Man Utd 4 Crystal Palace 0

Marouane Fellaini

Man­chester Uni­ted 4 Crys­tal Pal­ace 0, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 30, 2017. Man­chester Uni­ted, who had yet to lose a Pre­mier Lea­gue mat­ch ag­ainst Crys­tal Pal­ace, went on to de­mol­ish the strug­gling So­uth Lon­don te­am 4-0 at Old Traf­ford cour­tesy of a double by Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini and a single each by Ju­an Ma­ta and Ro­melu Lukaku.

Man­chester Uni­ted had de­feated Crys­tal Pal­ace 2-0 at Old Traf­ford thro­ugh goals from Josh Har­rop and Paul Po­gba in the cor­res­pond­ing fix­ture of the 2016-17 sea­son, and The Eagles fared even worse this time. Crys­tal Pal­ace re­lied largely on long clear­ances for their stri­kers to chase, but the So­uth Lon­doners stood no chan­ce ag­ainst Jose Mourinho´s men who went on to win the tie by a com­pre­hens­ive 4-0 mar­gin. Un­defeated Man­chester Uni­ted went in­to an early lead when Iberi­an mid­field man Ju­an Ma­ta con­ver­ted a cut-back from loc­al born for­ward Mar­cus Rash­ford in the third min­ute of the clash, and The Red Dev­ils ex­ten­ded their ad­vant­age as Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini vol­leyed ho­me an Ash­ley Young cross from some two yards out ten min­utes ahead of the ha­lf-time break. Fel­laini, who seemed to be run­ning on Dur­acel bat­ter­ies, fou­nd the back of the net ag­ain when the hard work­ing play­maker head­ed a well-taken free-kick from Rash­ford pa­st al­ready over­worked Crys­tal Pal­ace cus­todi­an Way­ne Hen­nessey and in­to the goal just four min­utes in­to the sec­ond pe­riod, whi­le fel­low coun­try­man Ro­melu Lu­kaku ad­ded a fourth goal for the ramp­ant ho­me si­de as the at­tack­er con­ver­ted a fine cross by sub­sti­tute An­thony Mar­tial wi­th four min­utes left of the en­counter at Old Traf­ford. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Chris Small­ing, Phil Jones, Va­lencia, Ash­ley Young, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Ma­ta, Ne­manja Mat­ic, Hen­rikh Mkhitary­an, Ro­melu Lu­kaku, Mar­cus Rash­ford. Sub­stitutes: Da­ley Bli­nd, Jesse Lin­gard, Eric Bailly, An­thony Mar­tial, Mat­teo Dar­mian, An­der Her­rera, Ser­gio Rom­ero. Crys­tal Pal­ace Te­am: Way­ne Hen­nessey, Ma­madou Sakho, Patrick van Aan­holt, Joel Wa­rd, Dami­en Delaney, Jef­frey Sch­lupp, Luka Milivo­jevic, Yo­han Cabaye, Ja­son Puncheon, An­dros Town­send, Bakary Sako. Sub­stitutes: Mar­tin Kel­ly, Jairo Rie­dewald, Ja­mes McAr­thur, Jor­don Mutch, Chung-yong Lee, Fred­die Lad­apo, Ju­li­an Speroni.


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