Wilfried Zaha scored twice in opposition to his ragged membership as Crystal Palace condemned Manchester United to a unfortunate originate to their Premier League campaign with victory at Dilapidated Trafford.
After Andros Townsend squeezed a seventh-minute shot into the a ways nook from Jeffrey Schlupp’s unsuitable, the hosts struggled badly however the game slipped away from them due to the Zaha’s controversial 74th-minute penalty.
Referee Martin Atkinson ragged the VAR TV track to preserve Victor Lindelof had handled inner his rating field. But, after David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew’s explain-kick, Atkinson ordered a retake since the Spain international had moved off his line. Zaha took responsibility for the second strive and made no mistake.
On his debut, Donny van de Beek pulled one lend a hand 10 minutes from time but Zaha struck again in opposition to his ragged membership to actual a deserved victory for Palace.
It was their supreme ever take at Dilapidated Trafford, the first time they hold beaten United away from house in successive seasons and system Palace hold won their opening two games of a first-rate flight season for the first time of their history.
For United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it was a nasty day. Too many of his avid gamers were off the tempo, together with Paul Pogba, who was changed by Van de Beek halfway during the second half.
Veteran boss, youthful crew
Palace’s 73-year-worn boss Roy Hodgson is accurate five years younger than Sir Alex Ferguson, who watched this sport from the directors’ field.
Ferguson must had been impressed with the youthful exuberance of the Palace aspect. Despite conceding possession, they were by a ways the most ingenious and gave central defensive pair Harry Maguire and Lindelof a torrid time.
Lindelof was shrugged away a ways too with out snarl by Schlupp within the develop-as a lot as Townsend’s arrangement and Ayew would hold had a second for Palace ahead of the destroy had it no longer been for De Gea’s colorful one-handed put.
That it will likely be Zaha whose contribution finally proved decisive was a additional painful memory for United.
Zaha was Ferguson’s final signing as United boss. But the Ivory Fly international by no system settled at Dilapidated Trafford and was sold lend a hand to Palace in 2015.
After ending final season with a whimper, Palace would possibly per chance possibly well well no longer hold accomplished larger over the past fortnight and face an inviting meeting with Everton, who hold also won their opening two games, at Selhurst Park next weekend.
The effect now for United?
In his programme notes, United government vice-chairman Ed Woodward spoke in regards to the affect the coronavirus pandemic is having on soccer’s budget.
This argument is carrying a miniature of thin with United supporters, who hold viewed competitors impress avid gamers for worthy money while United hit a brick wall of their strive to impress Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
None of those criticisms will likely be silenced by this injurious fare.
Despite being given an extra week off thanks to their European exploits, United were flat. The spark that participant of the year Bruno Fernandes brought to the United aspect in January was missing. Pogba was unfortunate and guilty of too many unforced errors.
United’s defence struggled badly, with Maguire and Lindelof out of station a ways too on the total, and they hold now conceded first in four successive house league games.
Their most inspiring chance unless Van de Beek’s arrangement was a a ways-put up Mason Greenwood header which the striker sent disappointingly huge.
On this proof, it’s arduous to sight United matching final season’s third-station develop with out additional additions to Solskjaer’s squad.
We must peep at ourselves within the mirror – what they said
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: “That it’s likely you’ll furthermore sight we are short and they deserved the sides.
“This present day was a efficiency you do no longer sight very on the total from this neighborhood. We must peep at ourselves within the mirror. Everybody knows we are in a position to create larger than this.”
Crystal Palace supervisor Roy Hodgson talking to BBC Match of the Day: “I thought that every defensively and offensively we were fair.
“We made definite and kept them playing in front of us and they’d well well no longer income from those areas they are skilful sufficient to gain.
“And as soon as we had the ball I thought we seemed very risky and threatening so I don’t mediate it was a sizable surprise that we scored three.”
A uncommon opening defeat for Manchester United – the stats
- Crystal Palace hold won consecutive league games away in opposition to Manchester United for the first time; they’re accurate the second London membership to take consecutively within the Premier League at Dilapidated Trafford after Tottenham in 2012-13/2013-14.
