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Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United: Eagles beat Red Devils

Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United: Eagles beat Red Devils

Crystal Palace defeated an injury-plagued and passionless Manchester United 4-0 at Selhurst Park on Monday as Erik ten Hag’s visiting Red Devils struggled to do much of anything, with their top-six hopes taking another blow .

Palace conceded two goals from rumored United target Michael Olise, alongside marks from Jean-Philippe Mateta and Tyrick Mitchell in a performance that left no doubt as to which side was better on the day.


Palace are in excellent form – unbeaten on five points and winning four – as Oliver Glasner’s project has taken off in recent weeks and the 14th-placed Eagles are just as close to fifth on 43 points. as the bottom three.

Manchester United were hit hard by injuries all season and had to play Casemiro at center back again, but this performance offered no hope of overcoming the absent quality.

Ten Hag’s side have 54 points, below seventh-place Chelsea on goal difference and two points behind Newcastle United. The Red Devils also have an FA Cup final against Manchester City and that could be their best route to Europe, which is great for a side that finished third last season.

Without Bruno Fernandes, the Red Devils have no threat

We have often asked what Manchester United would be without Bruno Fernandes. If Monday is any indication, the answer is pretty bad.

Yes, the Red Devils were missing a lot of players, but Fernandes has been so crucial to the club’s success this season and his purple patch in recent weeks has kept the team afloat despite some poor performances.

Fernandes has missed two Premier League games this season with Man United shutout in both games. The 0-0 draw at Anfield in December at least had the positives of an away game against bitter and better rivals, but this 4-0 defeat was largely lifeless.

Fernandes’ ten goals and seven assists in the Premier League account for almost a third of the Red Devils’ 52 goals this season. The 29-year-old has dragged the Red Devils into the top six battle, and on Monday it looked like they didn’t want to be there.

Sad state of affairs at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

What’s next?

Palace travel to Wolves at 10am ET on Saturday and then host Aston Villa at 11am on Championship Sunday.

Man United host Arsenal at 11.30am on Sunday before visiting Newcastle on May 15. Brighton host Man Utd on Championship Sunday.

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick-off: 3:00 PM ET Monday (May 6)
TV channel: USA network
Online: Watch live online via NBC.com

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United live updates — By Nick Mendola

Final score Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: 4-0

Goalscorers: Olise (13′, 66′), Mateta (40′), Mitchell (58′)

Goal Michael Olise — Crystal Palace 4-0 Manchester United (66th minute)

Daniel Munoz cooks Casemiro and pushes the ball into the penalty area for Olise.

It’s a grandstand finish. What happened to Man United?!

Goal Tyrick Mitchell — Crystal Palace 3-0 Manchester United (58th minute)

Will Hughes almost beats Andre Onana, but the United keeper turns the danger into a corner.

Adam Wharton starts a corner that comes back to him, and his swept cross is nodded back across the goal by Joachim Andersen.

Mitchell pushes the score: 3-0. Will there be another eruption?

Halftime — Crystal Palace 2-0 Manchester United

Man United have not presented much danger to former goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who awaits his first save.

Andre Onana at the other end still has one save to go with two goals conceded, and his Red Devils aren’t doing much for him despite 62% possession.

This is a deserved 2-0 lead for Oliver Glasner’s Palace.

Goal by JP Mateta! Crystal Palace 2-0 Manchester United (40th minute)

Chris Richards sends a good ball to Jean-Philippe Mateta, who cuts past Jonny Evans with no problem in a move that – to use a hoops term – forms the Northern Irish backbone.

Mateta then rips in a left-footed shot that beats Onana in the top 90 2-0 after Mateta’s twelfth Premier League goal of the season.

Garnacho wins dangerous free kick, Man Utd sees goal canceled out

Alejandro Garnacho dribbles over the top of the 18 and hits the deck after a Will Hughes kick.

Christian Eriksen and Mason Mount take the free kick from about 22 meters. His effort goes off the wall and over the goal.

A subsequent chance sees Rasmus Hojlund move to a 50/50 with Dean Henderson and make contact before the ball drops and bounces over the line.

There is a short pause before a violation is confirmed.

Onana, on the other hand, denies Olise a break. There should be another purpose here, and soon.

Happy Man United

Mateta keeps the ball centrally before passing it to Olise, who finds a striding Munoz on the right.

Munoz cuts the ball back to Olise in the penalty area and his first shot could have beaten Andre Onana had it not hit Mateta’s back.

A minute late, Olise curls a shot straight at Onana.

Erik ten Hag’s men don’t do much.

Goal Michael Olise! Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester United (13th minute)

Casemiro, the centre-back, is way out of his box a la Casemiro the midfielder, and Michael Olise sends him on for lunch.

Olise then drives towards the United box and is given time and space to hit a low shot across goal that Andre Onana cannot reach in time.

1-0, Eagles.

Notes before kick-off

Bruno Fernandes will drop out for Manchester United, who are missing many others besides their best player. Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford remain unavailable. Mason Mount will start in midfield with Kobbie Mainoo and Christian Eriksen. How will that play?

Palace will not get Marc Guehi back and Jefferson Lerma also remains out, but the Eagles will get another match in which Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze and JP Mateta can all start and that is exceptional news.

Crystal Palace line-up

Henderson, Munoz, Clyne, Andersen, Richards, Mitchell, Wharton, Hughes, Olise, Eze, Mateta

Manchester United line-up

Onana, Wan-Bissaka, Evans, Casemiro, Dalot, Mainoo, Eriksen, Mount, Antony, Garnacho, Hojlund

Crystal Palace focus, team news

Palace will press United high and then rely on the quality of Eze and Olise on the ball, while Mateta is in good form and they will look to release him behind United’s creaking and injury-hit defensive unit. Wharton is a revelation in midfield and he will look to get Palace on the counter early and often.

OUT: Matheus Franca (adductor), Sam Johnstone (elbow), Rob Holding (thigh), Cheick Doucoure (achilles – season out), Jefferson Lerma (thigh) | Doubtful: Marc Guehi (knee)

Manchester United focus, team news

Casemiro looks likely to start at centre-back again as United’s injury crisis continues at the back, with Harry Maguire the latest to go down as they run out of fit centre-backs. United need a win to keep their Europa League hopes alive and the likes of Antony, Alejandro Garnacho and Rasmus Hojlund will need to be sharp on the counter as United are likely to absorb the pressure at Palace and look to their young striker to to show their quality. the break.

OUT: Harry Maguire (muscle), Victor Lindelof (thigh), Tyrell Malacia (knee), Luke Shaw (thigh), Lisandro Martinez (calf), Raphael Varane (ankle), Willy Kambwala (undisclosed) | Doubtful: Anthony Martial (groin), Bruno Fernandes (undisclosed), Scott McTominay (knee), Marcus Rashford (ankle), Jonny Evans (undisclosed)



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