- Manchester United vs Crystal Palace ended disatrously for the Red Devils
- A brace by Zaha and a goal by Townsend stunned the hosts right at the Old Trafford
- Palace now have two wins from two as they begin their league season with a 100% record
A brace from Wilfred Zaha and a well-taken goal by Andros Townsend were enough for visitors Crystal Palace to defeat Manchester United 3-1 right at the Old Trafford for the second straight season.
Palace grabbed all three points on Saturday, September 19, as they battled hard to ensure they maintain the 100% record start to their Premier League season.
The first goal of the game came in the 7th when Tyrick Mitchell played a good ball down the left to Schlupp, who held off Lindelof too easily and drove a low cross towards the far post.
Townsend arrived late, on the blind side of Shaw, and forced the ball past de Gea with his right foot! 1-0 Palace.
United struggled in the early exchanges, but came close in the 22nd minute when McTominay tried to curl one into the far post, but it just passed wide of Guaita's goal.
And in the 44th minute, Palace would have gotten another goal as a storming counter from Wilfred Zaha ended with Ayew skipping past McTominay and blasting a shot at the Spaniard who made an unbelievable save.
However, drama ensued in the 74th minute when Lindelof handled the ball while he attempted to prevent an Ayew attempt, with VAR wading in for a penalty.
De Gea's saved the spot kick by Ayew but after VAR intervention, the United goalkeeper was penalised for coming off the line and then the referee ordered a retake.
Zaha stepped up and smashed the ball into the net as Palace lead 2-0.
In the 80th minute, United pulled one back after Kouyate and Ward got in a tangle in the box, and the ball rolled to Van de Beek who coolly slots home for his debut goal. 2-1.
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Wilfried Zaha sealed his brace with another sublime finish from outside the area to confirm victory for the visitors. It ended; Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Jadon Sancho is still on the radar of Premier League club Manchester United and now latest reports have it that the Red Devils are preparing to launch a last minute bid for him.
Borussia Dortmund earlier gave United an August 10 deadline to complete the deal or forget it, but United failed to come up with the demanded £108million.