- Manchester United hold lost their opening house sport to a Premier League campaign for the accurate the third time, also losing vs Everton in 1992-93 and Swansea in 2014-15.
- Crystal Palace scored bigger than twice for the first time in 40 Premier League games, since beating Bournemouth 5-3 on the last day of the 2018-19 campaign.
- Palace’s Zaha has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since November 2019 – his two strikes were his first arrangement involvements in his 10th Premier League look in opposition to ragged membership Manchester United.
- Crystal Palace’s Townsend has already matched his Premier League arrangement tally from final season (one), with this his first league arrangement in 20 games since netting in opposition to Norwich in September 2019.
- Manchester United keeper De Gea has did no longer put any of the past 18 penalties he’s confronted within the Premier League, final conserving one out from Everton’s Leighton Baines in October 2014.
- Van de Beek turned the 20th participant to rating on his Premier League debut for Manchester United, and the 10th of those to form so as an alternate.
Manchester United budge to Championship aspect Luton within the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, 22 September (20: 15 BST) while Crystal Palace are next in action on Saturday, 26 September after they host Everton within the Premier League (15: 00).
Player of the match
with an moderate of 8.99
Squad number34Player titlevan de Beek
Squad number18Player titleBruno Fernandes
Squad number1Player titlede Gea
Squad number39Player titleMcTominay
Squad number11Player titleGreenwood
Squad number24Player titleFosu-Mensah
Squad number10Player titleRashford
Squad number23Player titleShaw
Squad number9Player titleMartial
Squad number25Player titleIghalo
Squad number6Player titlePogba
Squad number21Player titleJames
Squad number5Player titleMaguire
Squad number2Player titleLindelöf
Squad number11Player titleZaha
Squad number10Player titleTownsend
Squad number15Player titleSchlupp
Squad number22Player titleMcCarthy
Squad number18Player titleMcArthur
Squad number27Player titleMitchell
Squad number12Player titleSakho
Squad number8Player titleKouyaté
Squad number2Player titleWard
Squad number9Player titleJ Ayew
Squad number31Player titleGuaita
Squad number25Player titleEze
Squad number4Player titleMilivojevic
Squad number23Player titleBatshuayi
- 1de Gea
- 24Fosu-MensahBooked at 58minutesSubstituted forIghaloat 81′minutes
- 5MaguireBooked at 64minutes
- 6PogbaSubstituted forvan de Beekat 67′minutes
- 21JamesSubstituted forGreenwoodat 45′minutes
- 18Bruno Fernandes
- 34van de Beek
- 2WardBooked at 55minutes
- 22McCarthySubstituted forMilivojevicat 88′minutes
- 15SchluppSubstituted forEzeat 75′minutes
- 9J AyewSubstituted forBatshuayiat 81′minutes
Match ends, Manchester United 1, Crystal Palace 3.
Second Half of ends, Manchester United 1, Crystal Palace 3.
Strive blocked. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) accurate footed shot from out of doorways the sphere is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Rashford.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by James McArthur.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Mamadou Sakho.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Luka Milivojevic.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Nefarious by Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace).
Nefarious by Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United).
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Strive blocked. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) accurate footed shot from out of doorways the sphere is blocked. Assisted by Bruno Fernandes.
Strive missed. Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from out of doorways the sphere is high and large to the left. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Luka Milivojevic replaces James McCarthy.
Goal! Manchester United 1, Crystal Palace 3. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) accurate footed shot from the centre of the sphere to the underside left nook.
Offside, Crystal Palace. Andros Townsend tries a through ball, but Wilfried Zaha is caught offside.
Substitution, Manchester United. Odion Ighalo replaces Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Michy Batshuayi replaces Jordan Ayew.
Goal! Manchester United 1, Crystal Palace 2. Donny van de Beek (Manchester United) accurate footed shot from the centre of the sphere to the underside left nook.
Strive blocked. Mason Greenwood (Manchester United) left footed shot from out of doorways the sphere is blocked. Assisted by Scott McTominay.