Man Utd 4 Crystal Palace 0
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.