pass. 

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93' Ward does well to win Palace a goalkick off Rashford. Zlatan is playing defensive midfielder now. THE THINGS ONE SEES IN ONE'S LIFETIME. 

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92' OOOOOOOO Rashford breaks, but Kelly does well to block it. United take their own sweet time about the throw

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92' Just as I type that, Pogba passes it straight out of play. What an expert I am. 

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91'  Four minutes of added time. But United have the ball, and are in no mood to give it away. 

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90' Herrera does well to win a foul off Kelly and United are eating away precious seconds here. Pardew's hair is on end. 

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Lovely goal. Pogba turns Zaha with the contemptuous ease before feeding Zlatan. The Swede ran in, and stroked the ball into the net in one extraordinary fluid motion. MAGICAL from the Ibra. 

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88' GOAAAAAL!!! ZLATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!

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87' Frazier Campbell comes on for McArthur as Pardew smells the kill. 

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86' Pogba releases Zlatan with a searching ball down the left. The Swede hammers it from a tight angle, but a full blooded block from Delaney keeps it at bay. Elsewhere, Pogba and Zlatan interchange passes in quick succession, and McArthur nudged him from behind. Nothing doing says the ref. 

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84' Yellow for Rashford as he stamps on McArthur more out of frustration than malice. The men in white really are bristling here, but they need to keep their tempers in check. 

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83' Rashford with a loose touch concedes a throw to Palace, it's immediately handed back to United - who proceed to do the same. Scrappy, i think, is the technical term. 

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82' United are playing angry - and it's showing. Zlatan miscontrols a ball in from Pogba, and he pulls back Kelly in frustration.  

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80' SUBSTITUTIONS - Lee off for Fryers. Rashford on for Rooney meanwhile. Rooney is lambasting the fourth ref as he walks off. The man is furious, and rightly so.

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79' OH LINGARD!! Brilliant ball from Pogba. Check. Superb lay off from Zlatan. Check. Shot at goal from Lingard. Check. Wonderful save from Hennessy. Check.  

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77' OH! Blind swings in a delightful cross that Ibra was sure to bury before Delaney got an all important touch to it! From the corner, Rojo heads it just wide! UFFF!!! 

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75' Darmian is crossing like he has channelled his inner David Beckham. The ball into the far post is headed well by Rooney, but it's just a touch behind Lingard. He does win the corner though - from which nothing of note emanates. 

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74' United are hassling and harrying high up the pitch here. But Palace hold strong. 

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73' OH MY ROONEY! Pogba sprays a ball wide to Darmian. The Italian swings in a delicious cross that WAYNE ROONEY SCUFFS COMPLETELY. Three years ago, that was 2-1 United

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72' Pogba got a yellow for dissent by the bye in between all that ruckus. United are still furious

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71' Jesse Lingard comes on for Juan Mata - and Palace come streaming forward. Jones breaks it up... and yellow for Delaney as he slides in studs up on Ander Herrera. THIS IS GETTING FEISTY!

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70' MATA GOOAAAL!!!!! OH NOOOOO OFFSIDE!!!!! THAT WAS NOT. The refs are having a nightmare!! Brilliant play from United as Rooney swung it in, Rojo headed it on and Mata touched it into the goal. No one was offside at anytime in that move. 

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69' United are furious with the ref as they claim a handball in the box. They still have the ball, though, and it's another corner. Another bad decision from the ref - Ledley punched it away from Rojo's forehead. 

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68' OOOOOOOH WAYNE ROONEY!!! Hennessy's finger tip keeps Rooney's brilliant curler out. Corner for United. 

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WHAT. A. GOAL. Oh my lord. Ledley passes it on to Dann, he lays it off to Delaney who releases McCarthur with a backheel flick that Ronaldinho would have been proud of. UFFF!! McArthur keeps his wits, sits De Gea down and passes it into the corner. THA WAS JUST BRILLIANT. OH DELANEY. 

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67' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! MCARTHUR!!! 

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66' Cabaye swings it in and Darmian heads it clear. The danger is not past though....

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65' Herrera ruins a perfect chance to counter by playing it behind Pogba. You'd expect better from the Spaniard. Rojo goes in with another challenge from the back - and the whole stadium wants him sent off. Thankfully the ref keeps his calm, and that's just a foul. 

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64' Rooney is dispossessed with absurd ease in the Palace half and Benteke streams forward. His pass onward to Zaha is rubbish though and Jones clears. 

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63' The corner is pumped in, and guess who is there to collect it and calm things down. That save though, my goodness lord. 

