Goals: Crystal Palace-Manchester United-Played on January 18, 2023
Crystal Palace stopped Manchester United’s winning streak with a deadly last-minute draw, with a goal for each team, today, Wednesday, in a postponed match from the seventh round of the English Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes was the first to score for Manchester United with a goal in the 44th minute before Michel Oles scored the equalizing goal for the home side in the 90 + 1 minute.
With this result, Man United remained in third place with 39 points, lagging behind Manchester City on goal difference, while Palace reached the 23rd point in 12th place.
Man United pressed from the start on the hosts, hoping to snatch an early goal, which was almost achieved in the first 10 minutes through Marcus Rashford, who missed a lonely one very strangely after hitting a weak ball into the arms of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.
A few minutes later, Luke Shaw tried his luck with a powerful shot from the left side, which passed by the post.
Anthony received a longitudinal through-pass that reached him inside the Palace penalty area, giving him the opportunity to put a dropped ball while Guaita advanced outside his goal, but the ball hit the net from outside.
Figurst appeared for the first time with a real threat to the London team’s goal, after he rose to cross from the left side, to meet it with a header over the crossbar, before Bruno Fernandez tried his luck with a long shot, which missed the goal.
Rashford had an opportunity to score from a free kick near the penalty area, but his shot went wide of the post.
Crystal Palace almost hit David De Gea’s net from the first real opportunity after a ball was prepared for Edward, who fired a shot that touched the hand of the Spanish goalkeeper before hitting the crossbar.
And one minute before the end of the first half, Eriksen sent a cross pass from the center of the penalty area towards Fernandez, who received the ball and hit it hard into the net, scoring United’s lead before the break.
The rhythm of the match calmed down a little in the second half, and the dangerous opportunities on both goals decreased, while Rashford’s shot was the most dangerous, despite its distance from the goal.
And United appeared satisfied with this goal, as its players sought to preserve the score with the scarcity of opportunities available to them in the attacking third.
United suffered a painful blow in the last 10 minutes of regular time after Brazilian Casemiro committed a foul, which required him to obtain a yellow card, which would lead to his suspension from the next match against Arsenal.
Wilfried Zaha tried to infiltrate from the left side until he approached the Red Devils’ penalty area, firing a long-range missile shot over De Gea’s goal.
United’s wounds increased after Oles succeeded in equalizing the score for the hosts with a free kick that he executed in a wonderful way. De Gea was unable to stop it, and the match then ended in a draw with a goal for each team.