VIDEO: Manchester United 1 – 2 Crystal Palace [Premier League] Highlights 2019/20
Crystal Palace deservedly snatched their first win of the season on Saturday afternoon, beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford.
United dominated the opening 30 minutes, spending long spells in their opposition’s final third. However they were unable to capitalise on their early dominance, with Daniel James coming close and Marcus Rashford skying an excellent free kick opportunity over the bar.
Having not laid a finger on United, Crystal Palace took the lead against the run of play with their first shot. Vicente Guaita’s goal kick was knocked on by Jeffrey Schlupp, the ball falling for Jordan Ayew, who kept his cool to slot past David de Gea and put the Eagles in front out of nothing.
United were awarded a spot kick – and a chance to put the drama of Monday night behind them – in the second half when Luka Milivojevic clipped Scott McTominay. Marcus Rashford reassumed responsibility, but his effort smacked the post as the Red Devils missed their second penalty of the week.
With United on the verge of defeat, they finally pulled themselves back into the game and levelled it up in the 89th minute; James curling a fine shot into the top corner from around the edge of the box.
However Palace came back to snatch a late, late win, Patrick van Aanholt scoring a 93rd minute winner. The Dutchman made a lung busting run down the wing, and fired his shot through De Gea at the near post to secure a famous, well-earned victory for the Eagles – their first ever over United in the Premier League.