Van Aanholt’s late winner stuns Man Utd


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Crystal Palace stunned Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon with an injury-time winner to record their first victory at Old Trafford since 1989.

Crystal Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt found the net in the 93rd-minute, as the ball broke loose following Wilfried Zaha’s burst forward.

The home side thought they’d rescued a point as new-signing Daniel James bent in a delightful equaliser in the 89th-minute, following some good build-up play between Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.

After Paul Pogba’s woes from the penalty spot, it was Marcus Rashford who wads left to dwell on a miss from the penalty spot. Incidentally, those two missed penalties have gone on to cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side a number of points.

Jordan Ayew had scored the opener in the first half against the run of play, latching on to Jeffrey Schlupp’s flick-on and coolly converting Palace’s first goal of the campaign, before the late drama.


Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, McTominay, James, Lingard, Rashford, Martial.

Substitutes: Mata, Pereira, Young, Romero, Greenwood, Matic, Tuanzebe.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Cahill, van Aanholt, Zaha, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, Schlupp, J.Ayew.

Substitutes: Dann, Meyer, Townsend, Hennessey, Benteke, Wickham, McCarthy.

Match Stats

Possession: 71% (Man Utd) 29% (Palace)

Shots: 22 (Man Utd) 5 (Palace)

On target: 3 (Man Utd) 3 (Palace)

Corners: 8 (Man Utd) 1 (Palace)

Fouls: 8 (Man Utd) 18 (Palace)


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