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62' OW OW OW! JAMES MCARTHUR UNLEASHES A HEATSEEKER THAT IS ARROWING INTO THE TOP CORNER!!! AND DAVID DE GEA TIPPED IT OUT! HOW THE HELL DID HE DO THAT!!

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61' Palace don't look half bad themselves and are playing with much more purpose. Why they couldn't have done this in the first 45, only they will know. 

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60' Carrick strokes a ball that almost reaches Blind down the left. He's an artist isn't he this man - playing the game like he would paint a potrait on canvas with broad, sweeping brushstrokes. 

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59' United look bright enough, and aren't repeating the mistake they made with Everton and Arsenal as they go for the second. Mata and Ibra are too intricate for themselves and pass up a decent shooting opportunity. 

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58' OOOO ZLATAN! THAT WAS A SCUD MISSILE. But one with a guidance system that went haywire. I think the ball is in the Thames right now. 

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56' Carrick steps in as Ledley tries to find Benteke. The ball is moved forward to Rooney, who nutmegs Delaney - but gets clattered by the Palace defender and Dann in response. It's a foul, but Rooney is hobbling - Mourinho won't like this one bit. 

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55' Palace are playing much better now. Just as I say that Kelly plays it right back to Carrick. United are back to tiki-taka-ing it before Blind gives it away with a poor pass into the Palace box.  

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53' Zaha tries to dribble his way through three United shirts, but Blind is having none of that. United are flustered though and it is showing as Carrick, of all people, misplaces it. The ball is dinked into the center where JONES APPEARED TO HOLD ON TO BENTEKEA!! OOOO! The ref waves it away, but as the commentators love saying - you've seen those given. It would have been very harsh on Jones, though. 

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50' United have clawed their way back now. Bailly, Mata and Pogba combine down the right, but the final ball to the Ivorian is just a little too overhit. He is on the ground now, and that knee may have finally asked him to give up the ghost. He really ought to rest it. Darmian is on in his stead.   

38'
M. Rojo
45'+2'
P. Pogba
M. Kelly
45'+1'
J. Ledley
M. Flamini
46'
52'
M. Darmian
E. Bailly
J. McArthur
assist: D. Delaney
66'
70'
P. Pogba
70'
J. Lingard
Mata
D. Delaney
72'
Z. Fryers
Chung-Yong Lee
80'
80'
M. Rashford
W. Rooney
84'
M. Rashford
F. Campbell
J. McArthur
87'
88'
Z. Ibrahimović
assist: P. Pogba
Tournament Premier League 2016-17 - Week 16
Stadium Selhurst Park
Match time Thu, 15 Dec, 01:30 AM
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
13
W. Hennessey
2
J. Ward
27
D. Delaney
6
S. Dann
34
M. Kelly
14
Chung-Yong Lee
4
M. Flamini
7
Y. Cabaye
18
J. McArthur
17
C. Benteke
11
W. Zaha
1
De Gea
17
D. Blind
5
M. Rojo
4
P. Jones
3
E. Bailly
6
P. Pogba
16
M. Carrick
21
Ander Herrera
10
W. Rooney
9
Z. Ibrahimović
8
Mata
Manchester United (4-3-3)
José Mario Felix dos Santos Mourinho (Manager)
Crystal Palace Subs
9
F. Campbell
10
A. Townsend
43
N. Husin
46
A. Wan-Bissaka
16
J. Ledley
1
J. Speroni
19
Z. Fryers
Manchester United Subs
31
B. Schweinsteiger
18
A. Young
36
M. Darmian
27
M. Fellaini
20
S. Romero
14
J. Lingard
19
M. Rashford
40% POSSESSION 60%
6 SHOTS 16
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
16 FOULS 10
1 CORNERS 8
0 OFFSIDES 1
2 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0
4 SAVES 2
Points Table
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 38 69
2 Tottenham Hotspur 28 17 8 3 34 59
3 Manchester City 28 17 6 5 24 57
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 25 56
5 Manchester United 27 14 10 3 19 52
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 22 50
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 21 50
8 West Bromwich Albion 29 12 7 10 1 43
9 Stoke City 29 9 9 11 -9 36
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 -3 33
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 -12 33
12 West Ham United 29 9 6 14 -12 33
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 -11 32
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 -15 31
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 -14 30
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 -10 28
17 Swansea City 29 8 3 18 -27 27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 -32 24
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 -13 22
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 -26 20
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Last updated: Dec 15, 2016 03:24