Manchester United vs.  Crystal Palace - Match Report - September 19, 2020

London, Sep 19. (EFE) .- Manchester United did not start the Premier League on the right foot and conceded a defeat at home against Crystal Palace (1-3) in which the Red Devils stood out the stops by David de Gea and debutante Donny Van de Beek’s goal of honor.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side gave a rather poor image and started losing in the seventh minute thanks to a goal from Andros Townsend.

Despite the dominance of the ball, chances came for Roy Hodgson’s men, who came close to making it 0-2 in the first half discount, but a clear shot from Jordan Ayew cleared it with a miraculous hand De Gea.

With United overturned in the second half in search of an equalizer, Palace found many spaces against it. First he found himself with a goal annulled for clear offside by Wilfred Zaha and then he obtained a penalty, seen by the VAR, by Victor Lindelof to a shot from Ayew.

De Gea, with a sensational stretch, saved the maximum penalty, but the VAR saw that he had advanced on the goal line and ordered it to be repeated. On the second, Zaha did not fail.

Ten minutes from the end, Van de Beek scored the goal of honor, who came off the bench replacing Paul Pogba, but United, far from achieving the equalizer, still conceded a bit more, due to the weakness of Lindelof, who lost a clash with Zaha and he defined the short stick with a low shot.

While United begins the league with a defeat, Palace has already had two wins, taking them to second place in the table, just behind Everton, who also count their games as victories.